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ARRC2013: Lady Jane’s Salon

31 December 2012

New_LJ_Banner_ScallopedARRC2013 (Brisbane, 1-3 March) will play host to the first Lady Jane’s Salon™ outside of the US, hosted by best-selling author Hope Tarr. The salon will be held on the Friday evening from 6.00 to 7.00 pm, prior to the welcome reception.

Modeled in spirit on the literary salons of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Lady Jane’s provides guest authors, patrons, industry professionals and members of the media the opportunity to meet, mingle, read aloud, and discuss great romance reads in a free-flowing forum.

We are thrilled to announce the speakers at the Lady Jane’’s Salon will be:

Hope TarrHope Tarr –(our host for the evening) is the author of nearly twenty historical and contemporary romance novels, including Operation Cinderella (October 2012), the launch of her ‘Suddenly Cinderella’ series for Entangled Publishing. Hope has a Master’s degree in Psychology and a PhD in Education. After a four-year stint as a federal government research consultant, and several years as a freelance writer, Hope purchased Kathryn Falk’s small, pink paperback entitled How to Write a Romance and Get It Published, joined the Romance Writers of America, and never looked back. Hope’s debut novel, A Rogue’s Pleasure, was nominated for a Romantic Times Book Reviewers Award for Best First Historical. You can find Hope online at, and, as well as on Twitter (@HopeTarr) and Facebook.

Anna CampbellAnna Campbell has written six historical romances for Avon HarperCollins and her work is published internationally, including in the United States, Germany, Russia, Turkey and Japan. Anna has won numerous awards for her sweeping, emotional stories set in the first quarter of the 19th century. These awards include Romantic Times Reviewers Choice, the Booksellers Best, the Golden Quill (three times), the Heart of Excellence (twice), the Aspen Gold (twice) and ARRA’s most popular historical romance (four times). She has twice been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA Award and three times for Australia’s Romantic Book of the Year. ARRA voted Anna their favorite Australian romance author of 2009, 2010 and 2011. In 2012, Anna launched a new publishing venture with her first series, ‘Sons of Sin’, beginning with Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed in October 2012.

Cathy MaxwellCathy Maxwell, was born in Olathe, Kansas, and her family roots go back to the Mayflower and the Revolutionary War. She worked in television news and spent six years in the Navy. She attended Air Force intelligence school, worked in the Pentagon and did a tour with Naval Intelligence. Cathy began her writing career in 1991. Now, twenty years later, she is the author of seventeen national bestsellers and her novels appear regularly on The New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists.  Cathy lives in rural Powhatan County with her rescued dogs Rico and Maya and with her son during college breaks, and is just a few miles from her horses, Duncan and Dinero.

Amy AndrewsAmy Andrews is an award-winning author who has written thirty-two romances for Harlequin Mills and Boon in both the Medical and RIVA/Presents lines. She wrote her first book at the age of twenty-two while unemployed and freezing her butt off in the UK, largely because it involved being able to stay in bed with her electric blanket. One twelve year apprenticeship later she finally got “the call”. To date she’s sold over a million books and been translated into thirteen different languages. In 2010 she took out the sexy category in the prestigious Australian Romantic Book of the Year Award affectionately known as The Ruby. Amy has recently launched new writing ventures with the release of Sister Pact, a contemporary women’s fiction novel that she wrote with her sister Ros Baxter, as well as the release of Taming the Tycoon with Entangled Publishing.

Keri ArthurKeri Arthur, author of the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson Guardian series, has now written more than twenty-eight novels. She’s received several nominations in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Awards and has won RT’s Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. She lives with her daughter in Melbourne, Australia. When not at her keyboard, Keri can be found at the gym, sitting in front of the TV, or taking her two dogs for a walk.

Entry is open to all those who have a ticket to the welcome reception. (If you have already registered and didn’’t buy a ticket for the welcome reception, you can contact Evelyn at to arrange to add a ticket to your registration.)

If you haven’’t yet registered for the convention, all the details can be found here.

  1. 25 February 2013 5:32 pm

    Really wish I could attend! Such a great idea… sadly I’ll be working. *boo hiss*

  2. 1 January 2013 4:14 pm

    I was soo excited to be asked to be part of this – thanks Hope! Looking even more forward to ARRC than I was!

  3. 1 January 2013 3:15 pm

    Really looking forward to this and all of ARRC

  4. aimskye permalink
    1 January 2013 10:35 am

    This is going to be heaps of fun!!


  5. 1 January 2013 2:41 am

    We will indeed have a lovely time. Anna, can’t wait to see you again. I will send out a quick “orientation” email to all four guest readers after the holidays–and once I get my manuscript in. 😉 For now, Happy 2013! xo

  6. helensibbritt permalink
    31 December 2012 6:52 pm

    I am really looking forward to this whoo hoo

    Have Fun

  7. 31 December 2012 9:41 am

    Can’t wait for this! It’s going to be so much fun!

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