Thank you for your interest. I am available to do interviews, podcasts and live streaming events on a number of topics, including my books, writing craft, the writing process, and the romance genre.
See below for a brief bio, longer bio, book list, and contact links.
Brief bio - Romy Sommer
Romy Sommer is the author of seven contemporary romance novels published by HarperCollins London, and she has also indie-published a further eight books under her own name and a pseudonym. She founded ROSA (Romance writers Organisation of South Africa) and, through her experience as its first chairperson, discovered a love of mentoring aspiring writers which led to a new career as a writing coach. Romy lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, with two daughters, four cats and a bearded dragon.
Longer bio - Romy Sommer
South African author Romy Sommer is the author of seven contemporary romance novels published by HarperCollins London, and she has also indie-published a further eight books, under her own name and a pseudonym. Her Hollywood romance, Not a Fairy Tale, was a 2016 finalist for the Romance Writers of America® RITA Award, and her Tuscany-set romance, Last of the Summer Vines, won the ROSA 2019 Imbali Award for best Romance novel by a South African author.
Romy's passion for encouraging and growing aspiring writers led her to found ROSA (Romance writers Organisation of South Africa). Through ROSA, she began mentoring and teaching, and since 2017 she has worked full-time as a writing coach and editor, following two decades in film production, first in movies and then in television advertising.
She lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, with two precocious teens, four cats and one bearded dragon.
The Royal Romantics Series
Waking up in Vegas (May 2013)
The Trouble with Mojitos (October 2013)
To Catch a Star (September 2014)
Not a Fairy Tale (February 2015)
My Best Friend's Royal Wedding (January 2020)
Tuscan Vineyard Romances
Last of the Summer Vines (June 2018)
My Fake Italian Marriage (November 2023)
1920s Historical Romances (In suggested reading order)
Dear Julia (October 2015, 1st ed. June 2012)
An Innocent Abroad (November 2015, 1st ed. November 2012)
Prohibited Passion (January 2014)
Let's Misbehave (March 2014, 1st edition July 2010)
The Roaring Twenties: all four novellas in one volume (September 2016)
Gift Wrapped: a Christmas Collection (December 2018)
Blaze: a Minxes of Romance anthology (November 2012)
Books for Writers
The Beginner's Guide to Writing Romance (March 2022)
Author website: www.romysommer.com
Writing coach website: www.writingcoach.co.za
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