Posts Tagged ‘Romantic Novel of the Year’
So the RNA’s annual Summer Party has been and gone, and sadly I didn’t win anything this time. But I didn’t really mind because it was lovely to have been shortlisted and it was still an extraordinary evening of celebration for the whole Choc Lit team since Evonne Wareham won the Joan Hessayon Award for a new writer and Jane Lovering won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award!! Huge congratulations to them!
Here are some photos, courtesy of talented photographer Marte Lundby Rekaa, of Evonne and Jane with their trophies, plus me and the other Choc-Liteers in party mode. It was definitely a night to remember!
Seeing a pile of books with your name on it has to be one of the best feelings in the world! And it was what happened to me this afternoon as the advance copies of The Silent Touch of Shadows arrived – yeah! I was thrilled to see the finished version and love the cover – it definitely looks even better for real It goes on sale at the beginning of July, can’t wait!
There’s more excitement to come next week at the RNA’s Summer Party, when the winner of The Romantic Novel of the Year Award (RNOTY) will be announced, as well as the winner of the Joan Hessayon Award for best new writer. As I’m one of the finalists for the RNOTY, I was very happy to see an excellent article about it in today’s issue of the Daily Express (link here), written by Emma Lee-Potter. Huge thanks to her for being so positive about romantic novels!