Happy Birthday to New Romantics Press!!
Posted by Lizzie Lamb
Three years ago this month New Romantics Press was born, huddled together in the backroom of a village pub in the wilds of rural Leicestershire. Trembling with fear and trepidation, four fledgling authors launched themselves on the world …
Dozens of book launches, blogs, reviews, newspaper reports, radio interviews and videos later, we’ve embraced each and every element of what being an author in today’s multi-media environment entails; standing shoulder to shoulder, through drafts, edits, rewrites and great big gaping holes of self-confidence…
Yet at the very essence our passion, our need to tell our stories our way, remains. The highlight of our journey so far? Holding a book launch in Waterstones, Kensington. That’s Kensington, London -in case you’re wondering. We were hoping that Dustin Hoffman (who regularly shops there) was going to turn up, but alas he was otherwise engaged.
Ten acclaimed novels later … the dream is a reality and the greatest reward? Every single time a reader says: “I loved your book, when is the next one coming out?”
Happy birthday sisters, fairy Godmothers one and all. Cue music: ‘Sisters Doing it For Themselves’, and exit stage left.
So what are we up to ATM?
Here’s our news, hot off the press . . .
Adrienne? “I’m currently working on my fourth novel, Scandal of the Seahorse Hotel, a contemporary Irish American romantic suspense, steeped in mystery from World War II.”
Lizzie? “I’ve started novel number four – working title: THIS HIGHLAND MAGIC. I hope to publish it on our fourth anniversary November 2016. No pressure, then. I have a heroine with a secret and gorgeous new hero who has his own demons to confront. I’m keeping him all to myself until then, ladies.”
Mags? “I’m currently working on novel number three (as yet, untitled). Here’s the blurb so far – After her mother’s fatal car accident, Lexie Neave receives four threatening anonymous letters. Private investigator Forbes’s brief is to identify the writer and discover what it is Lexie has that’s “valuable, very valuable; which by rights is mine”. Lexie hasn’t a clue. Forbes’s preliminary investigations convince him Lexie is in danger.”
June? “Until October this year, I’d been playing out scenes, progressing the story in my historical romance set in 1960’s London and San Francisco, (all going pretty well, I thought!) Then, I went back to SF, imagination took over and the story just went whizzing off in directions I hadn’t expected! So now, here I am – hanging on, getting it all down!”
So, it’s happy birthday to us and a big thank you to everyone who’s helped us on our way. Christmas is just around the corner and what could be better than to find a copy of one of our books in your Christmas stocking? Diamonds, you say? OK – we’re on the case.
About Lizzie LambI write contemporary women's fiction mostly based in Scotland with hot heroes, feisty heroines and always a happy ending. Along with three other authors - Adrienne Vaughan, June Kearns and Margaret Cullingford - I formed the New Romantics Press under which our books are published. I have published six books since 2012, the latest being Harper's Highland Fling. I am currently working on #7 which I hope to publish in 2022. In the meantime, do check out my Amazon page: viewAuthor.at/LizzieLamb and click 'FOLLOW' to keep up to date with me and my news.
Posted on November 22, 2015, in Adrienne Vaughan, June Kearns, Lizzie Lanb, Margaret Cullingford, Uncategorized and tagged Adrienne Vaughan, anniversary, author, indie author, June Kearns, Lizzie Lamb, Margaret Cullingford, networking, romance, success, waterstones. Bookmark the permalink. 37 Comments.
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Congratulations, lovely ladies! You’ve achieved such a lot in three years. Long may your success continue. xxxx
Thanks Sharon. In the words of the song: THE ONLY WAY IS UP!
Ah – thanks from me too, Sharon!
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Happy birthday indeed – what a lovely post! And it solved a mystery – ie, what’s happened to June’s 1960s novel. Real research in SF ~ I bet it’s going to be fab.
Thanks Terry, I’m sure June will comment later, too. I know they say:’if you can remember the sixties, you weren’t actually there,’ but I’m certain her new novel will refute that!
Thanks for that lovely vote of confidence, Terry – and for all your support!!
I was watching the photo, and thought I have read all of those books, and some even more than once!
Congratulations ladies! Here’s to many more achievements 🙂 xx
Thanks Isabella. Your name was even used ‘in vain’ in Scotch in the Rocks.
You’ve been a great supporter, Isabella!, thank you! ( Wasn’t a character named after you in Scotch on the Rocks?)
Honoured and thrilled to be here with my sisters in sin! What a roller coaster journey …can’t wait for the next chapter, bring it on!
Couldn’t have done any if it without you gals!
Big cheer for 4 of my fave gals! Three years! Wow! Great achievement, ladies. Love your blog and wish you all a very happy 3rd birthday, with many more to come. Cheers! 🙂 xxx
Thanks Jan, you’ve supported us every step of the way. Your turn next ❤️.
Thank you, Jan. We’re all cheering on As Weekends Go!
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Three years. Ten novels. Whatever next ?
I remember meeting three of you at a RNA London do..when you had literally just started out! Well done!!
Thanks Carol, you’ve done pretty well yourself. 😉
Thank you, Carol. (The admiration’s mutual!)
Many congratulations ladies, keep up the good work.
Thank you Rosie. We’re working hard !
Thanks Rosie, for the support you’ve given to all of us.
Happy Anniversary, ladies. You’re an inspiration! 🙂 xx
Cheers, Sheryl 😍
Thank you, Sheryl.
Congratulations and happy birthday, ladies! It’s been great following you all from the beginning and am delighted that you have all done so well and, I’m sure, will continue to do even greater things. Thank you all for your support too.
Thanks Sue. Maybe new romantics press and the Romaniacs should take over the world?
Thanks so much, Sue – you Romaniacs set the trend!
Apologies for arriving late. Now I’m here, Thank you Sharon, Terry, Isabella, Jan, Carol Sheryl, Rosie for your kind comments. The past three years seem to have gone in a flash. Above all I have to say I would never have got my first two novels out there without the encouragement and support of my good mates Ade, June and Lizzie. The biggest thank you of all to you guys. Now onwards and upwards with number three..
Go, Mags!! x
Happy Birthday ladies. I am so glad you overcame your fear and published.
Loving your books X
Thanks for dropping by, Sarah. You have been a great supporter from Day 1. You format for us, read and review and help out with the techie stuff, too.
What a breath of fresh air you ladies are! I live in Texas (a state in the US) and hope that someday I can travel “across the pond” to meet you. Much continued success! I’d wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, but you don’t really celebrate that day, do you!?
We don’t Gay. Not at all. But it sounds enormous fun. If you ever do come across the pond, do let us know. Happy Thanksgiving to you have a great time with your family.
Endorse Lizzie’s thanks, Sarah. You are a tremendous help to us all. Also thank you Gay Ann Kiser for your kind comments. Have a fab Thanksgiving, too.
Well done to the group and to each member too. I guess the word is synergy. Huge congrats for such achievement in a short space of time.
Thank you for taking the time to read the blog post and to comment, Ros.