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Kiss and Tell | Kelly Rimmer

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The Warsaw Orphan A veritable feast of heartbreak and history, The Warsaw Orphan takes readers into the Jewish ghettos in 1940s Poland with a story that amplifies the very best, and the gut-wrenching worst, of human nature. Rimmer brings us two very different characters from opposite sides of town, Elzbieta and Roman, both brave, heroic and determined to save their families. With mounting war casualties, children recruited for corpse collection and boat-loads of innocents sent to their deaths, their efforts to aid the rebellion become even more important and unthinkably dangerous. Beautifully written, and as touching as it was confronting, …

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Three things I learned while writing… All we have is now

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Welcome back to our next RWAs ‘Three Things I Learned’ blog. Author Kaneana May lives on the picturesque North Coast and was a former scriptwriter where she honed her craft before taking up novel writing. Her debut novel ‘The One’ was published in 2019. Kaneana joins us today to share her three things she learned from writing her recent novel ‘All We Have is Now’! Welcome, Kaneana!

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Three things I learned while writing… Close to Home

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Welcome back to RWAs ‘Three Things I Learned’ blog. Author, workshop coordinator and writing teacher Janet Gover is no stranger to RWA readers, either through her many books or in her dedication to the craft of writing! Janet joins us today to share her three things she learned from writing her recent novel ‘Close to Home’! Welcome, Janet!

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Australasian literary prize celebrating historical fiction genre now with CYA category

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The ARA Historical Novel Prize is now the richest genre-based literary award in Australasia. The Historical Novel Society of Australasia (HNSA), in partnership with Australia’s leading essential building and infrastructure services provider ARA Group, has today announced the exciting expansion of the ARA Historical Novel Prize. The Prize will now incorporate a category for outstanding Children and Young Adult (CYA) literature.    In just its second year of operation, the ARA Historical Novel Prize is now worth a total of $100,000 in prize monies. The Prize will award $50,000 to the Adult category winner, with an additional $5,000 to be …

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Kiss and Tell |Penelope Janu

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Rural romance author, Penelope Janu, threads a love of the environment and horses through all her stories, with her latest novel – Starting From Scratch – tying both themes together in a warm, fresh and fun read. With a natural bent towards educating readers, Janu makes us care for the characters and their causes.

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Three things I learned while writing… Her Cowboy Prince

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Welcome to our last ‘Three Things I Learned’ blog for 2020. And we intend to go out with a bang—of the cowboy variety! Two time RITA finalist and Ruby award winner for ‘Breaking Good’, Madeline Ash loves a hero with a kind heart. Madeline has come to share her three things she learned from writing her recent book ‘Her Cowboy Prince’! Welcome Madeline!