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 former Chair of the UK’s Romantic Novelists’ Association.
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 Velvet Cloak of Moonlight’ (time slip) is her latest novel.

From my website

Blessings in Disguise

Have you ever had a blessing in disguise? … When I was a teenager, my dad was offered a job in Japan and my parents decided it would be a great idea for the whole family to move there.  I was at a very awkward age (15/16), had just got…

The RNA Conference 2017

It’s amazing how much fun it can be to sit in a student kitchen with your friends and talk about everything under the sun!  From happy-ever-afters to religion, women’s football to social welfare, hot heroes and suitable heroines, and most of all how the writing is going …  That is…

The Bacton Altar Cloth

Last Friday I attended a service of rededication and songs of praise in honour of the altar cloth at St Faith’s church, Bacton, in Herefordshire. That might sound a bit weird, but this was something that had to be done because the altar cloth in question isn’t the original one,…

 
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