Cruisin’ with RWA

Cruisin’ with RWA

Welcome back to another edition of Cruisin’. If you have good news or a blog to share, email us at


Cruisin’ the News

Share your good news with us each week and we’ll join you in your happy dance. Congratulations to all our members this week.

  • New releases

Anna Jacobs’s THE TRADER’S WIFE is now available in bookstores.

  • Debut Novels
  • New contract

Janet Woods’s LADY LIGHTFINGERS has had audio rights picked up by ISIS Soundings.

C.J. Archer signed a deal with Amazon’s new Montlake Romance imprint for 2 historical romances A SECRET LIFE and A SECRET DESIRE.

  • New covers
  • Re-releases
  • New blog site or web page
  • Contest wins

Anna Campbell’s MY RECKLESS SURRENDER won the Denver Romance Writers Aspen Gold Award as best historical romance of 2010.

Paula Vince’s romantic mystery, BEST FORGOTTEN, won the grand prize in the CALEB Award for faith inspired writing, making it the top entry in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific for 2011.


Cruisin’ Member Blogs

Race along the blogging highway – we love reading our members’ blogs. Share a link and a short blurb here each week by emailing the details to us at:

 The secret of Babaganoush

The Friday Feast blog segment features Anna Campbell as a guest this week. She’s written a great post about her imaginative food indulgences and is giving away a copy of MIDNIGHT’S WILD PASSION to one lucky commenter.

Counting down the days to school holidays and how it takes longer to write less.

 November 24 – Magic Thursday – Nicky Strickland on Joss Whedon

November 26 – Darklight On…Eleni Konstantine

November 27 – Weekly Overview

November  29 – Good News Day 

December 1 – Magic Thursday – Kitty Bucholtz with giveaway, LITTLE MISS LOVESICK.

December 3 – Darklight On…Michelle de Rooy

 November 17 – ROFL Moment – for all Star Wars fans!

November 22 – “The Year of Publishing a Book” (part 1) – a year in and what does a new author have to contend with once she gets that elusive publishing contract? Well, here are some answers…

November 26 – “The Year of Publishing a Book” (part 2) – one author’s experience of the publishing process.

November 29 – “For the first time…” – a first kiss, a first date, a first story, a first milestone and other achievements…


November 24 – Book Review: Cathryn Hein’s Promises

A small sniff in history


RWA Merry Webber Blogs

The merry group of web volunteers blogging for RWA:

November 25 – Day in the Writing Life of Heather Garside – Suz Hamilton

November 26 – New Releases – Sandie Hudson

November 27 – Event Announcements – Juanita Kees

November 29 – Conference 2012 – Eleni Konstantine

December 1 – Cruisin’ with RWA – Juanita Kees


Clint’s Cruisin’ Lane

Clint has a lot of spare time on his hands as substitute driver in Enrico’s absence. Share your blogs of interest with him here to keep him out of mischief.


Enrico’s Pick Six

Every week Enrico chooses six of our members’ blog sites from the list on the right so that all our regular bloggers have their moment in the headlights (or should that be spotlight?) Members are welcome to email us the link to their sites and we will add it to the list. Enrico’s Pick Six this week:

Tamara Gill

Teen Fiction Cafe

The Journeyman Writer

The Pink Heart Society

Tracey O’Hara

Trish Morey


Cruisin’ for Contests

Improve your writing and publishing opportunities by entering the RWA contests.

 October 28 – November 25, 2011     Emerald Award

January 6 – January 27, 2012          Little Gems

January 20 – February 17, 2012      First Kiss

March/April 2012 (TBA)                  Valerie Parv Award


Other Contests

If you know of another writing contest for aspiring authors, please share it with us here

Cruisin’ the Learning Highway

Discover new roads to success with in-person and on-line events announced every Sunday. For venue, date and cost information, please also visit our Events page.


 Keeping up Appearances

Do you have a guest appearance, launch or blog tour coming up? We’d like to share your celebration here. Simply email us the details and we’ll help you keep up appearances.


RWA Notices /Events

Follow the link to our Events Page for more news on the Gold Coast Conference 2012.


Enrico’s quote of the week

Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships.  ~ Charles Simic

Until next week,

Regards Juanita

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