Cruisin’ with RWA

A reminder that Enrico, Clint and I will be taking a break from Cruisin’ between July 6 and 20, but we’ll be back behind the wheel of the limo on July 25. In the meanwhile, please keep all the good news coming 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. Have you got news or a blog to share? Send us the link to

Good News

Novelists Inc. will be releasing their short story collection at the end of the month. The collection is themed as the title suggests – I NEVER THOUGHT I’D SEE YOU AGAIN. Details and cover art on Janet’s blog and the anthology has just gone up on for pre-order at a reduced price Janet’s prize winning short story, THE GREEK, THE DOG, SHANGRI-LA AND ME is one of the stories selected.

Elisabeth’s rural romantic comedy TROUBLE IN NIRVANA had its official release on June 21. Available in eBook or paperback from The Wild Rose Press.

Sandra is thrilled to be offered a second contract with Escape Publishing. Her upcoming September e-book release is titled FOR YOUR EYES ONLY.

Téa’s latest historical romance, MATILDA’S FREEDOM, releases on July 1 with Harlequin Escape. Pre-order available on iTunes.

Bronwen had a huge week with her second three book contract with Entangled Publishing for 3 Indulgence contemporaries and also finalled twice in this year’s RomCon Readers’ Crown for:


Best Category/Series –THE RELUCTANT WIFE

Adding to her joy was the exciting news that she won the RomCon Readers Crown 2013 in Category/Series for THE RELUCTANT WIFE.  Bronwen won the RomCon Readers Crown in 2012 for her historical –INVITATION TO RUIN.

This year’s batch is a wonderful microcosm of our membership, including some of our most established and loved author members and some who have entered the finalist list with their first book. Obviously, if you are a romance writer, RWA is the place to be!  So, without further ado, congratulations and best of luck to:

Long Romance:

AUS cover



Sarah Mayberry – MORE THAN ONE NIGHT

Stephanie Laurens – THE LADY RISKS ALL

Romantic Elements: 


Fiona McCallum – WATTLE CREEK

Helene Young – BURNING LIES

Tricia Stringer – QUEEN OF THE ROAD

Short Sexy:


Melanie Milburne – ENEMIES AT THE ALTAR



Short Sweet:Helen Lacey - Marriage Under the Misteltoe





Thanks go to our new RUBY coordinator, Dorothy Bramich and to Louise Reynolds, our erstwhile RUBY co-ordinator, for mentoring her through her first year in this role. We would be helpless without our stalwart volunteers! Thanks too, to our wonderful reader judges. ~ Imelda Evans, Blogmistress


Cruisin’ Member Blogs

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

  • RWA Blog

June 29 – June Releases

June 30 – Event Announcements

July 1 – Claytons 2013

July 3 – Conference Spotlight

July 4 – Cruisin’ with RWA

Jennie Jones reveals more about her HOUSE ON BURRA BURRA LANE.

Fiona Georgiou stops by to tread the boards this week on All the World’s a Page.

The promotional tour for the release of ITALIAN AFFAIR has certainly kept me busy and has played havoc with my participation in 50k in 30 days. There is a grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card on my blog page. It is drawn by a rafflecopter on July 16 when I am deep in the outback!  If you want to have a virtual holiday over the winter, [visit] our travel blog as we head to crocodile country on the 29th. I am totally a non-camper so our seven weeks camping sojourn may afford you some lighthearted amusement!

I have English romance author Louise Rose-Innes on the blog. She’s a social media guru and a fabulous contemporary romance author. She’s interviewing her latest hero and has a fresh contemporary romance to give away. We’d love you to drop by.

chatted to Jennifer St George about her latest release from Destiny Romance, THE LOVE DECEPTION.

Suffering from the winter woes? Then you need something to warm you up! And on Friday Feast, thanks to Ondine series author and curry pie aficionado, Ebony McKenna, we have just the dish. So come curry it up with Ebony, Ondine and her pet ferret Shambles. It’ll warm your heart and soul!

I’ve also posted an update on my Australian Women Writers Challenge in which I reveal my favourite books and the discovery of a wonderful new Australian author.

For anyone who would like to stop by and say hello, I’m doing a guest blog on the Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood on July 26 as a Golden Heart finalist. It would be great to welcome some fellow Aussie authors over there.

June 27 – MAGIC THURSDAY – with C.M. Simpson

July 2 – GOOD NEWS DAY compiled by Kylie Griffin

July 3 – A BITE OF… With Eleanor Maine

June 24 – Musa Monday with Marci Boudreaux

June 25 – Release date for SNOOP

June 29 – Fantabulous Friday: Aussie Author Giveaway

June 27 – the wonderful Lily Malone

Tuesday Tales – every Tuesday when 15-20 authors write to a word prompt. I’ve currently got a nice AFL story going.

She’s days away from a seven week outback adventure without the internet. I’ve ‘baled’ Annie Seaton up on Author Harvest.Gnomes of Australia…? Watch out!

The Long And The Short Of It: Jan Ruth has a country manor and a horse whisperer!

July 4 – In the Armchair with Sandra Harris

June 29 – SATURDAY SEVEN (THE DOM’S DUNGEON – Cheryse Sinclair) – Seven paragraphs of a favourite book off my shelves.

July 1 – AUSSIE AUTHOR GIVEAWAY – 9 paranormal romance authors have books & swag to giveaway! Deets here.

July 2 – NEW AUTHOR SERIES: S.E.Gilchrist – our RWA/NZ newly published authors from Destiny, Escape & Momentum!

July 6 – CAT-URDAY! – Don’t mess with a cat!

Musings on the wild weather in Gippsland, Australia’s ‘Riviera’.

June 19 – Writer Wednesday with Mandy Magro

June 25 – Writer Wednesday with Jennifer Scoullar

June 21 – Southern Speak: Emotion in Romance Writing with Khloe Wren

June 24 – SARA News with Emmeline Lock

June 26 – What a Character: Tamara Gill’s Lelantos with Maggie Mundy

June 30 – Spotlight on Writers with Erin Moira O’Hara

This year, the members of the Hunter Romance Writers will post twice monthly on our blog re various topics from the craft of writing to donating blood to time management.

June 25 – The Art of On Line Pitching

June 13 – Branding your Name in the Writing World

May 13 – This Writing Life – Time Management

Comments by other writers are always welcome.


Enrico’s Pick SixEnrico

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. Anne Whitfield
  2. Christine Wells
  3. Hot Authors
  4. Janet Elizabeth Henderson
  5. Kylie Scott
  6. Louise Cusack


Have a great week,

from the Cruisin’ Chauffeurs

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  1. Congratulations to everyone for their good news & new releases. Sincere thanks to Juanita for doing such an awesome and efficient job in updating cruising every week. 🙂


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