Hello again. More good new this week and a line up of great blogs to visit.
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Riding the waves: Writing romance in tempestuous times
In August 2013, for the first time, our annual national conference is heading to Western Australia. With a gorgeous heritage hotel, sunshine, sea-breezes, alfresco dining and history – Fremantle has it all. And now it has romance!
For more information visit the RWA Website.
Cruisin’ the News
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Closing dates for the 2012-13 RWA contest season
|HM&B High Five||14 September 2012|
|STALI||5 October 2012|
|Selling Synopsis||23 November 2012|
|Emerald Award||23 November 2012|
|Little Gems||1 February 2013|
|First Kiss||15 February 2013|
|Valerie Parv Award||TBA April 2013|
New Releases and Contracts
Has signed a contract with Simon & Schuster for ANZ rights to publish her erotic novel set in Australia in 1970’s, THE YEARNING. Publication is set for the first half of 2013. The Yearning is a story of a teenage girl who lures her charismatic teacher into an affair through love letters.
It will follow the release of two series erotic novellas (Breaking the rules and Bloom) published under Random House’s new romance line in February 2013. The series follows the seductions of a modern day Don Juan, the darkly handsome Ramon Mendez, who is both the key to pleasure and freedom for the women he loves.
Cruisin’ Member Blogs
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Jenn J McLeod’s blog this week is a ‘roundabout way’ of promoting the RWA (conference) on the ABC Open blog, with general tips on getting that book inside everyone, burning to come out, on paper writing. An article called, “When Writers Rally”. If you drop by the ABC blog, she’d love you to leave a message.
This week on Friday Feast:
Ever wondered what naughty fun you can have with a kilo of mascarpone? Well, thanks to Aussie Superromance author Joan Kilby, Friday Feast has the answer!
Plus share your experience of having to use up something you’ve purchased too much of and you’ll go into the draw to win Joan’s wonderful new release, TO BE A FAMILY.
October 11 – MAGIC THURSDAY – Kylie Scott with giveaway of FLESH
October 13 – DARKLIGHT ON…Anna Hackett
October 14 – Weekly Overview
October 16 – GOOD NEWS DAY
October 17 – A BITE OF…with Peta Crake
October 16 – MAGIC THURSDAY – Erica Hayes with a copy of REVELATION and HUNTER’S BLOOD
Cathleen Ross is a guest at Eleni’s Taverna. Pop in to say hi.
October 13 – HISTORICAL AUTHORS: Sophia James – do you like historical romance? Want to try the genre? Then check out these Aussie/Kiwi authors.
October 16 – ROMANTIC SUSPENSE AUTHOR: Gracie O’Neill – delve into the mysterious world of romantic suspense with this self published New Zealand author.
- RWA Blog
October 12 – A Day in the Writing Life of Kylie Scott – Suzanne Hamilton
October 14 – Event Announcements – Juanita Kees
October 17 – HT Archives – Sandra Harris
October 21 – Cruisin’with RWA – Juanita Kees
Survival Hardware hadn’t seen such a rush of customers since the last Armageddon prediction coincided with Black Friday. Manager Clint Sanders rubbed his hands with glee. Oh, Marley, if only you hadn’t gotten drunk and decided to go zombie hunting.
Writing historical novels means doing plenty of research, and fortunately, I find that fascinating. Of course you can’t put all the stuff you read into a story, or it’d be boring, so you have to sift through it to find usable ‘bites’ which give a vivid picture of the era.
October 19 – Five Tips for Writing Humorous Novels with Karina Fabian
I think people like them because they are not your typical zombie stories—rather, they are light-hearted and satirical, with a lot of human interaction as well as zombie action; and, of course, they are funny. Here are some of the rules I follow when writing humorous novels…
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