Cruisin’ with RWA

Welcome to another line-up of good news and blog spots. Have you been keeping up with your new year resolutions? How many of your goals have you achieved so far? If you’d like to share your blogs on goals and achievements for 2012, drop us an email at


RWA Merry Webber Blogs

January 13 – Blog Bites with Nicola Sheridan – Kerri Williams

January 15 – Event Announcements – Juanita Kees

January 16 – Author Spotlight: Lisa Heidke with a book to give away – Juliet Madison

January 18 – Hearts Talk Archives – Sandra Harris

January 19 – Cruisin’ with RWA – Juanita Kees


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

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

Fiona Palmer is pleased to announce that her first book, THE FAMILY FARM is due to be released with Random House Germany around March/April 2012.

  • New contract

With 2011 now a happy memory, we look forward to sharing breaking news on new contracts for 2012.

Bronwyn Stuart accepted a contract with Carina Press for her Regency novel, SCANDAL’S MISTRESS due for release later this year by Carina Press.

Fiona Palmer has just announced that her second book HEART OF GOLD has also been picked up by Random House Germany.

  • New covers

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

  • Top Sellers

Celebrate your top selling novel by sharing rankings, reviews, covers and short blurbs with our blog followers.

  • 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. Submissions are now open for the LITTLE GEMS ANTHOLOGY.


Cruisin’ Member Blogs

Share a link and a short blurb here each week by emailing the details to us at:

Read Bronwyn’s call story for SCANDAL’S MISTRESS: the wait, the call, the celebration.

January 12 – MAGIC THURSDAY – Kylie Griffin on Tortured Heroes

January 14 – Changes to Saturdays

January 15 – Weekly Overview

January 17 – GOOD NEWS DAY

January 19 – MAGIC THURSDAY – Mel Teshco with Something Wicked This Way Comes giveaway

January 16 – Regency Courtship – Danielle Lisle

January 23 – Everyday Life in the Georgian Era – Maggi Andersen

January 12 – Gearing up for Release Day … with VENGEANCE BORN’s release day just around the corner, here’s the program of events for my blog tour.

January 14 – WORLD-BUILDING: Origins of the Light Blade series – learn about the world of VENGEANCE BORN!

January 17 – TOPIC: An Author’s Life…with Mel Teshco – sharing the wealth of knowledge and experience of some well-known authors.

January 19VENGEANCE BORN: Countdown … a quote from the novel.

The winner of TIDES OF PASSION by Tracy Sumner has been announced.

Is doing a series of posts on the Best Places to Visit, starting with places of historical interest in London and moving to other parts of the UK. Already posted is Mayfair, Grosvenor Square, Apsley House, and Claridge’s Hotel.


Clint’s Cruisin’ Lane

Clint has his Valentine’s list sorted. Quite organised, isn’t he? This week he’s focusing on the benefits of critique and memberships to writer’s groups:

Do you have a blog you’d like to share on the subject? Send Clint an email. Or if you’d like to share your critique or membership experience, leave Clint a comment below.


Enrico’s Pick Six

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

Enrico’s Pick Six this week:

  1. Jane Quick
  2. Mary Hawkins
  3. Trish Morey
  4. Romance Bandits
  5. Sandie Hudson
  6. The Journeyman Writer


Cruisin’ for Contests

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

RBY 2012 is now open for entries. Entries close February 3.

Little Gems 6 January – 27 January 2012 now open for entries

First Kiss 20 January – 17 February 2012

Valerie Parv Award 23 April – 4 May 2012 (or until contest fills)


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 Events and Conferences

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


Enrico’s quote of the week

Love – a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker  ~ Author Unknown

Until next week,

Regards Juanita

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

  • Subscribe by email

  • Subscribe by Feeder

  • Recent News

  • Blog Posts by Category

  • Archives

  • Our Team

    Blogmistress: Imelda Evans

    Blog Editor: Juanita Kees

    A Day in the Writing Life of... Keziah Hill

    Author Spotlights: Sarah Belle

    Cruisin' the Blogs: Juanita Kees

    New Releases: Laura Boon

    Blog Bites: Thea George

    Hearts Talk Wrap: Ainslie Paton

    Cover Contest: Eleni Konstantine

  • Your say:

    Derricksow on February New Releases
    Maggi Andersen on Craft: Types of Writers
    Eewang on BLOG BITE with Paula Roe
    Consultoria Seo on February New Releases
    Marsha Atkins on 2017 Ruby finalists
  • RWAus Tweets

  • Pages

%d bloggers like this: