Charlotte Betts

About me

Charlotte Betts began her working life as a fashion designer in London. A career followed in interior design, property management and lettings.

Always a bookworm, Charlotte discovered her passion for writing after her three children and two step-children had grown up.

The Apothecary’s Daughter was published by Piatkus in August 2011 and won the YouWriteOn Adult Book of the Year Award 2010, the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Joan Hessayon Award 2011 and the RoNA’s Historical Category award for 2013. The sequel, The Painter’s Apprentice was published in 2012 and shortlisted for the Festival of Romance’s Best Historical Read Award in 2012. The Spice Merchant’s Wife was published in 2013 and won the Festival of Romance’s Best Historical Read Award in 2013.

Vivaldi and Violets was published in the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Fiftieth Anniversary Anthology, Loves Me, Loves Me Not in 2009.

From my website

The Chateau on the Lake – The Inspiration behind the story

I began to plan The Chateau on the Lake with the vague thought that it would be interesting to write a love story set at the time of the French Revolution. I didn’t know much about it then but everyone knows that the starving poor rebelled against the greedy aristocrats…

An Exciting New Venture!

Photo courtesy of Annie Spratt Writing can be a lonely business. Even though writers may be retiring by nature and are usually happy to hide themselves away in their writing cave, the day comes when they long to step outside, sniff the fresh air and find someone to talk to…

What’s Your Problem?

  Photo courtesy of Ryan McGuire Conflict is an essential ingredient of a good story. I’d go so far as to say that without conflict there is no story. It catches the reader’s imagination and makes them ask themselves, ‘What would I do in this situation?’ So how do we…

 
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