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Riding the Waves: Writing Romance in Tempestuous Times
Things are heating up here in the west with the 22nd annual RWA conference approaching fast. So do keep an eye out for blogs and information here on the blog, on Facebook and on the Romance Writers of Australia website. If you’re planning on Riding the Waves in Freo this year, why not keep up to date and subscribe to the newsletter via email.
August 16 – 18 2013 -The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Western Australia
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!
Cruisin’ the News
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Contest Finalists – Emerald ST
In case you missed the announcement on the blog this week, here is a list of the finalists who go through to Round 2. Congratulations to:
- Sarah Belle
- EE Carter
- Jennifer Ensor
- Iona Jones
- Annie Lynch
- Erin Moira O’Hara
- Kerrie Paterson
- Chris Taylor
- Amber Quinne
- Belinda Williams
- LouiseForster will celebrating release day on February 1 with FINDING ELIZABETH from Harlequin Escape
- Noelene Jenkinson is thrilled to announce the release of LOVING LUCY in paperback and eBook versions.
Cruisin’ Member Blogs
Clint had another busy week cruisin’ the web and inbox. Hope you enjoy his scoop. Share a link and a short blurb here each week by emailing the details to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To celebrate to release of her contemporary romance, LOVING LUCY, Noelene is giving away a hardback copy of the original edition. To go into the draw to win, leave a comment on her blog. To be drawn Wednesday 23 but may be extended depending on entries.
will be back soon!
January 24 – MAGIC THURSDAY – Tyla Grey with a giveway
January 25 – WHAT WE ARE READING compiled by Shona Husk
January 26 – Australia Day post
January 27 – Weekly Overview
January 28 – Winner of Tyla’s giveaway announced
January 29 – GOOD NEWS DAY
January 30 – A BITE OF… Dark Child by Adina West
January 31 – MAGIC THURSDAY – with Eleanor Maine
Musa Monday – George Wilhite and ghost stories
Writing Buddy Wednesday – DarkSider C.T. Green
How about a good looking, tough guy, author and adventurer extraordinaire this week? Internationally acclaimed for his stunning African-set stories. Tony park is my token bloke on Author Harvest (and an awfully good sport!)
In the lead up to the Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop (happening this weekend) – has A Guessing Game and A Book To Win post. Guess which author makes an appearance in her novel and you can double your chances of winning a copy of HOUSE FOR ALL SEASONS.
I’m kicking off my blog tour with a peek UNDER THE HOOD! Here is the line up for next week:
January 28 – Romance Book Paradise: Interview with Nas Dean
January 29 – Maria’s Book Blog: Chatting to Maria about life after FLY AWAY PETA
February 2 – Fresh Fiction: Who can resist a Paperback Hero?
January 22 – INDUSTRY: Interview with…Sassy Book Lovers – come meet Stacey & Renee.
January 26 – SATURDAY SEVEN: Seven paragraphs of a favourite book off my shelves – THE LONE WARRIOR Denise Rossetti
January 29 – FUN: A Cat’s Tale – Furball’s adventure with a paper bag!
Jenn McLeod answers questions from Left Field, at Lily Malone’s blog this week.
January 14 – Writing Heroines Romance Readers Admire with Award-winning author, Adrienne deWolfe
January 15 – FLY AWAY PETA on the hop in The Next Big Thing
January 17 – Review of THE STORYTELLER’S DAUGHTER – Maria Goodin
January 21 -Writing Lovable Romance Novel Heroes with Adrienne deWolfe
Enrico’s Pick Six
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Closing dates for the 2012-13 RWA contest season
|Little Gems||1 February 2013|
|First Kiss||15 February 2013|
|Valerie Parv Award||TBA April 2013|
RWA is excited to launch a new contest for published novellas. To be known as The Ella, the romantic novella of the year award will be a reader-judged contest, and the winner will be announced at RWA’s national conference in August.
An entry must be a romance and have a word count of between 10,000 and 40,000 words. To be considered for the 2013 award, the original version of the novella, whether digital, hardback or paperback, must have been first published between 1 January 2012 and the 31 December 2012.
Entries close on 4th February 2013.
The R*BY Award, affectionately known as The Ruby, is our premier award and the only one of its kind in Australia. Voted on by Australian readers, this contest is open each year to any Australian or New Zealand romance author who has published a long or short romance novel.For Books Published 1 January 2012 and the 31 December 2012.
Opens on the 7th January and closes on the 8th February 2013.