11 February 2010

I’m just back from London and I’ve got great news! And also something that I’ve been keeping a secret for quite some time with much difficulty! On Thursday I was at a breakfast champagne reception that the RNA and Midas PR hosted to announce the shortlisted authors for the 2011 Pure Passion Awards.

And………..Bride in a Gilded Cage

has been shortlisted for The Love Story Of The Year Award! The full list of nominees for this and the other awards can be found on the RNA blog here: RNA Pure Passion Awards

It was an extremely glamorous and exciting launch. Of course I forgot my camera and so I have no pics, but I will bring it with me to the Awards Reception which is on March 7 and take lots of pics.

One of my fellow LSOTY shortlistees is Caroline Anderson for her ‘Mother of the Bride’. I read this on the plane home and couldn’t put it down. It’s a gorgeous heart-felt and heart-warming romance. I’d highly recommend it.

And I was lucky enough to get a copy of another shortlisted book, The Wayward Governess by Joanna Fulford, which I can’t wait to start reading…

And now it’s back to work, until more excitement in March! For any of you here in Ireland, you might see me popping up in the press here and there over the next week!

x Abby