Welcome to another lap of the Blogging Highway. Enrico and Clint are suited up and ready to take you Cruisin’…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
signed a contract with Escape Publishing for her magical romantic comedy novella, I DREAM OF JOHNNY, due for release September 1st.
- First Kiss Finalists
Alison Van Vreumingen
- Emerald Single Title Finalists
Amy Rose Bennett
Erin Moira O’Hara
New sweet contemporary romance, REAL MEN DON’T QUIT, is out now. Serial bachelor. Celebrity author. Her perfect forever?
Releasing June 15 2013 from SteamEReads – LOVING MEMORIES: An erotic Romantic Suspense.
- The Cover Cafe’s Cover Contest for 2012 is now open for voting and we have some members who have been nominated!
Kylie Griffin (VENGEANCE BORN) – Alternate Reality section
Fiona Lowe (BOOMERANG BRIDE) – Contemporary section
Nikki Logan (WILD ENCOUNTER) – Series section
Leah Ashton (SECRETS & SPEED DATING) – Series section
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – LYNNE WILDING SERVICE AWARD
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.
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
It’s that easy.
NOMINATE SOMEONE NOW!
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: email@example.com.
- RWA Blog
May 12 – Event Announcements by Juanita Kees
May 13 – Riding the Waves Conference Spotlight on Laura Bradford by Eleni Konstantine
May 14 – Author Spotlight on Frances Burke by Sarah Belle
May 16 – Cruisin’ with RWA by Juanita Kees
May 12 – Iris Blobel explains some of the challenges facing a “non-English” writer and more this Sunday.
May 19 – SE Gilchrist joins me to take her star turn
This week on Friday Feast: Lovely Harlequin author Rachel Bailey has a husband who loves to cook her breakfast. Delicious, cheffy breakfasts to make you drool. But Rachel has a secret. She doesn’t appreciate eggs as much as hubby and is on the hunt for ways to disguise the taste. Feasters, your help is required!
The Yearning hit the bookshelves on 1 May and Kate Belle has been hitting the blogosphere to talk about it.
Boiled the Billy with Margareta Osborn and got brown stuff on my boots
Dropped in on Dawn at her reading nook with 7 reasons why I love my fictional boyfriend
My call story with Kylie Griffin
Behind the scenes look at The Yearning with Book’d Out
Confessions of obsessions at Elenis Taverna
How reading commercial fiction helped my writing at Manic Readers
May 9 – MAGIC THURSDAY – with Kylie Griffin
For Mothers’ Day – Jenn J McLeod has something for mums who might need to drop the family a BIG hint!
May 12 – I will be hosting Mel Teshco on Spotlight on Writers.
did her first romance relevant blog on her new site -with many more to come!
May 11 -SATURDAY SEVEN (Skin – Kylie Scott) – Seven paragraphs of a favourite book off my shelves.
May 14 – NEW AUTHOR SERIES: Vanessa Stark – our RWA/NZ newly published authors from Destiny, Escape & Momentum!
What was the most important promotional idea you learned as a debut author?
Petite, passionate, inspirational and wise beyond her years, my guest today is the youngest member of the Romance Writers of Australia, Whitney K-E. Whitney is celebrating the release of her debut novel What Happens in Ireland. Who could resist a hero with a beautiful Irish lilt, naked torsos and dysfunctional umbrellas? I’m hooked!
Enrico’s Pick Six
Submit your blog site link to firstname.lastname@example.org to share with our readers. Enrico hand picks six blogs to showcase every week.
Enrico’s Pick Six this week:
Have a great week,
from the Cruisin’ Chauffeurs