Charlotte Betts

Charlotte Betts

Charlotte Betts began her working life as a fashion designer in London. A career followed in interior design, property management and lettings.
Always a bookworm, Charlotte discovered her passion for writing after her three children two step-children had grown up.

Vivaldi and Violets was published in the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Fiftieth Anniversary Anthology, Loves Me, Loves Me Not in 2009.

The Apothecary’s Daughter, was published by Piatkus in August 2011 and won the YouWriteOn Adult Book of the Year Award 2010, the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Joan Hessayon Award 2011, was also shortlisted for Choc Lit’s Best Historical Read 2011 and in 2013 won the coveted RNA’s RoNA’s Historical Novel Category Award.

The sequel, The Painter’s Apprentice was published in 2012 and was shortlisted for Choc Lit’s 2012 Best Historical Read.

In 2013, Piatkus published her 3rd novel, The Spice Merchant's Wife  followed by an e-book novella, The Milliner's Daughter.

Charlotte's 4th Novel, The Chateau on the Lake, was released in November 2014

Her 5th novel, The House in Quill Court, was released in January 2016

Charlotte lives with her second husband in a seventeenth century cottage in the woods on the Hampshire / Berkshire border.


Twitter: @CharlotteBetts1

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Posts by Charlotte:

The Palace of Lost Dreams

Charlotte Betts, 7th Novel has been shortlisted for the RNA 2019 'Best Historical Romantic Novel'.

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‘Forging ahead…’

The ForgeWW member John Hoggard's short story 'Elemental Sacrifice' features in the Science Fiction & Fantasy Anthology 'The Forge: Fire and Ice', which was released in July 2019.

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Creative Writing Escapes

CWECreative Writing Escapes

WW member Charlotte Betts and former member Danielle Auld have something wonderful to offer you.

Cleared for launch!

Elite Encounters Elite Encounters is a Role-Playing Game set in the Elite: Dangerous Universe and is the work of David 'Selezen Lake' Hughes. It features drabbles from John Hoggard.

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How to survive a critique


WordWatchers is reviewing one full novel a month. By the end of 2017, it will have critiqued 7 novels. 5yrs after she wrote it, Abbie's blog about the process is still very relevant.

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