…after a very busy, but brilliant, summer.
The few weeks since I posted a blog divide into three main segments (although the bits in between were pretty good, too) – the RNA Conference; my holiday in Italy; my research trip/holiday in Wyoming.
On my return to my blog today, I thought I’d share some moments with you of the first of these three – the RNA Conference, which took place in July in Penrith.
As always, the conference was terrific fun as well as very informative. I trotted along with my camera (more enthusiasm for taking pics than skill, I’m afraid), and manage to capture several moments, and I’ve put the photos I took below. Enjoy!
Arriving at the RNA Conference 2012, held in Penrith, Jules Wake talking to Jude Roust
Further down the table, Linda Hooper, Melanie Hilton, Nicola Cornick
At tea, Alison Maynard, Kate Johnson and Jane Lovering
Lynne Connolly and her new computer
Jude Roust, Jules Wake
Sue Moorcroft talking to the delegates at the opening of the conference
Evonne Wareham, winner of the Joan Hessayon Prize, with RNA Chair Annie Ashurst and Jan Jones, conference organiser
Jane Lovering, winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year 2012, with Jan Jones
Henriette Gyland's heels were the envy of all
Panel members Janet Gover and agent Carole Blake
Panel members Henriette Gyland and Nicola Cornick
Some of the contents of my goody bag
Janice Horton, with camera
The NWS panel, introduced by Melanie Hilton , Organiser of the NWS
The panel for the NWS discussion
Denise Barnes talking to Carol McGrath
Kate Jackson Bedford
Jean Harker and Lizzy Edmondson with agent Dot Lumley
Pia Fenton (Christina Courtenay) and Liz Fenwick
Ready for the Gala Dinner
We went to the bar on occasions (yes, that’s a surprise!)
Lynne Connolly, ready for the Gala Dinner
Myra Kersner, Sue Moorcroft, Pia Fenton (Christina Courtenay)
A toast at the Gala Dinner
Jenny Barden discusses researching her novel
Julie Cohen delivering her talk to the conference
Henriette Gyland demonstrates the wearing of an ancient corset
Catherine Jones (Kate Lace) looks comfortable
Pia Fenton (Christina Courtenay) discusses genealogy
Roger Sanderson raises a glass
Yes, we’re in the bar again
Jan Jones, rightfully pleased with the way the conference went
I couldn't resist finishing with a shot of these ultra-delicious flapjacks. I ate far too many of them.
Quiz night in the bar on the Sunday evening
The RNA Conference 2012 was the perfect start to a lovely summer. I very much hope that you, too, all had a brilliant summer.
See you next week!