Did I Mention I Love You? by Estelle Maskame has been shortlisted in The Young Adult Romantic Novel Award of the Romantic Novel of the Year Awards. This category features protagonists who are teenagers or young adults. The teenage author is from Peterhead and built up a huge following on Wattpad before being published by Edinburgh-based Black & White Publishing (see The Guardian 25 June 2015).
Fern Britton, television presenter and author, will present the Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) Awards for 2016 during a glittering ceremony in London on 7 March.
The awards comprise six categories - Contemporary Romantic Novel, Epic Romantic Novel, Historical Romantic Novel, Romantic Comedy Novel, the RoNA Rose Award (for shorter and category romance) and Young Adult Romantic Novel - with five authors shortlisted for each one.
The winners of the six categories will be announced during the evening and those six authors will then go forward to compete for the overall prize of The Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year Award. Fern Britton will then reveal the author whose book has won the RNA's most prestigious and coveted award, along with a cheque for £5,000 (five thousand pounds).
For the full shortlists, see the RoNA website.