And today I’m delighted to welcome as my guest blogger the winner of this year’s RNA Romance Prize: Nell Dixon. I met her a couple of years ago – NOT at a party, I might add, but at a conference. A working one. (One where I, um – oh yeah. I was sitting round talking and drinking too much wine. OK. If you must. It was a sort of party…) I’ve also known her on the e-Harlequin boards for quite a while, where we’ve talked about Medical Romance.
So here’s Nell:
I’m thrilled to be helping Kate celebrate her 25th book. I can’t believe she’s written so many and so quickly. Well, actually, having met her I can believe it. She is very organized and a great planner.
I was first introduced to Kate’s books by a mutual friend, Pat Posner, who kept telling me I should write medicals and had I read Kate’s books? At that point I hadn’t. I’d been resisting reading anything medical in much the same way I resist watching TV shows about medical matters.
Now I’m an aspiring medical romance author and Kate’s books are amongst my favourites along with those of another new friend, Fiona Lowe. [edit from Kate: when Fiona’s back from hols next week she’s going to be a guest, too] At this point if Amanda Ashby is reading this I know she’ll be rolling her eyes and saying ‘we kept telling you to write and read medicals’. What can I say? Sometimes I can be a bit slow on the uptake.
I’m so glad I got nudged in the direction of Kate’s books and I’m looking forward to reading lots more of them.
Congratulations on your 25th!!
GIVEAWAY: Nell is offering an e-book copy of her RNA prize-winning book, Marrying Max (also available from the publisher at http://samhainpublishing.com/romance/marrying-max )
GIVEAWAY QUESTION: Which actor would you most like to cast as a dreamy doctor hero in a medical romance?