Wow, what a huge year Bron’s having. First she won the Australian Romance Readers Award for Favourite Romantic Suspense and now DEAD HEAT has been shortlisted for the RITA! This award is presented by the Romance Writers of America and is like an Academy Award for romance writing. The winner will be announced at their conference on 20th July in Atlanta.
Congratulations also to other Australian Authors, Anne Gracie and Barbara Hannay for their shortlisting. They are both wonderful writers and it’s great to see them being recognised in this way.
Find the complete list of finalists here : http://www.rwa.org/p/bl/et/blogid=20&blogaid=364
Congratulations to Bron for winning the ARRA 2012 Favourite Romantic Suspense award at last night’s gala dinner in Brisbane. A well deserved win for her wonderful book, Dead Heat.
Photos to come once I’m home again!
Bronwyn Parry’s DEAD HEAT, Shannon Curtis’s GUARDING JESS, and BURNING LIES, the final book in my Border Watch series, have all made the final cut for Favourite Romantic Suspense. We’re delighted to be amongst such wonderful writers. Fingers crossed for the announcement at the ARRC13 Gala Dinner in Brisbane on Saturday 2nd March.
The complete list can be found on the ARRA Blog. Congratulations to all the other finalist. It’s wonderful to see such a celebration of Australia talent amongst the short list.
Bronwyn Parry is also in the running for the Booktopia Favourite Australian Novelist. We’d love her to win so please pop over to the Booktopia Blog and post your vote!
Christmas is almost upon us and I don’t know about you, but I find it incredibly hard to knuckle down and be productive at this time of year. I blog, I Face Book, I twitter dementedly and sadly my manuscripts languish. I’d like to think it’s because I get swept away in the joy of Christmas, but I suspect the truth is by December I’m ready for a break.
It’s been a busy couple of months for all three of us here on Australian Romantic Suspense. Sandy has released her latest book Fatal Flaw through Clandestine Press. It’s also available as an e-book and has been getting rave reviews. I’m still waiting for my copy to arrive but I’m looking forward to reading it!
Bronwyn, as well as gaining a new black and white member of her household called Skye, has been hard at work finishing her latest novel, Dead Heat. It will be released by Hachette Australia in April, along with a re-release of Dark Country.
I’ve been working with my new editor from Penguin Australia to finish my third novel, Burning Lies. You’ll have to wait until July to read the last book in the loosely linked Border Watch series. Shattered Sky will also be re-released by Hachette as a mass market paperback early in 2012.
During December we’re running a giveaway competition for members of Australian Romance Readers of Australia. If you love reading romance and can’t get enough of the home grown Australian variety then this wonderful organisation will help you discover new authors as well as connect you with other passionate romance readers. Check out their December Newsletter for competition details.
Happy reading and writing to you all. I’m off to find another form of procrastination Ciao for now!