Friday, February 10, 2012

And the nomination goes to...!

That's right, me! I'm delighted to announce that The Untied Kingdom has been shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists Association's Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year Award!

On 5th March I shall be attending the very swanky awards ceremony where I shall pit the might of a former popstar and a man who thinks combs are for nancies against... oh my giddy aunt. Have you SEEN who else is on the shortlist?

Contemporary category: - shortlist of SIX:

Chances, Freya North, (Harper Collins)
Christmas at Tiffany’s, Karen Swan, (Pan Macmillan)
It Started with a Kiss, Miranda Dickinson, (Avon (Harper Collins))
Summer of Love, Katie Fforde, (Arrow (Random House))
The Untied Kingdom, Kate Johnson, (Choc Lit)
To the Moon and Back, Jill Mansell, (Headline Review)

Ooh boy. Come on Harker, we're going to need the big guns here...


  1. Thanks Melanie! It's very exciting. I'm a bit in awe of the rest of the shortlist though!

  2. Anonymous3:45 pm

    Soo awesome! Although, I'm not AT ALL surprised! ;) Love Harker & Eve!! And all your characters actually...have read all your (Kate's & Cat's) books and can't wait for more!! Please tell me there will be more soon?? Ha!

  3. Thanks Allyson! And yes, there will be another book soon, the fifth Sophie Green in fact. It's called Run Rabbit Run and it'll be out in April!

  4. Congratulations, Kate! Untied Kingdom was one of my very favourite books I read last year, hanging out with the likes of Hunger Games. I wish you all the best!

  5. Thanks Rach. Wow, up there with The Hunger Games? I'm immensely flattered, I really loved those books!