Monday, 9 June 2014

Talking Romance

The first online Romance festival seems to have been a great success over the weekend, taking place on Facebook, Twitter, Harlequin blog and Google hangouts. All the posts and interviews I managed to read or watch were so inspiring and there was ample opportunity to ask big-selling authors questions. I was still talking about some of the posts to my long-suffering husband on the Saturday evening!

If anyone wants to try and catch up with some of the highlights, here are a couple of the best places.

Video interview with two of the huge best-selling US romance authors, Bella Andre and Barbara Freethy - one of the most inspiring author chats I've ever heard, although it's quite long!

Lots of interviews and information on the Romance Festival Facebook page, including one about Kobo which now allows authors to put their work on Kobo themselves.

There was also a huge amount of interesting information for aspiring romance writers on their official blog but that seems to have hit a problem this morning and I can't find them now. Wish I'd copied some of the advice!
STOP PRESS - it's now up and running again here!

I still haven't heard official news about the short story. I also had a rather bizarre experience of being interviewed for a radio programme during the week - same day as announcement of the Baileys Women Prize for Fiction. All very off the cuff and unprepared - think it was a student radio programme but I haven't found out details as I don't want to hear it!



Carolb said...

Thanks for the links, Rosemary. :)

I really enjoyed the whole weekend, and it was great being able to ask questions and get answers from professionals.

The blog got hit by Wordpress rules- by the message it was showing Sunday morning, but hopefully the info will be posted elsewhere if they can't get it back up and running.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

You're welcome, Carol, and the blog site is now available again!

Anita Chapman said...

Thanks for the info Rosemary-somehow I managed to miss this over the weekend! Will go and have a look.

Vikki said...

Thanks for the links. I'll watch the video later on!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Hi Anita - lots of great reading amongst it!

Hope you enjoy it, Vikki - very interesting.