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February New Releases

Our members have marked the month of romance with a host of wonderful new releases. Enjoy.


September new releases

Spring is sprung, the grass is riz – and our members have a plentiful supply of new releases to keep you reading and happy this September. Enjoy!


Love Gone Wild – Done and Dusted

A huge thank you to Tina Marie Clark, Kendall Talbot and Tania Joyce for delivering a fabulous, unforgettable #LoveGoneWild conference. #RWAus17 was amazing. From the Friday workshops with Anne Gracie and Kate Forsyth, to the Business Hub with Google, Draft2Digital, Nielsen BookScan, Bolinda and iBooks, to the brilliant breakout sessions and keynote speakers – Marion Lennox and Kate Forsyth.

Our warmest thanks to all our international guests and speakers at this year’s conference – Carrie Feron, Cassie Hanjian, Allison Carroll, Kris Austin, Dan Wood, Naomi Gaskell, Natasha Price-Lopez, Julie Winters, Cristina Lee, Sophie Groom, Camille Poshoglian, Sandy Phantran, Meghan Farrell, Liz Pelletier, Jo Mackay, Kate Cuthbert, Keri Arthur, Diane Demetre and the wonderful dancers Ian Watt and Pauline Thompson, Lauren Clarke, Shay McAulay, Nic Harrison, Joanne Tracey, Ally Blake, Vanessa Carnevale, Rachael Donovan, Anne Gracie, Michaelle Somers, Adam Van Rooijen, Natalie Hatch, Amy Andrews, Clare Connelly, Chris Taylor, Rachael Amphlett, Sophie Hamley, Guy Gibson, Marion Lennox, Trish Morey, Jaye Ford, Loretta Hill, Fiona McArthur, Sasha Wasley, Anthea Hodgson, Merideth Appleyard and Anna Hackett.

The Pullman King George Square Hotel was a spectacular venue, the catering was awesome and the technical delivery through Staging Connections was flawless.

Congratulations to all the Award winners, finalists and raffle winners.

A huge thank you goes out to all our sponsors – Harlequin, Hatchette, Penguin Random House, Brother, The Cartridge Family and the Qld Writers Centre and to Rochelle Manners from Mad Hatters Bookshop.

We look forward to seeing you in Sydney in 2018.

Before you go, we would love you to take this quick survey and give us your feedback. 

Thank you and farewell from the #RWAus17 #LoveGoneWild team.



Love Gone Wild – 1 week to go.

Our biggest event of the year is only one week away. RWA’s 26th Annual Conference. The Love Gone Wild team are working overtime to make sure you all have a FABULOUS time.

  • Pitching and Manuscript Assessment schedules have gone out. Please make note of your times. Good Luck!
  • Conference is a perfume free event.
  • First Ribbon Sales will be presented at the Cocktail Party on Friday night.
  • The Cocktail Party is fancy dress.
  • The Gala Awards Dinner is evening wear (but feel free to dress up if you wish!)

The Love Gone Wild team, Kendall, Tina and Tania, are on site at the Pullman from Tuesday. If you need us, we’ll be there.


  • Catering booked. While we have tried to accommodate most of the 100+ dietary requests, if you have any issues on the day, please see the kitchen staff.
  • Printed programs – I just picked up the programs and they look FABULOUS!
  • Merchandise is ready to be stuffed into satchels.
  • Presentations look AWESOME.




New releases from members this August

It’s August – the last official month of winter. Sometimes wind and rain sweeps down. Sometimes the daffodils come early. Always there is the RWA conference to motivate and inspire a novelist. If you’re looking for something to read on the plane on the way to Brisbane, your fellow members have obliged with a swag of new releases.


Love Gone Wild – Presenting your brand.

Only 14 days to go until Love Gone Wild in Brisbane.

This session at Love Gone Wild will provide you with useful tips and tricks for speaking confidently.

If you want to present at a conference, do a library talk or would like to pitch your next novel with confidence, but are scared at the idea of standing and talking in front of people, come along and hear Guy Gibson. He will teach you simple tips and tricks to plan your presentation/talk, get the content right, understand voice – rhythm, speed, pitch, volume (RSVP) and avoid common mistakes and pitfalls.

See you soon!



Love Gone Wild – Manuscript Assessments Close

The opportunity to submit your manuscript for assessment by one of the attending agents, editors or publishers at Love Gone Wild, closes tomorrow, July 24th, 2017.

There can be no extension on this date as they need time to read, review and provide feedback on your work at conference.

This is an incredible opportunity not to be missed.

Check out the submission guidelines here and register now. 

#LoveGoneWild #RWAus17 #Brisbane #2017 #ManuscriptAssessments


Love Gone Wild – Registrations Close Friday 21st, 2017

There is no more time left to twiddle your thumbs. Registrations for Love Gone Wild close Friday 21st, 2017.

We have an amazing lineup of workshops, breakout sessions, pitching and manuscript assessment opportunities not to be missed.

Register now at: 

Please note: 

  • Manuscript Assessment submissions close Monday 24th July, 2017. This is an amazing opportunity to get your work in front of an agent/editor or publisher. DO NOT MISS OUT.   To submit your manuscript visit: 



  • ALSO – if you have already registered for Core Conference – watch your inbox over the next few days for some more exciting announcements.


See you in Brisbane soon.



Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had a couple of VERY LATE changes to our program. Consequently, you have the opportunity to change your original session selections.

Please read through the following changes carefully.

The following information affects Breakout Session 4 – Saturday August 12, 2017, 3.25pm – 4.25pm


CANCELLED – Discover the latest erotic products

NEW – The Adolescent Brain – What drives adolescence and how to incorporate this into your writing.

By unlocking the keys behind what drives teens, we seek to examine physiological and psychological issues that can deepen our YA point of view. Explore the changes to the human brain as it undergoes the sometimes tumultuous times of ‘Teenagehood’.

Natalie Hatch is a Senior Teacher with two decades of teaching. With her background in Human Anatomy and Physiology, Natalie has done extensive professional development on The Adolescent Brain, but is still left speechless by some of her students approaches to life. Natalie uses a kinesthetic approach to sharing the ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of the teen world.

  • If we don’t hear from you and you were registered for the Session 20 – Erotic Products, we will assume you now want to attend the Adolescent Brain session.
  • If you are registered in Session 16-20 and want to change your selection, please use this form to update your preferences.
  • If you DO NOT want to change your session selection, no action is required.


The following information affects Breakout Session2 – Sunday August 13, 2017, 11.35am – 12.35pm


CANCELLED – Modern Weapons

NEW: Growth Hacking. (This will be moved/renamed to Session 30 on the final program.)

Growth hacking is one of the hottest buzzwords in marketing today, responsible for start-up viral sensations like Facebook and Hotmail. The principles of growth hacking must be implemented long before a product is released. But how can an author apply these techniques when self-editing their novel to better ensure a hit? Join Liz Pelletier from Entangled Publishing as she walks you through the elements of best sellers, and how to self-edit your novel for maximum viral success.

  • If we don’t hear from you and you were registered for the Modern Weapons session, we will assume you now want to attend the Growth Hack session.
  • If you are registered in Session 26-30 and want to change your selection, please use this form to update your preferences.
  • If you DO NOT want to change your session selection, no action is required.

For full program visit: 

If you have any questions on the above – please contact our registrar on


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