Cruisin’ with RWA

Hello and welcome back to another round of exciting news. We hope you enjoy the line up this week. Happy reading from the Cruisin’ Pit Crew.


RWA Merry Webber Blogs

February 17 – Day in the Writing Life of Jennie Schwartz – Suzanne Hamilton

February 18 – Bestsellers List – Tamara Gill

February 19 – RWA Event Announcements – Juanita Kees

February 22 – Author Spotlight on Michael Hauge – Juliet Madison

February 23 – 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

  • New contract

Share the breaking news on new contracts for 2012.

Jenn J McLeod has accepted an offer from Simon & Schuster (Australia) for the first two novels in her Seasons Collection:

House for All Seasons (Mother’s Day 2013)

The Simmering Season (Mother’s Day 2014)

Diane Hester has accepted an offer from Random House Australia for her suspense novel BELIEVE IN ME.

Imogene Nix signed the contract for STARFIRE with Secret Cravings Publishing. This book is the second in the trilogy but the third in the universe.

  • Contest Wins

Emerald Single Title Second Round placegetters:

Congratulations to the following:

Jennifer Brooks

Susie Cass

Tina Marie Clarke

Pete Crake

Imelda Evans

Elizabeth Grange

CT Green

Jo Jensen

Tamara Gill

Michelle De Rooy x 2

Nicole Strickland

Christine Taylor x 2

Many thanks to Debbie Cox, Manager

  • Top Sellers

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


Cruisin’ Member Blogs

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

“Friday Feast this week features Berkley Heat author Christina Phillips talking about her hugely enjoyable trip to Western Australia’s famous Margaret River wine region. Christina also has a special gift for ten lucky commenters, so pop on over and share your favourite wine region or, if wine isn’t your thing, your favourite tipple, and you could score a very handy and attractive present.”

February 16 – MAGIC THURSDAY ~ Kylie Griffin with Vengeance Bound giveaway

February 19 –
Weekly Overview

February 20 – winner of Kylie’s giveaway announced

February 21 – GOOD NEWS DAY

February 22 – A BITE OF … Work by Dy Loveday

February 23 –MAGIC THURSDAY ~ Imogene Nix with Starline giveaway

February 20 – My love affair with England – Leeds Castle by Tamara Gill


February 16 – Get Lost in a Story blog

February 16 – Dark Side DownUnder Magic Thursday

February 20 – The Book Bordello

February 22 -The Minxes of Romance

February 23 – My Bookish Ways

 Back home to Kylie’s Blog:

 February 21 – An Author’s Life … with Karina Bliss.

 February 25VENGEANCE BORN round up – “Thank you to everyone who support or participated in my blog tour.”

 February 14 – I Say Tomate, You Say Tomato – English, Arabic, and Spanish Word Migration with Alli Sinclair

Febuary 13 – Why I love writing for Harlequin

“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 18 – In the Back Paddock with Cathryn Hein, giving away a copy of PROMISES to one lucky commenter.

Blog interview no.280 with writer Kerri Williams


Clint’s Cruisin’ Lane


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. Anne Gracie
  2. Bronwyn Parry
  3. Cathryn Brunet
  4. Down Under Desirabelles
  5. Historical Belles and Beaus
  6. Love Cats Down Under


Cruisin’ for Contests

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

First Kiss 20 January – 17 February 2012 – Closes Friday

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


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 18 – How to Write a Romance workshop with Paula Roe

Where: Burwood Library (NSW)

When: 12.30-1.30pm

FMI and bookings:


  • March 27 – Behind the Scenes with Anna Jacobs – talk with books for sale and signing.

Where: Wanneroo Library, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo WA 6065

When: 11am

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

The Angels were all singing out of tune,

And hoarse with having little else to do,

Excepting to wind up the sun and moon

Or curb a runaway young star or two.

~Lord Byron

From the Quote Garden

From the Quote Garden


Until next week,

Regards Juanita

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