View Full Version : Romance in the News

Christina Phillips
August 3rd, 2012, 01:37 AM
It's fantastic to see romance being shown in such a positive light in the media recently, and on Saturday I was interviewed, along with several other WA authors, by our local state paper, The West Australian (http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/news/14391671/romance-writers-share-love-of-success/). We discussed romance, erotic romance and the impact 50 Shades of Grey has had on the market. Well worth checking out!

In other news I'm delighted that my good friend, Fiona Lowe (http://www.fionalowe.com/), won a RITA award at the Romance Writers of America (http://www.rwa.org/)conference on Saturday night for her debut single title novel, Boomerang Bride (http://www.harlequinbooks.com.au/product/9781921795565)! The RITA is the romance novel equivalent of an Oscar, so it's a wonderful achievement. Congratulations Fiona!

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Also huge congrats to fellow Ellora's Cave and Berkley author Denise Rossetti (http://www.deniserossetti.com/) for coming third in the Passionate Plume award (for Erotic Romance) with her latest release, Guilty as Sin (http://www.jasminejade.com/p-10160-guilty-as-sin.aspx).

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And big congrats to fellow Dark Side Down Underer and Apocalyptic romance writer Kylie Scott (http://www.kylie-scott.com/p/books.html), who won the unpublished section, At the Stroke of Midnight, with her book that has since been accepted for publication with Momentum, Flesh (with zombies!)

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Go the Aussies!