Happy Australia Day!
Today our nation celebrates all the wonderful achievements of our people and what we can be proud of as a nation. It’s the day for us to gather together, share a prawn or two on the barbie and enjoy the great outdoors. Clint has been doing some research this week and has found some interesting facts which he has shared in Clint’s Cruisin’ Lane. Stay safe this Australia Day.
RWA Merry Webber Blogs
January 27 – Blog Bites: Karly Lane – Kerri Williams
January 28 – New Releases – Sandie Hudson
January 29 – Event Announcements – Juanita Kees
January 30 – Author Spotlight on Anne Gracie – Juliet Madison
February 1 – Face 2 Face – Jane Quick
February 2 – 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
Kylie Griffin’s VENGEANCE BORN due out in Canada and the USA on February 7.
Vonnie Hughes has her regency historical MR. MONFORT’S MARRIAGE being released by e-press, Musa Publishing on January 27.
- New contract
Share the breaking news on new contracts for 2012.
- 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.
- Book Reviews
A review of Anna Jacobs’ MISTRESS OF MARYMOOR over at Mission: Romance.
The winners of the 14th Annual Silicon Valley RWA GOTCHA Contest have been announced.
Cruisin’ Member Blogs
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January 25 – New column: A Bite of…The Ice Princess by Cathleen Ross
January 26 – Magic Thursday: Nicole Murphy on Australia Day
January 27 – Australia Day Special with Astrid Cooper
January 22 – Weekly Overview
January 24 – Good News Day
January 30 – Wool Crafts from Eras Gone By – Mary deHaas
January 26 – VENGEANCE BORN countdown … quote from the novel.
January 27 – Guest blogging: Over at the Romance Bandits – I’m in the hot seat with Anna Campbell and there’s a VENGEANCE BORN giveaway!
January 28 – Cast of characters: Kalan – the hero of VENGEANCE BORN
January 31 – Topic: An Author’s Life…with Amanda Ashby – sharing the wealth of knowledge and experience of some well-known authors.
January 31 – Guest blogging: Over at Regency Seductions – Bronwen Evans is my hostess and there’s a VENGEANCE BORN giveaway!
January 24 – Special guest Tracy Sumner, author of TIDES OF PASSION, awarded the National Reader’s Choice for Best Long Historical, talks about ‘Show, don’t tell.’
Clint’s Cruisin’ Lane
Clint has had a great time this week researching Australian history and a few legendary facts:
- Celebrating Australia: A History of Australia Day, an essay commissioned by the National Australia Day Council and written by historian Dr Elizabeth Kwan.
- Top Ten Australian Mythical creatures
- Facts about early Australian Literature, authors and themes.
- 50 Must read Australian novels
- Famous Australians
Enrico’s Pick Six
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Enrico’s Pick Six this week:
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: Last call!
First Kiss 20 January – 17 February 2012
Valerie Parv Award 23 April – 4 May 2012 (or until contest fills)
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.
- February 11 – Paula Roe will be the Australian Romance Readers’ Association’s guest speaker at their 4th
Annual Romance Readers awards.
- February 14 – Cathleen Ross and Annie West will run a two hour Romance Writing Workshop.
Where: Willoughby Room at Chatswood Library on the Concourse.
When: 1.30 – 3.30pm and costs $15 (including afternoon tea).
FMI & Bookings: (02)99672917 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Places are limited. The session is aimed as an introductory workshop for romance writing.
- March 24 – Michael Hauge is presenting an all day seminar entitled ‘Advanced Story Mastery: Create stories that sell’
RWA Events and Conferences
Follow the link to the RWA Events and Conference Page for more news on the Gold Coast Conference 2012.
Love has no desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving. ~ Kahlil Gibran
Until next week.