RWA Conference 2013 – Riding the Waves

I have arrived in Western Australia for the 2013 Romance Writers of Australia conference.  I landed in Perth where I met up with one of the local members, we waited for two others to fly in, and then drove to Fremantle where the conference is being held. Tomorrow, instead of going to the writing workshop […]

Breakout Session six – Dishing the dirt on Erotic Romance

Panel discussion with Lexxie Couper, Jess Dee, Rhian Cahill, Sami Lee, and Denise Rosetti Much of their sales are in ebook format. Some books have been self published. Difference between erotica and erotic romance:  Erotica focuses on the personal journey of one character, and that includes a sexual journey.  One or more partners maybe included, […]

RWA Conference 2013

I know I have a few panels to catch up on, but the launch for 2013 Conference has just been announced. Fremantle 2013:  Riding the Waves Featuring: Julia Quinn – keynote speaker, NY Times best selling romance author Kim Hudson – workshop presenter Nina Bruhns – mystery and erotic thriller writer Sarah Wendell – author […]

Breakout Session four: The Most Perfect Cloth – Bronwyn Parr BA (Hons)

Textiles for Georgian and Regency characters and households Bronwyn has been a spinner and weaver since teenager.  She did her honours thesis on 18th century textiles. In general, the more precious materials – silks and muslins – have survived, which were worn for formal and special occasions, in museums and costume collections Very little has […]

Speed dating with publishers & agents – part 1

This was the first of two panel discussions where publishers were pitching to the conference about ‘why you should go on a date with me’.  Some got the concept better than others, but it was a lot of fun. First panel consisted of: Clare Foster – Curtis Brown Australia (agents) Joel Naoum – Momentum Larissa […]

Plenary Session 3 – Harlequin: What we really do

Has many lines Harlequin Mills & Boon – category romance Harlequin Teen Harlequin Mira – single title line Harlequin Spice (erotic line – was digital, now going to print) Mills & Boon – more than 50 originial and 10 reprint anthologies per month Mira and Teen – more than 15 titles per month Digital imprint […]

Conference Day Two

8.45am  Welcome, Group Grants Award and Author  Cafe / Silent Auction information 9am – Harlequin Australia – What we really do.  Haylee Kerans 9.15am – Speed Dating with Aussie Publishers – Part I.  Panel Discussion 10am – Morning Tea 10.30am – Breakout Session Four – The Most Perfect Cloth Fabrics for Georgian and Regency Characters. […]