Fenella Miller talks about the Festival of Romance

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 Friday between nine and ten o’clock I’m on a panel with Annie Burrows, Jan Jones and Isabelle Goddard to talk about Regency 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.

Here’s Fenella’s latest book.

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New Talent Award for unpublished writers 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.

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7 responses to “Fenella Miller talks about the Festival of Romance

  1. Thanks for including me on your excellent blog.
    Fenella

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  2. I’m looking forward to it, too, especially since I had to miss the RNA conference this year.

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  3. Sounds like a great festival. Wish I could be there.

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  4. Looking forward to it too. Like Lynne, I couldn’t get to the RNA conference this year. And when they advertised the chocolate tasting, that was it!

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  5. Hello Sue and Fenella, it’s so interesting to find out what other authors are looking forward to, and are involved in, at the Festival. I’ve not managed to get to any RNA conferences, and in fact this will be the first writers conference I’ve attended, so I’m really looking forward to it. (And the chocolate tasting is a bonus!)

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  6. Would love to attend, but that’s a busy weekend for me. Boys are in a show on the Saturday. Have fun! Maybe next year …

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