Friday 18 January 2008

2008 RNA Romance Prize shortlist

No shortlists for months, and then two come along at once!

Today it is the turn of the Romance Prize, which is not only administered by the Romantic Novelists' Association, but you actually have to be a member to enter your book. The Romance Prize is for shorter-length fiction where the story is concentrated on the central relationship. This makes for a nice, tight story as is proved by this year's 'best six'.

What is even better is to see lots of my friends on the list: lovely Kate Hardy, fabulous Liz Fielding, supremely talented Julie Cohen and fellow NWS award winner Fiona Harper.

See you on the 4th February, girls!

Monday 14 January 2008

2008 RNotY Shortlist

.The 2008 Romantic Novel of the Year shortlist has been announced here

Congratulations to all those on it. It looks to be a reasonably varied representation of the best in current romantic writing. I'm looking forward to reading my way through it.

The Romantic Novel of the Year is administered by the Romantic Novelists' Association. The winner will be announced at the Awards Luncheon on 4th February. Can't wait!

Wednesday 9 January 2008

I love libraries!

Well, isn't that splendid! Those nice PLR people are going to give me £107.94 for all the times people have borrowed Stage by Stage this year.

I do love libraries.

Tuesday 1 January 2008

Happy New Year !!!

As the year ticked from 2007 to 2008 and the cats grumbled at my feet about the nasty loud bangs outside, I was editing my Regency work-in-progress at the kitchen table.

Start the year as you mean to go on, that's what I say.

Merlin and Archer agree (being as how I'd given them extra cat bics), but they could have done without the fireworks.

Happy New Year to all !!!