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

Chippenham Lit Fest

I had a fantastic time last night at the Chippenham Library, taking part in a panel talk which in turn was part of the Chippenham Lit Fest.  It’s always lovely to get together with fellow RNA members and much more fun when you’re not alone doing a talk! There were…

An Author’s Apprentice

Have just had a fabulous week with my Swedish “apprentice”, Adam!  We’ve had fun going round London in search of ideas, inspiration, settings and characters and I hope he enjoyed it as much as I did In Sweden, teenagers get to have a week at the end of year 8…

London Book Fair 2016

Last week I attended the annual London Book Fair at Olympia, West Kensington, and as always the place was buzzing!  There were some amazing stands with imaginative displays – not just of books, but everything the publishing industry could possibly want or need.  A very enjoyable three days! Here are…

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