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ARRC2017: concurrent session 4B

29 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 4B—Speed dating

This is our third and final speed dating session. Just like regular speed dating, but without the cocktails and heartache … Meet some of your favourite authors, and discover new authors, in these one-on-one ‘dates’. Can you find a soulmate in just four minutes? Come along to one of our speed dating sessions and find out!

The line-up

4b-photosAlison Stuart is the author of seven full-length historical novels and a collection of her short stories, featuring history, mystery, romance and the occasional ghost. Many of her stories have been shortlisted for international awards and By the Sword won the 2008 EPIC Award for Best Historical Romance. Alison is a past president of Romance Writers of Australia and lives in Melbourne.

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

Catherine Evans is a rural romance author. Her debut title, The Healing Season, is book 3 in the Dollar for a Dream series featuring books written by Jennie Jones and Lisa Ireland. Catherine lives on the south coast of NSW.

Cathryn Hein is the author of nine Australian-set rural romances and one romantic adventure, with more books in both genres planned for the future. She currently lives in NSW at the base of the Blue Mountains.

Fiona Lowe is the author of 23 medical romances, six single title romances and her first mainstream novel, Daughter of Mine, is out in March 2017. A Rita and RuBY winner, Fiona lives in south-western Victorian and can see the sea from her office.

Joanne Dannon is the author of seven contemporary romances, and aims to writes books where her readers will be whisked away for a few hours of blissful escapism. She mentors up-and-coming writers, is a regular contributor to Savvy Authors and runs the Romance Writers of Australia critique program. Joanne lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Lisa Ireland is the author of three rural romances. Her novel Feels Like Home was one of the top ten highest selling novels by a debut author in 2015 (source: Nielsen Bookscan) and she was a finalist in ARRA’s Best New Author Award in 2014. Lisa lives in Ocean Grove, Victoria.

Maggie Nash is the author of seven romances in a mixture of romantic suspense, erotic contemporary and erotic historical romance, as well as two Greek mythology romances under the name Maggie Mitchell. Her short action/adventure novel The Relic was a finalist in the ARR Awards in 2013. Maggie lives in Wollongong, NSW.

Pamela Cook is the author of four rural fiction (with romantic elements) novels, all published by Hachette. Her first novel, Blackwattle Lake, was published in 2012, followed by Essie’s Way (2013), Close to Home (2015) and The Crossroads, out in December 2016. Pamela lives just south of Sydney in the beautiful Illawarra region.

Susan Lattwein is the author of Arafura, a romantic suspense series about a Darwin schoolteacher who grapples with her magnetic attraction to the man she won’t allow herself to love. He’s a military man with a past, and that past comes back to haunt both of them. But it’s not all dark—there’s plenty of love, lust and feisty dialogue along the way. Susan lives in Canberra.

Want to come and join in the fun? You can find registration information here.

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