Loveahappyending loves a Festival

…we also love a party! Some of our UK authors and associates will be heading to Bedford in the UK on Friday 16 November 2012 to join in 3 days of festivities and FUN! Among them will be –

Authors: Mandy Baggot, Sheryl Browne, Nicky Wells, Emma Calin, Carol E Wyer, Sue Fortin, Linn B Halton

Book reviewers and Associates: Kim Nash, Lou Graham

You will be able to catch up with Mandy and Nicky at the ‘Meet the authors Rock Star Party’ (see the programme below), loveahappyending.com will have a stall at the Romance Fair (come along and find out more about our authors and associate readers) and some will be taking part in the READATHON!

This amazing event is steered by CHIEF ROMANTIC: Kate Allan, the 2012 Festival takes place from 16th to 18th November 2012 in the historic county town of Bedford. With over 40 romantic fiction authors taking part over the weekend it promises to be unmissible for fans of all types of romantic fiction. Check out the official website:

Festival of Romance

for lots more information.

Tickets for the 2012 Festival of Romance are now on sale and can be booked online or via the telephone, click on the above link for further details. You will also find details about accommodation and a special package available to Festival goers at the Bedford Park Inn. What’s on the programme?

Friday, 16 November:

7.30pm until late… FESTIVAL OF ROMANCE AWARDS AND BALL
Harpur Suite, Corn Exchange, Bedford
Which books are going to win this year’s awards? Enjoy a three course meal, our gala award presentations and then dance the night away.

Saturday, 17 November:

9.30am to 4.30pm CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS
Central Library, Bedford
With Sue Moorcroft, Sally Quilford and Helen Hunt.

10am to 4pm… ROMANCE FAIR
Howard Room, Corn Exchange, Bedford
Gifts, books, authors, cooking, chocolate, Regency soldiers and lots of fun. Free entry.

10am to 4pm ROMANCE AND SHOPPING
Harpur Shopping Centre, Bedford
Listen to the Romance Readathon! Free entry.

10.30am to 12noon… MEET THE AUTHORS COFFEE AND CAKE MORNING
The Lane, Bedford
Enjoy coffee, cake and readings from CAROLE MATTHEWS, TRISHA ASHLEY, MIRANDA DICKINSON, HAZEL OSMOND, HYWELA LYN, CARA COOPER, HENRIETTE GYLAND and more.

5.30pm to 7pm… MEET THE AUTHORS ROCK STAR PARTY
Rock Art, Bedford
Enjoy a glass of wine, rock photography and readings from JANE LOVERING, SUE MOORCROFT, KATHERINE GARBERA, MANDY BAGGOT, NICKY WELLS and more.

7.30pm to 9pm… LITERARY DINNER with special guests JANE WENHAM-JONES and JANE LOVERING. Park Inn, Bedford.
Followed by the TOTAL-E-BOUND EROTIC ROMANCE PARTY until late.

Sunday, 18 November:

10am to 11.30am… PITCH YOUR NOVEL
Howard Room, Corn Exchange, Bedford

10am to 11am… AUTHORS NETWORK BRUNCH (invitation only)

11.30am to 3pm… ROMANTIC FICTION CONFERENCE
Howard Room, Corn Exchange, Bedford

3.30pm to 5pm… MEET THE AUTHORS HISTORICAL AFTERNOON TEA
Park Inn, Bedford
Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with scones and cakes. With readings by JEAN FULLERTON, LOUISE ALLEN, FENELLA MILLER, CHRISTINA COURTENEY, CHARLOTTE BETTS, CHARLIE COCHRANE, ANNE BREAR, JULIET GREENWOOD, JENNY BARDEN, LIZ HARRIS and more.

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It’s going to be a sparkling event so check

out the official website now and order your tickets!

Find the Festival on Twitter

and Facebook and on the

Festival of Romance official website

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Find out more about Festival organiser, Kate Allan and her latest novel, a contemporary romance – set against all the drama of the maternity department in a big city hospital – now available as an ebook!

“Secrets at City Hospital was written following my own stay in a city hospital in 2009 for the birth of my son. I spent a month in hospital – plenty enough time to learn lots of the jargon, take in the atmosphere and become addicted to TV medical dramas – which I used to imagine were taking place elsewhere in the hospital as I watched them from my own hospital bed. All the incidents and characters in Secrets at City Hospital are of course entirely fictional.

http://kateallan.com/

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  1. Mandy Baggot Says:

    I am sooooo excited about this year’s Festival! I really can’t wait until November. It was such a great event last year and this year’s is set to be even bigger and better!

    Mandy :))

  2. Nicky Wells Says:

    Rock on Festival of Romance–can’t wait! X

  3. Melanie Says:

    Sounds like it will be a great time! Wish I could be there.

  4. Kit Domino Says:

    Sounds a lot of fun. Wish I could go, but I can’t. Enjoy yourselves, ladies. 🙁

  5. Sue Fortin Says:

    Sooo looking forward to this weekend!

  6. Kit Domino Says:

    Big change of plans in the Domino household – now I AM going to the Festival. Sooo excited.

  7. Hywela Lyn Says:

    I really enjoyed last year’s Festival and am looking forward to meeting old and new friends at this year’s Festival. (I’ve only just discovered the LAHE site, I wish I’d known about it a few years ago when I was first published and struggling to know how to go about promoting, when I didn’t know any other UK authors.)

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