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On Thursday evening I went along to the Romantic Novelists’ Association Summer Party in Oxford to officially graduate from their New Writers’ Scheme as a published author.

I think it’s a true credit to this scheme that there were 17 of us ‘graduates’ this year. I have never been part of an organisation which is so inclusive, welcoming and supportive of new writers. After 8 years as a member, I think I can say I have finally found ‘my people’.

Many congratulations to Hannah B...egbie who won the coveted Joan Hessayon Award with her novel, Mother, which I will look forward to reading upon its release in August.

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I was delighted to interview fellow Manatee Books author, Rachel Dove, on the blog today. She is the one working mum I know who spins more plates in the air than me! Some great advice, especially for me as I embark on writing a sequel.

Lx

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Today we welcome Rachel Dove to the blog talking about writing a standalone novel versus a series and her experience of both. Winner of the Prima Magazine Mills & Boon Flirty Fiction Competition 2015, Rachel has now had 5 books published; very impressive in just three years! Her latest release, Nice...
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· August 18, 2017
Just finished reading meet me at number 5 after being recommended the book by my boss. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and really connected with the characters. Started the book this morning and could...n't put it down, so much so I had finished reading it just before tea time. A great first novel and very worthy award winner. Congratulations, can't wait to read your next novel. See More
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· June 20, 2017
Loved her debut novel and looking forward to the next one!
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This morning on my blog I welcome fellow RNA Member, Rachel Dove, discussing the question: Do Nice Guys Finish Lonely? Ahead of her new release with Manatee Books this coming Thursday...
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Latest blogpost 'Hello, I'm Listening' on what I've been up to recently & how I'd like to help other writers with the psychology behind romance writing (worth a read if you are currently feeling the burn of the rejection letter).
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For the past month I have been working on the first round of edits of my forthcoming novel for Manatee Books. I had the idea for this novel nearly ten years ago and, taking my writing seriously, my parents took me on a mini-break to Harrogate so I could carry out some research. It was probably the first holiday the three of us had had together since I’d left home & had a family of my own, &, alas, the last one too.

Having left the manuscript neglected for a few years, I unea...rthed all the photos I’d taken & amongst them was this one, taken 7 years ago today in Betty’s tearooms in York. I absolutely love this picture. It might be blurry around the edges but it sums up the relationship between my parents beautifully; comfortable in each other’s company, relaxed & happy. Who’d have thought that when this was taken, I would be eventually be published, Dad wouldn’t be here & we would never be ‘we three’ again. But at least I can say he was a part of the journey & that is a very treasured memory to hold 💙

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It was lovely to interview Kate Thompson recently for the RNA Blog. As well as offering some valuable tips on getting your book to publication, Kate spoke to me about her latest novel, released last week; The Allotment Girls, set in wartime, East End, London.

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Today on the RNA Blog, Lisa Hill chats with Kate Thompson - Author and finds out her Ten Writing Tips to Help your Book Bloom.

Today we welcome Kate Thompson to the blog. Kate’s fourth novel, The Allotment Girls was released last week with Pan Macmillan. Not only did Kate become a Sunday Times Best Selling Author in 2015 with her debut novel, Secrets of the Singer Girls, she is also an Award Winning Journalist, having wor...
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I have exciting book news! I am delighted to announce I’ve signed a two-book publishing contract with Manatee Books! I cannot wait to introduce you all to the Hardwicke family, especially Lottie, Yorkshire’s answer to Kirstie Allsopp, and all the antics they get up to in the property world. You can read more in the link below.

The first novel will be hitting your Kindles and Book Shelves this autumn and I just have the tiny matter of writing the second nov...el so watch this space!

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Overwhelmed by the responses to my questions about Cheltenham’s night life in the 60s & 70s. Thank you to everyone who has contributed, if I haven’t replied to you yet, I will do.

Absolutely loving the research for this novel so far!

Lx

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Cheltonians, I would love your assistance…

Were you on the scene of Cheltenham’s nightlife between the late 1960s and late 1970s? What do you remember? Did you go to the Blue Moon or were you going there when it became the Spa Lounge? Who do you remember playing there? Did you go to the YMCA disco nights? Did you dance at the Town Hall on Saturday nights and what did you dance to?

Any experiences you have of music during this period would be gratefully received; as you can pr...obably guess, it’s book research. I’m particularly keen to hear any memories of disco and Cheltenham Town Hall.

Oh, and to jog your memory, here’s Ria from Butterflies in the late ‘70s; can you guess where she is?

Thanks in advance,

Lx

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Morning lovely Facebookers,

Happy New Year. Guess what? Meet Me at Number Five is only 99p over on Amazon UK today 🙌🏻

What if finding happiness was a race against time? Things are not a bed of roses in the Cavendish household this January; new life is on the horizon but others are clutching hold of theirs..

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Get your copy here: http://goo.gl/AAd6MH

Lx

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Happy New Year reading folk 🎉 to celebrate in bookish style, Meet Me at Number Five is only 99p in the Kobo sale!

Clara’s New Year is far from certain; is she going to be around long enough to see the daffodils pushing up in Spring?

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‪My final blog of 2017 in which I discuss the greatest lesson I’ve ever had to learn and why failure has taught me so much more than success ever will.‬

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‪Ah, got a #kindle for Christmas did you? Looking for a romantic adventure to escape into? Why not escape to the #Cotswolds? Hennie’s renouncing men. Only she hasn’t figured on tall, tanned, toned, Texan Guy rocking up in her life...‬

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Today on #AsktheAuthor we congratulate M W Arnold on his debut novel, released today, The Season for Love.

Read about what inspired RNA New Writers' Scheme graduate, Mick, to write romance and his advice for budding writers trying to get published.

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Over on Ask the Author today, I have the lovely Lynda Stacey who has her third novel published with Choc Lit today, congratulations Lynda!

Find out what House of Christmas Secrets is all about and how a car accident triggered Lynda’s writing career.

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Today on Ask the Author I have the lovely Rhoda Baxter talking about her latest novel, Girl in Trouble. She also talks about her writing journey & I was pleased to see we have Terry Pratchett & Enid Blyton in common!

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Lx

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