Libertà Celebrates in 2019 : Twice Over

Libertà Celebrates : our own Liz Fielding Gets Outstanding Achievement Award from the Romantic Novelists’ Association

Libertà celebrates Liz Fielding's achievements at RWALiz joined Libertà last summer, starting off with a whirlwind diary of the fabulous US romance conference and awards. She had been nominated for the eighth time!

Libertà celebrates Liz Fielding's Lifetime Achievement Award from the RNAHer books draw on her travels with her glamorous bridge-builder husband and some deep enthusiasms. Sheikhs and Italian ice cream figure memorably. Liz writes with a sparkling blend of humour, practical experience and heartfelt romance. Bliss!

More about Liz on her Libertà page here and about her Outstanding Achievement Award

Post-event addition: you can read about Liz’s magical award day on her blog.

Libertà Celebrates : sponsoring the Romantic Novelists’ Association Shorter Romantic Novel Award for 2019

Fabergé Coronation Egg by Miguel Hermoso Cuesta [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons

A miniature Jewel! The Fabergé Coronation Egg

Another first and another delight for all of us: the Fabergé Egg of romantic fiction.

We in the Hive all have a Keeper Shelf where favourite treasures from this very special genre reside.

Our sponsorship honours some of the greatest of the authors, now much missed,
Penny Jordan, Sara Craven, Roger Sanderson, Anne Weale, Elizabeth Harrison, Lucilla Andrews and Rosamund Pilcher (in her Jane Fraser incarnation).

This year’s Nominees for the Shorter Romantic Novel Award are
(alphabetical order, by author)

  1. The Warrior’s Bride Prize, Jenni Fletcher, Mills & Boon Historical
  2. A Little Christmas Charm, Kathryn Freeman, Choc Lit
  3. Secret Baby, Second Chance, Jane Godman, Mills & Boon Romantic Suspense
  4. A Rational Proposal, Jan Jones, independently published
  5. The Map of Us, Jules Preston, HarperImpulse

Libertà celebrates all the authors on the shortlist. Congratulations to all of them. The winner will be announced at the RNA’s Award Ceremony, in London, on 4th March 2019.
And Libertà will be there, cheering.

Libertà celebrates with RoNA stars from the Romantic Novelists' Association

Post-event addition: We were, too. Read Sophie’s blog about the fabulous evening and the warm fellowship of romantic authors.

And the winner of the Libertà Shorter Romantic Novel Award is Jane Godman for Secret Baby, Second Chance. Here she is, with her Award star and her Betty Neels trophy, flanked by Libertà’s Sophie Weston and Joanna Maitland.

Jane Godman winner Libertà shorter romantic novel award 2019 and Betty Neels trophy with Libertà's Sophie Weston and Joanna Maitland

Libertà Celebrates : but what is Libertà?

Libertà is this light-hearted website where readers and authors share their experience, discoveries, favourites and occasional oddities. Run by four multi-published authors — Sophie Weston, Joanna Maitland, Liz Fielding, Sarah Mallory — it has evolved to cover advice on writing and, in the real world, well-received workshops for both experienced and aspiring writers.

Expect more innovations in 2019, both in the real world and the virtual!Libertà logo