Cruisin’ with RWA

It’s a little over three months to go before we ride the waves of romance at this year’s Romance Writers of Australia Conference in Fremantle WA. While the Couple on beach.early bird may have flown, there is still time to register. So don’t miss out. Not sure if it’s for you? Have a look at our Conference Spotlight Blogs for a peek at what’s in store for delegates this year. I can assure you, you won’t be disappointed.


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. Have you got news or a blog to share? Send us the link to

Good News

Is pleased to announce the release of her latest book THE SHUTTLE. Visit her website for more information.

BREATHE FOR ME is a hot contemporary and the first in an independently published series.

The last thing Chelsea Greene wants is to be rescued, but that’s exactly what happens when she’s caught wearing nothing but her swimsuit during a midnight emergency evacuation drill. Turns out her `hero’ is a former lifeguard who has no hesitation in offering the kiss of life.

Is excited about her June release HER GUARDIAN ANGEL. Click here for a sneak peek at the trailer.

At the same time as her latest release, SECRETS IN TIME came out, GATHER THE BONES was nominated as a finalist in the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence (Mainstream w/romantic elements category) and also as a Goodreads Book of the Month and for the 2012 InD’tale Magazine’s RONE Awards.

Annie’s long awaited sequel to HOLIDAY AFFAIR, ITALIAN AFFAIR will be published on 10 June. Annie was ecstatic when it received a four star review from RT magazine.

Janelle has a new release – THE ARRIVAL is Book 1 in the Rainbow Falls Series.

Maggie’s Victorian mystery romance THE FOLLY AT FALCONBRIDGE HALL has been nominated for the RONE Award.

A new anthology with Entangled entitled WHEN HONEY GOT MARRIED hitting online stores.  Honey’s an RT Top Pick about the lead-up to a great grand Louisiana wedding as written by Kimberly Lang, Anna Cleary, Kelly Hunter and Ally Blake.

LET ANGELS FLY, a new release from Noelle Clark is a story about how life can be full of surprises the second time around. View the trailer for a sneak peek.

HALF MOON BAY will release on May 22, 2013 with a book launch in Cairns on May 24, 2013 and details are available on Helene’s blog. Helene is also touring Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne during late May early June with Penguin so keep an eye out for the dates coming soon to the blog.


Keeping Up Appearances


Love, Lust & Longing at Taree LibraryQueenofHearts

Karly Lane, Cathryn Hein and Kylie Griffin are headed to Taree Library to take part in a “Queen of Hearts” author panel. There’s a Meet & Greet prior to the panel. They’ll be talking about their respective romance genres and fielding questions from the audience on the night. There will be a lucky door prize/raffle – a signed collection of books from Karly, Cathryn and Kylie. Manning Valley Books will have available for purchase copies of their books at the event and there will be ample opportunity to have them signed before/after the event. FMI: Call Taree Library 6592 5390.



The Lynne Wilding Meritorious Service Award is a member-nominated award (for our volunteers). If no-one tells us how great they are, they may never be nominated. So if there is someone who you know who is a brilliant ambassador for romance and for RWA and who gives much of their time to the organisation we all love, please take a moment to sing their praises to the official nominations committee this month.

Here’s what you do:

1.  By 1 June 2013

2.  In a letter or email, write your nominee’s full name and why you believe they should be considered for this very special award. Also include your own name and address details (you must be a current, financial member of RWAustralia to make a nomination). Feel free to wax lyrical to communicate exactly what it is that makes their contribution so special.

3.Post your nomination to:

Lynne Wilding Service Award,
PO Box 1236 Neutral Bay NSW
2089 Australia



It’s that easy.


Cruisin’ Member Blogs

Clint fueled up the limo and went cruisin’ the Blogging Highway for great blogs to keep you entertained. Share a link and a short blurb here each week by emailing the details to us at:

  • RWA Blog

May 4 – Hearts Talk Wrap with Ainslie Paton

May 5 – Event Announcements with Juanita Kees

May 7 – Conference Spotlight with Eleni Konstantine

May 9 – Cruisin’ with RWA with Juanita Kees

May 5 – Self-publishing vs traditional. Join us when Lilliana Anderson explains her choices and shares an excerpt from her new book, A BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLE.

May 12 – my guest will be Iris Blobel.

This week on Friday Feast I regale the world with tales of my week with Hugh. And what a delicious time we had. There were rich beef casseroles, new potatoes with fresh herbs from the garden, luscious chocolate fondants and more. He had me… at least until a man named Neil came along. Food and drama. Friday Feast has it all!

May 2 – MAGIC THURSDAY – with Nicole Murphy

May 3 – REAL LIFE PARANORMAL – with Mel Teshco

May 7 – GOOD NEWS DAY compiled by Kylie Griffin

May 8– A BITE OF… S.E. Gilchrist

May 9 – MAGIC THURSDAY – with Kylie Griffin

Writing Buddy Wednesday – DarkSider, Shona Husk

Author Harvest ‘bales up’ Cathryn Hein and HEARTLAND

Alissa Callen came knocking on my country manor door!

May 4 –  I will be hosting, Fiona Greene on Spotlight on Writers.

May 4 – CAT-URDAY: Cats with Attitude

May 7 – NEW AUTHOR SERIES: Kate Belle – our RWA/NZ newly published authors from Destiny, Escape & Momentum!

May 11 – SATURDAY SEVEN (Skin – Kylie Scott) – Seven paragraphs of a favourite book off my shelves.

What is the most important thing you learned as a newly published author?  Join my on my blog on and share your experiences, as I share what I’ve learned so far.


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. Michelle Diener
  2. Sara Hantz
  3. Teen Fiction Cafe
  4. We Love YA
  5. Yvonne Lindsay
  6. Wink Girls


Have a great week,

from the Cruisin’ Chauffeurs

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