Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding, workshop and another review


Current work: revisions on Riva
Listening to: Bach
Reading: next on TBR (daughter nagged me into reading one she’d just finished as she loves talking books, bless her – and who am I to deny her that?)

Today is Royal Wedding day, and I have to admit that we’re really looking forward to it. It’s the first Royal Wedding the children have ever seen; and, given what I do for a living, how can I not want to see it, too?

I wish Wills and Kate every happiness in their marriage, and also hope that the press start behaving a bit less intrusively so they can actually have a life instead of being in a goldfish bowl all the time.

Workshop – well, I had a ball yesterday at West Earlham. More people than I’d expected, and most of them were readers rather than writers (though I’ve sent my normal workshop ‘writing an M&B’ notes to Kathryn at the library, for anyone who needs them). They were a lovely, lovely bunch of people (including the librarians, who were really welcoming); they asked lots of interesting questions; and it wasn’t quite as bad as I’d expected, doing a reading. (I’ve discovered that I can’t read straight – I do asides!!)

Here are a couple of pics – one of me talking (gesticulating madly – in my ratrace days, I would’ve been more disciplined, but nowadays people come to see me rather than to be taught about electronic marketing methods, so I can be more myself) and one of me reading the posh wedding scene from ‘A Christmas Knight’. (And yes, I wussed out on reading any love scenes from that or ‘Champagne with a Celebrity’ – let’s just leave it that my daughter had a flight of fancy about YouTube and spooked me completely!)


Another review – Julie at Cataromance has written a lovely review about ‘The Fireman and Nurse Loveday’. She says:

Written with all the warmth, tenderness and sensitivity that have become her hallmarks, The Fireman and Nurse Loveday is Kate Hardy’s latest charming and mesmerizing romance. With a loveable heroine women will relate to, a gorgeous hero everyone will love and plenty of medical drama to keep readers on the edge of their seats, The Fireman and Nurse Loveday is a fabulous romance readers shouldn’t dare miss.


A beguiling and stirring Medical Romance that is sure to tug at readers’ heartstring and leave them with a great big smile on their face, The Fireman and Nurse Loveday is Kate Hardy’s latest sure-fire winner.

You can read the rest here. Thank you, Julie, for making my day.

Happy Royal Wedding day to all!


(and yes, more Rome pics next week - next up is the Sistine Chapel, which was much bigger than I expected and an incredible experience)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ahh, Kate and Will have just tied the knot...warmy fuzzies in the world of repression, depression, war and other worldly catastrophies.
PSST Kate, didn't Melinda have a cousin AKA Prince who wanted the quiet life...???

Lacey Devlin said...

That's quite a packed room you had at your workshop, Kate! I wish I could have been there.

Nas Dean said...

I watched the Royal Wedding till the Balcony kisses!

It was an awesome experience!

And I'm with Lacey on wishing that I also could be present at one of your workshops!

Kate Hardy said...

Anon - absolutely. Best time to have some warm and fuzzies.

Actually, it was Melinda who wanted the quiet life - her sister was happy to take over :o) (And I am STILL trying to talk my ed into letting me do her story!)

Kate Hardy said...

Lacey - it certainly was, and they were such NICE people. Really lovely to have an audience who talks to you. And I wish you'd been there, too!

Kate Hardy said...

Nas - ah yes, the kisses! I loved the fact they did two. And I wish you'd been there, too - would be so nice to meet you!