The wet and wild winter weather is here! Snuggle up with a new release, or a blog or two from our members…
Cruisin’ the News
We love celebrating success. Our members are encouraged to send in their New Release news for publishing in Hearts Talk and the New Releases blog. Don’t miss the deadline! Send in your new releases by the 8th of every month to: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Of course, the Cruisin’ Crew don’t want to miss out on the celebrations, so drop Clint and Enrico an email with your blogs, new contract, first sale, new cover or release news at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to come back on Sunday for a list of exciting writing-related events delivered by our members.
Lynne Wilding Meritorious Service Award
Message from Kerri Lane:
You have just a few days left to nominate for the prestigious Lynne Wilding Award for Meritorious Service.
If you know of someone who has recently been active in the association, a busy bee working quietly in the background – or not so quietly – and you feel this person should be recognised then nominate them. Even a nomination brings their selflessness to the fore!
Noms close on June 1st – and this year to make it dead easy we have a form that can be found on the website that you simply have to download, fill in, send to Anita Joy and presto …
Goldie’s first paranormal romance PENELOPE’S GHOST was released by Boroughs Publishing Group on April 16
Nicole’s medieval romance, SEIZING HEAVEN will be released this July.
Nicole has signed a contract with Escape Publishing for a science fiction romance trilogy. The first book, LOVING THE PRINCE, is out August 1
Kelly has signed a contract with Totally Bound Publishing for a novella, the first in a paranormal series.
Erin has signed her first contract with Destiny for her romantic fantasy, THE KNIGHT OF CASTLE KILDARE
Sarah has signed a second contract with Escape Publishing for her romantic comedy novel, DEJA VU LOU
Juliet has a three book contract with Escape Publishing for HAUNTED EVER AFTER, 12 DAVES OF CHRISTMAS and MIRACLE IN MARCH (Tarrin’s Bay)
Cassandra is celebrating her first sale, a Regency Historical to Escape Publishing
BREAKING THE DROUGHT, a rural romance from Escape Publishing, will be released in July
THE MALONEY BOYS OF CONBURROI will be released by Escape Publishing later this year
WHISPERS ON THE PLAINS will be released as a pocket novel on July 31. A GENTLEMAN’S BRIDE has been accepted by Ulverscroft for a large print release and GRACE’S COTTAGE is due for release on June 1 as a Linford large print romance.
May 27 – Romance Rocks 2014 Presents…Skin the Cat – there’s more than one way to get published
June 1 – Event Announcements
June 3 – Romance Rocks 2014 Presents…The Staircase of Turning Points
June 5 – Cruisin’ with RWA
Keziah Hill has taken over organising a Day in the Writing Life of RWAustralia members for the RWA blog and is looking for new RWA members, unpublished or very newly published. We want to get to know you, so if you’re interested, email keziahhill @ gmail.com (no spaces). There are some questions you can answer so you won’t have to come up with some ideas on your own.
Cruisin’ Member Blogs
Are you an RWA Member? Share a link and a short blurb here each week by emailing the details to us at: email@example.com.
On the hunt for a good cookbook recommendation, or adore salivating over recipes and fab food photos? Then look no further than Friday Feast! Multi-published Australian author Shona Husk shares her favourite cookbooks along with a delicious recipe for The Best No-Bake Bars You’ll Ever Eat. Scrumptious!
May 28 – A Bite of… SCORCHED
May 22 – Magic Thursday ~ The Birth of World Change
May 20 – Good News Day
Blogs from Fantasy and Paranormal Author Eleni Konstantine
Maryde discusses the fascinating history behind the Faberge Eggs
May 27 – Tuesday Tales – This week’s prompt is AUTHOR
May 25 – Snippet Sunday Every Mile of the Way (WIP)
May 22 – May I introduce: Felicia Rogers PEARL VALLEY
Look who Jenn has recruited to the Bar at Calingarry Crossing pub. Author of THE RECRUIT, Fiona Palmer.
Helene Young had a hard time deciding which of her passions to talk about this week on Kerrie’s blog
Amber A Bardan with her post on foreshadowing as well as some details on her upcoming debut release FOR HER PROTECTION, which releases on May 30 with Ellora’s Cave.
Erica Hayes chatted about her latest release SCORCHED.
May 27 – Character Interview with Daniel de Lorne’s hero from THE BECKONING BLOOD
June 1 – Character Interview with Alexa Bravo’s hero from IN BED WITH THE BOSS
Last chance to bid on great prizes for a worthy cause: Brenda Novak’s Auction for Diabetes Research
Enrico’s Pick Six
Have a great week and happy writing!