Romantic Novelists' Association

Joan Hessayon Award Contender: Kirstie Pelling, Life’s A Catastrophe

28 June 2022


Cumbrian author, Kirstie Pelling, is a contender for the Romantic
Novelists’ Association’s (RNA) annual Joan Hessayon Award for 2022 with her novel, Life’s a Catastrophe. The award is for authors whose debut novels have gone through the RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme and are subsequently accepted for publication. Kirstie is a writer and journalist based in the Lake District. An award-winning travel blogger, she co-runs the adventure website The Family Adventure Project. She has cycled thousands of miles across the world with her husband and children. She has also wandered lonely as a travel poet for Go Lakes Travel and Lonely Planet Kids sometimes dressed as a cloud.

She commented, ‘The RNA’s help and support has been invaluable over the three years I’ve been a member so I’m delighted to be a contender for this award. There’s never been a more pertinent time to get lost in a rom com and I’m very proud to be part of the talented tribe who write them.’

(Publisher: Embla Books)
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