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Comfort Reads

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Hi everyone, we hope you’re all doing okay with all the current turmoil and upheaval to our everyday lives. Welcome to this new blog ‘Comfort Reads’. Throughout the cooler months we’ll be inviting members to come share with us their favourite comfort book and their favourite spot to relax, call their own, to retreat and escape the chill of the cooler months and the madness of the world. Today, we’re joind by four RWA member authors, currently gearing up for the release of their dash of romance Historical Anthology ‘Easter Promises’. Welcome Sarah, Ava, Nancy and Clare, who can’t wait …

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Member New Releases | April 2020

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Read Between The LinesBelina WilliamsBWriteDigitalLearn More The Ascended Angels Complete CollectionKim PetersenDigitalLearn More Forbidden VikingRee ThorntonDigitalLearn More The End of Cuthbert CloseCassie HamerHarlequinPrint, Digital, AudioLearn More Angels of the MorningJudith C Deane-FreemanMoshPit PublishingLearn More Wolfgen KaiserElisabeth CannellIndependentPrint, DigitalLearn More Wolfgen AuroraElisabeth CannellIndependentPrint, DigitalLearn More The ImposterChris ShawChris ShawPrint, DigitalLearn More Marry in ScarletAnne GracieBerkleyAudio, Print, DigitalLearn More KendalSasha CottmanSelf PubbedPrint, DigitalLearn More The Assassin’s GiftClaire BostonBantilly PublishingPrint, DigitalLearn More Seduced by the BillionaireAlyssa J MontgomeryEscape PublishingPrint, DigitalLearn More Caked in DustMel A RoweR&R RamblingsPrint, DigitalLearn More Contracted To Her Greek EnemyAnnie WestHarlequin Mills & BoonPrint, DigitalLearn More Monstrous HeartClaire McKennaHarper …

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Three things I learned while writing… House of Wishes

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2020 has become more interesting by the day and in the coming weeks and months ahead remember that your old friend—a good book—can provide lasting comfort in its pages. Welcome to blog contributor Jenn J McLeod! Jenn writes fiction about small towns with big hearts and all the quirky, lovable Aussie characters readers enjoy. Jenn joins us here today to tell us about three things she learned while writing ‘House of Wishes’.

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New $30,000 Australasian literary prize celebrating historical fiction genre

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Australia’s leading infrastructure and facilities service provider ARA Group has partnered with The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) to announce a new major literary prize, set to award $30,000 to an outstanding historical novelist. The new ARA Historical Novel Prize gives Australian and New Zealand historical novelists the chance to be recognised in a class of their own, with the most significant prize money for any genre-based prize in Australasia. Entries will be judged on excellence in writing, depth of research, and reader appeal. ARA Group Founder, Executive Chair and Managing Director Ed Federman said as a patron of historical …

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Conference News | Secrets of a Successful Pitch

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Registration for Fremantle 2020 is coming up, and choosing a pitch appointment will be part of the registration process. Pitch registration will close at the end of the Early Bird registration offer this year. For those who want to pitch, remember that a short, simple, but most of all interesting description of the essence of your book isn’t enough. You need to be able to follow through, with a book ready to send out if the editor or agent requests the full. In creating your pitch, think about the premise of your story, the themes and the hook. Write them …

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Competition Finalists 2020 | Sweet Treats

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Congratulations to our Sweet Treats finalists for 2020! 1st place — Carolyn Wren — Cupcake Memories 2nd place — Elouise Tynan — One Sweet Night 3rd place — Libby M Iriks — Add a Little Spice The short stories (all 3,000 words or less), by these talented authors, will feature in the Sweet Treats Cupcake 2020 anthology along with the following stories that have won a place as the top 15 ranked stories out of a total of 65 entries: Georgia Moore — Sweet as Cupcakes Hollee Mands — Sweetness in Sorrow Caylee Tierney — Anywhere Dianna Wilson — Her …

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Competition Finalists 2020 | Spicy Bites

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Firstly, congratulations to all who entered. It’s not easy putting creative work out for review, bravo! We received a total of 35 high quality entries which were each reviewed by three different judges. Thank you to our wonderful 36, mix of reader and writer judges, who volunteered their time, energy and expertise to review these entries. Based on the ranking and word count, this year’s Anthology will contain 12 short stories. Now for the moment you’ve been waiting for…Drumroll… Congratulations to our Spicy Bites 2020 finalists! 1st place – Kristine Charles – Cuffed Equal 2nd place – Karen Lieversz – …