Our theme for February’s Tasting Table is Historical Australian Romance. Joining me are three wonderful authors of the genre, Darry Fraser, Téa Cooper, and Virginia Taylor. Remember to take advantage of their generous samples by following the links above their bios at the end of the blog.
With the cooler weather just around the corner, now is the time to load up your e-reader or stack up your to-be-read pile to be ready when winter hits! Why not try one of our awesome member’s new releases? Or two? Or three?? Michelle Douglas A Baby in His In-TrayMills & Boon: True LovePrintLearn More Elise K AckersAutumn VowsEscape PublishingDigitalLearn More KE OsbornBreatheIndie PublishedDigitalLearn More Annie WestContracted for the Petrakis HeirMills & Boon ModernPrintLearn More Maggi AndersenMurder in DevonIndie PublishedDigitalLearn More Nicola MarshSweet ThingMills & Boon DarePrintLearn More Maggi AndersenThe Mystery at Falconbridge HallIndie PublishedDigitalLearn More Jenn J McLeodA Place …
Adelaide author, Clare Connelly, stepped away from a career in law and recruitment, and a gig working for celebrity chef Maggie Beer, to write category romance.
The Upcoming Famous and Fabulous Romance Writers discuss the pinnacles and pitfalls of constructive criticism.
How to Make them Walk, Talk and Seduce Readers Course Details Have you heard of Buffy Summers? How about Scarlett O’Hara? Or maybe you remember Jessica and Elizabeth, the Sweet Valley twins? Perhaps Rhett Butler sticks in your mind or even The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper. The one thing these characters have in common is that they’re unforgettable. They’re iconic, stand the test of time, and readers and viewers can’t get enough of them. So how do you bestow your characters with the same ‘unforgettable-ness’? In this OWL, two experienced writing teachers will deconstruct what makes an iconic character. They’ll discuss why …
Course Details People really do judge a book by its cover. A book’s cover has one primary purpose: hook the reader and sell your book. In a crowded market place it’s more important than ever to know that your book cover is going to do its job and stand out amongst the crowd. How do you know if your book cover is doing its job? How can you tell if your cover needs more work? If you use a designer, what do you need to tell them? How do you know if a design is good or not when you …
I’ve been fortunate to work for publishing houses big and small during my career. I’ve worked in a variety of positions, but mainly as a book publicist. It’s a wonderful job that introduced me to the inner workings of publishing while at the same time giving me access to my favourite people – authors.
“You did what?” Her mouth is open so wide I’m worried that she’ll dislocate her jaw. “I turned down a traditional deal and chose to self-publish.” I repeat.
Welcome to the first of my Simply Writing blogs! In this series of posts, I intend to demystify the craft of writing, applying my own personal slant and spin to help you kick writing butt.
I have a distinct feeling that this blog is going to become increasingly harder for me to finalise each month. The covers from the books in our community are incredible. No joke folks, we have some talented artists at our disposal and in our midst.