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

London Book Fair 2014

Last week was the London Book Fair – for the last time at the Earl’s Court venue as they are moving to Olympia next year.  As always, it was busy and buzzing, filled with publishers, agents and providers of anything and everything to the book trade – fascinating! The Choc…

The Gilded Fan is a Winner!

This year’s RoNA’s (the RNA’s Romantic Novel Awards) took place in the gorgeous Gladstone Library at One Whitehall in London, and I think a good time was had by all!  The pink fizz was flowing, the canapés were delicious and the tables were covered in pink heart-shaped chocolates (my personal…

Cover Reveal – Monsoon Mists

It’s cover reveal time for my next novel, Monsoon Mists, the third in the Kinross trilogy.  The wonderful Berni Stevens has once again worked her magic – many thanks, Berni! Here’s the blurb:- Sometimes the most precious things cannot be bought … It’s 1759 and Jamie Kinross has travelled far…

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