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A Romantic Rendezvous with Jayne Ann Krentz

27 July 2017


As announced in our July newsletter, in November this year we will be hosting a series of Romantic Rendezvous events with a special international guest. Today we are thrilled to reveal that our guest will be bestselling romance author Jayne Ann Krentz.

Part of our planning for a new event format has been talks with overseas authors about the possibility of visiting Australia. As it happens, when we contacted Jayne Ann Krentz she said she wouldn’t be available in 2018, but … she was considering a cruise trip that would include stops at various Australian ports: would we be interested in events in November? Boy, would we!

At the end of June we had confirmation from Jayne that the cruise had been booked and she let us know what ports she would be visiting in Australia. Based on that we have planned three events that work around Jayne’s itinerary.

So we are very pleased to announce the following details:

Sunday 19 November
9.00 am to 12.00 noon
Cairns Hilton, 34 The Esplanade, Cairns
9.00-10.00 am – Brunch and author talk, $35 (ARRA members), $40 (non-members)
11.00 am – 12.00 noon – Signing (free)

(UPDATE: Barbara Hannay will be joining Jayne at the Cairns signing.)

Wednesday 22 November
4.00 pm to 7.00 pm
MODA Functions, Portside Wharf, Hamilton
4.00-6.00 pm – Happy hour and author talk (food provided, cash bar), $32 (ARRA members), $37 (non-members)
6.00-7.00 pm – Signing (free)

(UPDATE: Suzi Love and Vonnie Hughes will be joining Jayne at the Brisbane signing.)

Saturday 25 November
11.00 am to 2.00 pm
Bowery Lane, 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney
11.00 am to 1.00 pm – High tea and author talk, $50 (ARRA members), $55 (non-members)
1.00-2.00 pm – Signing (free)

Each of these events will be a ticketed event, with costs based on the venue hire and catering costs. (Note that space at each event will be limited, so make a note of the date below and stand by to book your ticket.) While the signings are open to the public for free, we do ask that you book a ticket for them.

Tickets will go on sale on 15 August. (Updated: Tickets are now on sale. Book here.)

In the meantime, Hachette Australia are offering three lucky readers the opportunity to win two tickets to one of these events. The giveaway is open now and closes on 13 August. Details are available here.

(Our apologies to JAK fans in Melbourne. Jayne will not be in your city, so we couldn’t schedule an event for her there. But Sydney is only a short flight away!)

In the future our plan is to have Romantic Rendezvous that are multi-author events in multiple locations. This opportunity will allow us to evaluate how successful future events might be, based on how many people attend the events with Jayne.

Jayne Ann Krentz was first published in 1979 under the pen name Jayne Castle. Since then she has published some 180 romances under seven pen names, including historical romance as Amanda Quick and futuristic romance as Jayne Castle. She has had more than 30 New York Times bestsellers.

Her early titles were category romance, for various lines by publishers McFadden, Candlelight, Harlequin and Silhouette. Her first single-title was Double Dealing in 1984, a romantic suspense written as Jayne Castle. That year she also published her first paranormal romance, Nightwalker, under the name Stephanie James. Branching out into futuristic romance, in 1986 Sweet Starfire was published, followed the next year by Crystal Flame.

Her first Amanda Quick title was Seduction in 1990. She went on to pen more than 30 historical romances under this pen name, including the highly acclaimed Ravished.

In 1996 Jayne started the Curtain series, set in a futuristic world where everyone has psychic abilities. This led to the Harmony series, which started in 2000 and now has some 15 books.

In 2006 the first book in The Arcane Society series was published. This series includes books written as Amanda Quick (historical setting), Jayne Ann Krentz (contemporary setting), and Jayne Castle (futuristic setting) and now numbers more than a dozen stories.

More recently she has published a number of romantic suspense single titles—When All the Girls Have Gone in 2016, and historical romantic suspense The Girl Who Knew Too Much in 2017. Her next title will be Promise Not to Tell in January 2018.

Jayne earned a BA in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University in California. Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries. She is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington.

You can find Jayne here: Website | Facebook | Twitter

  1. 4 August 2017 12:34 pm

    This is a great idea. Thank you ARRA for organising. Looking forward to this event.

  2. Felicity Mclean permalink
    4 August 2017 1:54 am

    Excited about this event. Where can the ticket be purchased?

    • arrawebmaster permalink*
      4 August 2017 2:00 am

      We’ll add the link to our events calendar, this article and blog sidebar when they go live on 15 August

  3. marianne michel permalink
    2 August 2017 9:51 pm

    I miss the paranormal element you used to write with the story

  4. 27 July 2017 10:07 pm

    Woohoo I love her Amanda Quick books

    Looking forward to this event thank you ARRA

    Have Fun

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