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ARRC2017: concurrent session 7C

31 January 2017

arrc2017-dark_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 7C—Building the perfect villain

In romance a lot of emphasis is (rightly) put on the perfect hero, but in romantic suspense the perfect villain is also important. This panel will explore what makes a perfect villain, what things are important to consider when building your villain, how evil can you make him without turning off the reader? Do readers like/dislike reading parts of the story from the villain’s point of view?

The panellists

7c-photosKendall Talbot is the author of five romantic suspense novels and one crime novel. Lost in Kakadu won the RWA Romantic Book of the Year and her Treasured Series novels were finalists in the ARRA Best Romantic Suspense and Best Continuing Series. Double Take, Treasured Secrets and Treasured Lies were all finalists in the Davitt Best Crime Novel Awards this year too. Kendall lives in Brisbane Qld.

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.

Michelle Somers is the author of sensual romantic suspense. Before publication her debut novel, Lethal in Love, won USA’s Indiana Golden Opportunities Award and Romance Writers of Australia’s Valerie Parv Award. In 2016 it won RWA’s Romantic Book of the Year for long romance. The sequel, Murder Most Unusual, is due for release early 2017. Michelle lives in Melbourne, Australia with her real-life hero and three little heroes in the making.

TM Clark is the author of three contemporary African adventure/suspense stories. Her first book My Brother-But-One was nominated for a Queensland Literary Peoples Choice Award in 2014. TM Clark lives in beautiful Bribie Island, Queensland.

Have you bought your ticket yet? Registration closes in just over two weeks. You can find all the relevant information here.

  1. 1 February 2017 10:26 pm

    Can’t wait to be there and share my villains with the lovely readers!

    See you at ARRA!

    T.M. Clark

  2. 1 February 2017 2:12 pm

    Wow, this looks like a great line-up. Awesome that I’m with such a fab group of authors.
    Thanks ARRA. Can’t wait!

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