It was the RNA Conference in 2002 that brought us together in person - as Julie tells you - after getting to know each other through the message boards and forums on eHarlequin. That was when Julie was known for her use of the phrase Feckless ne'er do well. Then she was one of my four original 'virgins' and now she's my surrogate daughter - I love having her and her books in my life. Not to mention the surrogate grandson the Fecklet (see below.) So this celebration wouldn't be complete without her - even if she does describe us as 'my favourite mad couple'!
I first met Kate and the Steve in person at the Romantic Novelists' Association conference in Durham in 2002. They were a power couple indeed. Here was this wonderful, generous, passionate, outgoing woman who knew everything there was to know about writing romance; and with her was a thoughtful, warm, cheerful, charming gentleman who knew, it seemed, everything about a vast number of subjects—including ghosts, aeroplanes, and writing poetry with prisoners. And the two of them, together, were extraordinary. They were partners, friends, colleagues, co-conspirators…they both knew a huge amount about writing and reading and everything else I cared about, and they
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