This week I've given two royal romance workshops in the fabulous Yumchaa tea-shop in Camden. They were attended by a lively and inspirational bunch of participants, which meant that the sessions were fun and (I hope) - helpful to all.
There was also a lone male journalist present, who wrote about his experience for the Evening Standard - and you can read a short version here
The workshop was filmed by the BBC for the popular ONE SHOW - but I have no idea how to include the video on this site.
I love the hyper-hyper feeling of losing touch with reality which being on telly produces - and it's quite gratifying when your mates are telling you that they've seen you in the paper.
But it's all rather time-consuming and I've suddenly realised that I have a book to write before I head off to Tuscany for my annual creative writing course.
So while I think about Hassan and Ella - why don't you tell me what you've been doing in your corner of the world?
Then make your way down to Camden Town on Monday, 18th April - where I'll be giving a workshop which will tell you exactly how to do that.
It'll be in the gorgeous Yumchaa Tea Rooms - where you may remember that I did an interview recently.
You'll be able to drink a delicious cup of royal tea..... Yum! (Chaa!)
And you'll get the chance to craft the outline for your own royal love story.
What's the difference between a normal romance and a Royal Romance, I hear you asking? (You mean apart from jewels which aren't fake, oodles of tradition and all the attendant protocol?).
Well, I think it's because it takes the Cinderella story about as far as it can go - and that's one of the reasons why the books are so popular. It is, if you like - the ultimate love-story.
The tricky bit is making sure that your hero and heroine really and truly love one another - that he cares about her enough not to bother about the fact that she hails from a council house with an outside loo. And that she loves him for who he is, and not because he's got a title and a palace.