Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Home from the Conference

I'm blogging a little about the conference over at Pink Heart Society on Thursday, but wanted to give a little shoutout to all the wonderful people that I met.

First of all the Minxes of Romance!  Well, three of them.  It was lovely to see them and I can report I didn't see any bad behaviour at all!

Some fellow Mills and Boon authors, the lovely Kate Walker, Fiona Harper, India Grey, Natalie Rivers, Anne Fraser, Carol Townend and Louise Allen, Jennifer Taylor. Joanna Fulford.

Fiona Harper and India Grey

I also had the joy and pleasure of meeting with the Scottish contingent!  The lovely Jenny Harper - (who has the best business card I've seen in years!)  Anne Graham, Rosemary Gemmell and Janice Horton.

Some of the medical authors and editors from Mills and Boon, also Molly Hopkins

We flat-shared with Tamsyn Murray, Cally Taylor , Rowan Coleman.  There was certainly a lot of chat!

Part of the fun of the conference is the chance to learn something new and attend the talks.   Liz Fenwick and I took part in a session about the New Authors Scheme as we had both came through this.  Julie Cohen made everyone cry in the space of four minutes, a feat not lightly achieved.  Talli Roland gave a great talk around social media and promoting yourself.  (All with a beautiful baby bump!) and Kate Harrison presented her research on women's fiction which was fascinating.  I particularly enjoyed the profiles of the readers!

I've already been online to check out transport to Sheffield foe next year.  I'm trying to figure out why the train from Glasgow to London takes 4 and a half hours and the train from Glasgow to Sheffield six hours!


  1. It was lovely to see you Scarlet thanks for answering my question at the NWS session. I'm full of admiration for you writing whilst working full time and with a busy family life.
    I'm looking forward to Sheffield already.
    Best wishes

  2. Looks like a lot of fun! I'll come to the UK for your conf one day and you have to come to Oz for ours!!

  3. Thanks Sarah! it was lovely to meet you too, everyone seemed very well behaved at the NWS talk, but I found myself in desperate need of chocolate at the end! Thankfully Jeev had a bag full. Looking forward to Sheffield too, just need to figure out a way to get there that doesn't take too long!

  4. Rach - you have a deal! We might both have to win the lottery to make this work but I'm game if you are!

  5. Hi Scarlet:

    I finally was able to get one of your books for my Kindle here in the USA. It's my next book to read after I finish Abigail Gordon's new Medical. BTW: did you see Abigail at the event? She is a favorite author of mine but I think she is a recluse.


  6. Hi vince, I've never managed to meet Abigail at any of the RNA conferences or at the Mills and Boon author lunch. Shame, because I'm a fan too!

  7. Yay! It was so much fun to see you and your lovely trousers! :) Thank you for the kind words about my talk (and bump!). Hope you've recovered now from it all. I think I need more time!

  8. Talli, was back at work on the Monday and spent the whole week virtually sleep walking. But it was fun wasn't it? Keep well and show us pics of the baby in Sheffield next year!