A Romantic Rendezvous (Locked Down)

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:

Adriana Anders
Alexandra Ivy
Alison Stuart
Alissa Callen
Alli Sinclair
Ally Blake
Alyssa Cole
Alyssa J Montgomery
Amanda Bouchet
Amy Andrews
Amy Rose Bennett
Anna Campbell
Anne Gracie
Anne Stuart
Audrey Carlan
Bec McMaster
Bella Andre
Bernadette Rowley
Carla Caruso
Caroline Linden
Cathleen Ross
Cathryn Hein
Cathy Maxwell
Charlotte Nash
Christine Feehan
Dani Collins
Darynda Jones
Elizabeth Boyle
Eloisa James
Fiona McArthur
Helene Young
Ilona Andrews
Jane Porter
Jaye Ford
Jayne Ann Krentz
Jenn J McLeod
Jennie Kew
Jennifer Crusie
Jodi Thomas
Julia Quinn
Kaneana May
Karly Lane
Kelly Hunter
Kennedy Ryan
Keri Arthur
Khloe Wren
Kylie Scott
Laura Boon
Leonie Kelsall
Lori Foster
Lorraine Heath
Maddison Michaels
Maisey Yates
Maria Vale
Marie Force
Maya Linnell
Maya Rodale
Meg Tilly
Nalini Singh
Rachael Johns
Sabrina Jeffries
Samantha Marshall
Sandie Docker
Sarah Mayberry
Sarah Williams
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Suzanne Brockmann
Tricia Stringer
Vanessa Riley