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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

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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

Montlake is re-releasing all the Avalon backlist as e books. So far three of Elizabeth’s books are available. STUCK and THE RIGHT CORD came out in September and COMING HOME and THE WEDDING PARTY in October. THE WEDDING PARTY won a best cover award at the recent conference. Some of these releases are also available in paperpack.

Has a November historical romance release, TO TEMPT THE DEVIL, published by Montlake

THE PLAN – A futuristic tale to Beachwalk Press releasing in April 2013

BLAME THE WINE – A Contemporary with Paranormal Themes  to Total-E-Bound (release date to be advised)


Contest Finalists -High Five

Congratulations  go to:

Cara Gabriel
Lexie Green
Anita Joy
Caryn Linden
Victoria Purman
Kerrie Starbuck

The entries are on their way to Senior Editor Brenda Chin of HM&B. Thanks to contest manager Kasey Rowe.


Keeping Up Appearances

  • Anna Jacobs will be conducting three talks for readers. Each time Anna will talking about what it’s like to be a writer, her ways of working, and where she gets her ideas.

Behind the Scenes with Anna Jacobs

When:           November 3 at 10am

Where:          Edenvale, Pinjarra, WA

FMI:               Need to book, contact the library or

When:           November 7 at 7pm

Where:         Kwinana Library, WA

FMI:               Need to book, contact the library or

Saturday October 27 – If you’re in Sydney, sign up for and come along to Nicole’s whole day workshop. Lots of activities, examples, workshopping and critiquing of sex scenes to start developing the skills to make your scenes pop and sizzle!


Cruisin’ Member Blogs

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  • RWA Blog

October 26 – A Day in the Writing Life of Dy Loveday – Suzanne Hamilton

October 28 – Event Announcements – Juanita Kees

October 29 – New Releases with Nicole Flockton

November 1 – Cruisin’ with RWA – Juanita Kees

This week on Friday Feast:

This week on Friday Feast we’re getting saucy! Australian erotic romance and MOONLIGHT MIRAGE author Sami Lee is talking about her love of cooking and cookbooks, and how she enjoys winging it in the kitchen. Best of all, she’s raided the family archives and is sharing her Dad’s wicked barbecue sauce recipe. Yum!

So are you a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants cook like Sami or a scrupulous recipe follower? Come on over and comment. The curious minds of Friday Feast wish to know!


October 27 – DARKLIGHT ON

October 28 – Weekly Overview

October 30 – GOOD NEWS DAY


Musa Monday
Writing Buddy Wednesday

October 27 –  HISTORICAL AUTHORS: Anna Jacobs – do you like historical romance? Want to try the genre? Then check out these Aussie/Kiwi authors.

October 30 – ROFL! The Muppets Bohemian Rhapsody – a light hearted moment  from our favourite puppets!

October 23 – In the Armchair with Loretta Hill

October 26 – Marketing Tips with Karina Fabian

October 30 – In the Armchair with Barbara Toner

November 1 – In the Armchair with Julie Kagawa


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

Have a great week!

Regards Juanita

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  1. Congratulations to everyone with new book releases or celebrating other good news on Enrico’s list.


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