My RNA box of books – my reviews (Part Un)

Before I moved to France, I asked my fellow members of the Romantic Novelists’ Association to tell me which of their works was the ‘book of their heart.’ The answers flooded in and some even sent me a copy of their book – signed as well! I’ve read six so far and enjoyed them thoroughly. […]

RNAConf10/11 – Practical tips for a successful time

In the euphoria following a successful conference, participants write many exciting and insightful posts about the content, speakers and atmosphere. But taking a few minutes to look at the sheer practicalities gets overlooked. Perhaps you are a logistics master-planner, perhaps a ditzy swanner-along. Wherever you fall on the spectrum, it’s worth reflecting for a few […]

RNA Conference – where to start?

The Twitter and blogspheres have been full of praise for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Conference at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich last weekend. Rightly so. Jan and Roger masterminded the conference, the RNA stalwarts gave talks, introduced and chaired discussions and seamlessly supported the whole framework. Joanna Trollope gave the keynote speech and she […]

Conference fever mounts

The Romantic Novelists’ Association conference in London is fast approaching. Flowing over the 9-11 July weekend, it’s already promising to expand into a five day event, with many delegates arriving Thursday and not leaving until Monday. Twitter has been alive with anticipation and discussion of details not only of sessions but also shoes; a special […]

A Party, but was it Summer?

I went along to the RNA Summer Party held at the library of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Birdcage Walk, in London. The weather has been dreadful; thankfully it was a sunny, but still blooming chilly, evening.

As at the lunch in March, the atmosphere was genial, friendly and lively; the sound of chinking glasses, […]

My first RNA lunch

As a brand new member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, I’m keen to take part in as many events as possible this year. I’d enjoyed myself (and learnt a lot) at the January and March meetings and had been impressed and touched by the very warm welcome given to not-yet-published ‘newbies’.

I was therefore looking […]