RNA Conference pictures

Although it seems ages ago, the Romantic Novelists’ Association Conference was only a couple of weeks ago! It took place at the Harper Adams University, a renowned agricultural college near Telford, Shropshire – a beautiful setting, plus a light whiff from the animal areas! Needless to say, our meals had the shortest food mileage ever […]

SUCCESSIO launches in London - the official report!

Friends, Roma Novans and colleagues lent me their hours. The bubbly flowed in the glorious library at the University Women’s Club in Mayfair as we gathered to celebrate the publication of the third thriller in the Roma Nova series.

I’d asked long term Roma Nova fan Sue Cook to sit in conversation with me and […]

My London Book Fair - Day 1

Where to begin? It was a corker of a day! Sipping my glass of wine, I am trying to review the fizzing day. Let me share it in pictures because in my shattered state, it’s going to be easier…

Here I am at the Kobo stand. Thrilled to see INCEPTIO was included in the graphic […]

Self-publishing times are a-changing

Maybe my RNA colleagues were being polite at the annual conference this last weekend, but I didn’t get one remotely pointed remark about my self-published debut novel, INCEPTIO. That sounds defensive, I know, but what a change from even 12 months, let alone 24 months ago.

Are we all now ‘published’ rather than self/independent/mainstream/traditional? Have […]

Romantic Novelists' Association Conference 2013

The Edge accommodation

Fun, friendship and some serious talk – these were the keys of this year’s conference at the University of Sheffield’s The Edge campus. We’ll take it as read that the evenings were convivial, that was much exclaiming of “How lovely to see/meet you in the flesh!” and comparisons with previous conferences.


Liz Harris’s Road Back

I’m delighted to welcome Liz Harris to my blog today. With law and English degrees under her arm and experience of living in California and teaching teenagers in the UK, Liz started writing. She belongs to the Romantic Novelists’ Association, The Historical Novel Society and is a member of the Oxford Writers’ Group, where she […]