Award winning outback romance

Bookings are now open for my three 2020 residential writing retreats, co-tutored with RNA Chair Alison May. Details can be found here.

Romance by the sea

The view from my balcony at the hotel

The view from my balcony at the hotel

A balcony, a sunset, a sea view and a glass of wine – no, not a romantic weekend away (I wish) – it was the 25th Annual Romance Writers of Australia conference. This had the theme Ain’t Love Grand, and was held in the lovely city of Adelaide.

This is the second time I have travelled down under for this conference… and what a great time I’ve had both times. These are my tribe – like minded readers and writers, most of whom have the same accent I have.

There were some great speakers (I will share some of that with you in the next week or two when I recover) … some fun social events… and many books, of course.

The cabaret theme was celebrated in costume at the cocktail party, and some famous faces dropped in to help raise money for the Indigenous Literacy charity that was being supported throughout the weekend.

The booksigning (organised by Australian Romance Readers Association) featured more than 60 writers – and it was a real pleasure to be one of them.

booksigning

Getting ready to meet readers

And of course – there was the gala dinner and presentation of the Romantic Book of the Year Awards – congratulations to all the worthy winners.

The 25th Anniversary cake

The 25th Anniversary cake

I’ll be posting some notes and tips from the conference sessions next week – but to whet you appetite, over on the Take Five Authors Blog, I share some of the things I learned in the pre-conference all day workshop with the fab Michael Hauge. There was really really helpful stuff in that workshop – so take a look.

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One Response to Romance by the sea

  • Adelaide looks beautiful, the cake has an intriguing sculptural quality and I really hope your book sales went well.

    I was interested in the workshop, too. Some excellent advice there and much food for thought.

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