Welcome to our 2019 RuBY winners spotlight – this month I’m pleased to introduce – Maddison Michaels! Maddison won the RuBy in the historical category. The story follows Devlin Markham, the notorious ‘Devil Duke’ of Hungtington, who who’s looking to secure his fortune with a marriage to Lady Sophie Wolcott. However, Sophie is a blue stocking heroine unimpressed with the Duke’s rakish and rougish ways. When Devlin’s dark past threatens to place not only him, but Sophie in danger too, they’ll find that not just their lives are in jeopardy, but their hearts too.
Category novels were my first foray into romance, and I take great joy in pressing pause on my normal life and slipping back into a world of princesses and billionaires, playboys and rogues.
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Now 2020 is upon us – holidays are over, kids are back in school and we’re ready for a head down bottoms up back start to the year. But it’s still summer and the living is easy! Welcome to blog contributor Janet Gover! Janet is an award winning novelist who loves writing books about the Australian outback and joins us here today to tell us about three things she learned while writing ‘The Lawson Sisters’.
Victorian author Megan Mayfair is making a fabulous splash in the romance world, with her work receiving accolades galore from both readers and writers. Megan was shortlisted for an impressive five nominations in this year’s Australian Romance Readers Awards and last year scooped the pool with the Romance Writers Association’s Romantic Book of the Year award for her novel Tangled Vines. What a way to kick off a career in romance writing!
Welcome to our 2019 RuBY winners spotlight – first up – Penelope Janu! Penelope won the RuBy in the contempory category. The story follows Golden Saunder’s, who’s life becomes distinctly messy when United Nations diplomat (read: spy) Tor Amundsen, enters her life. This delightful contemporary rural romance is warm hearted and full of emotions to pull our heart strings!
First up, I’d like to apologise for the absence of a December post. Life got suddenly crazy in that month, with a heap of family visiting from overseas and end of school craziness. I hope you’ve all had a safe, happy and healthy festive season and new year. I’d just like to send my love and thoughts out to those in fire torn areas. For those of you on Twitter, you may have seen some great support through #AuthorsForFireys. I’d like to thank each and every one of you who shared posts or bid—please know that everything you do, no …
We hope you are all recovered from Christmas and have some time to relax. And just in time for summer holidays, welcome our last blog contributor for 2019 – Sandy Barker. Sandy joins us to today to tell us about three things she learned while writing ‘One Summer in Santorini’.
New South Welsh author Pamela Cook is rarely at a loose end, with a multitude of hobbies. As well as volunteering for her local pony club and the not-for-profit organisation Room to Read, Pam regular teaches writers ways to improve their craft and shows her quarter horse, Rio. She is also a keen supporter of the Australian literacy scene, interviewing over 32 women this year for the Writes4Women podcast with fellow writer, Kel Butler. Pam’s first novel was published seven years ago, and the popularity of her rural romance stories soon elevated her to bestseller status. Between writing, teaching and …
Welcome to our third Christmas edition blog of ‘Three things I learned while writing…’ and to our third author(s) featured this month – Nora James, Susanne Bellamy, Shirley Wine and Renee Dahlia. All four authors have joined us today to tell us about three things they learned while writing the Christmas anthology ‘Rainbow Cove Christmas’.