This year, the Libertà hive is taking a Christmas and New Year break. There won’t be any more blogs until Sunday 9th January. But we hope all our readers had a wonderful Christmas and that everyone managed to stay safe and well.
Plus, if you want something to read over the festive season and if you didn’t catch it last Christmas, you can read Sophie’s festive mystery, in a baker’s dozen parts,
Or, for a giggle, there’s always Joanna’s Botswana version of The 12 Days of Christmas
with all best wishes for your New Year break from
Joanna, Sophie, Liz and Sarah
This year, the Libertà hive is taking a Christmas and New Year break. There won’t be any more blogs until Sunday 9th January. But we wish all our readers a very happy holiday season. We hope you’ll be able to spend time with the people you love and that you all stay safe and well.
Plus, if you want something to read over the festive season and if you didn’t catch it last Christmas, you can read Sophie’s Christmas mystery, in a baker’s dozen parts,
Or, for a bit of gleeful singing (if singing is allowed?) there’s always Joanna’s Botswana version of The 12 Days of Christmas
With best wishes from
Joanna, Sophie, Liz and Sarah
Libertà sponsors RNA’s Shorter Romantic Novel Award 2019
We are proud to announce that Libertà is sponsoring the RNA’s Shorter Romantic Novel Award 2019. All the authors in the Libertà hive have strong connections with this genre. Libertà partner, Sophie Weston explained:
Fabergé Renaissance egg Sadly NOT the winner’s trophy
At its best, short fiction is the Fabergé egg of our genre — intricate, gorgeous and just a little bit magical.
So Libertà is delighted to sponsor this Award, with love and appreciation of the fabulous practitioners of the form — especially those who have done so much for the RNA and are now missing, including Penny Jordan, Sara Craven, Roger Sanderson, Anne Weale, Elizabeth Harrison, Lucilla Andrews and Rosamund Pilcher (in her Jane Fraser incarnation).
Liz Fielding, multi-award-winning author, celebrates her arrival in the Libertà Hive with a Romance Conference Diary, after Joanna’s blog about the RNA Conference. Welcome, Liz!
Liz is just back from Denver, where the Conference in question was that of the Romance Writers of America — and where her lovely Sheikh’s Convenient Princess was short-listed for the 2018 Short Contemporary Rita® Award.
LIZ’s ROMANCE CONFERENCE DIARY — Monday
Packing for Conference is ridiculous. You have no idea how cold the hotel is going to be. You do know it’s going to be steaming hot outside, so you pack twice as much as you need. Plus conference “swag”.
I checked in online and printed my boarding card. Tick. Car delivered me to Heathrow in good time. Tick. Bags dropped. Tick. Through security… Er, hello Border Control. I was drug swabbed! I mean, could it be any more ridiculous? Noticeably all the swabbees were women. The lady in front of me had a scented candle. I hadn’t taken the plastic pouch with my toiletries out of my hand luggage before it went through the x-ray machine. Slapped wrist. Don’t do it again. Continue reading →
And our birthday treat, to ourselves, and to you, our readers, is a scrummy romantic story, vintage Sophie Weston that you may have missed first time round. Want a RED HOT LOVER for Christmas? Who wouldn’t? Well, you’ll find him right here…