Welcome to yet another edition of Cruisin’ with RWA. We have loads of exciting news this week and some great reasons to celebrate.
Clint has taken off into the sunset in search of blogs that might interest our writers and followers. He needs your help otherwise he’s going to be wandering around aimlessly for days! If you have any Blogs of Interest to share, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to check out Keeping up Appearances section for some exciting in-person events. And now to the good stuff:
RWA Merry Webber Blogs
February 10 – Blog Bites with Nicole Hurley-Moore – Kerrie Williams
February 12 – Event Announcements – Juanita Kees
February 14 – 2012 Conference Announcement – Eleni Konstantine
February 15 – Hearts Talk Archives – Kristin Meagher
February 16 – 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 has arrived on the US & UK markets!
Elise McCune’s new release THE MIRROR IN THE GARDEN is now available on Amazon.
On February 15 Louise Cusack’s romantic fantasy trilogy SHADOW THROUGH TIME will be released digitally by Macmillan and will be available wherever eBooks are sold:
Daughter of the Dark: Shadow Through Time 2
Glimmer in the Maelstrom: Shadow Through Time 3
- New contract
Share the breaking news on new contracts for 2012.
Mary Hawkins has accepted a contract from Barbour for the release of eight out of print titles as e-books.
- 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.
The library listings for the UK are out and Anna Jacobs is thrilled to be No 8 in Most Borrowed Authors of Adult Fiction (up from No 11 last year) and No 19 in Most Borrowed Fiction Authors, adult and children combined.
And . . . BEYOND THE SUNSET is in the top 100 books borrowed.
Cruisin’ Member Blogs
Share a link and a short blurb here each week by emailing the details to us at: email@example.com
“This week on Friday Feast I’m thrilled to host Loretta Hill. Loretta’s red dust and romance novel, The Girl In Steel-Capped Boots, released in January and is being raved about. Also to rave about is her Friday Feast post featuring the gourmet delights of the Pilbara. So click along on Friday and learn about Loretta, her new release and this great Australian region.”
February 9 – MAGIC THURSDAY ~ Japanese Shape Shifting Animals with Peta Crake
February 11 – ENCHANTED ORB: Imogene Nix
February 12 – Weekly Overview
February 13 –GOOD NEWS DAY
February 6 – Spies during the English Civil War by Alison Stuart
February 13 – The Grand Tour by Cassandra Samuels
February 20 – My love affair with England – Leeds Castle by Tamara Gill
February 10 – VENGEANCE BORN blog tour – visiting at The Qwillery
February 11 – VENGEANCE BORN blog tour – visiting at Paranormal Haven
February 11 – CAST OF CHARACTERS: RISSA – the young child healer in VENEGEANCE BORN.
February 13 – VENEGEANCE BORN blog tour – visiting at Romance Book Paradise
February 14 – AN AUTHOR’S LIFE … with Valerie Parv.
February 16 – VENEGEANCE BORN blog tour – visiting at Get Lost in a Story blog
February 16 – VENEGEANCE BORN blog tour – visiting at Dark Side DownUnder Magic Thursday
WHAT THIS WRITER DOES BESIDES WRITING – including brief information about the Tasmanian Roadshow. Mary would be very interested in comments from writers sharing what else they do besides actually writing their manuscripts.
Louise is blogging about her romantic fantasy trilogy SHADOW THROUGH TIME soon to be released digitally by Macmillan.
For readers and writers alike – Alli Sinclair blogs about an old theatre in Argentina that has been renovated into one of the world’s most elegant bookstores.
Rachael runs Theory on Thursday with guest authors who share their craft tips, pain, passion and joy of writing.
“For the month of February we’re heading out into the country with some great Aussie authors and amazing giveaways. Swing by each week and tell us what you love most about rural Australia.”
February 7 – Winner of Karly Lane’s give-away in the ‘February Focus on Rural Australia’ announced.
February 11 – In the Back Paddock with Mandy Magro, giving away a copy of ROSALEE STATION to one lucky commenter.
Clint’s Cruisin’ Lane
Clint’s away on sabbatical this week. He’s searching for new blogs of interest to entertain you. Any ideas? Send Clint an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Enrico’s Pick Six
Submit your blog site link to email@example.com to share with our readers. Enrico hand picks six blogs to showcase every week.
Cruisin’ for Contests
Improve your writing and publishing opportunities by entering the RWA contests.
Little Gems 6 January – 27 January 2012: Entries now closed.
First Kiss 20 January – 17 February 2012 – the clock is ticking!
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.
Paula will be the Australian Romance Readers’ Association’s guest speaker at the awards this year.
- 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.
- February 18 – How to Write a Romance workshop with Paula Roe
Where: Burwood Library (NSW)
- March 27 – Behind the Scenes with Anna Jacobs – talk with books for sale and signing.
Where: Wanneroo Library, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo WA 6065
FMI & Bookings: (08) 9405 5900
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
From the Quote Garden
Until next week,