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Category: News

COMPETITION

WIN THE AWARD-WINNING SERIES!  

Want a chance to win the complete Chance Sisters Romance series? To promote my new book (MARRY IN HASTE, out on May 2nd) Penguin USA is running a competition.
But it’s only for US residents, sorry.

The competition closes on 20 April, so be quick.

Click on this link to enter.

If you can’t enter because you don’t live in the USA, don’t worry — I’ll be running a Goodreads Giveaway in the near future and it will be open to everyone, regardless of where they live. Stay tuned.

Writing Workshop in Sydney

On Saturday 11th March I’m conducting a one day writing workshop at the beautiful old NSW Writers Centre in Rozelle, Sydney. Further details of the course, including booking links and pricing are here: http://www.nswwc.org.au/products-page/fiction/romancing-the-page/

Here is part of the blurb for the course:
Romance is character-driven genre fiction. Forget about “the formula” — there’s no such thing. Like all popular fiction, it must delight, surprise and entertain readers.  Romance (in all its varied guises) accounts for a huge chunk of the international fiction market, and even adding a thread of romance to a story in another genre will extend the appeal of that book — as long as you do it well. 

The NSW Writers Centre is a little tricky to find — it’s in the grounds of Callan Park, Balmain Rd
Rozelle, in Garry Owen House (The NSW Writers’ Centre) Enter the park grounds from the Balmain Road gate opposite Cecily Street and follow the green signs to the NSW Writers’ Centre — the photo above.

 

The ARRA Awards

Australian Romance Readers Convention on the weekend, catching up with reader and writer friends and meeting new people. And, as it turned out, receiving awards, because at the ARRA Annual Awards dinner, I was pretty much blown away when I walked (tottered?) away with five awards. 

Members’ Choice awards:

  • Favourite Heroine:  Daisy Chance in The Summer Bride by Anne Gracie.
  • Favourite Couple: the winner was Daisy and Flynn in The Summer Bride by Anne Gracie.
  • Favourite Historical Romance 2016 is The Summer Bride by Anne
    Gracie. 

  • Favourite Continuing Romance Series 2016 is the Chance Sisters
     series by Anne Gracie. 

  • Favourite Australian Romance Author 2016 is Anne Gracie. 

    As you can imagine, I was utterly thrilled. Thanks to the readers, the ARRA organisers (all volunteers) and to the sponsors for making the night such a fantastic one. And congratulations to ALL the winners and finalists.

    Thanks also to Kylie Scott who, as I was accepting the 5th award, and had completely run out of speech-style things to say, asked me a question about my red cowboy boots. :)

    The full list of winners is here:
    https://australianromancereaders.wordpress.com/2017/02/26/2016-awards-winners/