HomeJournalThe Romantic Novelists hit Penrith!

This weekend, I had the very great pleasure of attending the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s annual confernce in Penrith.  It was brilliant and it was so lovely to see so many of my writer friends with their copies of Molly’s Millions, all of which I was delighted to sign! 

A highlight for me was taking part in the ‘Love in the Library’ talk in Penrith where a group of us – including Katie Fforde, Freda Lightfoot and Veronica Henry – told eager readers all our writing secrets.  Many thanks to the wonderful staff who arranged the day and gave us a fabulous lunch.




Penrith and the Eden Valley is where I open Molly’s Millions and it was lovely to wander around the town and visit the amazing giant’s grave which my hero Tom and his daughter visit in the book.  Here’s a pic of me with some of my very good writer friends.


 Back to work now which has also been a pleasure as I’ve discovered beautiful Ardington House and it’s proving a very inspirational place.  My new novel is going to be about a group of Jane Austen addicts who attend a specialized weekend at a Georgian country house.  Here I am working hard – honestly, I really am! – on the island in the middle of the lake in the beautiful grounds.


And breaking news – I’m part of an exciting new group of writers who are all celebrating their first UK novels.  We’re called Let’s Talk About Love so visit our website and find out all about us.


The Romantic Novelists hit Penrith! — 5 Comments

  1. Thanks, Debs – I think this one will be fun to write. I’m certainly loving where the research is taking me!

  2. Talking of Jane Austen – I’m sure you’ve already been to the house at Chawton where she did a lot of her writing before she moved to Winchester, where she died. It’s a lovely house, really peaceful. Chawton is the next village along from where I grew up, so a subject close to my heart, literally!

  3. Karen – Chawton is lovely. I visited last year and hope to return this year. Reading all sorts of books about her life at the moment as well as her novels, of course!

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