Monday, October 24, 2016

RNA Parties: The Season to be Jolly…

We are delighted to be able to introduce Anne Stenhouse to followers of the RNA blog. If you want to know more about  our RNA parties and events please read on…

Members of the Romantic Novelists’ Association like a good party.
Timetabled ones are held three times a year in central London using either The Hall of India and Pakistan in the Royal Over-Seas League or The Gladstone Library in Whitehall. Others are arranged by individuals and by Chapters around the country. Yet others take place in Conference venues and might be dubbed Kitchen Parties, but the champagne cocktails can still be awesome!

The London ones are currently my remit as a member of the RNA committee. Last year I ‘met’ many of you through helping Nicola Cornick organise the Awards’ scheme. This year, I’m ‘meeting’ others as I receive your forms and cheques for tickets. It’s shaping up to be an interesting gathering with a great mix of folk from the writing world.

Writers like our distinguished Chair, Eileen Ramsay, will be mingling with editors, agents, book sellers and publishers. There’s still room for you, but don’t wait too long, will you?

Where  - The Royal Over-Seas League, Park Place
When -   Wednesday 16th November 2016
At –         6.30 – 9.30
Price -     £35 members - £40 guests
How –     click here

In addition to meeting old friends and making new, there’s going to be the presentation of our annual Industry Awards. Inaugurated last year, these were immediately popular and so we bring them again. Who will be the best Romantic Bookseller of the Year, or have written the Best Adaptation of a Romantic Novel, or is the Media Star of the Year, the Agent of the Year or the Publisher of the Year for 2016? Be the first to find out by being there.     

About Anne:

Anne Stenhouse, a graduate of the NWS, writes historical romance set in Regency and early nineteenth century Edinburgh and London. Her most recent title, Courting the Countess, is currently available for a mere 99p from amazon. Anne lives in Edinburgh with her husband and dancing partner of many years. They travel a bit and enjoyed a trip to Chile last year where they were guided round forests of endangered species by an expert from Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden. Anne blogs at Novels Now (she used to write plays) which you may find here.

Thank you so much for visiting the RNA blog, Anne. See you at the Winter Party!

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@juliawildauthor said...

Sounds great, Anne, Will see you at the party x

Kate Blackadder said...

Hope to make it down one year.

anne stenhouse said...

Hi Julie, looking forward to it. Kate, I hope you will. Anne

Rae Cowie said...

I love the glitz and fun of RNA parties, Anne, but sadly won't make the November one. Looking forward to the gorgeous party shots in the Romance Matters magazine.