You might need two biscuits to get you through this one.
And you'd better make them Tim Tams. :)
Congratulations to Lilliana Rose, who has been selected as the Round 1 Writer in Residence at the South Australia Writer's Centre (SAWC)
This, from the SAWC Newsletter:
WRITERS IN RESIDENCE
SAWC is delighted to announce the first two writers who have been successful in our Writers in Residence Project. We will be welcoming Lilliana Rose (round one) and Dr Ianto Ware (round two).
Lilliana will be rewriting her YA contemporary novel during her residency, with a particular focus on character development. The novel has already received interest from a notable publisher. Lilliana is known for her published poetry, and is part of many strong writing networks.
SARAs are on a roll at the story website Alfiedog.com. Head over for some short story wonderful.
Here are the links:
Congratulations to those ladies!
We also have a number of member websites that have gone live recently.
While you're surfing, check out these new blog posts:
Lillian Grant (Win her latest release as she rampages around the blogosphere, performing a very enthusiastic bloghop!)
Tamara Gill (Includes a Goodreads giveaway of her upcoming release!)
Excellent reviews for Bronwyn Stuart's Scandal's Mistress rolling in.
Have a look at this one from Night Owl Reviews.
And this one from Imagine A World.
In the lead up to RWA Conference, you might also like to visit Bron's blog and read her post on pitching: Pitching and queries and not wetting your pants.
Eleni Konstantine has a cover for her new Musa release, a novella called GATEWAY TO HELL, due for release on September 7th.
While the adulation is heading Eleni's way, we should also blow a cornet for her Commended gong in the RWNZ's Clendon Award.
Tamara Gill also a has a new cover, this one for A Stolen Season, a regency time travel romance, to be released by Crimson Romance on August 27th. Congrats, Tam!
Archaeologist Sarah Baxter had a clear directive: travel back to nineteenth century London to retrieve the measuring device she left behind. But her bungled attempt at thievery left an English Earl dead and his brother bent on revenge. Sarah must once again go back in time to find the device and return to her own time before her tragic mistake puts a noose around her neck. Unfortunately, the only way to get close to the device is to befriend the very man who wants her dead.
Eric, the new Earl of Earnston, was determined to catch the woman who killed his brother, but she’d disappeared without a trace. Twelve months on and there are still no clues to her whereabouts. As luck would have it, he finds a distraction. A new family have arrived in town and Miss Sarah Baxter is a delightful diversion among the stale debutantes in the ton.
Sarah knows it is madness to seduce the man who would want her dead should he know who she was, but the Earl is an alarmingly persistent gentleman. Can Sarah procure the device without her secret being revealed? And what will the Earl do when he finds out the woman he’s in love with is not the woman he thought he knew?
Congrats also to those SARAs who made the RWA's Bestseller Lists for June:
Anthologies Top 100
A Captain’s Order – A Duke’s Command – Tamara Gill
Series Top 100
Forbidden: The Sheikh’s Virgin – Trish Morey
Trish Morey has been a busy little...writer. Not only was she recently in the US to celebrate her RITA nomination with A Storm WIthin, but she has a new release out! THE SHEIKH'S CONVENIENT VIRGIN is in the anthology Innocent in the Desert, HM&B Special Format.
Until next time, happy reading!