Australian author, and freelance editor, Juanita Kees talks about the upcoming RWA Australia conference! Over to Juanita...
Riding the Waves of Romance
Fremantle, Western Australia – there’s no
other place in the world like it. What a perfect location to have the Romance Writers of Australia 2013
Annual Conference. Fremantle is the arts hub of Perth, has wonderful dining
opportunities, great beach walks and some of the best seafood in our tiny
corner of the West. More exciting though, is the opportunity to catch up with
old friends and make a few new ones along the way.
The journey to publication is a rough one.
The waves are sometimes bigger than the boat and it could be so easy to abandon
ship when the going gets rough. But writers are made of tough stuff and there’s
no better place to discover lifesavers than at a gathering of some of the best romance
writers in the country – if not the world.
Here you will find camaraderie like no
other. The level of professionalism is amazing, mixed with all the warmth you’d
expect from romance writers. It feels like coming home.
Expert speakers, workshops filled with
useful content for aspiring and seasoned writers to take away, pitching
opportunities, crazy dress up cocktail parties and glitzy award dinners. Rumour
has it this year is a red carpet event not to be missed. Every moment spent at
conference is worthwhile. So if you’re an aspiring writer, or even a seasoned
one, don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to mingle with the best of the best.
year’s conference was a special one for me. Not only was I celebrating my
first sale, FLY
AWAY PETA to Eternal Press, but also the publication of my short story,
ROUGH DIAMOND, in the 2012 Little Gems Diamond
Anthology. I came away with many happy memories and knowledge that drove me
towards my third novel from Escape
Publishing, UNDER THE HOOD, which will be released on March 1, 2013. I’m
looking forward to the fellowship and inspiration that riding the waves of
romance with RWA will bring for me this year. Come along and enjoy the journey
The time has come to face her worst fear and the clock is ticking…
Peta Johnson will go to extreme
lengths to protect her daughter Bella. When Bella is kidnapped, the search for
her takes Peta back to the small Western Australian country town of Williams, a
place she’d vowed never to return to. The town where her dreams were shattered
and her nightmare began. Back to the place she’d been destined to meet two very
powerful, yet very different men. One would break her heart; the other would
destroy her soul. Both would change her life forever. The search for Bella
brings them together. Secrets and lies keep them apart. Will Jaime and Peta
renew their love in the face of danger or will he let her fly away again?
Blurb: Under the Hood
When Scott Devin buys a struggling
car dealership in a semi-rural area in Western Australia, the last person he
expects to see in charge is a stilletto-wearing, mini-skirted foreperson.
Exactly the distraction a struggling, male-dominated workshop doesn’t need! But
there’s more to TJ Stevens than meets the eye.
TJ Stevens has two major goals in
life: to preserve her grandfather’s heritage and protect the program – and
she’ll go to any lengths to do it. Scott Devin’s presence is a threat to
everything she’s worked hard to achieve, so keeping him at arms length
shouldn’t be a problem…or would it?
in Port Elizabeth, South Africa and now proudly Australian, Juanita is a
freelance writer of book reviews, blogs, web content, advertorials,
newsletters, resumes and training manuals. She also writes articles on business
management for Stanford Who’s Who, New York, USA.
recently completed a diploma in Proofreading, Editing and Publishing through
the Australian College QED, Bondi, NSW, Juanita is a freelance editor for US
Publisher Damnation Books, and proofreads scientific text books for Elsevier
Press, Oxford, UK.
gained her professional experience as an administrator and Customer
Care/Quality Assurance Coordinator conducting audits; writing and proof-reading
reports, operating procedures, company policies, capability statements,
newsletters and customer correspondence.
Juanita escapes the real world by reading and writing romantic fiction.
She conducts interviews with fellow authors and writes book reviews, as well as
the odd blog about the frustrations and delights of being a writer.
When she’s not writing, editing or proofreading, Juanita is the cleaning
fairy and mother to three boys (hubby included, his toys are just a little more
expensive). Her not-so-miniature Daschund, Sam is her critique partner and keeps
her company while writing.
Juanita loves to hear from fans and would love for you to enjoy her
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