SFTW – Cold Season

Is it just Romaniac HQ, or has the wind changed and carried all the cold viruses our way? There seem to be a lot of tissue boxes and coughs and splutters in our HQ today, so we thought we’d add photos of how we’re getting through the cold season. Potentially, this is just another excuse for more pictures of cake and wine, but nowt wrong with that!

Laura: I once read that chocolate is good for easing cough symptoms.

Laura: I once read that chocolate is good for easing cough symptoms.


Catherine: A cold has been gifted to me from the twins. Hot chocolates and drug round are go!


Jan: I’m of the firm belief that this winning combo will help me stave off anything lurgified! ;)

Celia: I've found that a warm cat and a blazing fire are a cure for most things.

Celia: I’ve found that a warm cat and a blazing fire are a cure for most things.

Debbie's pets always have prime position in front of the log burner!

Debbie: My pets always have prime position in front of the log burner!

Part Two: In The Romaniac Sparkle Spotlight Is …

In our second programme of the day, we share our sparkling interviews with Creative Writing Matters, Cathie Hartigan, our very own agented, lovely Lucie Wheeler, and, bringing up the rear, and on the other side of the camera, Romaniac, Laura E James.

Details of websites can be found on the videos.

Part Three and Four tomorrow.

Part One: In The Romaniac Sparkle Spotlight Is …

They’re here! The Sparkle Spotlight interviews!

During the Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) Conference, July 2015, The Romaniacs set up the Sparkle Corner, equipped with a red carpet, chilled Prosecco, the Romaniac banner, and a camera. Interested to learn more about our writing friends, we invited delegates to answer three questions, which tie in with our regular, weekly feature, Life Cycle Of A Writer.

We asked our sparkling guests to tell us about their writing highlight, lowlight and to tell us a little about their current project. Over the following days, we will be airing our videos, which include authors, an editor and an agent.

Thank you to everyone who took part with such fun and enthusiasm, and please feel free to share the link and spread the word; the writing world rocks, and romance is alive and kicking.

First up, we have the marvellous main conference organiser, Jan Jones, the elegant editor of the RNA magazine, Romance Matters, Adrienne Vaughan, and the Chairman of the RNA, Eileen Ramsay.

Take it away, Jan …


Part Two will follow later today … Come back and find out who we’ve put in the Sparkle Spotlight.


SFTW – #RNAConf15

Watch this space! First conference video coming later today!

 The RNA Conference July 2015 – The Video.

And here it is! Grab your cup of coffee, tea, or wine, sit back, and put your feet up for five minutes, and relive the experience that is the Romantic Novelists’ Association conference.

We’d like to thank the entire Conference Committee for another amazing event, and thank everyone who took part in our Sparkle videos, including this one, with such fun and sense of adventure.

Our Sparkle Spotlight videos will follow throughout the week, where you will see and hear from authors, editors and agents about the life cycle of the writing world.

We had a great time bringing this new element to the fabulous RNA conference and hope you enjoy watching.

The Romaniacs x



Catherine & her two beautiful girls

Catherine & her two beautiful girls

We have superb news for you.

Our very own Catherine Miller has signed a two-book deal with Carina UK!

We’ve been celebrating in style at the Romantic Novelists’ Association annual conference and at Romaniac HQ, with wine and cake aplenty.


 We are absolutely delighted for you.

Many congratulations on your wonderful news.

Baby Number Two is a fabulous read and we cannot wait to see your first book baby making its way in the big, wide world :D

Now, lets hear from the chilled-out mum-of-two and lovely lady herself …


Much love,

Your Romaniac Buddies

xxxxxxx xx

Jan Brigden: Winner and Contracted Author!


Jan Brigden. Contracted author.

 We’ve had a WILD weekend at Romaniac HQ, celebrating the doubleplusgood news that our lovely, wonderful, talented


is the WINNER of the Choc Lit and Whole Story Audiobooks Search for a Star Competition,

with her contemporary women’s fiction novel, As Weekends Go,



We are beside ourselves with joy and are eating cream buns and chocolate cake with great abandon.

Time for more G&T cup cakes?

Time for more G&T cup cakes?

Jan – we wanted to congratulate you on your well-deserved success and we cannot wait to see your debut published.

Many, many congratulations :D


The Romaniacs xxxxxxx

Romaniac Group Heart Pumping

Something for the Weekend: Comic Relief – Make your Face Funny for Money Special!

Because today is Comic Relief Day and it’s all in a good cause, we thought we’d join in the, ‘Make your Face Funny for Money’ and share some of our daftest moments!

Have a fun day! 302950_2497624755499_1099260752_32966933_1958389364_n





ROCK AND ROLL! Photo credit - Becky Harris

Photo credit – Becky Harris




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No words.