Festival of Romance Fiction 2014

I am back, tired but happy. I didn’t win the award for New Talent but feel a winner in many other ways. To have Maggie’s Child recognised is enough for me. Congratulations to all winners, and enjoy the journey.

One of my highlights was chatting to Katie Fforde. What a fantastic lady and such an honour to spend time with her.

Meeting my writing family cannot be emotionally explained. It is an amazing feeling and we had a wonderful time together.

Thank you all for supporting me and encouraging me to move forward.

I came home inspired, and at the coffee stop on way home I wrote an opening scene to the next book in the family saga. We were told we could use the shortlisted mention in our books, and hold our heads up as the standard of entries was extremely high this year. I will add the words with pride.

Now for a few days of reality, and I will be back to the desk to prepare for the workshop I have been invited to tutor. My goodness, I have moved faster than I could ever imagine!



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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11 Responses to Festival of Romance Fiction 2014

  1. carolcooper says:

    It was a wonderful time! Thank you for bringing it back to life in this lovely post. As you say, the best thing was meeting other writers. In that sense, we all won something. Happy writing.

  2. Glad you’re back, Glynis, and glad you had such a lovely time! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I’m glad it was a good experience for you. Good luck with the new book.

  4. I’ve seen a number of pics from the occasion over at Facebook. Looks like you all had a good time.

  5. denizb33 says:

    The best is coming back inspired to write more! Thanks for sharing the experience with us.

    • Glynis Smy says:

      Deniz, it was but now I have a dead laptop and new computer to keep my brain occupied at present! Rescuing files is not half as much fun as meeting live authors, or being short-listed for awards!

  6. hilarymb says:

    Hi Glynis .. that’s such good news – no wonder you’re so chuffed … brilliant for you and Maggie’s Child. And so good that you could meet Katie Fforde and spend time with her ..

    Now to add to your skills with your tutoring for the workshop – what a lot going on .. really good news – cheers Hilary

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