Monday, June 22, 2015

NEW! Join the RNA's Facebook Group!

With so many members of The Romantic Novelists’ Association frequenting Facebook the committee agreed it was time to have our own group where members could pop in for a chat, ask questions and hear the latest writing news.

Elaine Everest set up the group a week ago for Full, Associate and NWS members. With the assistance of fellow admin, Tracy Hartshorn (aka Sally Quilford) and Alison May we have got off to a flying start.


Elaine Everest
Elaine is a full time writer of non-fiction, short stories, articles and novels. She owns The Write Place creative writing school at The Mick Jagger Centre in Dartford, Kent. And manages social media for the RNA. Elaine is currently acting as Pitch Session Manager for the upcoming conference industry appointments. Her next novel, The Woolworths’ Girls is to be published by Pan Macmillan in early 2016. Elaine is represented by Caroline Sheldon of the Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency.
Twitter: @elaineeverest

Tracy Hartshorn

Tracy (aka Sally Quilford) is the author of over twenty novellas published by DC Thomson and Ulverscroft Large Print, and has had short stories published in women’s magazines in Britain and abroad. Tracy also arranges the RNA Summer and Winter Parties, and sells tickets for the RNA Awards.
Twitter: @quillers

Alison May

Alison is a novelist and short story writer as well as the RNA Membership Secretary. Her contemporary romantic comedies, including Shakespeare adaptations, Sweet Nothing and Midsummer Dreams, and the Christmas Kisses series, are published by Choc Lit. Alison is a qualified teacher with a degree in Creative Writing. She has taught creative writing for HOW College and the University of Worcester, and now runs her independent novel writing workshops.

Twitter: @MsAlisonMay


There are no rules! However, we do have a few group guidelines:

1. The group is open to anyone who is a member of the RNA: Full, NWS and Associate members.
2. It's not primarily a promo group, but it's fine to share big news. If you are not interested in a thread, just scroll on.
3. Please do not add friends to the group unless you have their permission and know they are RNA members. It creates more work for admin otherwise.
4. Before starting a new thread check the subject is not already being discussed. This can be done by scrolling down the page or using the search facility at the top right hand side of the page.
5. Admin for this group are Elaine Everest, Sally Quilford and Alison May. They reserve the right to remove posts that fall outside these guidelines.
6. And finally, most importantly, please be courteous to one another.

Why not pop along and join our new group? Please remember the group is for members of the Romantic Novelists' Association  but if you aren't yet an RNA member why not join us? Details here:

For members wishing to joing our Facebook group follow this link:


Natalie Kleinman said...

Thank you for setting this up, Elaine, and to your admin team. It would seem that in just one short week this group is proving to be hugely popular. Another asset to the wonderful organisation that is the Romantic Novelists' Association.


John Jackson said...

I am not even slightly surprised the FB Group is suddenly so popular.

There is no right or wrong, or Facebook or Romna - there is plenty of room for both and I think they will play to their different strengths.

Long may they both prosper!


@juliawildauthor said...

Just want to add my thanks to you, Elaine, Tracy and Alison, for setting up this fab Facebook page. Thank you! :-)

Helen Pollard said...

I would like to add my thanks to you all for setting up and administrating the group. It's proving popular, so definitely worthwhile :)

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Loving the FB page, so thanks for setting it up - so much easier to dip in and out of when on FB for other reasons!