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ARRC2015: concurrent session 6A

20 January 2015

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 6A—A timeless seduction

Jamie Fraser? Fitzwilliam Darcy? Knight in shining armour? How these tough, rugged and simply delicious heroes seduce the reader into wanting to be the heroine.

Clare Fraser? Elizabeth Bennet? The lady of the manor? These are the heroines who are seduced and then beloved by the hero.

Join our panel members—Alison Stuart, Anne Gracie, Suzi Love and Alyssa James—as we take a trip through time to the popular historical eras for historical romances and to discuss both the heroes and the heroines—and the authors who write about them. How do these authors manage to seduce the reader into their time period? How do our authors know so much about the history of the time? Are there any unusual facts they know and are waiting to use in a story? We can ask our authors if they are seduced by the heroes they create. Oh how much gossip we can create with these authors!

The panellists

CS6aAlison Stuart is an award winning Melbourne based writer of historical romances. First published in 2007, her sixth published book, Lord Somerton’s Heir, was released in May by Harlequin Australia. If your taste is for duelling cavaliers, wayward ghosts, time travel and murder mysteries—sometimes all in the same book—Alison’s stories are for you.

Alyssa James’s Knight of Her Heart hit the Amazon bestseller list shortly after its 2014 release. Her next medieval romance, Knight of Her Dreams, is scheduled for release mid-year. She also writes contemporary romance as Alyssa J Montgomery and was first published by Escape in 2013. Living in Wollongong, Alyssa has five books published and one under contract.

Melbourne author Anne Gracie started writing her first story while backpacking solo around the world. Now a full-time writer working on her 18th book, her Regency-era historicals are published by Berkley USA and Penguin Australia. A national bestselling author in the USA, her books have garnered many awards, have been translated into more than sixteen languages, and include Japanese mangas, which she thinks is very cool.

Suzi Love writes mainly historical romances set in the late Regency and early Victorian eras, but she also writes some light-hearted non-fiction books on historical topics, for example An Overview of the Regency Era for historical romance lovers. Suzi has lived in South Pacific countries and the Australian outback, and loves writing about those places too. She now lives in Brisbane.



One Comment
  1. 20 January 2015 6:23 pm

    It’s such an honour to be included on this panel. I’m looking forward to attending ARRC2015 and meeting fellow romance readers and authors!

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