Christina Courtenay

About me

Christina is half English/half Swedish and grew up in Sweden. During her teens, she lived in Japan for some years, travelling extensively before returning to Europe to study modern languages. Now she divides her time between London and Herefordshire.
Christina is a committee member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, currently their Chairman.
Christina’s novels have been shortlisted for and won several awards – ‘Trade Winds’ was short listed in 2011 for the RNA’s Award for Best Historical Fiction, ‘The Scarlet Kimono’ won the Big Red Reads Best Historical Fiction Award the same year, ‘Highland Storms’ won the Best Historical Romantic Novel of the year award (RoNA) in 2012, ‘The Silent Touch of Shadows’ was shortlisted for the 2013 RoNAs (Historical) and won the Festival of Romance Award for Best Historical. ‘The Gilded Fan’ won the RoNA for Best Historical 2014.
‘The Secret Kiss of Darkness’ (time slip) is her latest novel.

From my website


Autumn is my absolute favourite time of year and I couldn’t resist sharing some lovely photos here – taken in the UK and on my recent trip to Sweden.  Enjoy!

Mini “tour” of Sweden

I’ve had a fantastic week in Sweden (despite the weather!), going on a mini tour of book stores in the Southern part and meeting lovely, enthusiastic store owners and readers! We kicked off in a town called Laholm, near Sweden’s south west coast, where the owners of Laholms Bokhandel, Diana…

Festival of Romantic Fiction 2014

Last Saturday I spent a lovely day in Leighton Buzzard, which is where the Festival of Romantic Fiction was held this year.  I had never been a ‘market trader’ before, but the authors taking part were allocated a proper market stall in the High Street and we set out our…

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