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 had a program that boasted 50 separate sessions, with nearly 70 authors taking part. You can find the program here. Even though the convention has finished, you still access the videos. You can find all the videos here.
We’ll also ran two fabulous competitions over the weekend …
The first was a treasure hunt, which asked participants to watch the videos to find a unique code for each participating author, and they went into the draw to win a book voucher.
The second competition was a Pride and Prejudice–themed scavenger hunt prepared by Charlotte Nash. Participants were asked to find the answer to P&P questions.
The authors involved were:
Alyssa J Montgomery
Amy Rose Bennett
Jayne Ann Krentz
Jenn J McLeod
Susan Elizabeth Phillips