Cruisin’ with RWA

Hello and welcome back to another line up of great news and interesting blogs. We hope you’re enjoying cruisin’ the blogs with us every week.  Send your good news and blogs to cruisin@romanceaustralia.com – we love to hear from our members and share in celebrating their success.

RWA Roadshow: Tasmania

Romance: Write it, Love it

When: May 19th 2012

Where: 8 High Street Launceston – LINC Tasmania

Price: $55 members ($66 non-members), GST incl, includes catered lunch

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RWA Merry Webber Blogs

May 4 – Blog Bites with Karly Lane – Kerri Williams

May 5 – Hearts Talk Wrap – Kristin Meagher

May 6 – Events Announcements – Juanita Kees

May 8 – Author Spotlight on Bronwen Evans – Juliet Madison

May 9 – Little Gems 2012 Author Carol Hoggart – Jenn J McLeod

May 10 – Cruisin’ with RWA – Juanita Kees

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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 cruisin@romanceaustralia.com

  • New Contracts

Have you had your manuscript accepted for publishing? Share the details with us and we’ll help you celebrate.

Ann B Harrison has signed her second contract with Breathless Press for MISTRESS FOR MAGNUS and her YA book WITCHLING with Lycaon Press.

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Cruisin’ Member Blogs

Share a link and a short blurb here each week by emailing the details to us at: cruisin@romanceaustralia.com

Anna is blogging at two locations this week:
Read her interview over at Word Wenches
and  at Savvy Authors, it’s about writing historical fiction, the basics of how Anna approaches it.

Prepare for jammy fingers because on this week’s Friday Feast, to celebrate the Australian release of her gorgeous (and sexy!) romance, UNDONE BY HIS TOUCH, multi-published author and all-round lovely person Annie West is revealing a favourite childhood comfort food as well as sharing a delicious sticky-sweet recipe that will set your tastebuds dancing.

Plus join in the nostalgia with your favourite childhood comfort food, the one that instantly takes you back and makes you feel good, and you could win a signed copy of UNDONE BY HIS TOUCH. Got to be in that!

May 3 – MAGIC THURSDAY: Special Guest Ju Dimello: Paranormal heroes – and giveaway of Fiery Icicle

May 6 – Weekly Overview

May 7 – Winner of Ju’s giveaway announced.

May 8 – GOOD NEWS DAY

May 10 – MAGIC THURSDAY: Shona Husk: Top 5 Reasons to go to RT – and giveaway prize pack

The Georgian Chamber Horse by Cheryl Leigh

Read about Janet’s recent experience in revising an old out-of-print book for E publishing, and the main problem she discovered.

All I can say is – thank goodness for hardcover copies!

Juliet Madison’s ‘Mouthwatering May’ blog special event.

Juliet’s blog will be alive with food-themed books, guest author interviews, novel excerpts, recipes, and articles for the month of May. There are some yummy prizes up for grabs too, so head on over to the blog and take part.

A hectic, fun release day with a few photos and a run-down of the official launch for DEAD, ACTUALLY.

May 5 – FROM THE BOOKSHELF…The Ondine series (Ebony McKenna)- looking for a new book to read or a new-to-you author? Check out what’s on the bookshelf!

May 8 – TOPIC: In a galaxy far, far away…with Sharon Lynn Fisher – see how Sharon found herself addicted to science fiction romance and get her take on the industry as a newly published author in this genre.

10 Fun Ways to Put the “Magic” Back in Writing with Adrienne deWolfe

This week, handling conflict in your ms, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and on Friday, Part III of What Makes a Man Sexy?

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Clint’s Cruisin’ Lane

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Enrico’s Pick Six

Submit your blog site link to cruisin@romanceaustralia.com to share with our readers. Enrico hand picks six blogs to showcase every week.

Enrico’s Pick Six this week:

  1. Wink Girls
  2. Annie Seaton
  3. Christina Phillips
  4. Historical Saga Novels
  5. Janet Woods
  6. Mel Teshco

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Cruisin’ for Contests

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

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

80 / 80 entries received. Updated 24 April 0049 EST.

***THE CONTEST IS NOW FULL AND CANNOT ACCEPT ANY MORE ENTRIES***

Good luck to all the entrants.

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Enrico’s quote of the week

You never know till you try to reach them how accessible men are; but you must approach each man by the right door.  ~Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1887

Regards Juanita

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