Spring is here and the weather is warming up – huzzah! My TBR pile is ready and waiting for a spot next to the pool and a warm day. I’m sure you’ll find a few more to add to your list in this week’s edition of Cruisin’. Happy reading!
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Cruisin’ the News
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Keeping up Appearances
- Mary Hawkins is presenting a two hour workshop on “Getting the novel structure right” and will be also in the “Editing Room” at The Word Writers Getaway 12-14 October at The Sunshine Coast.FMI: http://www.thewordwriters.com/index.php?
- The RWA West Houston Chapter’s contest ‘The Emily’ is open for submissions from Saturday, September 1st, 2012 and closes at midnight, September 30, 2012.For more information and to enter: http://whrwa.com/emily/ * All Electronic ~ Fee: $30 (WHRWA members $20) * No synopsis ~ maximum of 7,000 words * Three first-round judges ~ lowest score dropped * Open to published authors (not published in category for three years) * Multiple entries allowed * Entries capped at the first 240 entries received
- HARLEQUIN / MILLS & BOON SO YOU THINK YOU CAN WRITE CONTEST
Visit the Contest Website for instructions on how to enter by completing a submission form and uploading one (1) eligible first chapter.
- New Logo Contest
RWA has launched a contest to find a new logo. Opens: September 1st 2012, Closes: Midnight Sydney time September 30th 2012
|HM&B High Five||14 September 2012|
|STALI||5 October 2012|
|Selling Synopsis||23 November 2012|
|Emerald Award||23 November 2012|
|Little Gems||1 February 2013|
|First Kiss||15 February 2013|
|Valerie Parv Award||TBA April 2013|
New Releases and Contracts
- Barbara DeLeo’s debut book CONTRACT FOR MARRIAGE is out on Sunday from Entangled Publishing. Visit her website for the cover reveal.
- Eleni Konstantine’s paranormal romance novella, GATEWAY TO HELL, had its official launch on Friday night on Facebook.
- Denise Rosetti’s Four-Sided Pentacle series is complete. The fourth and last in the series, THE DARK ROSE will be released by Berkley Intermix .
- Nicole Hurley-Moore has a medieval Christmas novella, MISRULE’S MISTRESS contracted by Pink Petal Books.
Cruisin’ Member Blogs
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This week on Friday Feast:
Brace yourself, folks, because this week on Friday Feast we’re turning animal! To celebrate the release of her romantic suspense, WILD ENCOUNTER, multi-published Australian author and zoo worker Nikki Logan is talking us through the joys of zoo food.
There’s a numbat termite-slurpee for your delectation, some great tips on how to keep your home menagerie happy and well-fed, and feel-good cuteness all round. So come and join the furry fun. Nikki promises not to bite!
September 13 – MAGIC THURSDAY – Eleni Konstantine with giveaway of novella GATEWAY TO HELL
September 15 – ENCHANTED ORB with Christina Ashcroft
September 16 – Weekly Overview
September 18 – Good News Day
September 10 – Come on over to see which castle we stop at next on our Scottish adventure.
- RWA Blog
September 14 – Day in the Writing Life of Maggie Mundy – Suzanne Hamilton
September 16 – Event Announcements – Juanita Kees
September 18 – Cruisin’ with RWA – Juanita Kees
- Stacy Nash is a blogger at the Authors Promoting Authors blog. They have two spots per week devoted to features, cover reveals, giveaways etc. and accept any genre and any author.
- The Other Side at Kees2Create
September and October – Calling all Historical Authors:
Would you like to do a craft type post or interview? Craft-wise, I’m looking for anything with a little history to it that adds to the story, even if it’s about where you do your research. The blog category title is “In the Armchair with…” so pick your favourite reading or writing chair and attach a photo of yourself with the blog. Contact me for more information if you’d like to be a guest.
Today we welcome Daniel K to The Other Side with his review of book two in the Hal Junior series.
September 8 – The Winner of What’s The Buzz announced (RWA Conference 2012)
September 11– Review of That Thing Called Love by Susan Andersen (Harlequin Mira)
September 14 – In the Armchair with Erin Grace
- Susanne Bellamy has a new website and first ever blog and would love to have you visit her there.
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Enrico’s Pick Six this week:
Have a great week!