The Festival of Romance takes place on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd October 2011 at Hunton Park, near Watford, Herts, UK.
I’m really looking forward to attending and I’m pleased to welcome fellow romantic fiction writer Fenella Miller to my blog today for a five minute interview.
What are you looking forward to at the Festival of Romance?
It’s another great opportunity to spend a weekend talking about writing and books without seeing the usual row of glazed eyes.
What will you be doing at the Festival of Romance?
On Saturday between two and three o’clock Jean Fullerton and I will be talking about historical romance writers whose books we have enjoyed – from prehistory to the 1940s. This will not be a history of romantic fiction as the original title suggested.
Why should romance readers come to the Festival?
I think anyone who loves romantic fiction and has a couple of days, or even one day, free should come along and enjoy the wonderful workshop, talks and panels on offer. This will be the first time anything like this has been staged in the UK – a wonderful opportunity for readers and writers to meet.
And here are a few of the things you can expect from the Festival:
Carole Matthews celebrity author interview Book fair, panels, debates and reading group Meet authors and fans from around the world Competitions and quizzes Writing workshop with Sue Moorcroft Learn from the experts how to write romance Chocolate tasting with Choc Lit Meet the Mills and Boon editors Win a publishing contract with Xcite Books Fashion show, Book Awards and Ball New Talent Award for unpublished writers Judges: Donna Condon, senior editor at Piatkus and Jane Judd, literary agent
Good, huh? Hope to see you there.