‘Trade Winds’ is Shortlisted!

ppa-historicalYesterday was the day the Romantic Novelists’ Association announced the shortlists for their annual awards and I’m absolutely delighted to be able to tell you that Trade Winds has been shortlisted for the RNA Pure Passion Historical Novel Prize – the Best Historical Fiction!!!

In order to celebrate the announcements, the RNA had arranged a Shortlist Breakfast at the lovely RAF Club in Piccadilly. As a former organiser of their main award, I’ve attended these events many times before, but it was great fun to be on the ‘other side’ for once. Below is a photo of me with the other authors shortlisted for this prize – they are (from left to right) Elizabeth Chadwick, (me – Christina Courtenay), Joanna Fulford, Kate Furnival, Rebecca Dean and Jane Jackson.

shortlistphotoThe overall winner will be announced on 7th March and if you’d like to read about the other shortlists, please go to the RNA website here.