Back from Conference!!

August 13, 2014 Book News, Random Acts of Reading 0

I'm BackAnother year, and another conference has passed. I’ve just arrived home from my trip to Sydney for the 2014 Romance Writers of Australia Conference “Romance Rocks”, and I had a truly fantastic time. Catching up with friends, meeting and making new ones, talking about books for three straight days – how could you not enjoy that?

Last year, I attended my first conference in Fremantle, and decided immediately that I would go back for a second dose of conference awesome this year. As I am working my way towards my first manuscript, I decided to approach this year’s conference with my writer’s hat on. The workshops I attended, and the conversations I had, have filled me with enthusiasm and renewed passion for the story I want to write.

A big thanks to the fabulous organisers of the conference! You did an incredible, amazing job of bringing Romance Rocks to fruition, and I (for one) could not have had a better time! Definitely looking forward to Get Fresh in Melbourne next year. Aspiring romance writers, the conference experience is one you must have – it has certainly made my passion for romance fiction greater, and my desire to write it even stronger.

If you are interested in joining RWAus, or you just want to know a little more about them, check out their website and blog.



On the Saturday night of the Romance Writers of Australia conference, the winners of this year’s RuBY (Romantic Book of the Year) Awards were announced. I was lucky enough to attend the awards.

RuBY winners on the night were:

Short and Sexy Romance

Kelly Hunter – What the Bride Didn’t Know

Short and Sweet Romance

Lucy Clark – One Life-Changing Moment

Stories with Romantic Elements

Kendall Talbot – Lost in Kakadu

Long Romance

Sarah Mayberry – Her Favourite Rival

Sarah also won the ELLA for her Blush novella, Worth The Risk!

For a full list of the evening’s winners, click here:

Congratulations to all who finalled and all those who won on the night! You, like the conference, rock!


I will be catching up on some reviews this week – as I haven’t been posting for a while. So many amazing books of late!

Catch you all later, my lovely readers!

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