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Showing posts from December, 2011

Jane Austen Birthday Soiree! Winner announced!

The winner of the Jane Austen mug and copy of Mr. Darcy's Secret is Danielle ! Congratulations! Thank you to all who entered - please keep a lookout for future competitions.

Winner of His Good Opinion by Nancy Kelley

Thank you to everyone who participated in the competition for a copy of Nancy Kelley's new book, His Good Opinion . Congratulations to Laura Hartness who is the winner! I'd also like to thank Nancy Kelley for being my lovely guest and offering such a fabulous prize!!!

Nancy Kelley, author of his His Good Opinion, and a Competition!

My lovely guest today is Nancy Kelley whose book, His Good Opinion has just been released! Congratulations Nancy!!! I had the pleasure of meeting Nancy recently when we met up at the British Museum to gaze at Jane Austen's desk together. We'd 'met' on Twitter, and when I heard Nancy was coming to London I suggested a day out-we had a lovely time discussing all things Jane and our writing dreams. Nancy's first dream has just been realised, now that her book is out. I wish you huge success, Nancy, and hope that many more of your dreams are fulfilled! Nancy kindly agreed to be a guest on my blog, and she is offering a copy of His Good Opinion as a prize. Her question is this: What behind-the-scenes Darcy moment would you most like to read? Leave a comment below to have a chance to win! I had a few questions I wanted to ask her, and she's also treated us to chapter one of her book! 1. Have you always wanted to be a writer?  What inspired you to start writing? E

The RNA London Chapter Christmas Party!

Here are just a few photos of the lovely authors who gathered to meet for the London Chapter, Romantic  Novelist's Association Christmas Party last Saturday. I wish I could describe for you the amazing atmosphere these occasions merit - take a group of authors who don't see one another very often - and I think you can imagine the cacophony of sound - a mixture of discussion and much laughter. Of course, this sort of affair wouldn't be the same without the added delights of festive food and drink, and the whole so wonderfully orchestrated by Jean Fullerton and Juliet Archer! From seasoned writers to the very newest on the New Writer's Scheme , a brilliant time was had by all!!! Anita Chapman Helen Hollick Alice Peterson, Pia Fenton Jean Fullerton, Jenny Haddon, Elizabeth Hawksley, Jenny Barden Juliet Archer Talli Roland and Monica Fairview If you are a budding writer of romance and live in the UK, I can't recommend this association enough. The Ne