Latest feature articles

The latest feature articles from the Romantic Novelists' Association:

An Interview with Carole Matthews ~ 1 Jul 2016

Carole Matthews, best-selling, award-winning author and recipient of an RNA Lifetime Achievement Award takes Romance Matters through her writing world.

Do Your Own Thing ~ 21 Oct 2015

The Diamond Sorter ~ 22 Jul 2015

Adrienne Vaughan interviews Kate Bradley, senior commissioning editor for Harper Fiction.

Rembembering Hugh Crauford Rae 1936-2014 ~ 1 Feb 2015

Hugh Rae was one of the most gifted, most professional and nicest authors I have ever worked with.

It all started the day the dustbin men came! ~ 5 Nov 2014

Veronica Henry won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award for her novel, A Night On The Orient Express. She talks to Romance Matters editor Adrienne Vaughan about her career, her inspiration and being a brat!

A Change is as Good as a Rest ~ 4 Jun 2014

Switching genre, how hard can it be? Best-selling novelist and proud RNA member Adele Parks wondered if she had a death wish!

Liz Harris Goes Wild in Wyoming ~ 4 Oct 2013

Taking to the saddle in the name of research.

Please don’t stop the writing ~ 23 Jul 2012

Sound advice from all-round winner Jane Lovering as she talks to Myra Kersner

Penny Halsall ~ 23 Jul 2012

24 November 1946 to 31 December 2011

All past entries are available in our features archive »

It's a fact

The first romantic novel – arguably the first modern novel in English – was 'Oroonoko' by Aphra Behn, published in 1688, full of drama, violence and cruelty; it ends tragically.