RNA, NWS : Joan Hessayon Award

As you may know, The Romaniacs all met through the RNA‘s New Writers’ Scheme back in 2011. Since then we’ve all made great strides in our writer careers and, amazingly, last year three of us achieved our ambition of becoming published authors. This has meant ‘graduation’ to full membership with the RNA and sees us eligible for the Joan Hessayon Award; the winner of which is to be announced at the RNA summer party in London on 22 May 2104.

Celia J Anderson – Sweet Proposal


Laura E. James – Truth or Dare?


Sue Fortin – United States of Love


We are in fabulous company and wanted to wish everyone the very best of luck. We are looking forward to the evening very much and to meeting up with all the other attendees, especially the other new writers.  Here is the full list of nominations.

Alison May

Eileen Hogg

Elaine Everest

Helen Phifer

Jane O’Reilly

Jennifer Young

Jessica Thompson

Jill Steeples

Jo Thomas

Kathryn Freeman

Lin Treadgold

Pauline Bennion

Susan E Willis

Teresa Morgan

Congratulations everyone on becoming published


very best of luck!




  1. 1
    suefortin Says:

    Reblogged this on Sue Fortin, Writer and commented:
    Very honoured to be listed in such great company. Big congratulations to every one who was published, especially my Romaniac pals, Laura E. James and Celia J Anderson.

  2. 2

    Thanks for giving me a mention, too! Good luck everyone. It’s so exciting 🙂

  3. 3

    Huge CONGRATS, girls. A well deserved accolade to such hard-working, lovely people. Best of luck! 🙂 xx

  4. 4

    Reblogged this on strangelybzar and commented:
    Exciting news! Congratulations to everyone on the list.

  5. 5
    Margaret Cullingford Says:

    Congratulations to all the chosen ones. Look forward to being at the party and hearing the results.

  6. 6

    Way to go, ladies! Romaniacs Rock! Next stop–the Bestseller lists for you all. YAY!! Huge congrats to you all, so excited for you and wishing you all the best of luck on winning!

  7. 7
    newromantics4 Says:

    Wow, quite a list and some great writers, too. Fingers crossed for everyone.Best of luck to everyone.

  8. 8
    Jan Brigden Says:

    Huge Congrats to all those shortlisted. Fantastic achievement and very best of luck to all. I can’t wait for the summer party. Exciting Times! 🙂 xx

  9. 9

    What fabulous news! It’s an achievement to be proud of, and I hope you enjoy this moment to the max. Good luck with the awards.

  10. 10

    Fantastic news, congratulations!

  11. 11

    Good luck, everyone and congratulations! It’s all very exciting! x

  12. Many thanks for your congratulations and best wishes. It’s going to be a great party and we look forward to seeing you there 🙂 xxx

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