Many of the writers who enoyed the RNA Conference at the weekend have generously posted their photos for the rest of us to enjoy – and they are far better than mine.
Posts and pictures by Ruth Long, Kate Hardy, and the RNA Blog capture the spirit of fun and professionalism which this conference was all about. This was my 4th conference and I can honestly say that it was the best.
The venue was stunning – but it was the people who made it extra special. From the pre-published to Joanna Trollope and Katie Fforde, we all came together as one group, connected by a passion for the romance genre in all of its many forms.
It was a delight to meet up with so many friends from previous RNA events.
At the risk of name dropping like a loon, I managed to at least say hello to Abby Green, Kate Hardy, Natalie Rivers, Joan Hessayon award winner Lucy King, Julie Cohen, Biddy Coady, Kate Walker, Nicola Cornick, Jan Sprenger, Carol Townend, Janet Gover, Liz Fenwick, Debs Carr and a host of other great writers, not forgetting Romance Minxes Lorraine Wilson, Joanne Cleary and Romy Summer.
Nell Dixon, Vik Moriarty and Sandra Forder were enjoying a few minutes in the shade and escaping domestic duties.
While historical authors Nicola Cornick and Carol Townend relaxed at the Saturday evening barbecue
as did Lesley Eames, who was hanging on to the Elizabeth Gouge trophy for as long as possible and celebrating her brilliant year with Sue Johnson.
I actually felt guilty that I was so blessed with a short train journey away from London while many delegates had travelled long distances to be there. [ Waves at Romy Sommer from South Africa, and Sarah Callejo from Madrid.]
Shame that I was far too busy chatting and enjoying the company of these ladies to take their photo!
I am already looking forward to next year.