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ARRC2015: concurrent session 3B

5 December 2014

arrc2015_banner_dark_200x200Here is the next in our series about the panel sessions at ARRC2015. You can find further details on the convention, including the full program and registration links here.

This week we are talking about…

Concurrent session 3B—Speed dating

In our author speed dating session you will have the opportunity to sit and chat with 10 different authors, in 4-minute intervals. Can you meet and recognise your soul mate in just 4 minutes? Come along to the speed dating and meet some very well known and some very new authors. Just like real speed dating, but without the cocktails and commitment issues.

There will only be 20 spots for readers at this event, so be sure to sign up at the registration desk as soon as you arrive!

The panellists

CS3bMulti award-winning author Anna Campbell lives on the Sunshine Coast. She has published ten historical romances for Avon and Grand Central in North America and Australia. Her eleventh book, A Scoundrel by Moonlight (Sons of Sin 4), is out in late April 2015. Anna has been writing full time since 2006.

Anna Clifton writes contemporary romance novels with a special focus on legal eagles and the urban family. Her third novel, New Year’s Promise, is out now and her fourth, Portrait of Somer, is due for release in 2015. Anna currently lives in Sydney in an often too-small house with her husband, three children, two spoilt-rotten cats and a family of roof-dancing possums.

Dee Brice believes she was born with a pen in one hand and a writing tablet in the other. Determined not to work in an office, this wannabe actress never learned to type well; she still composes with pen and pad, then transcribes her manuscripts onto her computer. Since selling her first novel, Passion’s Four Towers, to Ellora’s Cave in 2006, Dee has sold twenty more novels of various lengths and in many different sub-genres—but all erotic romances. Dee lives in northern California, USA.

Multi-award-winning author and airline pilot, Helene Young is a Check Captain with Australia’s largest regional airline. All five of her fast-paced romantic suspense novels star feisty women and sexy men. When she’s not writing or flying Helene’s sailing the seas with Capt G and Zeus, aboard their catamaran Roo Bin Esque.

Joanie MacNeil has published nine novels and  a few short stories. Her novels were accepted by US and  Canadian publishers when digital publishing was a fledgling industry and an exciting new option for authors. Some of her novels have been republished and almost all are available in print. Joanie lives in Canberra.

Kandy Shepherd swapped a career as a magazine editor to write romance. Her debut novel, Love is a Four-Legged Word, was named the Australian Romance Readers Association’s Favourite Contemporary Romance for 2009, with Home Is Where the Bark Is winning in 2010. Since then she has published six more novels, including three for Harlequin Romance, with a fourth due out in June 2015. Kandy currently lives on a small farm in the Blue Mountains. Kandy believes in love at first sight and real-life romance—they worked for her!

Louisa Mack has been making up stories to entertain herself since she was a small child. Now, with a degree in Creative Writing and a Masters in Romance Writing, she’s putting pen to paper. Her first novel, Cooking Up Trouble, is out now at Smashwords, iBook store and Amazon.

Sarah Mayberry is a New York Times bestselling author who has written more than than 35 books and novellas. When she’s not writing romance, Sarah writes scripts for television, as well as working as a story consultant from time to time. She was recently awarded the Romantic Book of the Year and Ella Awards by Romance Australia. She is married, and lives in Melbourne with her husband and her beloved cavoodle, Max.

Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of over 20 award-winning novels sold in more than 40 countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in 21 countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. Her Crossfire series has been optioned for television by Lionsgate, and she has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author. Sylvia lives in Las Vegas.

Victoria Dahl has been writing for ten years and has published twenty-six books and novellas, including three USA Today bestsellers, and several of her books have been nominated for the prestigious RITA Award for excellence in the romance genre. Victoria lives with her family in Park City, Utah, a ski town high in the Rocky Mountains. During the summer, she hikes and drinks margaritas; during the winter she stays inside and thinks about those poor, freezing skiers working so hard out in the snow.



  1. 6 December 2014 7:24 am

    Great line up of panelists. I can’t wait.

  2. Jeanie M permalink
    5 December 2014 9:44 pm

    Can’t wait for this one, it’s going to be very dangerous for my wishlist/TBR!

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