Cruisin’ with RWA

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


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

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

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

Cath Evans–Diamond Shield

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:

“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 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?


Clint’s Cruisin’ Lane

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


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. Magical Gains
  2. Nicola Marsh
  3. Phillipa Fioretti
  4. Rhian Cahill
  5. Sami Lee
  6. Teen Fiction Cafe


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

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

Love is a sweet tyranny, because the lover endureth his torments willingly.  ~Proverb from the Quote Garden


Until next week,

Regards Juanita

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1 Comment

  1. Juanita,
    So much wonderful news to read this week.
    Congratulations to everyone who shared their good news.
    Thanks for giving everyone another fantastic Sunday morning with Enrico.


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