Festival of Romance Fun


View from my room of Bedford





I’m back and busy! The Festival of Romance was amazing. I met so many friends and made new ones. Talli Roland and I forgot to take pictures of our time together but we will be meeting again, we will take some then, I am sure. I was so taken with chatting to many folk that I rarely got the camera out! I did capture a few folk in action, some reading on Saturday, and at the conference on the Sunday.


Mandy Baggot

Talli Roland

Talli Roland

The conference gave me food for thought, and I came away inspired. I met folk from KDP Direct at Amazon during a one-to-one meet, and had a great chat with editor from Mills and Boon, I am still processing all that was said. It has made me more determined to get a better writing routine in the UK.




I cannot stop writing, I realised I am a writer at the conference. I had a right to be there, and my dream will continue. I got a kick out of a tweet when the editor from Mills and Boon said she had downloaded Ripper, My Love and was reading it on the way home.

Janice Horton reading

Janice Horton reading

My post is not a long one as I am catching up on home life. When I have gathered a few permissions to share photographs, I will add one or two more to the blog. It was wonderful to see folk achieve awards through their love of writing.Today I am on show at: Chris The Story Reading Ape’s blog. Please drop by, you will find out a few things about me you might not already know. Feel free to share his interview.


About Glynis Smy

I live in the UK, in the seaside town of, Dovercourt~Harwich, where I enjoy writing novels. I've written historical romance/suspense, Medical romance and my latest WIP is in the crime genre. The Victorian era fascinates me and the best part of writing a novel is often the research. Proud writing moments in my life: Shortlisted for Festival of Romance Fiction 2014 New Talent Award Reaching second round of Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2014 Maggie's Child: reached #1 Amazon best-seller: Historical Romance Victorian /February 2014/ebook & book paid list. May 2014 #3 Historical Romance Victorian, and #25 in Historical Romance paid top 100 best-seller list. Top 100 in three categories on Amazon UK best-seller listings in 2015. Seeing my books in a Suffolk (UK), library. Over the years I've written short stories in a variety of genres. I've also won a few poetry contests, my first was at the age of twelve, (a poem about the Bangladeshi war). I also won a children's short story competition where the prize was a first-aid box, I was so proud but my husband found it amusing because we owned two pharmacies. My articles have been published in magazines both in the UK and Cyprus. I am also featured in various places on-line. When I am not writing, I enjoy making greetings cards, Cross Stitch, fishing and the company of my little granddaughters.
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5 Responses to Festival of Romance Fun

  1. It all sounds wonderful, Glynis! So glad you had the chance to attend.

  2. BookwormSimi says:

    Glad you enjoyed so much, Glynis. Waiting for your pics. 🙂

  3. I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

  4. denizb33 says:

    Sounds like you had a great time! Wish I could’ve been there too 🙂

  5. Good to see you enjoyed yourself, Glynis!

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