Is romance dead? Bringing depth to romance novels – a discussion with Kate Glanville and Brenda Squires
Tursday April 27th
at the Angel Inn. “
Brenda Squires won the Romantic Novelists Association’s New Writers Award with her first book, Landsker, which was a coming-of-age novel set again the upheaval of the General Strike in 1926. Her new novel “The Love of Geli Raubal” is set in 193os Berlin and revolves around the mysterious death of Hitler’s niece in 1932.
After a degree in modern languages and working as a teacher and translator, Brenda retrained as a psychotherapist.In 2000 she did an MA in the Practice and Teaching of Creative Writing at Cardiff University. Brenda is chair of the Penfro Book festival and is actively engaged in the Rhosygilwen arts’ programme, with particular interest in the written and spoken word. She is currently working on a novel set in 1920s London amongst the artistic community. Also a love story and look at culture at that time…
She will read from her latest novel and discuss romance writing with fellow author Kate Glanville at the Hwyl Llandeilo Lit Fest
In addition to her ceramics business, Llandeilo resident artist and author Kate also writes romances which contain strong thriller or historical elements.
Kate was born in West Africa to Irish parents but was largely brought up in England. She graduated with a degree in fashion design at Central St. Martins and worked in the textile industry before she became interested in ceramics through her ex-husband, Duncan Ayscough, and started decorating his thrown vases and fruit bowls with the brightly coloured figurative designs she had been using in her textile designs.
Her first novel, A Perfect Home, was published by Penguin USA in August 2012, her second, Heartstones, was published by Accent Press in the UK in 2014. Her third novel Stargazing will be published in January 2016.
Ydy rhamant yn fawr? Trafodaeth gyda Kate Glanville a Brenda Squires
Nos Iau, 27ain Ebrill am 7 o’r gloch yn yr Angel
Enillodd Brenda Squires y Romantic Novelists Association’s New Writers Award gyda’i llyfr cyntaf, Landsker. Lleolir ei nofel dirgelwch newydd, The Love of Geli Raubal ym Merlin y 30au. Ma’en un o drefnwyr Gŵyl PENfro a digwyddiadau Rhosygilwen.
Mae Kate Glanville yn grochenwraig ac yn awdur sy’n byw ym Methlehem. Cynhoeddwyd ei nofel gyntaf, A Perfect Home yn yr UDA gan Penguin. Mae wedi cyhoeddi tair nofel hyd yn hyn.