Cruisin’ with RWA

Wishing you all a happy New Year as 2012 heads towards us fast and furiously. May you be blessed with loads of good news to share with us here at Cruisin’. Drop us an email at cruisin@romanceaustralia.com.

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RWA Merry Webber Blogs

Our group of Merry Webbers will return in January after a well-earned break with all their usual blogs. 

December 30 – Blog Bites with Lexxie Couper – Kerri Williams

December 31 – New Releases – Sandie Hudson

January 1 – RWA Event Announcements – Juanita Kees

January 3 – Conference 2012: Cocktail party theme announced – Eleni Konstantine

January 4 – Face 2 Face with Gold Coast’s Bianchin’s Babes – Jane Quick

January 5 – Cruisin’ with RWA – Juanita Kees

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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.

Members share their new releases with us every week. Keep your TBR list up to date or share a new release with us at cruisin@romanceaustralia.com

  • New contract

Annie Seaton is thrilled to have been offered a contract by Entangled Publishing for HER PACIFIC PIRATE for their Indulgence line. Her first three books were contracted within seven months, all for release in 2012.

  • New covers

There’s nothing we like more than a good cover. Share yours with us to advertise your latest release.

  • Top Sellers

Anna Jacobs has reason to celebrate. Since they came out in August, her historical novels CHERRY TREE LANE and ELM TREE ROAD have consistently been in the top 100 sagas on Amazon.

  • New blog site or web page

If you’ve recently started a blog or designed a new author website, we’d like to share it.

This is a great spot to remind you about RWA’s contests. You’ll find more information on these in the Cruisin’ for Contests section.

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Cruisin’ Member Blogs

Share a link and a short blurb here each week by emailing the details to us at: cruisin@romanceaustralia.com

DSDU will be having a break between December 24 and January 7.

January 9 – Laws of Old England – Sheridan Kent

January 16 – Regency Courtship – Danielle Lisle

The characters of THE CREATOR GODS have varying degrees of psychic abilities so Janine blogs monthly on each one.

December 29 – My Holiday Reading List – Maybe you’ll find a couple from mine to add to yours!

December 31 – ROFL Moment – For fans of the movie, Ghostbusters!

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Clint’s Cruisin’ Lane

Keep Clint amused with blogs of interest, interesting links and things to do.

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Enrico’s Pick Six

Submit your blog site link to cruisin@romanceaustralia.com to share with our readers. Enrico hand picks six blogs to showcase every week.

Enrico’s Pick Six this week:

Magical Gains

Mary Hawkins

Mel Teshco

 Alison Stuart

Anita Joy

Anne Whitfield

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Cruisin’ for Contests

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

RBY 2012 is now open for entries

January 6 – January 27, 2012          Little Gems

January 20 – February 17, 2012      First Kiss

March/April 2012 (TBA)                  Valerie Parv Award

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Other Contests

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

Thank you to Annie Seaton for sharing this one with us:

Forwarding permission granted: The First Annual Lyrical Press How Lyrical is Your Romance? Contest opens on Monday, January 16, 2012. This contest is open to both published and unpublished authors.

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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.

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 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.

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RWA Notices /Events

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

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Enrico’s quote of the week

We will open the book.  Its pages are blank.  We are going to put words on them ourselves.  The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.  ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Until next week,

Regards Juanita

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