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)


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!