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ARRC2017: concurrent session 3B

22 December 2016

arrc2017-light_200Here is the next in our series about the panel sessions at ARRC2017. You can find further details on the convention, including the full program and registration links here.

This week we are talking about…

Session 3B—Playing for keeps

Sports-themed romances have enjoyed a second wave of popularity in recent years. Panellists will talk about the author who originally got them hooked on sports romances and those that are leading the field these days. We will ask them how they choose which sport to feature, if they model their ‘team’ or athletes on existing ones and whether they have gone behind the scenes in the name of research. We will also ask panellists to read a scene from one of their favourite sports-themed romances—whether their own or from their favourite author.

The panellists

3b-photosAmy Andrews is the author of more than 60 contemporary romances. She’s a multi-award winning, USA Today bestselling author. Amy lives in Brisbane.

Kristen Callihan writes in the science fiction/fantasy romance and new adult genres, and is the author of the popular Darkest London and Game On series. She is a three-time RITA nominee, and winner of two RT Reviewers Choice Awards. Her latest series, VIP, has been a roaring success, with the second book, Managed, released in November 2016. Kristen lives in Washington, DC.

Cate Ellink is the author of erotic romance and erotica. She writes short stories, novellas and novels and was involved in two of the popular Secret Confessions series. Cate Ellink lives on the beautiful NSW south coast.

Melanie Scott is the author of five sports romances. She writes the New York Saints series about three best friends who buy the worst baseball team in MLB. She also writes fantasy and urban fantasy as MJ Scott. Melanie lives in Melbourne, Victoria.

Not registered yet? You can find all the relevant information here.

[Article updated 16 January, with Cate Ellink replacing Leesa Bow.]

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