Barry writer publishes 'debut' novel
2:00pm Saturday 2nd March 2013 in News
AN AWARD-WINNING Barry Island-based romantic novelist will share literary love with readers when her ‘first’ novel becomes her second to be published.
Evonne Wareham, winner of the Joan Hessayon Award at the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Summer Party in London in May last year, will see the release of her first book Out of Sight Out of Mind, following success with her second effort Never Coming Home – which also won a Reviewer’s Choice award.
The Joan Hessayon Award is given to a writer whose first published work has been through the RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme.
Romantic thriller Never Coming Home was the 58- year-old’s second consecutive finalist entry – after Out Of Sight Out of Mind – in the prestigious American Title contest for romance writers.
Evonne, of Phyllis Street, is set to establish herself further in American romance readers’ hearts when she attends a conference, with her publisher Choc-Lit, in Kansas in May.
The former Romilly and Barry Girls Grammar pupil said: “It’s a paranormal romance thriller – it’s a departure for me.
“It’s about normal human beings.”
“Being published validates you and people have been very kind saying they are looking forward to the next one.”
Evonne added: “I hope they won’t be disappointed.”
Out of Sight, Out Of Mind, will be published on March 7, but can be pre-ordered via Amazon and Smiths Travel.
For more information, visit www.evonnewareham.