Cruisin’ with RWA

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Riding the waves: Writing romance in tempestuous times

August 16 – 18 2013 –The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Western Australia

In August 2013, for the first time, our annual national conference is heading to Western Australia. With a gorgeous heritage hotel, sunshine, sea-breezes, alfresco dining and history – Fremantle has it all. And now it has romance!

For more information visit the RWA Website.


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

RWA Contests

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

Has signed a contract with Simon & Schuster for ANZ rights to publish her erotic novel set in Australia in 1970’s, THE YEARNING. Publication is set for the first half of 2013. The Yearning is a story of a teenage girl who lures her charismatic teacher into an affair through love letters.

It will follow the release of two series erotic novellas (Breaking the rules and Bloom) published under Random House’s new romance line in February 2013. The series follows the seductions of a modern day Don Juan, the darkly handsome Ramon Mendez, who is both the key to pleasure and freedom for the women he loves.


Cruisin’ Member Blogs

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Jenn J McLeod’s blog this week is a ‘roundabout way’ of promoting the RWA (conference) on the ABC Open blog, with general tips on getting that book inside everyone, burning to come out, on paper writing. An article called, “When Writers Rally”. If you drop by the ABC blog, she’d love you to leave a message.

This week on Friday Feast:

Ever wondered what naughty fun you can have with a kilo of mascarpone? Well, thanks to Aussie Superromance author Joan Kilby, Friday Feast has the answer!

Plus share your experience of having to use up something you’ve purchased too much of and you’ll go into the draw to win Joan’s wonderful new release, TO BE A FAMILY.

October 11 – MAGIC THURSDAY – Kylie Scott with giveaway of FLESH

October 13
– DARKLIGHT ON…Anna Hackett

October 14
– Weekly Overview

October 16 – GOOD NEWS DAY

October 17 – A BITE OF…with Peta Crake

October 16 – MAGIC THURSDAY – Erica Hayes with a copy of REVELATION and HUNTER’S BLOOD

Cathleen Ross is a guest at Eleni’s Taverna. Pop in to say hi.

October 13 – HISTORICAL AUTHORS: Sophia James – do you like historical romance? Want to try the genre? Then check out these Aussie/Kiwi authors.

October 16 – ROMANTIC SUSPENSE AUTHOR: Gracie O’Neill – delve into the mysterious world of romantic suspense with this self published New Zealand author.

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October 12 – A Day in the Writing Life of Kylie Scott – Suzanne Hamilton

October 14 – Event Announcements – Juanita Kees

October 17 –  HT Archives – Sandra Harris

October 21 – Cruisin’with RWA – Juanita Kees

October 12 – In the Armchair with Karina Fabian, author of I LEFT MY BRAINS IN SAN FRANCISCO

Survival Hardware hadn’t seen such a rush of customers since the last Armageddon prediction coincided with Black Friday. Manager Clint Sanders rubbed his hands with glee.  Oh, Marley, if only you hadn’t gotten drunk and decided to go zombie hunting. 

October 15 – In the Armchair with Anna Jacobs and THE TRADER’S DREAM

Writing historical novels means doing plenty of research, and fortunately, I find that fascinating. Of course you can’t put all the stuff you read into a story, or it’d be boring, so you have to sift through it to find usable ‘bites’ which give a vivid picture of the era.

October 19 – Five Tips for Writing Humorous Novels with Karina Fabian

I think people like them because they are not your typical zombie stories—rather, they are light-hearted and satirical, with a lot of human interaction as well as zombie action; and, of course, they are funny.  Here are some of the rules I follow when writing humorous novels…


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. Jane Quick
  2. Mary Hawkins
  3. Trish Morey
  4. Romance Bandits
  5. Sandie Hudson
  6. The Journeyman Writer

Have a great week!

Regards Juanita

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