Books

Tyne O’Connell’s Rom Com Novels

Author Tyne O’Connell is one of a prominent group of young British female novelists who emerged in the mid 1990’s when the chick lit genre hit the publishing world.

Female readers from their mid teens through to their forties were desperate for rom com novels that spoke to them about their own lives. Too many books being marketed to this group at the time were either ‘too worthy’ in the popular ‘literary’ style or ‘too slushy’ in the Mills and Boon line that had been so incredibly popular.

British Chick Lit Novels

Driven by brilliant editors such as Geraldine Cooke at Headline Review and with a host of talented authors such as Helen Fielding, Madeline Wickham (aka Sophie Kinsella), Marion Keyes, Jane Green, Jill Mansell et al, a whole wonderful and life affirming literary genre was born – British Chick Lit.

The UK was at the forefront of this revolution which then spread across the atlantic – notably with writers such as Lauren Weisberger of ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ fame.

Author, Tyne O’Connell, was one of the first to hit the bestseller list when the first of her rom com novels Sex, Lies & Litigation was published in 1996 – the same year as Bridget Jones’s Diary.

British YA Novels

Classic boarding school books – Pulling Princes, Stealing Princes, Duelling Princes and Dumping Princes. Tyne O’Connell updates the classic boarding school books of Angela Brazil and Enid Blyton with her own unique tales of the all girls boarding school of St Augustine’s.

With Princes, posh toffs, rock stars and royalty you are never far from the glamourous action at St Augustine’s boarding school for girls. And the paparazzi are just around the corner. Throw in cute nuns, cute rabbits and great friendships along with plenty of pulling and you have a recipe for a great read and a good time.