As the last of the 2012 conference sparkle winks out and we return to our writing desks, here is a little reminder that you can find a teaser for 2013’s Riding the Waves Conference in Fremantle on the Romance Writers of Australia Website.
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Keeping up Appearances
- Mary Hawkins is presenting a two hour workshop on “Getting the novel structure right” and will be also in the “Editing Room” at The Word Writers Getaway 12-14 October at The Sunshine Coast.FMI: http://www.thewordwriters.com/index.php?
- Celebrating the Heart of the Story at the Brisbane Writers Festival
Panellist/s: Toni Jordan, Deborah Robertson, Bronwyn Parry
Chair: Tina Marie Clark
Description: Toni Jordan, Deborah Robertson and Bronwyn Parry write about the most popular topics in fiction: romance, love and sex. They let us in on the secret to keeping ideas fresh and readers interested.
- Nicole Hurley-Moore’s novella, THE TRINKET SELLER’S DAUGHTER placed 2nd in the Historical Novella section of Hearts Through History’s ‘Romance Through The Ages’ contest (RTTA).
- Congratulations to the Clendon finalists:
1st – Jennifer St.George
2nd – Michelle de Rooy
3rd – Mary Jones (also Readers Choice)
4th – Adrienne Smith (also Readers Choice)
- Congratulations to C T Green on her final in the North West Houston Lone Star conference with HALO BOOK #1: ASSAS
New Releases – August 2012
- Elisabeth Rose’s release, EVE’S PASSION, is available on Amazon or at The Whiskey Creek Press website. The paperback version will be available in about a month. For an excerpt, visit Elisabeth’s website.
- Cathleen Ross has released a new Forbidden Fantasy. TAKEN is now available in eBook.
August 31 – A Day in the Writing Life of Sandra Harris – Suzanne Hamilton
September 1 - Hearts Talk Wrap – Kristin Meagher
September 2 - Event Announcements – Juanita Kees
September 6 – Cruisin with RWA – Juanita Kees
Cruisin’ Member Blogs
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August 31 – This week on Friday Feast:
Quirk that pinkie and settle that napkin daintily on your knee because this week on Friday Feast best-selling regency-set historical romance author and two-time RITA finalist Christina Brooke is serving high tea.
If that isn’t enough to salivate over, Christina is giving one lucky commenter the chance to win a signed copy of A DUCHESS TO REMEMBER. Wonderful!
We will be on hiatus from August 7th to September 1st. Conferences are a-calling and we are heeding the call!
August 27 – BETWEEN THE COVERS: A review of STAGE FRIGHT by Marianne Delacourt
August 28 – MISSION ROMANCE: What’s the Buzz? What a writer’s conference can do for you. Name the Bee on the Homepage to win a copy of the LITTLE GEMS 2012 DIAMONDS edition.
September 1 – IN THE ARMCHAIR: with the seriously witty Rudy Ch. Garcia and his new speculative fiction release, THE CLOSET OF DISCARDED DREAMS
- Imogene Nix blogged about the RWA conference at www.imogenenix.blogspot.com and kept a running photographic commentary of her Conference Experience on her Facebook page.
- Mary Hawkins quotes the 2012 RWA Diamonds a fantastic conference
- Suzanne Brandyn put up a few photographs of the conference cocktail party etc on her blog.
- Vonnie Hughes has done a blog post on writers’ and readers’ conferences throughout Australia.
Enrico’s Pick Six
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Enrico’s Pick Six this week:
- Authorness – Vanessa Barneveld
- Christine Wells
- Jenn J McLeod
- Michelle Diener
- Suzanne Brandyn
- Tracey O’Hara
Then would you read a Sustaining Book, such as would help and comfort a Wedged Bear in Great Tightness? ~ Winnie the Pooh
Have a great week!