XO Publishing

XO Romance is XOUM Publishing's new romance imprint and brings you exciting new works of contemporary romance fiction.

Congratulations to Jean Flynn!

Xoum Publishing is delighted to announce the winner of their inaugural XO Romance Prize is Jean Flynn for her novel Lovesick. Guest judge Alexandra Nahlous called Lovesick ‘a witty and fun page-turner about a lovelorn medical receptionist seemingly destined to make bad choices’. Jean receives a $5000 cash prize and a publishing contract with XO Romance. Lovesick will be published in August to coincide with the 2017 RWA annual conference.

About the author


Jean Flynn was born in Melbourne in 1980. After completing a Bachelor of Design at RMIT University in 2000 she started working as a freelance graphic designer. In 2008 she enrolled in a Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing at CAE. Her non-fiction work has since appeared in various newspapers, magazines and online, and she has had short stories published in several anthologies. Lovesick is her first novel. Jean currently lives in regional Victoria and teaches creative writing at Federation University.

Congratulations also to the runner-up Suzie Turner for her novel Worth Fighting For.