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ARRC2013: Concurrent session 2C

9 February 2013

arrc2013_webbanner_darkContinuing our series on the concurrent sessions at ARRC2013, today we are looking at session 2C–Historical romance.

Part 1: The Regency–why we love it! Four top authors explore why readers can’t get enough of romances set in this short period of history

Come and join us as our panellists entertain you with a wide-ranging discussion on many things historical. We will touch on:

– what makes history so appealing to both readers and authors?
– which historical novels are our most beloved?
– the rising heat level in modern novels set around the Regency period v the lesser heat in novels by Austen and Heyer
– if we have time, our authors will read us an excerpt from their latest or a favourite romance novel (or maybe even from each other’s!)

Don’t be late–with such a jam packed 45 minutes the pace will be fast and furious before we are joined by Christina Brooke and Beverley Eikli for Part 2.

Part 2–Romance fact or fiction: can you tell the difference?

How good is your historical knowledge? Would you like to put it to the test? In this part of the session, the authors will be testing your knowledge as to whether events, people and clothing etc are real or fake. Do you dare?

The panellists

Conc 2CAnna Campbell is the author of seven historical romances set in the late Regency period. She has won ARRA’s favourite historical romance award four times and ARRA’s favourite Aussie author award three times. Anna Campbell lives on the Sunshine Coast.

Anne Gracie is the author of 16 books, mostly historical romances. Published by Berkley, USA and Penguin Australia, Anne is a triple RITA finalist, has twice won the Australian Romantic Book of the Year (RBY) and the National Readers Choice Award in the USA. Anne lives in Melbourne.

Cathy Maxwell is the author of over twenty-five historical romance novels.  Her writing has placed her on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists.  Cathy lives in lovely Richmond, VA, USA with two horses, two dogs, and one obnoxious cat.

Vonnie Hughes is the author of both Regencies and romantic suspense novels. She writes for Robert Hale Ltd (hardbacks), The Wild Rose Press (paperbacks) and Musa Publishing (ebooks). She lives in the northern end of the Gold Coast.

Beverley Eikli is the author of ten novels (six published and four contracted), writing erotic historicals as Beverley Oakley, and historical romantic intrigue as Beverley Eikli. She recently won UK publisher Choc-Lit’s Search for an Australian Star competition for her Regency romance, The Reluctant Bride, which will be published in March 2014. Beverley lives in a pretty town an hour north of Melbourne with her husband, two daughters and gorgeous Rhodesian Ridgeback, Homer.

Christina Brooke is the author of seven historical romances for Berkley and St Martin’s Press. She has been nominated for various awards including the RITA, the Australian Romantic Book of the Year Award, Bookseller’s Best and various ARRA Awards. Christina lives in Brisbane.

  1. aimskye permalink
    11 February 2013 12:37 pm

    Sounds great!


  2. 9 February 2013 10:53 pm

    I’m looking forward to it.

  3. 9 February 2013 12:43 pm

    Wow – what a power-packed panel!!!

  4. 9 February 2013 12:41 pm

    This sounds like great fun! Can’t wait!

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