Thursday, May 14, 2009

Romantic Novelists' Association Summer Party

The Library at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers

















































What can I say - except it was fab! I love the RNA. Not only does it have the New Writers' Scheme and the MOST supportive membership they throw one hell of a party. The Summer Party is when the winner of the Joan Hessayon Award is announced. This award is for a writer who has come through the scheme and is published. It is a celebration of all the excitement and hard work that it takes to cross that hurdle to be published. Katie Fforde said each and everyone of the woman up for the award had won. So a huge congratulation to all of the seven worthy writers but a special shout for Allie Spencer for her Little Black Dress Book Tug of Love.


Speaking of Katie Fforde, she is now the chair of the RNA having taken over from the wonderful Catherine Jones.

As with all these parties there is never ever enough time .....Oh and we had three of the nominees for the Melissa Nathan Comedy Romance Award in attendance - Trisha Ashley, Kate Harrison and Julliet Archer (who was one of the nominees for the Joan Hessayson Award).

Sorry for no names to the photos - connection is not brilliant so I will try and amend when I am at the airport.
I head back to Dubai today having done no writing since I left the plane. I am hoping this means my subconcious will have had the needed break to catch up with where I am going now that I chopped and changed scenes....

13 comments:

L-Plate Author said...

Ooh, thanks for that Liz. I love looking at photos of 'dos' especially ones where I can recognise a few of the people. I almost feel like I was at this one with you!

Safe flight home. x

Debs said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful photos, as always, Liz.

I'm thoroughly envious that I couldn't be there, as I'm sure I missed a great evening.

JJ Beattie said...

Oh I do love your party pics Liz. I can 'be' there without the hangover!

Liz Harris said...

I'm full of admiration for the speed with which you got the photos of the party on to your blog, lizf, and at how good the photos are. I always love seeing photos after an event.

Hope that the flight going home was a good as your incoming flight.

lizh X

Kate Hardy said...

Looks like a FABULOUS party! Glad you had such a good time.

I will get my act together one of these years and make the summer and/or winter party...

Have a good flight back!

Nell Dixon said...

Safe journey, Liz, and thanks for the super pics. I am so gutted I couldn't be there. I really want to try and make the winter one

ChrisH said...

Fab! I do enjoy your RNA reports - doesn't Katie look nice?

Julie Cohen said...

It was a great evening. So good to see you again. And thanks for taking and posting the pictures!

I hope your journey home is a safe and happy one!

HelenMHunt said...

It looks amazing. Great photos.

Anne Whitfield - author said...

Thanks for the photos, Liz. I can drool over what I missed. LOL

Flowerpot said...

Lovely to see some familiar faces - who won the Melissa Nathan Award? I know Trisha so was keeping my fingers crossed for her!

Jan said...

You all had a great time, didn't you?
I met Catherine Jones when she was on a panel in my city and it turned out we'd actually been at the same school...

Leigh said...

Cor, I used to me a member of the IMechE. If I'd known they had such a great library, I might not have let my membership lapse! Looks like a great evening in a lovely place.