Thursday, 12 July 2012

#rnaconf12



I’m off to the Romantic Novelist’s Association Conference in Penrith Cumbria this weekend and I’m very excited about it. There is nothing quite like spending a whole weekend – from Friday to Sunday - in the company of other writers talking non-stop about books, novels, writing and publishing.
If you think that perhaps a get together of Romantic Novelist’s will be sedate affair with lots of pink feather bowers on stiff shoulders and cups of tea balanced on 50 denier covered knees - then think again. These girls (and some men) certainly know how to party. I do remember at one RNA conference I attended that the bar ran out of booze within the first hour. From the shock on the bar staff’s faces I’m confident that’s never going to happen again!


There’s a full programme of events, talks and workshops to attend. There will be lots of Literary Agents and Editors to talk to as well as friends I haven’t seen for ages and those who up to now I’ve only chatted with online. The highlight of the whole conference though will be the Gala Dinner on Saturday night. I really must remember to take lots of photographs - oh - and to be on my best behaviour of course!

If you’d like to follow the event on Twitter – the hashtag is #rnaconf12


I’ll be back here on Monday, as I’m hosting my lovely friend and fellow Loveahappyending.com author Stephanie Keyes in a special blog spot to celebrate the cover reveal of her debut novel The Star Child. PLUS there will be a fabulous giveaway hosted by her publishers Ink Spell Publishing.

8 comments:

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Really looking forward to it all, Janice - and to catching up with you!

Old Kitty said...

Sedate affair? Jamais!! I expect champagne, truffles of the chocolate kind and lots and lots of wonderful vibrant ever so romantic writers getting down and dirty and gorgeous! Ahem!! I look forward to the pics! Enjoy!! Take care
x

Janice Horton said...

See you there, Rosemary!

Kitty, it sounds to me like you should be joining us!!

Janice xx

Jean Bull said...

Really looking forward to it, Janice!!

Linn B Halton said...

Ooh ... envious! Sounds like a 'wish I was there' moment. Have a fabulous time Janice - a glass of bubbly or two wouldn't be amiss... Lx

Janice Horton said...

See you there, Jean!

Wish you were coming too, Linn!

Janice xx

myraduffy said...

Sorry I won't be joining you all, but I look forward to hearing the gossip ...and seeing the uncensored photos!

Melanie said...

It sounds like a fab weekend! Much like what the RWA does in the US. I've never made it to one of the national conferences but girls from my chapter have and they've had a blast.

Have a wonderful time, Janice! Looking forward to hearing all about it... and seeing the "uncensored" photos.