Saturday, 26 March 2011

Lots of Cool News to Report!!

So the excitement of RITA announcements has finally worn off and while I didn't get a nomination myself this year (boohoo!!) I'm thrilled to bits that my mates Abby Green, Sarah Morgan and Kelly Hunter are all up for an award in the Series Contemporary Category. You go, girls!! And as Abby's my roomie at the conference in NYC I shall be basking in her reflected glory big time! I've read her nominated story Breaking the Sheikh's Rules and thought it was fabulous. Plus my little sis Nemone has a dedication as she has an uber-glam job in horse-racing and helped with the horsey details. So I feel super-connected to this book! Can't wait for the awards ceremony (where I have invited myself as Abby's Date) and now have a perfect excuse to buy a new posh frock. (I have included pictorial evidence that I do know Abby and am not just your ordinary stalker!)

In other news, I've also agreed some M&B workshop dates which I'll be doing in three London libraries in April to coincide with M&B's Big Fat Royal Wedding Hoopla: So if you want to come join me for some pearls of wisdom about writing for M&B and lots of chat about hunky guys (not necessarily princes, as I shall probably go a bit off-piste there, having never written a royal romance!!) then here are the times and places:

April 12th, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Uxbridge Central Library

April 14th, 6pm-7.30pm, Stoke Newington Library

April 26th, 6pm-7.30pm, Shoreditch Library

You'll need to contact the libraries themselves to sign up for the event, and I'll post contact details nearer the time, but it is free of charge.

And last but not least, I have a title for my Selfridges/Christmas book... Drum roll please..

"On the First Night of Christmas" 

Love it! Classy and evocative and maybe a little less cheeky than my suggestion which was 'Tis the Season to Be Naughty'. Think the book's out in the UK in December this year (but don't quote me on that as it hasn't been confirmed yet!!). Can't wait to see the cover, but am thinking a sexy guy and some tinsel would do the business.


Abby Green said...

I have NO idea who you are! (snigger)

Rachael Johns said...

Had such a laugh at your pictorial evidence thingy!! Love the new title for your Chrissy book and can't wait to read it. There's just something about a Christmas book :)

Sally Clements said...

going off-piste is okay, Heidi, what you want to avoid is going off pissed!

Heidi Rice said...

Ha, see I knew this would happen. Give the woman a RITA nom and suddenly she forgets the little people!!

Cheers Rach, hope you like the book as much as the title.

Sally, ah yes, very wise words, unfortunately think I may have done both at the same time on more than one occasion.

Lacey Devlin said...

LOL! I believe you're not a stalker Heidi! Unless, of course, you photoshopped... ;-)

Congrats to Abby, Sara and Kelly!

Heidi Rice said...

Photo-shopped it?? Moi!

Roanne said...

Oooh, I can't wait for your book to come out. I guess, I will have to wait but I'm having such withdrawal symptons.

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Sarah Morgan said...

The thought of you two sharing a room....has anyone warned New York?

Heidi Rice said...

Not long to wait now Roanne!

And yes, Sarah, I'm a little concerned about the fall-out myself. You know what they say about having too much of a good thing. I think me and Abby, in NYC, together, could well qualify!! So glad you're going to be there too!