Cruisin’ with RWA

Welcome back to Cruisin’. The count down to 50k in 30 Days has started. Read more on where you can register below.

Don’t forget to send your good news and blogs to – we love to hear from our members and share in celebrating their success.


50K in 30 Days Challenge

Registration opens midday Thursday May 24 on the RWA Forum. Participate to Motivate!

50K in 30 Days starts June 1 and runs until June 30. This is your opportunity to write, write, write. Our motto this year is Participate to Motivate, so let’s have a writing party. Whether you want to write, edit or both, we’ll help you reach your Word Goal together.

Can’t manage 50k? No problem! Set a goal you can manage, then add another 10K – we all have to start somewhere. We’ll be there with you, participating, cheering you on and to carry you across the finish line.

This year the challenge will take place on the RWA Forum. Would you like to join us? Look out for news and information on the RWA Forum, our Facebook Group Page, Facebook Page and in Cruisin’ with RWA on how to join up for this amazing race. Ready? Set. GO! (PS: You must be a financial member of RWAustralia to participate.)

Register your participation on the forum by June 1 to receive your invite to join this exciting event.


RWA Merry Webber Blogs

May 25 – A Day in the Writing Life of Chris Taylor – Suzanne Hamilton

May 26 -New Releases – Nicole Flockton

May 27 – Event Announcements – Juanita Kees

May 28 – Conference Spotlight – Eleni Konstantine

May 29 – Little Gems 2012 Author Carmen Gowans – Jenn J McLeod

May 30 – Winter Writer’s Workshop with Anne Gracie – Imelda Evans

May 31 – 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. Share your new release, new cover, contest win, new contract, new website and more good news with us at

  • New releases

May 26 – Look out for some exciting new releases in the New Releases Blog

Nikki Logan’s how-to on THE CHEMISTRY OF READING – AROUSING YOUR READER is now up at Amazon and Smashwords.

Janelle Lee’s UNCOVERED  is now available in eBook

Astrid Cooper‘s new release FANGS FOR THE MEMORIES made it to the bestseller list at Extasy Books.

  • New Cover

Share your cover love with us at

  • New Contract

Zaide Bishop has signed a contract with Carina Press to produce a seven book series. The novellas are due for publishing on the following dates:

– Book 2 by Jun 30, 2012
– Book 3 by Aug 31, 2012
– Book 4 by Oct 31, 2012
– Book 5 by Dec 31, 2012
– Book 6 by Feb 28, 2013
– Book 7 by April 30, 2013

  • Keeping up Appearances

Pop in and see Rachael Johns at the following events:
When: Saturday May 26, 2012
Where: Books Plus Armadale, shop 21A Armadale Shopping Centre, Armadale, WA

When: Wednesday June 6
Time: 6.30pm
Where: Ballajura Library, cnr Kingfisher & Illawarra Cres, BALLAJURA, WA
FMI and RSVP to 9249 1488.

When: Saturday June 23
Time: 10.30am
Where: Dymocks, 171 York St, Albany, WA


Cruisin’ Member Blogs

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

May 23 – Flirting and Body Language – A Girl Thing

May 25– This week on Friday Feast:

I’m delighted to host rural romance author Mandy Magro, whose gorgeously covered JACARANDA released this week. Mandy is sharing a recipe she learned off her English mother-in-law and it’s a stunner – Chocolate Orange Cheesecake. Yep, just like a Jaffa except much, much better.

So come on over and say hi, but don’t forget a napkin because I promise you will drool!

May 24 – MAGIC THURSDAY: Eleni Konstantine

May 26 – ENCHANTED ORB: Maree Anderson

May 27 – Weekly Overview


May 30 – A BITE OF…with Kathrine Leannan

May 28 – A mouthwatering moment with Juanita Kees from her debut release, FLY AWAY PETA

May 23 – Debbie Phillips, the chairperson of the ARRA, is Keziah’s guest this week.

May 26 – FROM THE BOOKSHELF…Phaeton Black:Paranormal Investigator series (Jillian Stone)- looking for a new book to read or a new-to-you author? Check out what’s on the bookshelf!

May 29 – TOPIC: Being a Published Author – In the beginning… – What happens after you get THE CALL? The first in a four part series.

May 25 – The magical guest this week is multi-published Eternal Press author, Kathryn Meyer Griffith with her story  WITCHES.

  • Wine, Women and Wordplay

May 21 – Show Don’t Tell Part II

May 23 – Feed the writer: Chocolate Brownie recipe!

May 25 – More on what makes a man sexy


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

The RWA Contest season is now closed. Watch this space for information when the season re-opens around mid-August with HM&B High Five.


Enrico’s quote of the week

A word is not the same with one writer as with another.  One tears it from his guts.  The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket.  ~Charles Peguy

Regards Juanita

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