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ARRA newsletter #88

15 November 2016

Purple news

The November issue of the ARRA newsletter is out today. Members should have received the download code via email.

Here’s a quick run down on some of the information you can find in the newsletter this month:

. the lead article is about picking themes for the Members’ Choice awards

. we have a wrap-up from Anna Campbell from the awesome Historical Romance Retreat recently held in the US (pg 10-11)

. as well as a wrap-up from Alli Sinclair about the Melbourne High Tea (pg 9)

. and a wrap-up from Chris about Victoria Purman’s recent book launch (pg 11)

. an update on planning for ARRC2017, plus a special request for our author members (pg 4)

. there’s another article in the ‘Future of ARRA’ series—an unexpected one—about the conventions (pg 7)

. a detailed look at the results of this year’s romance reader survey (pg 8-9)

. the next #AuthorHour is on 30 November—details on pg 3

. plus details for a number of other upcoming events

. don’t forget to try your hand at the new Find the Heart giveaway

. and we have Christmas giveaways—lots of them! (see pages 16 and 20)

. Carla covers the Chick Lit Plus website for the web watch column

Plus our regular columns—romance roundup, publisher news, events, reviews, freebies, author interviews and upcoming releases.

If anyone has any publishing news or deals to report, please send information through. And we are always looking for authors to do a Q&A for the newsletter. If you haven’t done one yet, please contact me at

Happy reading everyone!




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