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Three things I learned while writing… The Alice Equation

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Welcome to the RWAs ‘Three Things I Learned’ blog. Davina Stone is an RWA winning author of contemporary romance fiction. Davina writes stories about flawed but lovable characters who get it horribly wrong before they finally get it right (they also kiss a fair bit on the way to happily ever after). Davina is here today tells us three things she learned from writing the first of her Laws of Love series ‘The Alice Equation’. Welcome Davina!

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Three things I learned while writing… A Home Like Ours

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Welcome to the RWAs ‘Three Things I Learned’ blog. Author Fiona Lowe is an Australian award winning and best selling author of contemporary fiction. Fiona’s many accolades include a RITA (Romance Writers of America) and a Ruby (our homegrown romantic book of the year award) Fiona’s stories touch on family and relationships and she’s here today to tells us three things she learned from writing her latest novel ‘A Home Like Ours’. Welcome Fiona!

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Kiss and Tell | Léonie Kelsall

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Léonie Kelsall is a chameleon of the fiction world, writing fantasy, steamy contemporary romance, suspense, outback noir, sci-fi and most recently rural romance. Her latest release, The Wattle Seed Inn, was published by Allen & Unwin in paperback, eBook and audio this month. The story follows PR executive Gabrielle as she tackles a major fixer-upper project in South Australia’s countryside. Converting the dilapidated inn into a thriving business is no mean feat and puts her smack-bang in the path of local stonemason, Hayden. As with Léonie’s 2020 novel The Farm at Peppertree Crossing, The Wattle Seed Inn is full of …

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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 …