The RNA Summer Party 2013

As always, a fabulous time was had by all at the RNA Summer Party 2013 – the ambiance at The Royal Overseas League, the company, the food – all were lovely. But don’t take my word for it. See for yourself …

I’ll begin with the Joan Hessayon Prize contenders. Yes, that’s because I’m among them!

Joan Hessayon contenders
The contenders for the Joan Hessayon Prize for New Writers. L to R Carol McGrath, winner Liesel Schwarz, Jenny Barden, Me, Joss Alexander, Cathy Mansell, Serena Clarke, Anne Stenhouse Graham, Henriette Gyland


Anita Chapman and me
Liz Ringrose, Jan Brigden, Lynda Chamberlain, Lizzie Lamb
Christina Courtenay (Pia)


Talli Roland, Liz Ringrose
Biddy Coady, Tamsyn Murray
Linda Hooper, Catherine King, Jean Fullerton, Kelvin Woolmer



Rachel Skinner
Trisha Ashley
Jane Wenham-Jones, Jon Astley, Judy Astley




Jules Wake, Tim Ardizzone, Henriette Gyland
Siobhan Davies, Liesel Schwarz, winner of the Joan Hessayon Prize, Gillian Green, Michael Rowley
Guest of Honour, Lindsey Davis, who presented the Romantic Novel of the Year Award to winner, Jenny Colgan


Berni Stevens, Kate Johnson
Kate Lace (Catherine)
Jenny Barden, Cathy Mansell, Joss Alexander, Me




Susie Vereker, Susanna Kearsley
Liz Fenwick, Georgia Morris
Rowan Coleman



Gilli Allen
Jenny Harper
Sue Moorcroft, Janet Gover



And shoes, of course ….


Yes, once again I’ve let my photos do the talking. Bye for now!



17 thoughts on “The RNA Summer Party 2013”

    1. I love putting up photos from events, Beverley, as it gives me the chance to relive the occasion and also to have a leisurely look at what everyone was wearing (trivial? Moi??). That’s why I do pic blogs so often.

    1. I let your glam shoes stand for all of the glam shoes at the party, Anita. I thought that they were really nice. I like the photo of you at the start of the blog, too. Perhaps next time I’ll even get the face and the feet together!

    1. Yet again, another nice pic of you. It’ll be lovely to see you at the conference. We might have time to say something more than, ‘Do you mind if I take your pic for my blog?’ 🙂

    1. I’m not into shoes, Philip, hence the sparseness of my insight into that area of RNA interest. I aim for comfort. Yes, I know – how boring is that!

  1. So wish I could have been there. The second wasted ticket in 6 months, but am determined to be at the conference.

    Everyone looks really happy. Congrats, Liz, for being up there among the contenders.

    1. You were missed at the party, Denise. How sad that you couldn’t make it. You MUST be at the conference, though; I’ve asked to be located near you. 🙂

  2. Great pictures, Liz. I particularly love the one where you refer to my OH as “Tim Gyland” – he’s gonna love that (not)!

  3. Hi Liz,
    Lovely to see the photos, especially as I couldn’t be at the party.
    Thanks for sharing.

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