London, March 2: A RAF veteran, 90, is on the verge of being named Queen of steamy romance novels.
Bill Spence, known better by his pseudonym Jessica Blair, has been shortlisted for Best Epic Romance at the Romantic Novelists’ Association Awards with his book ‘The Road Beneath Me.’
If he succeeds in winning on March 17; he will become the first-ever male winner of the award, Daily Express reported.
To meet the demand of his novels, Spence writes one 100,000-word novel every nine months, publishing one a year.
The grandfather from Ampleforth, North Yorkshire, already had written 36 westerns when he wrote his first romantic novel ‘The Red Shawl.’
The novel set in Whitby, it was inspired by research that he had carried out into the 19th century whaling industry. (ANI)