As
many regular blog readers will know, we have a great team of members who
organise the fantastic content you read on the blog every week. As we go into
the New Year, we thought it was time to give them a chance to introduce
themselves properly so you can see who to contact if you’d like to contribute
to the blog or to be featured on it during the coming year. So, without further
ado…
Sheila Riley – New Releases and Hints and Tips for Newer
Writers
Sheila joined the RNA in 2004 as a new writer. Since then
she has written best-selling sagas as Annie Groves. She’s a member of the North
West Chapter of the RNA and loves to catch up with writer friends at the
regular Southport lunches.
Sheila is also starting a new feature this year called Hints
and Tips for Newer Writers. 
The new email address
for monthly publications is: 
Ellie
Holmes – Interviews with Book Bloggers, Reviewers, Editors
Ellie Holmes writes
commercial women’s fiction with her heart in the town and her soul in the
country. Ellie’s debut release was The Flower Seller. A member of
the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Alliance of Independent Authors,
Ellie’s latest book, White Lies is out now.
Francesca
Capaldi Burgess – Competition Monthly
Francesca Capaldi Burgess has been placed or shortlisted in a
number of competitions including Winchester Writers’ Conference, Retreat West,
Meridian Writing, Wells Festival and Writing Magazine. She’s had stories and a
serial published in magazines worldwide and in three anthologies, including Diamonds and Pearls and 100 Stories for Haiti.
She is a member of the RNA New Writers’ Scheme and the Society for Women
Writers and Journalists.
Lisa
Hill – Author Interviews and Guest Posts
Lisa writes
contemporary romance with a light-hearted tone.  What interests her most
is people, their interactions, emotions and relationships.  It’s probably
why her career to date has been based in property; she confesses herself that
she is ‘naturally curious’. Her first encounter with a romance author was chats
over the garden wall between her father, Godfrey, and Mrs Cooper from the
neighbouring village of Bisley.  It came as quite a surprise in later life
to find that Mrs Cooper was in fact Jilly Cooper!  Lisa’s writing
inspiration now comes from other Cotswolds’ authors including Jill Mansell and
Katie Fforde. 
Lisa is a
graduate of the Romantic Novelists’ Association New Writers’ Scheme and
attributes this supportive and informative scheme to her winning the Choc
Lit Search for a Star competition 2016 with her debut
novel Meet Me at Number Five.
Julie Stock – News items
and everything else!
Julie
writes and indie publishes contemporary romance novels, novellas and short
stories from around the world. To date, she has published two novels, and has
two novellas and another novel planned for this year.
She
is now a full member of the RNA, The Society of Authors, and The Alliance of
Independent Authors. Julie recently took over as RNA Social Media Co-ordinator
and is looking forward to working with the team to keep the blog sparkling in
the months to come.
Thanks
for all your support for the blog. We look forward to working with many of you
once again in 2018!

6 Comments
  1. Author
    Liz Harris 4 months ago

    A huge thank you to all of you, Julie and the blog team, for the hard work that you put into keeping members so well informed, and so entertained, through a variety of different ways.

    Liz xx

  2. Author
    Rosalind Rendle 4 months ago

    Thanks to each member of the team for what seems like a huge amount of work

  3. Author
    catdownunder 4 months ago

    Hello from Downunder – and thank you all for being so friendly. I don't write romance but I am learning a lot from you!

  4. Author
    Rhoda Baxter 4 months ago

    Hello! Nice to put faces to names. You do such a great job! Thank you.

  5. Author
    Julie Stock 4 months ago

    Thank you all for your very kind comments. We all enjoy it but it's lovely to know you all do too 🙂

  6. Author
    Julie Vince 4 months ago

    Lovely to put faces to names – and thank you to you all for the work on the blogs, they're really appreciated. Also, echoing how good the variety is. Cheers and Happy New Year.

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