Perhaps it’s something to do with 2012 being a leap year. Perhaps it’s because it’s the lucky year of the Dragon. Whatever’s in the air at the moment, let’s hope it keeps all this good news coming! Drop us an email at email@example.com.
RWA Merry Webber Blogs
March 2 – A Day in the Writing Life of Sue Moorcroft – Suzanne Hamilton
March 3 – Hearts Talk Wrap – Kristin Meagher
March 4 – RWA Event Announcements – Juanita Kees
March 5 – Author Spotlight on Margareta Osborn – Juliet Madison
March 6 – Conference Spotlight: Nicole Murphy – Eleni Konstantine
March 8 – 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
Jaye Ford’s BEYOND FEAR is being released in Poland and Spain in March 2012.
Her new thriller, SCARED YET? is being released in Australia and New Zealand on March 1, 2012.
Kaz Delaney’s DEAD ACTUALLY has been released, available in bookstores from March 27.
- New contract
Share the breaking news on new contracts for 2012.
Juanita Kees has accepted a contract from Eternal Press for the publishing of her debut novel FLY AWAY PETA due for release in August 2012.
- Top Sellers
Jaye Ford’s first book, a thriller called BEYOND FEAR, was the highest selling debut crime novel in Australia last year and the fifth highest debut novel across all the genres.
- Contest Wins
Excerpt from the Little Gem Winners 2012 post by Sandie Hudson:
Shayne Sands–Bali Sunset
Donna Woodhouse– Otherwise Engaged
Carmen Gowans–Diamonds In the Sky
Venetia Green-The Diamond Of Friday Street
Venetia Green–The Nun and the Thief
Fiona Gregory–Hope For the Future
Margaret Holmes–Diamonds In Her Hair
Juanita Kees–Rough Diamond
Jenn J McLeod–About Midnight
Anna Simons –Seymour’s Folly
Kerrie Starbuck–Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Revenge
Vanda Vadas–Queen Of Diamonds
Mary Warwick– Diamonds In the Sky
The Anthology will be launched at the Conference in August. An order form will be on the Little Gems page on the website in the next few days.
Congratulations to Frank Honsa, winner of the Little Gem Cover contest with this stunning cover.
Cruisin’ Member Blogs
Share a link and a short blurb here each week by emailing the details to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Brace yourself as we enter another realm on this week’s Friday Feast. Not only is talented Australian author Louise Cusack’s luscious savoury pie the stuff of romantic fantasy, so is her Shadow Through Time trilogy, re-released this month in ebook format by Pan Macmillan’s digital imprint Momentum Books. Even more fantastic is that one lucky commenter will win the first ebook in the series, DESTINY OF THE LIGHT. See you there, otherworlders!”
March 1 – MAGIC THURSDAY: Nicole Murphy
March 4 – WEEKLY OVERVIEW
March 6 – GOOD NEWS DAY
March 7 – A BITE OF… featuring Jenny Schwartz
March 8 – MAGIC THURSDAY: Maree Anderson with giveaway of LIGHTNING RIDER
March 5 – Why Are Hero’s and Heroine’s Rich? – By Mary deHaas
March 1 – Guest Blogging over at Dark Faerie Tales
March 3 – Month of Hot Heroes (Heat 1) – come vote for your favourite eye candy. There will be 4 heats and a final over the month.
March 6 – TOPIC: AN AUTHOR’S LIFE…with Sue McKay (HMB Medical & NZ author)
The benefits of getting lost with Alli Sinclair
What’s on Rachael’s Keeper Shelf?
Help Clint find blogs of interest to keep him out of mischief. He’s on the hunt for call story blogs for next week. If you have a new (or old) story to share, email the link to Clint at email@example.com.
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.
First Kiss 20 January – 17 February 2012 – Competition now closed
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.
- 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.
Love is a sweet tyranny, because the lover endureth his torments willingly. ~Proverb from the Quote Garden
Until next week,