ARR2020

We are thrilled to announce our two special international guests for the Romantic Rendezvous next year—we will be welcoming Darynda Jones and Susan Donovan to Australia for these events.

In 2020 we will have five events, and both Darynda and Susan will be appearing at all these events:

  • Brisbane—Friday 6 March
  • Sydney—Sunday 8 March
  • Melbourne—Saturday 14 March
  • Perth—Sunday 15 March
  • Adelaide—Tuesday 17 March

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA®, a Golden Heart®, and a Daphne du Maurier, and her books have been translated into 17 languages. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by. To date, she is the culprit behind the Charley Davidson series, the Darklight trilogy, and the upcoming Sunshine Vicram trilogy. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.

Susan Donovan writes books that are a ‘perfect blend of romance and women’s fiction’, according to Publishers Weekly. She is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-seven novels and novellas published by St Martin’s Press, Penguin USA/Berkeley Books, HQN, Amazon and Hachette. She’s a former newspaper reporter with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Northwestern University. Susan is a writing coach, editor, and the artist-in-residence at the Adobe Cottage Writer’s Retreat in Placitas, New Mexico, a private space for peace, beauty, and word count.

Tickets for the events go on sale here at 7.00 pm (AESDST) on Wednesday 16 October.

Ticket prices are as follows:

  • Brisbane—thanks to a partnership with Brisbane City Libraries, all tickets for the Brisbane event will be free! (But bookings are essential.)
  • Sydney—general admission $20; VIP ticket $45
  • Melbourne—general admission $20; VIP ticket $45
  • Perth—general admission $20; VIP ticket $45
  • Adelaide—signing only $20; signing + author talk $30

VIP tickets include general admission, an ARRA goodie bag and a souvenir booklet. (Use the souvenir booklet to collect signatures for all attending authors and you will go in the draw to win a bag ‘o books.)

In Sydney, Melbourne and Perth there will be a members-only lunch ahead of the signing. Tickets for these will go on sale in January.

In the meantime, you can follow our Facebook event to keep up with news. The expression of interest form for authors is still open, although there are only a few places left. Feel free to pass this link along to your favourite authors!

SIGNING AUTHORS

BRISBANE
Brisbane Square Library
Friday 6 March
5 to 6 pm (author talk, featuring Darynda and Susan)
6 to 8 pm (author signing)

Aimie Jennison
Ally Blake
Amy Andrews
Becca Seymour
Beth Prentice
Catherine Bilson/Caitlyn Lynch
Charlotte Nash
Dakota Harrison
Darynda Jones
Ebony Olson
Elizabeth Ellen Carter
Fiona Marsden
J Mary Masters
Jenn J McLeod
Jessica Gleave
JO Mantel
Kylie Scott
Leesa Bow
Michelle Dalton
PL Harris
Sarah Williams
Susan Donovan
Suzi Love
Stella Quinn
Tania Joyce
TM Clark

SYDNEY
Castlereagh Hotel
Sunday 8 March, 1 to 5 pm

Anne Gracie
AnneMarie Brear
Bronwyn Parry
Cathryn Hein
Darynda Jones
Donna Maree Hanson/Dani Kristoff
Ebony Olson
Elizabeth Ellen Carter
Erin Grace
Fiona McArthur
Heather Boyd
Jayne Kingsley
Kate Bonham
Kelly Hunter
Keri Arthur
Kylie Scott
Laura Boon
Lexxie Couper
Louisa Masters
Maddison Michaels
Maggie Nash
Megan Mayfair
Michelle Dalton
Michelle Montebello
Monique McDonell
Penelope Janu
Renee Dahlia
Sarah Williams
Shannon Curtis
Susan Donovan
TM Clark
Tracey Pedersen/Lola Jamieson

MELBOURNE
Mantra Bell City
Saturday 14 March, 12 to 4 pm

Anne Gracie
Darynda Jones
Donna Maree Hanson/Dani Kristoff
Ebony Olson
Eliza Bennetts
Elizabeth Ellen Carter
Jayne Kingsley
Jennie Kew
Kaye Dobbie/Sara Bennett
Keri Arthur
Lilliana Anderson
Louisa Masters
Megan Lowe
Megan Mayfair
Melanie Scott/MJ Scott/Emma Douglas
Michelle Somers
ML Tompsett
Monique McDonell
Nicola Marsh
PL Harris
Rania Battany
Samantha Marshall
Susan Donovan
Tracey Pedersen/Lola Jamieson

PERTH
Pagoda Resort and Spa
Sunday 15 March, 1 to 5 pm

Anna Hackett
Athena Daniels
Claire Boston
Darynda Jones
Demelza Carlton
Juanita Kees
Lana Pecherczyk
Leah Ashton
Lily Malone
Michelle Montebello
Monique Mulligan
Rachael Johns
Shona Husk/TJ Nichols
Susan Donovan
Susan Hoddy
Susanna Rogers
Tee Smith
Teena Raffa
Tracey Pedersen/Lola Jamieson
Wanika Fazekas

ADELAIDE
Adelaide Town Hall
Tuesday 17 March
5 to 6 pm (author talk, featuring Darynda and Susan)
6 to 8 pm (author signing)

Darynda Jones
Eleni Konstantine
Jane Hinchey
Laney Kaye
Leesa Bow
Lilliana Rose
Louisa Masters
Maggie Mundy
PL Harris
Susan Donovan
Tracey Pedersen/Lola Jamieson
Trish Morey

[List updated 13 October 2019]