Keynote speakers

Kylie Scott

Kylie Scott_200Kylie Scott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She was voted Favourite Australian Romance Author for 2013 by the Australian Romance Readers Association and also won the Favourite Erotic Romance category with Skin. In the 2014 ARR Awards she was nominated in four categories, taking out all four: Favourite Cover and Favourite Contemporary Romance with Play, Favourite Continuing Romance Series for the Stage Dive series, and Favourite Australian Romance Author for 2014. Kylie’s books have been translated into six different languages. She is a long-time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

Courtney Milan

Courtney Milan_200Before she started writing historical romance, Courtney got a graduate degree in theoretical physical chemistry from UC Berkeley. After that, just to shake things up, she went to law school at the University of Michigan and graduated summa cum laude. Then she did a handful of clerkships with some really important people who are way too dignified to be named here. She was a law professor for a while. Her favourite job by far is the one she has now: writing romance. She is a three-time RITA® finalist, a New York Times and a USA Today bestseller and twice been nominated for Favourite Historical Romance in the Australian Romance Readers Awards. She lives with her husband near the Rocky Mountains, where she serves as a chauffeur to her dog and a chef to her cat.

Kristen Callihan 

Kristen Callihan_200USA Today bestselling author Kristen Callihan is a writer because there is nothing else she’d rather be. She is a three-time RITA nominee and winner of two RT Reviewers’ Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book, Firelight, received RT Book Reviews’ Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher’s Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading.

Special guest

Thea Harrison

Thea Harrison_200New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Thea Harrison resides in Colorado. She wrote her first book, a romance, when she was nineteen, and had sixteen romances published under the name Amanda Carpenter. She took a break from writing to collect a couple of graduate degrees and a grown child. Thea writes in a variety of genres, including the award-winning paranormal Elder Races series and the Game of Shadows novels, and is currently at work on various new projects in sci-fi fantasy, paranormal and contemporary romance. She adores animals and currently resides with two small dogs and a cat that have very large personalities.

Authors attending

The following is a complete list of authors who attended ARRC2017. Those marked with an asterisk also took part in the signing.

Alison Stuart *
Alissa Callen *
Alli Sinclair *
Allison Butler *
Amber Bardan *
Amy Andrews *
Amy Rose Bennett *
Anna Cowan
Anne Gracie *
Avril Tremayne *
Bec McMaster *
Beverley Eikli / Beverley Oakley *
Bree Verity (cancelled)
Bronwyn Parry *
Cassandra Dean
Cassandra O’Leary *
Catherine Evans / Cate Ellink *
Cathryn Hein *
Charlotte Nash *
Christine Wells / Christina Brooke *
Claire Boston *
Courtney Milan *
CS Pacat *
Darcy Delany *
Delwyn Jenkins
Demelza Carlton *
Diana Thompson *
Diane Demetre *
Donna Maree Hansen / Dani Kristoff *
Ebony McKenna *
Eden Summers *
Elizabeth Squire *
Ella Carey *
Emily Madden *
Erica Hayes / Viola Carr *
Fiona Greene
Fiona Lowe *
Georgia Carter Mathers *
Imogene Nix *
Isabella Hargreaves *
JA Low *
Jane Blythe (cancelled)
Jennie Jones *
Joanne Dannon *
Kandy Shepherd *
Kaye Dobbie *
Kelly Hunter *
Kendall Talbot / Kitty Kendall *
Keri Arthur *
Kerrie Paterson *
KM Golland *
Kristen Callihan *
Kylie Scott *
Leesa Bow (cancelled)
Lena Lowe *
Lisa Ireland *
Lucy Clark
Madeline Ash *
Maggie Mundy *
Maggie Nash / Maggie Mitchell *
McKinlay Thomson
Melanie Scott / MJ Scott *
Michelle Somers *
ML Tompsett *
Nicole Hurley-Moore *
Pamela Cook *
Penelope Janu *
Rachael Johns *
Sandy Curtis *
Sarah Barrie *
Savannah Blaize
Shannon Curtis *
Susan Lattwein *
Suzi Love *
Tamsin Baker/Fiona Miers (cancelled)
Tea Cooper *
Thea Harrison (via Skype)
TM Clark *
Tracey Pedersen
Vanessa Carnevale *
Victoria Purman *
Wanda Wiltshire *

[listed updated 11 February 2017]