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An action-packed September with weapons and events galore
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Romance Writers of Australia Conference

In August I joined 400 enthusiastic romance writers for the annual 3-day conference. It was held at the Park Hyatt in Melbourne, with a host of spectacular workshop presenters, acclaimed key note speakers and generous industry panelists.
I attended workshops about deep editing, plotting, scene diagnosis, marketing, the differences between male and female characters, and finding your ideal audience.

I was honoured to have my first book sale ribbon presented to me by Graeme Simsion of 'The Rosie Project' fame.
Another special feature of these conferences is the opportunity to pitch to publishers and agents. A nerve-wracking experience, but valuable in order to jump the slush pile.
A resonating lesson was that there is NO RIGHT WAY to write, publish or make a book successful. You have to go with what feel right for you.
The Gala Awards Dinner was an extravaganza with a 'singing in the rain' theme, but the most sought after attendees were the butlers who escorted the award winners (look right to see why!).
RESEARCH IS MURDER.
Authors go to great lengths to put realism into their stories. 20 romance writers descended on the Myponga Pistol Club. We learnt how to load, handle and fire more than a dozen firearms.
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Inheriting Fear

“...a rollicking good tale with a sassy heroine who’s in need of love, but definitely doesn’t need rescuing."

Helene Young
Award winning author
WINNER of the August eBook giveaway of 'Inheriting Fear'.
Welcome to Sandy's Spitfires, Jacq.
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COMING EVENT. Guest speaker at the Lions Club of Edwardstown Inc on Wednesday 21st October at 7.00 pm. For more information,
contact me here...
THE NOVELIST'S CIRCLE group is 5 years old. Join us on Thursday 12th November at 7.00 pm in the Halifax Cafe, listen to readings. Keep your eye on this page for more information...
A motorbike-riding chic and a sexy detective who isn't sure if she's a victim or his best suspect.
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