Thursday, August 19, 2010

Romance Writers of Australia Conference. Coogee, Sydney August 2010--Photographs

I think everyone who attended the conference this year will agree that it was bubbly, exciting and exhausting. lol.

The editors, agents and workshops were amazing. It was a friendly, sociable atmosphere. I had such a great time. The cocktail party was hilarious. Costumes of such variety, and so much noise as 250+ members laughed, chatted and wobbled their way around, editors and agents.  lol..

I met so many people I didn't know, and also met up with the ones I did. Thank you to those who took the time to tap me on the shoulder. I am hopeless at spotting someone in a crowd. :)

Here are a few photos to give you an idea of how we celebrated. As usual only a few selected, as most of them were blurry. Sorry. :)         

My room was comfy, and really nice. :) Good sleeps.So exhausted, I wonder why. lol :) If you know who are in the shots and I haven't named them please let me know.

Also don't forget to check out our mention in the Sydney Morning Herald. 
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/daniel-puts-the-man-in-romance-20100815-1253f.html

Romance is selling better than ever. But we already knew that, didn't we ladies, oh, and gents. :)

View of Coogee Beach from the balcony.

Lovely Bed.
Coogee Beach. It was a little windy and cool.
View from balcony. It was really nice.
Left: Fiona McArthur,  Mills and Boon Medical Author,
Centre, (I should have known) Carol Marinelli. :)

Right: Kelly Hunter Harlequin Presents Author.


I think Johnny Dep Got all the Attention. 

Centre Christina Phillips, Published by Berkley.  Right Diane Curran
One of those random shots. lol

Fiona McArthur and her Cabarna Boy. lol

Linley Maroney
Thanks to Rachel who prompted my mind. :)
What a really great costume.  

Fiona Book Signing at the ARRC

Karly Blakemore-Mowle
Contracted by Allen and Unwin.
I think she wore those wings
on purpose. I got poked in
the eye all night. lol. lol..:)
Christina Phillips and Eleni Konstantine

Cathryn Brunet, published with Carina Press,
 Karly Blakemore, Rachel Bailey,our Hearts Talk editor,
and also published by Harlequin
at the ARRC book signing.  Lucky ducks!
My books haven't arrived as yet,
so I couldn't do the signing. Boo Hoo!!


















Centre, Erica Hayes, is published by St Martins press,
and writes Urban Fantasy.
 Right, Mary Hawkins. Opps.. sorry Mary
cut you off there. :) Mary is published,
and has been for zonks. She writes Harlequin Inspirational.

 




















Anne Gracie always
Looks lovely in
her costumes.





















PLUS:

FOUR POINT'S AUTHOR NETWORK

The group I belong to in Coff's Harbour was one of three groups who were successful in our application through RWAustralia Grants Scheme, to hold a writer's retreat at South West Rocks. YAH!

Our members are: Fiona McArthur, Karly Blakemore, Diane Curran, Bronwyn Parry, Jenn McLeod and myself. I must thank Jenn for putting in the application, after a lot of discussion. THIS IS SO EXCITING. :)

16 comments:

Rachael Johns said...

The unknown gal in the costume is Linley Maroney (hope I've spelt her name right)! Great pics Suz!

Suzanne Brandyn said...

Gee that was quick, thank Rachel. I do hope you are feeling a lot better now. :) Poor you.

Mel Teshco said...

Great photos Suzanne! I dont' think I even saw you until a random meeting outside the main room LOL!!! Never mind, next conference =)

Cathryn Brunet said...

These were fun, Suz. Everyone looks like they're having a wonderful time - which they were!

Christina Phillips said...

Fab photos, Suz, and I's sooo glad we finally met!! It was a full on weekend, and I enjoyed every moment. And wow, your room and balcony and view are awesome!!!

FionaMcArthur said...

Wonderful to see my 4points friends at conference. What a photographer! Didn't get to take a photo of myself, Suz, :)please may I have one of yours. Crack up photos. THe lady in red between me and Kelly HUnter is Carol Marinelli who collected her pin for 50!!! Mills and Boons meds and presents, in less than ten years. What a woman. The lady holding Johnny Depp on a stick is Alison Roberts who also got her 50 book pin.
xx Fi
w/a Fiona McArthur

FionaMcArthur said...

Wonderful to see my 4points friends at conference. What a photographer! Didn't get to take a photo of myself, Suz, :)please may I have one of yours. Crack up photos. THe lady in red between me and Kelly HUnter is Carol Marinelli who collected her pin for 50!!! Mills and Boons meds and presents, in less than ten years. What a woman. The lady holding Johnny Depp on a stick is Alison Roberts who also got her 50 book pin.
xx Fi
w/a Fiona McArthur

Tami said...

That looks like you had a ball. I wish I could have hidden in your suitcase and had a ball with you.

Hugs,

Tami

Suzanne Brandyn said...

lol It was fun and informative. I'm almost recovered. lol.

Photos sent Fi. :)

Eleni Konstantine said...

Fantastic photos Suzanne, and I'm so glad I had a chance to meet you in person!! :)

Suzanne Brandyn said...

Hi Tami,
Yes, it was fun. Actually there was room in my suitcase on the way down. :)

Suzanne Brandyn said...

Hi Mel,
It was brief wasn't it. lol I saw you then I didn't. :)

Suzanne Brandyn said...

Hi Cath,
Oh you were smiling big time. :)

Glad to have caught up with you.

Suzanne Brandyn said...

Hi Christina,
It was also great to finally meet you as well. This was an awesome conference. :)

Suzanne Brandyn said...

Hi Eleni,
Yes, and finally. It was amazing, and great that we finally met. :) Now I can pester you more. lol

Eleni Konstantine said...

LOL Suz. You never pester.