Cruisin’ with RWA

What a week it’s been! Clint and Enrico have hunted down a collection of great blogs for you to read. As always, a huge congratulations to all our achievers this week. Have you got news or a blog to share? Send us the link to


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 on their achievements this week.

Good News

Anna’s modern contemporary romance MARRYING A STRANGER is now available on Amazon.

CHERRY TREE LANE has also been in the top 100 list of family sagas on Amazon UK and THE TRADERS DREAM continues to fare well on the same list.

Is thrilled to announce the arrival of WIFE IN NAME ONLY after a long gestation. W.I.N.O (as she affectionately calls it) is Hayson’s debut release from Entangled Publishing.

Noelene’s Australian colonial historical romance, A GENTLEMAN’S BRIDE, is now available in paperback and is still available in eBook under it’s original title, BARRATT’S RUN.

THE YEARNING, a debut novel from Kate Belle was released in ebook format on 1 April. Drop in here for an extract from chapter 1


Cruisin’ Member Blogs

Clint had another busy week cruisin’ the web and inbox. Hope you enjoy his scoop. Share a link and a short blurb here each week by emailing the details to us at:

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April 14 – Event Announcements

April 15 – Riding the Waves Conference Spotlight on Shona Husk and Nicola E Sheridan

April 18 – Cruisin’ with RWA

Why Annie West is the next Dr Who! This Sunday 14th…Come over and find out more

And next week, Sunday 21st, debut author Whitney KE makes her appearance.

has blogged about Destiny’s release of its 12 2012 titles in paperback via Australia Post.

It’s a veritable cornucopia of vegie-talk on Friday Feast this week. Best-selling rural fiction author Margareta Osborn shares her greens-lovin’ background, waxes lyrical about that most humble but beloved of vegies, the good old spud, and shares the inspiration behind her new release HOPE’S ROAD. But wait to you see her mouth-watering recipe. You’ll be green with envy!

April 11 – MAGIC THURSDAY – with CM Simpson

April 13 – Darklight On with Efthalia Pegios

April 16 – GOOD NEWS DAY compiled by Kylie Griffin

E E Carter’s author blog  is live. In addition to posts on writing, Noelle Clark was E E’s first interviewee with her debut release, LET ANGELS FLY.

will be on a month-long blog tour from April 15, promoting and discussing her April release with Destiny Romance, ASK ME TO STAY, Book One of the Homeland Series. The blog schedule is on Elise’s blog here. There will be blog posts, interviews and giveaways.

Super Sunday: One step at a time

Musa Monday – Wench, Holley Trent

Writing Buddy Wednesday – Bootcamper  buddy, Rachel Bailey

Jenn J McLeod – on ‘All Good Things Must Come To An End

Author Harvest – It’s Anna Jacobs like you’ve never seen her before (with sparkly bits and a book giveaway)

Has started a guest blogging segment on my site, called : Spotlight on Writers. Her first guest post was up 31 March 2013 with Sue Moorcroft

Juggling family with writing? You’ll relate to this. Kate Belle guest posts at Read In A Single Sitting.

April 13 – SATURDAY SEVEN: Seven paragraphs of a favourite book off my shelves – SONG OF SCARABAEUS by Sara Creasy
April 16 – CRAFT: Switching Points of View – guest blogger Paula Roe shares some crafting skills…
April 20 – CAT-URDAY: Paying out on dogs again…

Good morning from Melbourne where we’re enjoying a gorgeous Indian Summer 🙂 On ‘Cooking The Books‘ this week my guest is Dana Mitchell talking about the delights of Venice and and sharing a scene from A VENETIAN AFFAIR. Vieni!

It’s First Sunday of the Month Blog Roundup Time. Check in here to see if there’s any you missed in March.

This is from last week, but if you’re anything like me, you miss things all the time, so I thought I’d mention it. I did a post for Eleni on her Writer Buddy Wednesday feature about why I write romance and why I think it’s important for our modern world.

April 11 – In the Armchair with Catriona Rowntree

Recognised  as Australia’s most travelled woman thanks to her role on Channel 9’s Getaway, Catriona has seen the world a hundred times over.  But it’s the world through her Nan’s eyes that has really changed her life…

April 11 – Kylie Griffin’s blog: Torn between two worlds

April 12 – Sami Lee’s blog:  The story behind the story 

April 15 – Nas Dean’s blog: Blog and giveaway

April 29 – Love Cats Down Under: Sisters and Books


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:Enrico

  1. Monya Mary Clayton
  2. Suzanne Brandyn
  3. The Roses of Prose
  4. Word Wenches
  5. Writing up a Storm
  6. Suzi Love


Riding the Waves: Writing Romance in Tempestuous Times

Things are heating up here in the west with the 22nd annual RWA conference approaching fast. So do keep an eye out for blogs and information Riding the Waveshere on the blog, on Facebook and on the Romance Writers of Australia website. If you’re planning on Riding the Waves in Freo this year, why not keep up to date and subscribe to the newsletter via email.

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!

Take advantage of the Early Bird Savings and register today!

Regards Juanita

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  1. Thanks to Juanita and Enrico for highlighting my blog on Cruisin with RWAustralia.


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