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ARRLD: Saturday pm

1 August 2020

Here’s what we have coming up this afternoon …

Collaborations: Anne Stuart and Jennifer Crusie

Award-winning authors Anne Stuart and Jennifer Crusie join forces to discuss the art of collaborating and writing. Together, Anne and Jennifer have written two books—The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes (along with Eileen Dreyer), and Dogs and Goddesses (with Lani Diane Rich). This session is moderated by Australian romance author Amy Andrews.

Ask Me Anything: Jayne Ann Krentz

New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz, who also writes under the pen names Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle, comes to us from Seattle to answer questions from ARRA members across Australia. Jayne (or Amanda) writes across the historical, contemporary and futuristic/paranormal romance landscapes. Under all three names, Jayne has written more than 180 books!

Feature interview: Alyssa Cole

Alyssa Cole, an author of historical, contemporary and science fiction romance, has won multiple awards, including the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Book of 2017 and the American Library Association’s RUSA Best Romance for 2018. In this interview she talks of her writing journey, creating diverse characters that reflect the world around her and how love and romance novels can bring people together.

Panel: genres with Anne GracieKeri ArthurKelly Hunter

Combining forces, historical author Anne Gracie, paranormal author Keri Arthur and contemporary author Kelly Hunter talk genre and books. Between them, these three Australian romance authors have published more than a hundred books!

Fangirling: Christine Feehan with Khloe Wren

Jumping straight into the deep end, in this episode of ARRLD, Khloe Wren fangirls over No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan. Both Khloe and Christine write dark, high-angst romances. Christine has published over 70 novels, the first of which, Dark Prince, received three of the nine Paranormal Excellence Awards in Romantic Literature back in 1999.

Reading: Samantha Marshall

Samantha Marshall joins us from Melbourne to read from the second book in her Weaver’s War series, Sorcery and Sandstorms. Samantha debuted in 2019 with her first novel, Sorcery and Stardust, for which she won ARRA’s Favourite Debut Romance Author award.

Feature interview: Cathy Maxwell

Coming to us from Texas, New York Times bestselling author, Cathy Maxwell talks reading, writing and her books, including her latest series the Logical Man’s Guide to Dangerous Women trilogy. With more than 40 published historical romances, Cathy is a three times winner of the Historical Love and Laughter award.

Reading: Darynda Jones

Coming to us from New Mexico, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Darynda Jones reads from one of her latest releases, A Bad Day for Sunshine. Darynda won both a Golden Heart and a RITA for her debut manuscript, First Grave on the Right. She previously published two series with St Martin’s Press: the Charley Davidson series and the Darklight trilogy.

Feature interview: Julia Quinn

In the first of two sessions, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn joins us to talk of, among other things, her writing journey, her love of reading and the upcoming Netflix series Bridgerton, which is based on her popular series of novels about the Bridgerton family. Julia is the author of eighteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers, and in the United States alone there are over 10 million copies of her books in print.

Fangirling: Maisey Yates with Rachael Johns

In this session, Australian author Rachael Johns fangirls American author Maisey Yates. They talk books and writing (and crafting). Maisey is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and has written more that 75 books, including a motorcycle romance within a co-authored series with Rachael.

Ask Me Anything: Marie Force

Marie Force is a New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, romantic suspense and erotic romance. Her books have sold nearly 10 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list more than 30 times. In this episode of ARRLD, Marie answers questions from ARRA members on writing under quarantine, her writing schedule and her independent publishing journey, among other things.

Pride and Prejudice Scavenger Hunt

Join a hunt all over the internet in pursuit of the famous Mr Darcy, using clues drawn from the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice. Hone your sleuthing and have Austen-style fun with prizes on offer. In this video Charlotte Nash explains how to join in, and gives you the link to the worksheet that you will need.

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You can find all the videos on the ARRA YouTube channel. The authors will be dropping in, so be sure to leave comments. (Sessions will remain on our channel if you want to watch at a later date.) Don’t forget to collect code numbers from each session for our Treasure Hunt competition.

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  1. 1 August 2020 7:26 pm

    OMG with all the disasters happening, I totally forgot this was on until I saw a tweet about it from Kat.

    Fiona

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