Friday, 21 April 2006

Champagne and celebrations

I had a great time yesterday at the RNA’s Romantic Novel of the Year awards lunch at the Savoy. It was great to meet up with people I knew and chat to people I didn’t. And, of course, eat nice food and see the awards presented.

The main award went to Erica James for her book, “Gardens of Delight”. I was keen to see who won the “Romance” award for short romantic fiction. I was seated next to the winner, Jessica Hart (a fellow Tender romance author) for “Contracted: Corporate Wife”. I really enjoyed this book and loved the fact that the heroine, Lou, was 45.

Jessica Hart accepting her award

I also had some good news of my own. Just as well I had a glass of champagne in hand to celebrate with! I sold my monster - the Luke and Gaby book that I’ve blogged about recently. And much to my surprise, apart from dropping the prologue, it’s going through without any revisions. Seems all that ripping apart and putting back together paid off in the end. And my editor is right, I think it is a stronger book for all the changes.


Sharon J said...


You must be well made up now :)

Glad you had a wonderful time at the awards. It must be kind of like going to the Oscars! Pity it isn't televised.

Fiona Lowe said...

Yippee, Fi!
And no THAT is bliss.

Congratulations. So what's up next?

Fiona Harper said...

I'm in that horrible stage of trying to dig deeper into the plot. I always feel like I'm walking about in the dark at this stage.