Cruisin’ with RWA

As the last of the 2012 conference sparkle winks out and we return to  our writing desks, here is a little reminder that you can find a teaser for 2013’s Riding the Waves Conference in Fremantle on the Romance Writers of Australia Website.

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Cruisin’ the News

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 Keeping up Appearances

Date: Saturday, 8 September 2012
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Venue: The Studio, State Library of Queensland
Topic/s: Fiction   Romance

Panellist/s: Toni Jordan, Deborah Robertson, Bronwyn Parry
Chair: Tina Marie Clark

Price: Free

Description: Toni JordanDeborah Robertson and Bronwyn Parry write about the most popular topics in fiction: romance, love and sex. They let us in on the secret to keeping ideas fresh and readers interested.

New Contracts

  • Hazel Gower is happy to announce she has signed a contract with Beachwalk Press for her Paranormal Romance, KANE’S MATE.

Contest Wins

  • Nicole Hurley-Moore’s novella, THE TRINKET SELLER’S DAUGHTER placed 2nd in the Historical Novella section of Hearts Through History’s ‘Romance Through The Ages’ contest (RTTA).
  • Congratulations to the Clendon finalists:

1st – Jennifer St.George
2nd – Michelle de Rooy
3rd – Mary Jones (also Readers Choice)
4th – Adrienne Smith (also Readers Choice)

  • Congratulations to C T Green on her final in the North West Houston Lone Star conference with HALO BOOK #1: ASSAS

New Releases – August 2012

  • Elisabeth Rose’s release, EVE’S PASSION, is available on Amazon or at The Whiskey Creek Press website. The paperback version will be available in about a month. For an excerpt, visit Elisabeth’s website.
  • Cathleen Ross has released a new Forbidden Fantasy. TAKEN is now available in eBook.


RWA Merry Webber Blogs

August 31 – A Day in the Writing Life of Sandra Harris – Suzanne Hamilton

September 1 – Hearts Talk Wrap – Kristin Meagher

September 2 – Event Announcements – Juanita Kees

September 6 – Cruisin with RWA – Juanita Kees


Cruisin’ Member Blogs

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August 31 – This week on Friday Feast:

Quirk that pinkie and settle that napkin daintily on your knee because this week on Friday Feast best-selling regency-set historical romance author and two-time RITA finalist Christina Brooke is serving high tea.

If that isn’t enough to salivate over, Christina is giving one lucky commenter the chance to win a signed copy of A DUCHESS TO REMEMBER. Wonderful!

We will be on hiatus from August 7th to September 1st. Conferences are a-calling and we are heeding the call!

August 27 – BETWEEN THE COVERS: A review of STAGE FRIGHT by Marianne Delacourt

August 28 – MISSION ROMANCE: What’s the Buzz? What a writer’s conference can do for you. Name the Bee on the Homepage to win a copy of the LITTLE GEMS 2012 DIAMONDS edition.

September 1 – IN THE ARMCHAIR: with the seriously witty Rudy Ch. Garcia and his new speculative fiction release, THE CLOSET OF DISCARDED DREAMS

Conference Blogs


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. Authorness – Vanessa Barneveld
  2. Christine Wells
  3. Jenn J McLeod
  4. Michelle Diener
  5. Suzanne Brandyn
  6. Tracey O’Hara


Enrico’s quote of the week

Then would you read a Sustaining Book, such as would help and comfort a Wedged Bear in Great Tightness? ~ Winnie the Pooh

Have a great week!

Regards Juanita

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