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ARRC2013: Concurrent session 4C

16 February 2013

arrc2013_webbanner_lightHere is our final instalment in the series about concurrent sessions at ARRC2013. If you have missed information on any of the panels, you can find them all here. If you want more information on the convention and registration, you can find that here:

And finally, Session 4C–Meet the authors (part 2).

Discover new and new-to-you authors…

As romance readers we are forever looking for the next best book, story and character or author to expand our reading horizons. Ever wanted to be in on the ground floor when it comes to new authors?

Some of our authors are newly published or have published a few books and would like to get their work out to readers. This is a chance to meet some brand new authors or some established authors that you might not have heard of before. Each author has been allocated about 5 minutes and will tell you about themselves, their current and upcoming projects and perhaps read an excerpt from their current release (or possibly a work in progress).

These authors write in a variety of genres and should spark the interest for those who want to be able to say ‘I have been a fan since the beginning, when I heard them at ARRC2013.’

The panellists

Conc 4c

Angela Castle is the author of sixteen erotic romance books from sci-fi through to contemporary paranormal. Angela is Whiskey Creek Press Author of the Year and winner of several awards. She lives in country Victoria.

Cathryn Hein is the author of two Australian-set rural romances–the 2011 ARR Award finalist Promises and her 2012 release, Heart of the Valley. Her third, Heartland, will hit the shelves in May 2013. Cathryn currently lives in Melbourne, but by the time ARRC rolls around will be enjoying a new life in the Blue Mountains.

Paranormal/urban fantasy author Cheryse Durrant wrote her first story on her aunt’s bedroom wall when she was five, but it did not attract literary acclaim. A huge fan of both romance and spec fic, it’s not surprising The Blood She Betrayed, the first novel in her Heart Hunter series, is an action-adventure romance (aka a bubbling cauldron of Buffy, Blade and Wolverine). An old-fashioned letter writer, Cheryse lives on the coast and thrives on caffeine, red wine and chocolate.

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.

Ellen Cross is the author of two erotic romances from eXtasy Books. Ellen lives in a little beachside town in northern NSW, with her husband of fifteen years, her five boys, and a slightly mentally unstable yet completely lovable dog called Jessie.

Hope Tarr is the award-winning author of nearly twenty historical and contemporary romances for multiple publishers, as well as co-founder of Lady Jane’s Salon™. Her latest title, Operation Cinderella, launched her ‘Suddenly Cinderella’ contemporary fairytale-themed romance series with Entangled Publishing. Hope lives in Manhattan, NY, USA where she runs the original Lady Jane’s Salon™ in Soho.

Kaliana Cole is the author of 6 erotic novels. She writes contemporary western ménage, and m/f BDSM for Siren Publishing. Kaliana started writing when she was temporarily unemployed and hasn’t looked back. Kaliana Cole (and her alter ego, Kasey Channing) live in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains.

Kristy Taylor is the author of two YA romance novellas and four children’s books. She has a masters in creative writing and is currently writing a romance novel for her PhD thesis. Kristy lives in Brisbane.

Kylie Scott is the author of two post-zombie-apocalypse erotic romances. They’re published by Momentum/Pan Macmillan, and no, the undead don’t do it. Kylie Scott lives in south-east Queensland.

Melissa Craig is a debut author of erotic, contemporary romances novellas (‘Plentiful Package’ and ‘My Package of Paradise’) and her first erotic full-length novel Ample Attraction was just released in December 2012. Melissa has reached the bestsellers list on Amazon for her novellas in UK, USA, France and Germany with ‘Plentiful Package’ one spot under EL James in France. Melissa is from North Queensland where the reef meets the sea, inspiring the stories she writes.

Rachael Johns is the author of four novels, including rural romance for Harlequin Australian and contemporary romance for Carina Press. She lives in Goomalling, Western Australia, with her hyperactive hubby and three mostly gorgeous heroes-in-training.

Rebekah Turner lives in sunny Brisbane with her husband, two kids and a misunderstood Boston Terrier. She has worked in the past as a graphic designer and now freelances when her children are looking the other way. She writes tales of dark fantasy with lashings of romance and a sprinkling of horror. Her first book, Chaos Born, was published by Escape Publishing in November 2012.

Susanne Bellamy is the debut author of White Ginger, which won third place in RWA’s 2011 Emerald Award. She writes contemporary romances set in exotic locations but lives and works in Toowoomba, Queensland.

  1. 23 February 2013 12:28 pm

    Reblogged this on Melissa Craig – Erotica Author and commented:
    With only seven days to go until the 2013 Australian Romance Readers Awards/Conference, I am excited. I will be on a ‘Meet the Authors’ Panel next Sunday and wow what a great group of authors. Make sure you check out the ARRA site and read what they have to say. I am on the list eekk… Brisbane here I come.

  2. 23 February 2013 12:19 pm

    I can’t wait.

  3. aimskye permalink
    18 February 2013 1:02 pm

    So many new faces!!! What a great panel!


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