Photos from the RNA Summer Party, 2012

You’ll know from various blogs, twitter and Facebook, that the RNA Summer Party was a HUGE SUCCESS!! I took a great many photos throughout the evening, and I thought I’d show some of them to you. But first, CONGRATULATIONS to

Evonne Wareham, winner of the Joan Hessayon Prize with Never Coming Home, published by Choc Lit, and

Jane Lovering, winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year 2012 with Please Don’t Stop the Music, also published by Choc Lit.


Liz Fenwick and Sue Moorcroft, before the party began


Marina Oliver: Myra Kersner; Chris Oliver: Sue Moorcroft

Louise Allen; Brigid Coady; Anna Lucia Scamens


Maureen Alan Smith and me


Kate Lace; Emma Lee Potter



Laura E. James


Liz Fenwick with representatives from MIdas Publicity

Christina Courtenay; Eileen Ramsay; Rae Cowie

Susie Vereker; Becky Black; Rhoda Baxter; Me




Carole Matthews

Laura E. James

Katie Fforde; Sarah Broadhurst



Evonne Wareham, winner of the Joan Hessayon Prize; Cathy Mansell; Eileen Hathaway

Gilli Allan

Mandy Baggot


Catherine Miller; Talli Roland; D.J.Kirkby; Rhoda Baxter

Judy Astley; Rae Cowie; Melinda Hammond

Jane Gordon-Cumming; Edwin Osborn


Evonne Wareham, with her mother

Christina Courtenay; Sarah Tranter; Juliet Archer; Christine Stovell

Jenny Barden; Jean Fullerton

Jane Lovering, winner of the RNOTY 2012


Trisha Ashley; Marika Cobbold

Fenella Miller; Victoria Connelly



Roger Sanderson; Cara Cooper

Anna Jacobs and her husband, Dave



Linda Chamberlain; Denise Barnes

Marte, from Mir Photo

Margaret James; Jenny Barden; Jane Lovering


Lucie Wheeler


Lizzie Lamb

Lizzie Lamb; Liz Harris

Fanny Blake; Rosie Thomas



Jane Lovering; Margaret James; Liz Harris


I hope you’ve enjoyed meeting some of my friends in the Romantic Novelists’ Association.

  • Lovely reminders of a wonderful night! Thanks, Liz!

  • Great pictures Liz – a fabulous night – thanks for sharing! X

  • I note a slight blurry haze in some of the pictures, was that after the champagne?! I’m always so sorry to miss these parties, you all look so happy.

  • Debs:

    Great pictures Liz, thanks.

    • Liz:

      Many thanks for your comments, Debs, Sarah T and Sarah C.

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the pics. I had fun taking them – except for when I tipped the camera to get it at the right angle, and tipped my glass of champagne down the front of my dres at the same time. Such a waste!!

  • Thanks for the pics
    You’re all looking good.Sorryto have missed the celebrations. See you at the Winter gathering.Leah

    • Liz:

      I look forward to seeing you there, Leah, or perhaps even at an event before that. All of the RNA parties are great fun.

  • Great pics Liz!

    • Liz:

      Liz, Marte, Anita, Lizzie, Jan – many thanks for your comments on the photos. I’ve very much enjoyed looking at the pics taken by others, and I hope that others enjoy looking at my pics. Roll on the next RNA occasions for photos!

  • What a great night it was! Thanks Liz for the photos-I had my camera in my bag and didn’t take any which is a shame. It was lovely to see you.

  • Lizzie lamb:

    Great photos Liz, Its always great to relive RNA events through other peoples’ camera lenses. Thanks for the two photographs. Must let Cathy Mansell know that she’s in one of your photographs. Hope to see you soon.

  • Jan Brigden:

    Fab photos, Liz. Thanks for posting. Always a pleasure to re-live an RNA party. It really was a great night x

  • Love these pics. Wish I had been there too. x

    • Liz:

      Many thanks for the comment, Carol. It’s such a shame that you weren’t there – it was a lovely party. The atmosphere in the room was terrific.

  • Cathy Mansell:

    Great to see all the photos Liz. Reminder of a wonderful evening especially for the winners
    Evonne and Jane. Congratulations to them both. Those who didn’t make it due to Midland train strike missed out on a great party.

    • Liz:

      Many thanks for your comment, Cathy. I thought it a very nice photo of you, and I’m glad you did, too. At least, I assume that you did – after all, you’re still speaking to me!!

  • Super picks Liz and a great event. But for anyone who didn’t make this one, they’re all great and held all over the country.

  • Fabulous pictures Liz! It’s lovely to see them and relive the party.

    • Liz:

      Hi, Rhoda! It was fun putting them up, though it took me an age. The practice will stand me in good stead, though, for the conference. I intend to take loads of pics there. I love having a pictorial record of RNA events.

  • Lovely pictures, Liz. Thanks for taking them.

Leave a Reply for Lizzie lamb