In March 2020, with all of Australia locked down due to COVID-19, we started planning for a very special event … A Romantic Rendezvous (Locked Down). The basic idea was pretty simple—contact all our very favourite authors and ask them to record a short interview for us. We would then post all those recordings to our YouTube channel on the weekend of 1–2 August, as an online convention.
The idea grew—a lot! We now have a program that boast 50 separate sessions, with nearly 70 authors taking part. You can find the program here. As the convention is taking place online, it means that you can take part from wherever you are. Don’t miss this opportunity! You can find all the videos here.
We’ll also be running two fabulous competitions over the weekend …
The first will be a treasure hunt—watch the videos to find a unique code for each participating author, fill in the entry form, and you’ll go in the draw to win one of four book vouchers valued at $50 (from Kobo, Amazon or Booktopia—winners’ choice). Check back here for a link to the treasure hunt entry form on the convention weekend.
The second competition will be a Pride and Prejudice–themed scavenger hunt prepared by Charlotte Nash. You will be tasked to find the answer to P&P questions and fill in the entry form in order to find the secret URL for the entry form. Watch a video with instructions here and download the scavenger hunt worksheet here.
Here’s a full list of the authors who are taking part:
Alyssa J Montgomery
Amy Rose Bennett
Jayne Ann Krentz
Jenn J McLeod
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
[page updated 3 July]