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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
Montlake is re-releasing all the Avalon backlist as e books. So far three of Elizabeth’s books are available. STUCK and THE RIGHT CORD came out in September and COMING HOME and THE WEDDING PARTY in October. THE WEDDING PARTY won a best cover award at the recent conference. Some of these releases are also available in paperpack.
Has a November historical romance release, TO TEMPT THE DEVIL, published by Montlake
THE PLAN – A futuristic tale to Beachwalk Press releasing in April 2013
BLAME THE WINE – A Contemporary with Paranormal Themes to Total-E-Bound (release date to be advised)
Contest Finalists -High Five
Congratulations go to:
The entries are on their way to Senior Editor Brenda Chin of HM&B. Thanks to contest manager Kasey Rowe.
Keeping Up Appearances
- Anna Jacobs will be conducting three talks for readers. Each time Anna will talking about what it’s like to be a writer, her ways of working, and where she gets her ideas.
Behind the Scenes with Anna Jacobs
When: November 3 at 10am
Where: Edenvale, Pinjarra, WA
FMI: Need to book, contact the library or LeighA@murray.wa.gov.au
When: November 7 at 7pm
Where: Kwinana Library, WA
FMI: Need to book, contact the library or Stephanie.Mandyezewsky@Kwinana.wa.gov.au
Saturday October 27 – If you’re in Sydney, sign up for and come along to Nicole’s whole day workshop. Lots of activities, examples, workshopping and critiquing of sex scenes to start developing the skills to make your scenes pop and sizzle!
Cruisin’ Member Blogs
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- RWA Blog
October 26 – A Day in the Writing Life of Dy Loveday – Suzanne Hamilton
October 28 – Event Announcements – Juanita Kees
October 29 – New Releases with Nicole Flockton
November 1 – Cruisin’ with RWA – Juanita Kees
This week on Friday Feast:
This week on Friday Feast we’re getting saucy! Australian erotic romance and MOONLIGHT MIRAGE author Sami Lee is talking about her love of cooking and cookbooks, and how she enjoys winging it in the kitchen. Best of all, she’s raided the family archives and is sharing her Dad’s wicked barbecue sauce recipe. Yum!
So are you a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants cook like Sami or a scrupulous recipe follower? Come on over and comment. The curious minds of Friday Feast wish to know!
October 25 – MAGIC THURSDAY
October 27 – DARKLIGHT ON
October 28 – Weekly Overview
October 30 – GOOD NEWS DAY
November 1 – MAGIC THURSDAY
Writing Buddy Wednesday
October 27 - HISTORICAL AUTHORS: Anna Jacobs – do you like historical romance? Want to try the genre? Then check out these Aussie/Kiwi authors.
October 30 – ROFL! The Muppets Bohemian Rhapsody – a light hearted moment from our favourite puppets!
October 23 – In the Armchair with Loretta Hill
October 26 – Marketing Tips with Karina Fabian
October 30 – In the Armchair with Barbara Toner
November 1 – In the Armchair with Julie Kagawa
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Enrico’s Pick Six this week:
Have a great week!