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

Nottingham and Sue Moorcroft

Yesterday I spent the day in Nottingham in order to attend my lovely friend Sue Moorcroft’s book launch for her latest novel – The Christmas Promise.  (A fantastic read – kept me up till the early hours as I couldn’t stop reading it!)  Waterstones in Nottingham have a wonderful event…


Today is publication day for The Velvet Cloak of Moonlight at last and I’m so pleased it’s finally out there!  This was one of those novels that was “brewing” in my mind for a long time before I actually started it so it feels like it’s been a long time…

HNS Conference – Oxford 2016

Just back from the 2016 Historical Novel Society (HNS) conference in Oxford where I had a wonderful time, as always! The venue was superb in a truly beautiful city and I was lucky enough to have time for a quick wander round when I arrived on the Friday afternoon.  I…

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