Romance comes to Beverley

Mon, 13 May 2019

An afternoon aimed entirely at those who are hopelessly fond of love stories is coming to Beverley.

‘Read Dating’ is part of the 2019 Festival of Words, and will be an afternoon of romantic fiction at the Treasure House in Beverley on Saturday, 18 May, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

Local authors from the Romantic Novelists Association will pitch their books to win the affections of the audience.

Librarian Tracey Booth explained : “Everybody who attends this unique afternoon event will leave with a long and romantic reading list!”

Authors featured will be :

  • Rhoda Baxter / Jeevani Charila : contemporary romantic comedy
  • Annie Wilkinson : historical saga and Mills and Boon
  • Sylvia Broady : historical saga
  • Ellie Gray : contemporary
  • Jenni Fletcher : historic Mills and Boon
  • Linda Acaster : Mills and Boon, sci fi and western.

The authors will all be at the event at the same time and each of them will be speaking for about 15 minutes about their writing. At the end of all the mini talks they will take questions and sign books.

Tickets for the event cost £5 each, and are available now from www.festivalofwords.co.uk or by phoning the ticket line (Mon-Fri 9-4pm) on 01482 392699.

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Notes to Editors :

Linda Acaster

Linda has been weaving stories from mist and from myth for as

long as she can remember, dipping her toes in most genres

along the way. Linking them all are storylines with hidden

depths about ordinary people facing extraordinary situations.

Rhoda Baxter/Jeevani Charika

Rhoda writes contemporary romantic comedies about smart women and the men who love them. She especially likes it when they make her laugh. She also writes multicultural women’s fiction under the name Jeevani Charika.

Rhoda lives in Beverley in East Yorkshire and is a member of theUK Romantic Novelists' Association and the Society of Authors. Her books have been shortlisted for the RoNA awards (2017), Love Stories awards (2015) and the Joan Hessayon award (2013).

Sylvia Broady

Sylvia has lived in the beautiful and diverse East Riding of Yorkshire all her life. She is an avid reader since first being able to hold a book in her hands, which drew her to her passion of writing. She has written and published a serial, short stories on radio and magazines, and novellas. Her novella, The House by the Mere, was short-listed for the RNA Romance Prize.

She writes Sagas set in Hull and the surrounding area. Her books are published in hardback, large print, audio and soon to be in paperback. She was very fortunate to have a one-2-one at the RNA Conference with agent Kate Nash, who now represents her and secured a 2 book deal with publisher Allison & Busby. When not writing or researching, she sings in a choir and is a volunteer guide at Beverley Minster. Time spent with her family is precious, her daughter and family live nearby, and she is a frequent traveller to Melbourne, Australia to visit her son and family.

Jenni Fletcher

Jenni Fletcher was born in Scotland, but now lives in East Yorkshire, and is an award-nominated author of Medieval, Roman and Victorian historical romances. She is currently working on her ninth book, a Viking romance, for Mills & Boon.

Ellie Gray

Ellie is a contemporary romance author, published with the lovely Tirgearr Publishing, and a proud member of the Romantic Novelist Association. She lives in the beautiful East Riding of Yorkshire and, although she works full-time in the public sector, her favourite pastime, when not writing, is wandering around old stately homes.

Her debut novel, Beauty and the Recluse, was published in February 2016, closely followed by her second, Love on the Nile, which was released in the Summer of 2016. Her third novel, Warwick’s Mermaid, was published in October 2017 and she is currently working on my fourth.

Annie Wilkinson

The daughter of a Durham miner, Annie Wilkinson now lives in Hull where she divides her time between supporting her father and helping with grandchildren.