Wednesday, 7 March 2012

An exciting time to be joining Choc Lit and hey hey for the mantra!

This week saw two of my fellow Choc Lit authors scooping prestigious Ronas (Romantic Novelists Association Awards). Christina Courtenay won best historical with Highland Storms and Jane Lovering, best comedy romance for Please Don’t Stop the Music.  Kate Johnson narrowly missed out, after being shortlisted for best contemporary for The Untied Kingdom

The publishing media is chocka full of Choc Lit’s success.  Not that anyone who has read their books should be remotely surprised at that.

Christina (Pia) and Jane now join Katie Fford (contemporary, Arrow), Rosie Thomas (epic, Harper Collins) and Caroline Green (young adult, Picadilly Press) on the shortlist for the ultimate accolade, Best Romantic Novel of the Year.  The result will be announced in May and for the next month everyone can vote here 

So please get voting!  

I am so excited for Pia and Jane (and disappointed for Kate. The Untied Kingdom is a great book). 

I confess to feeling rather daunted too.  Afterall, I am the newest member of the Choc Lit family which comprises high-calibre, award-winning authors!  I challenge any debut novelist not to feel daunted by that.

But I am relieved to say, after much mantra-chanting, determination has got the upper hand.  Determination to do the Choc Lit family proud.

Hey hey for the mantra!

No such thing as....immortality will be published by Choc Lit in 2013.  


  1. You'll love it at Choc Lit, it's a great place to be. And sometimes we're sober!

  2. LOL - I'm already loving it - but don't go ruining my expectations :)

  3. Now, look, you'll never be a Nellie if you don't have a trumpety-trump! You're here because you have a fab book - congratulations and I'm really looking forwards to reading No Such Thing as... Immortality!

  4. LOL - I can trumpety-trump - I'm being taught by the expert:) Thanks Chris X

  5. Yes I'm really looking forward to reading your book, I'm sure it will be fab!

  6. Thanks Pia - I'm really looking forward to it being out there :) Sx

  7. Adding my congratulations to everyone, including you, Sarah. All it takes is determination - and plenty of talent. You have it in abundance!

  8. Shucks - thank you so very much Lyn X Am loooving what I'm reading of your latest book by the way :) Sx