Winter well and truly has arrived, encouraging me to stay rugged up indoors reading and writing, which is probably a good thing with the number of projects I have on my plate at the moment. For those of you following along, you'd know that I started the year off filled with residencies, retreats, and festivals. However, for the last few months, between a heavy workload and moving house, I've yet to update you on everything else that's been happening since.
Firstly, I recently wrapped up my first ever short course workshop with Romance Writers of Australia, where I taught interested participants skills for developing creative content for social media platforms. Overall it was an experience I won't forget and quite enjoyed creating the content for (despite the sneaky platform changes that kept dropping). I'm also currently running a self-paced workshop through them as well, called 'Establishing Your Online Author Platforms', which runs until November 2022.
I also announced my first book signing event for 2023 - A Romantic Rendevous Sydney in February. As some of you may recall I was attending a similar event hosted by the Australian Romance Readers Association (ARRA) last year, but border closures prevented me from attending. As ARR was also one of the first book signing events I attended as a reader, I am looking forward to returning next year as an attending author.
In writing news, I've also just announced not one - but two - cover reveals for my upcoming releases - a contemporary romance billionaire anthology and a Christmas-themed romance anthology! While I've participated in anthologies before, these are my first-ever contributions to a romance anthology, and it's just the first of many I've got lined up! One anthology - The Billionaire's Fling - is extra special as it's raising funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, with the anthology set to be released on January 17, 2023. And the other, Christmas Wishes and New Year's Kisses, is set to release on November 1, 2022. Both titles are also now available for pre-order.
Adding to the writing news, my debut title "Once We Were" no longer being a standalone novel, but the first book in a series! I cannot wait to share more of Bea and Alex's stories with you, as well as Deanne and Wes's. You can catch a sneak peek of their love story in The Billionaire Fling and Christmas Wishes and New Year's Kisses.
The dynamic duo will also be making a guest appearance in my new series set to be released early next year. This book, which I will reveal in the coming months, was the first romance novel I attempted to write, so it's exciting to finally be releasing this title to the world next year. While I loved the original sweet nature of this friends-to-lovers college romance, after some changes during re-writes at my retreat and residency, I realised that there is so much more to their story, and it's now a lot spicier.
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