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ARRC2015: concurrent session 7B

3 February 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 7b—Out of the closet: why queer romance is for everyone

The panel will explore how queer romances are safe spaces to read and learn about difference and how being able to identify with a queer character in fiction breaks down barriers. We will also discuss the rising popularity of queer romance and its significant similarities with other genre romance. We will be looking at the whole spectrum of queer romance—m/m, f/f, bisexual, trans*, genderqueer, etc. Delegates will leave the session knowing that queer romance is accessible to all.

Bring your pens—there will be book recs!

The panellists

CS7bEllen Cross signed with eXtasy Books in July 2012, and in that time has published fifteen books. Her first two were contemporary erotic romance, but she quickly settled into her real passion for writing gay paranormal romance. From werewolves to vampires to elementals and warlocks, her bestselling Preternatural Rescue Centre series has them all. Ellen lives beachside in Northern NSW.

Lexxie Couper is the author of way too many erotic romance books to count. She’s won awards, been nominated for awards and has released books in every sub-genre you can imagine. Lexxie lives in Lake Macquarie, which most of Australia calls Newcastle.

Shona Husk lives in Western Australia at the edge of the Indian Ocean. Blessed with a lively imagination, she spent most of her childhood making up stories. Published since 2010, and with over 30 novellas and novels available, she writes contemporary, paranormal, fantasy and sci-fi romance of all flavours and heat levels. She believes in romance for all no matter your creature, alien race or sexuality.

Tamsin Baker is an erotic romance author from Melbourne. She has published in many subgenres, including contemporary, historical, BDSM, fantasy, menage and paranormal. She has been writing for just over two years and has twenty-eight works published, ranging from very short stories to novels.



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