I'm currently at the Romantic Novelists Association annual conference, held this year in Penrith, Cumbria. Some amazing speakers this year, and a great opportunity to catch up with industry news and developments as well as old friends!
There was some lovely homemade wine at this kitchen party, hosted largely by a group of writers calling themselves the Romaniacs, and I can attest that the 1975 Morello Cherry was extremely tasty and went down a treat with a slice of chocolate cake.
The Gala Dinner is tonight, followed by more speakers and activities tomorrow. I'm particularly looking to a talk by fellow RNA member Jenny Barden, entitled 'Tracing the Tudors', as she talks about research for her forthcoming novel Mistress of the Sea (Ebury).