Fun With Readers at the Australian Romance Readers Convention!

(This blog also appears today over at the Love Is The Best Medicine because it was my turn to blog there too!)
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This weekend was the Australian Romance Readers Convention in the national capital, Canberra! Canberra was warm and sunny…not that I left the hotel but you know, it was nice to know the weather was glorious 😉

Although, teeny-tiny compared with Amercia’s RT convention, ARRA is a lovely warm and intimate gathering. It was a terrific weekend and a good opportunity to mix and meet with romance readers! Most of them were women but there were a few blokes about and the one thing they all have in common is a voracious appetite for reading romance. The weekened kicked off on Friday night with drinks, a full conference day on Saturday including a fabulous books signing and a splendid awards dinner that had a 1920’s theme followed by another day of sessions on the Sunday. Books were launched (Rachael Johns’ Road To Hope and the ARRA book Tribal Law, sensational food was eaten and the quirky QT Hotel in Canberra was awash with the love of romance fiction 🙂

I took part in a panel and the book signing. The rest of the time I popped to some sessions and caught up with some fellow authors I only get to see once a year or two including medical romance authors Avril Tremayne, Fiona McArthur and Amy Andrews. The best way to describe the fun is a photo stream so here goes!

Me chatting with Mr. President! (The QT hotel in Canberra has a political theme)

Me chatting with Mr. President! (The QT hotel in Canberra has a political theme)

The book signing. I just LOVE my banner and my cool Big Sky Country shopping bags!

The book signing. I just LOVE my banner and my cool Big Sky Country shopping bags!

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The wonderful regency authors in their garb.

Me as a flapper at the awards dinner

Me as a flapper at the awards dinner

Silly fun in the photo booth :-)

Silly fun in the photo booth 🙂

Book swag!

Book swag!

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Canberra airport art

So now I am home, the high heels are back in the cupboard and real life is calling. How was your weekend and have you ever attended a romance readers event?

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6 thoughts on “Fun With Readers at the Australian Romance Readers Convention!

  1. Great post Fiona.You look gorgeous in your little black dress. Looks like the weekend was one to remember.

  2. It looks like so much fun! What a way to spend the weekend. I, myself, watched the snow melt. Would’ve rather been a stow away in your baggage. It’s wonderful being around writers and readers:)

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