Author Spotlight – Sandra Carmel

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How did you discover you wanted to be a writer? As a teenager, I loved composing angsty poetry and my love for expressing myself through writing pretty much grew from there. As controversial as it might sound, I didn’t connect with English subjects at secondary school. They just seemed rigid, regimented and out-of-touch with current society. I wanted the freedom to write what inspired me. So, I did a Professional Writing and Editing course, then got inspired by a reinvigoration of romance in the media, in movies, and here I am. What did you do to actively pursue writing? (Joining …

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Author Spotlight – Annika Johansson

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How did you discover you wanted to be a writer? I’ve always loved words and human behaviour and went into copywriting after university – writing mini stories in 30 seconds for television or radio commercials, or 10 seconds for print. Then on the eve of my 40th birthday, something switched in my brain and I knew I was ready to tackle long-from storytelling so I began diving into writing courses to learn the art form of longer storytelling. What did you do to actively pursue writing? (Joining RWAus, Mentorship etc) I tried to suck up as much craft inspiration as …

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Author Spotlight – Amy Hutton

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How did you discover you wanted to be a writer? I’ve always written, either for fun because it’s something I enjoy, or for work. For many years I ran a blog reviewing movies and TV shows. I also wrote as part of my job as a TV producer, and that was far and away my favourite aspect of the role. I can find enjoyment in writing anything. Emails and memos, scripts about some show I would never usually watch. it all gives me a kick. But it was in 2018 when I decided I might have more than a 30 …

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Member New Release – Amy Hutton

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Title: Love from Scratch Author: Amy Hutton Date: June 5, 2024 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia Format: Trade Paperback, eBook, Audiobook Blurb: Opposites attract in this laugh-out-loud rom-com about a heart-throb actor, the grumpy woman who minds his beloved dog, and the cat that steals his heart. Summary about the book: Ethan James has a problem: he’s about to start shooting a movie and he needs someone to mind his anxious dog, Harry. This film could make or break Ethan’s career, and he knows he has to give it all his attention, but Harry’s new minder turns out to be …

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Members New Release – Annika Johansson

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Title: Downstream Author: Annika Johansson Date: 30 April 2024 Publisher: Echo Publishing Format: Paperback, E-book Back cover blurb (longer): What happens when your great Australian dream gets washed away? And then tries to drag your marriage down with it? Lismore resident Rob – a happily married empty-nester, enjoying his late middle age – has always defined himself by the quality of the roof over his head and the state of his family life. Solid. Safe. Stable. But when the 2022 flood hits, he and his wife Sal find themselves homeless, their lives now the very opposite of secure and predictable. …

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Author New Release – Sandra Carmel

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Title: Sage Advice Author: Sandra Carmel Date: 25th June release Publisher: Totally Bound (part of the Totally Entwined Group) Format: Ebook and paperback Blurb: Two hearts in danger. One destiny… Sage, a psychologist struggling with a client’s suicide. Alexander, an ex-military man trying to adapt to civilian life. A stalker, who has terrorized Sage for months. Against Sage’s wishes, Chase, her overprotective older brother, recruits his best friend Alexander—her infuriating teenage crush—to help keep her safe. Forced proximity creates a second chance at love—a love neither believed possible. With danger growing closer, will Sage and Alexander survive the threat to …

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Author New Release – Sandra Carmel

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Title: The Best-Laid Plans (part of the Oh, Baby collection) Author: Sandra Carmel Date: 16th July release date – currently available for pre-order Publisher: Totally Bound (part of the Totally Entwined Group) Format: Ebook and paperback Blurb: What happens when the best-laid plans create an accidental baby? Archer Aldrich, a commitment-phobic, full-human CEO of his own company in Melbourne, Australia, discovers that he must marry by Valentine’s Day to inherit a shit-ton of money from his great-uncle’s will. His dilemma deepens when the woman he has the hots for—Temperance Elskelig, a part-Jade-Violet vampire, part-human—is slated to return to Norway because …

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Author Spotlight – Joanne Speirs

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How did you discover you wanted to be a writer? Always a voracious reader, I only started writing after my mum passed away. The couple of years after, I fell into a bit of a dark hole and a friend suggested I ‘write and get the sh*t out of my head’. Seven years later, my debut novel was released with Harlequin. What did you do to actively pursue writing? (Joining RWAus, Mentorship etc) I had to learn the craft of writing fiction and undertook Manuscript Incubator with Writers SA, where I met Victoria Purman. Victoria introduced me to RWA and …

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Author New Release

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Current RWAus Member? Yes Title: Quinn, by design Author: Jennifer Raines Date: 18 June 2024 Publisher: Inkspell Publishing Format: e-book and paperback Blurb: She’s antiques royalty, he’s relentlessly modern Master carpenter NIALL QUINN’s passion is creating bespoke furniture. Everything else comes second until his ex-fiancé ditches him when he gifts another creation to a friend, and he discovers his brother has been carrying his dead father’s debts. Niall’s self-respect demands he pay his share. He’s landed a prestigious exhibition of his work with a top gallery, possible in part because of the support of an antiques dealer who’s been mentor, …

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Author New Release – Phillipa Nefri Clark

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Title: The House at Angel’s Beach Author: Phillipa Nefri Clark Date: 31 May 2024 Publisher: Storm Publishing Format: Ebook, paperback, audiobook Ivy Ross left Rivers End ten years ago, vowing never to return. Her heart broken, her trust gone, the father she adored behind bars. But when her sister Jody begs Ivy to return to finalise their inheritance, the majestic Fairview House, she is drawn home. And when she finds a collection of heartfelt letters hidden in her father’s library, everything she thought she knew is called into question. The anonymous letters reveal a heartbreaking love story that forces Ivy …