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Welcome to the virtual home of The Romaniacs.

We are a group of romance writers who were drawn together by the strings of fate. We found each   other through Twitter, as members of the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme, immediately sharing a common ground. Through tweeting, we began to form the solid bonds of friendship that now exist.

We acquired our name of The Romaniacs through a typing error on a tweet. With our love of reading and writing romance, and the fun and laughter we brought to one another, the name seemed entirely appropriate, so it stuck.

The Romaniacs are kindred spirits who share a passion for writing. We are each other’s sounding boards, damp shoulders and outspoken advisors, bringing our vastly different knowledge and experience to the group.

The Romaniac blog is a place where everyone can chat about romance and writing, air their views and compare notes about the trials, tribulations and joys of juggling writing and everyday life.

At the moment we don’t envisage taking on new members but we would love to follow you on Twitter and/or Facebook. We very much welcome people joining in with the discussions we have and make sure you check out Romantic Fiction if it is an area you’re interested in.

We look forward to hearing your stories, comments and opinions and hope you enjoy our Romaniac overtures.

36 thoughts on “About

  1. Great idea, Romaniacs! And I love the name.

    Looking forward to meeting you all virtually here, and if anyone is going to this year’s RNA Conference – see you in the bar!!

    Juliet 🙂

    • Thanks for the comments Juliet – I think most of us are going to conference, it will be great to meet up.

    • Hi Julie
      Thank you so much for popping along and leaving a comment.
      This will be my first RNA Conference and as I understand it, The Romaniacs have secured a block of student rooms.
      I think it is fair to say we are all looking forward to meeting with our RNA friends. It’s quite a trip from the South West, but the journey is part of the experience and we have a bit of a road trip thing going on. That will need some serious blogging about.
      Laura x

  2. Hello guys, I feel a bit inferior being the only on RNA person about… but I LOVE what you’re doing here, well done: it looks great. Am following and can’t wait to hear more… XXX

  3. Oh Nicky, you’re definitely not inferior and we certainly aren’t superior – thanks for following us. x

  4. I’m a reader and not a writer and until the past 12 months I’ve never really been into romantic novels, apart from Danielle Steel. My kindle has opened my eyes to many more authors and I’ve had more fun with my reading.
    I’m going to follow your blog with interest and love how your name came up from a typo. Thanks for sharing your blogposts.

  5. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting – I hope you continue to enjoy our blog!
    Vanessa x

  6. I’ve just read all these RNA conference blogs and it’s sounding more fun by the minute. Laura will definitely need her backing tracks for this one. I’m a recent kindle convert too, and it’s great to put faces/characters to authors’ names on here and Facebook.

    Celia x

    • Hi Laura – Yay! A fellow NWS’er 🙂 Thanks so much for dropping by to say hello to us. Hopefully we’ll see you at one of the RNA events x x

  7. Hi all,
    I’m a NWS’er too you will really enjoy the RNA conference, Penrith is beautiful – not that you will see much of it haha. I don’t know if I can make it this year ;-( Great blog

    • We are all looking forward to it.

      It’s quite a journey for some of us based on the south coast but the road trip will be fun.

      Look out for us – will be nice to say hello in person.

      Sue x

    • Oh, thank you Nicky, that’s so lovely of you. You’ve made our weekend!

      We are, as always, truly grateful for all your support.

  8. It was good to meet Catherine, Vanessa, Laura and Celia at Penrith. Look forward to catching up on your previous postings and reading new ones.

  9. Hi Kate – it was lovely to meet you too and what a fabulous conference it was! Glad you found our blog and hope to see you again at lots of other RNA events!
    Vanessa x

  10. Hi all, I’m also a member of the New Writers’ Scheme and thought I’d say hello. Great blog – very impressed. A bit of a surprise to see your chosen theme with the beautiful pink colour, it’s the one I chose for my blog too – very romantic!
    Alrene x

  11. Hi everyone, good to meet some of you at the Festival of Romance last weekend. Laura mentioned you might be up for letting me do a guest blog or somesuch when my next book comes out in May 2013 – might that be possible? Please let me know if it is! I haven’t got a title for it yet (this is the subject of some heated debate!) but it’s a follow-up to The Nightingale Girls, which came out in August.
    Good luck with the writing!
    Donna Douglas x

    • Hi Donna. All home and geting back into the swing of things. It was lovely to meet you and we would love for you to be a guest on our blog.
      Laura x

  12. Hi, great site, love it. I’m now following you on Twitter and have subscribed to your blog as well as liked your FB page. Hope to meet some of you at the Summer Party!

    • Hi Susan,

      Thanks so much for your support! We are so pleased you enjoy our site. There will definitely be a few of us at the Summer Party so we look forward to meeting you.

      Lucie x

  13. Hello!
    I’m being a bit dim and not seeing how to email you, but I thought that writing on here might work. I was one of the lucky winners of the Scarlet Kimono…my email is carlielee@btinternet.com. If you email me, I can send postal address. Thanks again, very chuffed!
    Best wishes,

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