October 2011

 

Fun in Tropical Melbourne

From 11th to 14th August, 2011, romance writers from all over the world congregated at Melbourne’s Hilton the Park for the annual Romance Writers of Australia conference.

I did a round-up for Barbara Vey on her Publishers Weekly blog, Beyond Her Book, if you’d like more info. As promised, here are some fun photos of the conference.

1920s gals Alison Roberts, Lucy Gilmore (Harlequin editor), Fiona McArthur, Anne Gracie

Romantic Book of the Year finalist Emily May and I snuck off for a private chat one breakfast

After the conference, international visitors Terri Garey and Anna Sugden came to stay with me. Here’s a shot of the three of us at Australia Zoo with one of the locals.

Charlie Chaplin chats up Marion Lennox at the 20s fancy dress cocktail party launching proceedings

The gorgeous Annie West looking… gorgeous!

I’m very fond of my web designer Paula Roe. Really!

Melbourne Romance Writers Guild stalwart Elvina Payet and Anna Campbell

Winner of the Romantic Book of the Year for the Romantic Elements category, Helene Young

Stephanie Laurens and Barbara Hannay (with Helene Young in the background)

Keynote speaker, NYT bestselling author Susan Wiggs

Anna Sugden, Terri Garey and Anna Campbell

Don’t we look sweet? Michelle Douglas, Anna Campbell, Annie West, Sharon Archer