ARRC2013 - I'm baaaack!

While I’ve been remiss in summing up my attendance at the 2013 Romance Readers Association Convention (ARRC13) in Brisbane this month, I thought the phrase, “better late than never,” might apply here.


As most of you know, PORTRAIT OF A SCANDAL was nominated in two Readers Choice categories, Best Love Scene and Best First Meeting, at this year’s awards. While that pesky, but always loveable, Anna Campbell, may have taken line honours in every category she was nominated in, including the two that I was nominated, I still can’t help but feel chuffed that I was placed in the same category as her and so many other wonderful authors. Being a finalist is an amazing achievement in itself and I really am as pleased as a pig in sh*t! <grin>

Beverley Oakley, Danielle Lisle and Donna Gallagher at ARRC13


It was the first ARRC I’d attended and not only was it wonderful to meet so many of my author buddies (email and Skype are one thing, but nothing can beat sitting down and gossiping over a bottle of bubbly), but I got to chat with a great number of my readers and hopefully meet some new ones along the way.

Danielle Lisle at the 2013 ARRC Author Book Signing


The Author Book Signing was undoubtedly my favourite part of the convention, simply because I finally was able to hand out and signed copies of my award nominated novel to readers. I also had the amazing ‘We’ll Cake Your Day' bake me some yummy cupcakes with my book cover printed on them. Yes – the whole thing was edible and tasted sooooo good!

PORTRAIT OF A SCANDAL cupcakes by "We'll Cake Your Day!"


It was an amazing experience and I am glad I went. The next ARRC will be in 2015 and rumour has it being held in Canberra... will I see you there?  

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