Saturday, 20 February 2016

Press - Radio & Newspaper Interviews

It's been a busy time since the shortlists for the categories for the 2016 Romantic Novel of the Year Award were announced. I've been interviewed on BBC Radio Jersey and our local newspaper, the Jersey Evening Post. Both interviews have been carried out with Sophie Cousens, who lives in Jersey and whose book, How To Get Ahead in Television was nominated for the Romantic Comedy Novel category. My book, A Jersey Kiss, was nominated in the Contemporary Romance Novel category, so at least we're not up for the same award.

It was wonderful meeting Sophie and having chatted to her I now can't wait to read her book as I'm sure it's very funny and she certainly knows about working in television having been a producer in London for 12 years. She's now a new mum and is working on her second novel.

We've only got two weeks to wait until the awards ceremony in Whitehall Place, in London, where Fern Britton will be hosting the evening. I've really need to hurry up and find something to wear, *panics* as well as shoes that look glam but which don't ruin my poor feet.

Did I say I've been busy? I've also been waiting for my youngest sister to give birth to her third child and instead of writing this should be answering questions for four other interviews I've been asked to give.

I think I'm getting a little over-excited about it all. Time to take a deep breath and go and get on with answering those questions.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Shortlisted for the Contemporary Romantic Novel - the RoNAs

I'm beyond excited - a little bemused at this surreal happening - but utterly delighted to be one of the authors , which is for mainstream romantic novels set post-1960 and includes genres such as chick lit, paranormal and romantic suspense.

Under a Cornish Sky, Liz Fenwick, Orion
High Tide, Veronica Henry, Orion
The Wedding Cake Tree, Melanie Hudson, Choc Lit
It Started at Sunset Cottage, Bella Osborne, HarperImpulse
(and ME!) A Jersey Kiss, Georgina Troy, Accent Press

Each year for Novelicious I'd excitedly await the announcement of the RoNA shortlists so that I could post them on the site and see if I knew anyone on the shortlists. This year, not only do I know some of the authors, I am one of them. Now even in my dreams I never saw that happening! I can't wait to meet up with my two other fellow Accent Press nominees, Jane Jackson and Lisa Tenzin-Dolma, together with lovely Hazel Cushion on 7th March in London for the awards ceremony.

Here's the link to the Romantic Novelists' Association page to find out more about the other categories and their shortlists.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Chatting to Effrosyni

Happy Monday!

I'm over at lovely Effrosyni's blog today chatting about writing, my books my writing space and other snippets. Please do pop over and say, 'Hi'.

Here's the Link.