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

Happy New Year!

I wish you all a very Happy, Healthy and Successful New Year 2015! I’m hoping one of these little Japanese Darumas will grant me a wish this time as last year’s failed to perform his duties – we will see!  

Never Too Late and GOD JUL!

Today my fourth Regency novella, Never Too Late, is released on Kindle – a sort of early Christmas present for me and just in time to help me celebrate Swedish Christmas!  Here’s a little bit about it:- Can true love be rekindled? Maude is devastated when the interference of her…

At last – New England Crush!

It’s taken a bit longer than I thought, but it’s finally done – New England Crush, the second book in my contemporary YA series, is out now! I’ve chosen to publish this under my other name, Pia Fenton, as I wanted to distinguish my YA titles from my adult historical/time…

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