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RFO Book Club November Read: Vampire State of Mind by Jane Lovering

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jane Lovering Nov 9, 2012. 26 Replies

This month we're reading…Continue

Tags: lit, award, vampires, chick, romance

RFO Book Club debuts with Vampire State of Mind by Jane Lovering

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kate Allan Oct 24, 2012. 20 Replies

The RFO Book Club debuts in October 2012 and we're delighted to welcome Jane Lovering, Romantic Novelist…Continue

Tags: lit, award, vampires, chick, romance

Room mates and lift shares 2012

Started this discussion. Last reply by Caroline Bell Foster Nov 14, 2012. 4 Replies

Would you like to find a room mate for the Festival of Romance 2012? Or a lift share? Post here!Continue

Tags: lift, hotel, roomie, bedford, festival

Nominations please: publishers and agents

Started this discussion. Last reply by kristal baird Jul 31, 2012. 3 Replies

We need your nominations! The Festival of Romance will be presenting awards this year for the first time to the most innovative publishers of romantic fiction and the best literary agents in the…Continue

Tags: romantic, fiction, romance, innovation, publishers

 

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Caroline Bell Foster replied to Kate Allan's discussion Room mates and lift shares 2012
"  Hiya Caryl-Anne, Last years festival was fab. I'm staying at Park Inn and will be everywhere. Be sure to say hello. I was by myself last year, but left with a 'whole heap' of new friends.   See you there. Caroline. x"
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Jane Lovering replied to Kate Allan's discussion RFO Book Club November Read: Vampire State of Mind by Jane Lovering
"I'm writing it now, Rhoda, so a lot depends on when I finish it!  Hubble Bubble is out next year, so it might, hopefully, be 2014..."
Nov 9, 2012
Jane Lovering replied to Kate Allan's discussion RFO Book Club November Read: Vampire State of Mind by Jane Lovering
"I don't use specific pubs, although the actual places are real (the Minster, for example, the Shambles and the River).  My son actually led one of the Ghost Walks for a while last summer, so I went on his walk, and I went on one for my…"
Nov 9, 2012
Kate Allan replied to Kate Allan's discussion RFO Book Club November Read: Vampire State of Mind by Jane Lovering
"I was lucky enough to see Jane Lovering talk about how she created the world of Vampire State of Mind when she spoke at a literary festival in Northampton a couple of months ago. I know that you know York well as a local as lots of places and street…"
Nov 9, 2012
Kate Allan replied to Kate Allan's discussion RFO Book Club November Read: Vampire State of Mind by Jane Lovering
"Hi Audrey, sorry you didn't get a book this time. I didn't receive your details to pass on to the publisher. Our next book club is coming up very soon so please look out for that and hope you can participate."
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Rhoda Baxter replied to Kate Allan's discussion RFO Book Club November Read: Vampire State of Mind by Jane Lovering
"Clearly the seven years of incubating did wonders. It's a very good book. When's the next one coming out?"
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Indie author tag party blogfest

Posted on February 5, 2012 at 10:54 3 Comments

I am delighted to take part in something new and interesting this weekend: an indie author tag party blogfest, organised by Francine Howarth. The idea is to meet other indie authors and tag their books. There are 19 authors taking part so that means I've 18 blogs to visit and many new books to…

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Snowbound on the Island blog tour and competition

Posted on February 4, 2012 at 10:00 0 Comments

Snowbound on the Island, my short seasonal novella, was published a few days ago and is…

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Why I think Jonathan Frazen is wrong about ebooks

Posted on January 30, 2012 at 23:58 3 Comments

Author Jonathan Frazen has got me thinking today after a talk he gave at a literary festival that has been widely reported in the broadsheets. He says that ebooks are a bad thing for society because of their "impermanence". He argues that text - i.e. on paper - is permanent and that authors and readers need the security of knowing that.

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Survey reveals six signs of love at first sight

Posted on December 4, 2011 at 12:12 0 Comments

Just listening to Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2 this morning and he mentioned a survey done of people who had fallen in love "at first sight" i.e. on their first date. They were asked what signs they had experienced that made them think that they had fallen in love straight away. Six things emerged that were reported. I am afraid I didn't hear who carried out the survey. These were:

-- a shiver down the spine

-- feeling an emotional connection, like you know the person well (even…

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At 13:36 on October 3, 2012, Hywela Lyn said…

Thanks for the Birthday wishes, Kate!

 

 

At 17:47 on August 31, 2012, Marilyn Chapman said…

Thanks for making me welcome, Kate - looks like I'm in good company!

At 14:27 on July 11, 2012, Vikki said…
Thanks for the warm welcome Kate :)

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At 9:00 on June 19, 2012, Jo Fereday said…

Thank you for your welcome, Kate.

At 18:17 on June 14, 2012, Alison Lodge said…

Hello, thanks for the welcome!

At 0:18 on February 20, 2012, Alison K said…

Thanks for Snowbound on the Island - really looking forward to reading it! Ali

At 9:42 on February 16, 2012, Susan Lodge said…

Thanks for your kind words Kate.  Good Luck with the novella ! 

At 18:43 on February 15, 2012, Bernie Robinson said…

Thanks for the friends request. x

At 20:56 on February 14, 2012, Bernie Robinson said…

Thanks for the welcome Kate. :) x

At 22:16 on February 4, 2012, Libby Mercer said…
Thanks Kate! Oh my goodness it's definitely not snowing where I am. Don't even need a jacket today. I'm in San Francisco ;-)
 
 
 

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