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ROMANCE WRITING

JERSEY ARTS CENTRE MARIA RITCHIE ROOM/ SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER / 12.30

Join bestselling author and Jersey resident Laura Carter as she shares her experience of being a traditionally published author of romance and commercial women’s fiction. Laura will be discussing the romance genre – sub-genres, tropes and conventions. She will offer advice for budding writers and there’ll be time to ask those burning questions you have as readers and writers. You’ll also have an opportunity to hear Laura read from her books and get your own copy signed by the author.

As a child, Laura would make up plays to perform with her sister and cousins at her grandparents’ house. In her late teens, sensibility won out and she studied Law at the University of Durham, then for a diploma in Legal Practice and became a master of International Trade Law.

Laura travelled the world and kept a daily travel journal, writing snippets of her adventures for family and friends back home. It was on Bondi Beach, when Laura was living in Sydney, that she picked up a tatty notepad and pencil and began writing her first novel (now safely tucked away in a drawer).

When her legal career brought her back to London, Laura found an idea that stuck: Gregory Ryans and Scarlett Heath were born in book 1 of the Vengeful Love trilogy (romantic suspense).

Laura moved with her husband and dog to the Caribbean, where she published Scarred by You (romantic suspense).

Hurricane Irma intervened and sent Laura and her family to Jersey, where she released her romantic comedy series, Brits in Manhattan.

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