ARRC2011 – Live tweets

ARRC2011 – Live tweets
2011 Australian romance readers convention

You can find the full archive of the #arrc2011 tweets at What the Hashtag?! but if you’re after the live tweets from the author sessions and convention events, here’s an excerpt from Friday to Sunday.

These are in chronological order (oldest tweets first), but I’ve had to strip out the dates and times because WTH uses Pacific time and doesn’t match the time at ARRC. Let me know if something doesn’t make sense. (I was going to format this more prettily, but…it’s long!)

Friday night, March 25

@DeniseRossetti: @BookThingo Arriving around 2.30 I’m guessing. bwg. #arrc2011

@melscott: @ericahayes I use tweetdeck on iphone as well. prefer it to the actual twitter app #ARRC2011

@katydidinoz: Okay guys, signing off so I can begin my journey to #arrc2011. See you there! (also, vote no strings attached in #dabwaha. Please? For me?)

@MillsandBoonAUS: About to leave the office for #arrc2011. So excited to see everyone there!

@DeniseRossetti: Sheer power of planes taking off is awesome but I’m always amazed they don’t fall out of the sky. Flight to #arrc2011 delayed. Can u tell?

@DeniseRossetti: Watching ground traffic guy dwarfed by taxi-ing plane he’s directing. Like a knight teaching a pet dragon tricks. Staaay, Fido! #arrc2011

@infogenium: @BronwynParry Bling will always fit – enjoy! #arrc2011

@Cataluna6: It’s Asha! And now there’s a weird dude looking at me cause I’m going up n down in elevator. #ARRC2011 http://t.co/yC8n461

@E_K_Vollmer: 20hrs until @I_VanEck and I are rocking it at #ARRC2011 With 17hrs of party and travel time, leaving 3hrs for sleep… Fun time to be had!

@melscott: @AliBri59 I’m not at conference! #ARRC2011

@BookThingo: RT @ARRC2011: The last of the silent auction items have been listed. See you all tomorrow for the bidding: http://t.co/p920AP8 #arrc2011

@HeleneYoung: #ARRC2011 coffee, Bondi, finishing Fiona Palmer’s Heart of Gold. Heavenly way to start weekend

@fiona_palmer: RT @HeleneYoung: #ARRC2011 coffee, Bondi, finishing Fiona Palmer’s Heart of Gold. Heavenly way to start weekend

@suzilove: @DeniseRossetti Okay, now I’m crying. Am I the only one not going to an airport? #arrc2011

@ericahayes: Okay, #arrc2011 – I’m here. Let’s get this party started…

@ericahayes: #arrc2011… Alison, are you here? I’ve got your banner :)

@Cataluna6: @PenguinBooksAus Something from the romance selection in keeping with the #ARRC2011 theme of the weekend.

@dumblydore: Sorry I won’t be at #arrc2011 tonight. I’m there in spirit. See the colour and sparkle and think of me. ;)

@obsidiantears83: Yeay! I am sitting with @SheepAngel and Maria at the #arrc2011 dinner tomorrow. My name is Jacq(…….) if you want to sit with me too :D

@obsidiantears83: And if I don’t share a table with you, come over to mine and have a chat! :D #arrc2011

@lisaheidke: I think I need to frock up for cocktail party…#ARRC2011

@fangbooks: Have fun tonight all you happy #arrc2011 party people! We’ll see you all tomorrow :) w00t

@obsidiantears83: I hope everyone at the #ARRC2011 ra-ra has fun tonight! I’ll see you tomorrow night. I want to see lots of photos up on twitter, m’kay?

@nicole_r_murphy: @traceyohara ROADTRIP! Tomorrow #ARRC2011

@TraceyLea9: envious of everyone attending #ARRC2011 #havefun

@EzinOz: RT @traceyohara: To all of you at #ARRC2011 – wish I was there – and see you tomorrow. :)

@BookThingo: Finally on my way to #arrc2011. Hope there’s a bellboy because I have a big tub of books!

@EzinOz: @mrsammac u forgot about #ARRC2011 in bondi! romance readers unite….

@BookThingo: Checked in! I’m following the noise… #arrc2011

@chrstnabrooke: Do you have red CFM shoes?@DeniseRossetti #arrc2011

@lexxie_couper: The view from @heather_boyd’s room. Bondi beach at night is so gorgeous #arrc2011

@BookThingo: If you’re at #arrc2011 we’re in my room chatting about books. DM me for details. :D All welcome!

@BookThingo: Sorry, I couldn’t tweet during cocktails. Was busy chatting. :D #arrc2011

@BookThingo: @lexxie_couper Hey, come and join is for book talk! #arrc2011

@HeleneYoung: Fabulous drinks and chats at #ARRC2011. Think my voice may be missing tomorrow though…

@BookThingo: Me: Twitter seems very quiet tonight. @MargReads: That’s because we’re all here! :D #arrc2011

@lexxie_couper: Had brilliant time at #ARRC2011 tonight. Met some awesome people, laughed a lot & checked out @rhiancahill’s husband’s cute butt *grin*

@katydidinoz: such an awesome start to #arrc2011 – catching up, drinking cocktails, lots of laughs

@BookThingo: So a recap of #arrc2011 thus far. I was late. (Yes, I know.)

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 Much smaller crowd than 2009 but there was enough convo for me to follow the sound to the reception.

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 Met up with friends, Sydney ARRA meet-up regulars, some authors I recognised by face & someone I remember meeting in 2009.

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 Lots of book talk going on & generally just catching up with people. Upside of smaller group is more intimate discussions.

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 Spotted 3 men in the convention! Yay!

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 Reminded random people to come up to my room for PJ party. I may have forgotten to actually mention my room number to some. SORRY!

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 ~9 ppl showed up to PJ party (I think). Tub of books has shrunk, yay! Heaps left, so come see me if you want to sift thru them

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 PJ party (tho only 2 of us were actually in PJs) was FUN. Lots of animated book talk & much digression into other fun topics.

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 @GirrlitsBooks & @SweetAngel brought Cheezel & M&Ms. I was ready to serve nachos, but no microwave & forgot corn chips! *thunk*

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 People headed off to bed a bit before midnight. @my_lheage & the ARRC person I’d met in 2009 stayed for sff/rom/bad erotica chat.

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 Sooooo hilarious. I now have a list of recommended reads. No idea when I’ll find time to go thru it but it’s there. Enticing me…

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 Volunteer briefing at 6.30 and I still have to wash my hair! Blog post to follow. And photos. :)

Saturday, March 26

@DeniseRossetti: Managed to set alarm be4 passing out. Now awake & sound like Lauren Bacall bec of welcome reception. Always wanted sexy contralto. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: @Hesitent_Sarah I brought Natural Law. Make sure you grab me at the #arrc2011 dinner! :D

@BookThingo: Congrats to Marion Lennox, RITA Finalist – Contemp Series for CHRISTMAS WITH HER BOSS – a book @MargReads pimped at #arrc2011 tonight. :D

@E_K_Vollmer: What am I doing this early in the morning? Catching a plane to #arrc2011 Yeah!!!!!!!

@BookThingo: Congrats to Kelly Hunter, 2011 RITA Finalist – Contemporary Series for RED-HOT RENEGADE! And she’s at #arrc2011 (I think)!

@DeniseRossetti: @BookThingo Kelly Hunter is definitely here! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: @DeniseRossetti I was taking pictures but didn’t have time to chat to everyone. We must mention her nomination tomorrow! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: @DeniseRossetti Also…you’re still awake! Are the authors having a secret party, are they? Hmmm??? :D #arrc2011

@HeleneYoung: Congrats to RITA finalists Kelly Hunter and Marion Lennox!! Yay!!! And Kelly’s here in SYd at #ARRC2011 :)

@BookThingo: Yes, I’m up! I will actually be on time for #arrc2011!!!

@melscott: Okay, everyone at #ARRC2011 please tell my brilliant bud Kelly Hunter I think she rocks and ply her with RITA congrats !

@BookThingo: @ReadNikkiLogan Hey, why aren’t you at #arrc2011, hmmm? :D

@BookThingo: If u want 2 know any specifics abt #arrc2011 pls use @ as I may not b able 2 follow general tweet stream closely. Will b live tweeting.

@EzinOz: Already @ Swiss Grand awaiting #ARRC2011 whooooo…. Coffee in hand & eye candy on front desk. I doubt I could ask 4 anything else :)

@nicole_r_murphy: #arrc2011 So excited to be heading to Sydney today with @traceyohara Will see you just after lunch ;)

@EzinOz: I wonder if #ARRC2011 will play nice for #earthhour & serve dinner by candle light???

@EzinOz: OMG lobby Swiss Grand = cute men in tight wetsuits carrying surf boards #ARRC2011 whooooooo

@E_K_Vollmer: At #ARRC2011 looking through my goodie bag! Yay! http://twitpic.com/4d8qa3

@EzinOz: I’m in…. I even get a ‘goodie’ bag #ARRC2011

@jessdeewriter: http://yfrog.com/h0ycabxj @Lexxie__Couper and me at #ARRC2011.

@BookThingo: Got my goodies bag. So heavy! M&B stall has free Maria Snyder ARCs. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: In my goodie bag… #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4d8yuu

@EzinOz: Dare I say it? The sterotype is correct, romance readers are…. Women #ARRC2011

@BookThingo: @E_K_Vollmer Just outside the main conference room, to the left, opposite the Everett After (bookshop) stall. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Sitting in the welcome session. Anne Gracie came up to congratulate Kelly Hunter on her RITA nomination. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Also congratulated Marion Lennox (not here) for her RITA nomination. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: New release by @lexxie_couper announced. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Anna Campbell just started her keynote speech. Lots of cheers. She was our fave Australian author last year. :D #arrc2011

@VaVeros: I’m at #ARRC2011. The Keynote speaker Anna Campbell coming up in a few minutes.

@BookThingo: Anna Campbell. On Stephanie Laurens: ‘She’s handling the national debt!’ #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4d96nc

@EzinOz: Anna Campbell & her inspiration ‘The feel of silk’…. Whoooohooooo #ARRC2011

@BookThingo: Anna Campbell’s first Harlequin at age 8 – The Feel of Silk by Joyce Dingwell. #arrc2011

@EzinOz: Anna u’ve inspired me… Totes hilarious & deliciously engaging #ARRC2011

@BookThingo: In 1955, Joyce Dingwell was first Aussie author signed by Mills & Boon. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Name checks for Helen Bianchin, Margaret Way (Broken Rhapsody), THE MARRYING GAME/Lindsay Armstrong #arrc2011

@BookThingo: More of Campbell’s fave childhood reads by Aussie authors: COME HOME, DEAR/Lucy Walker, THE CALL OF THE PINES/Walker #arrc2011

@VaVeros: pfft! I’ve run out of download time on my comp. I’m tweeting from my phone #arrc2011

@BookThingo: LIGHTNING’S LADY/Valerie Parv, THE SHINING OF LOVE/Emma Darcy #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Campbell: Aussie romances and strong heroines. No sappy secretaries! #arrc2011

@VaVeros: I find it interesting the amount of readers who discovered roms through their mums & grandmas. It was the library for me #arrc2011

@BookThingo: THE BRIDE IN BLUE/Miranda Lee, who was Emma Darcy’s sister, WINGS OF CARE/Meredith Webber #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Campbell mentions covers. One cover of hero in jungle clutching heroine as if to say, ‘Take here first!’ lol #arrc2011

@BookThingo: ZANE: THE WILD ONE/Bronwyn Jameson, THE HEALING HEART/Marion Lennox, PASSION, PURITY AND THE PRINCE/Annie West #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Slides going too fast for me to tweetthem. Sorry! Amy Andrews, Michelle Douglas, Robyn Grady, Trisha Morey, Paula Roe #arrc2011

@BookThingo: HOT ISLAND NIGHTS/Sarah Mayberry – one of Campbell’s fave authors. Had her crying on train. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: A SURGEON WORTH WAITING FOR/Melanie Milburne. Campbell is now moving to single titles. DEVIL’S BRIDE/Stephanie Laurens. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Alpha males: ‘I’m not gonna get married! Oh, I’m married.’ #arrc2011

@BookThingo: THE PERFECT KISS/Anne Gracie, OUR MARY ANN/Anna Jacobs – hugely popular in UK. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: We don’t hear much about them in media, yet they’re very successful. Stephanie Laurens’ sales wipes Peter Carey’s our of the park. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Aussie historical authors ‘can make characters sound British without having a broomstick up their arse.’ More palatable for US mkt #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Paranormal romance: Keri Arthur, who was writing abt vampires, uf & was a pioneer in the genre in 1999. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: SHADOW KIN/MJ Scott – debut auth ‘on the brink of an internat’l career’, @traceyohara, @ericahayes, Christine Wells (historical) #arrc2011

@KeriStevens: @BookThingo Mayberry’s one of my faves, too. #arrc2011

@E_K_Vollmer: At #arrc2011 such a lolful time! Worth it for only 3hrs sleep!

@VaVeros: RT @BookThingo: Alpha males: ‘I’m not gonna get married! Oh, I’m married.’ #arrc2011

@melscott: @BookThingo Aw, did that Anna Campbell say that? She’s lovely : ) #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Fantasy rom: @DeniseRossetti, romantic suspense: Helene Young, @BronwynParry, rural romance popular also #arrc2011

@BookThingo: US edition of Anna Campbell’s next release (April) #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4d9g8b

@BookThingo: Aussie edition of Anna Campbell’s next release (May) #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4d9gmj

@BookThingo: Favourite Anna Campbell quote: ‘I write books with lots of nookie!’ Indeed. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: RT @EzinOz OMG lobby Swiss Grand = cute men in tight wetsuits carrying surf boards #ARRC2011 whooooooo << How did I miss this???

@BookThingo: Was wondering where @NaliniSingh was and she’s two seats away from me! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Bernadette Foley from @HachetteAus is about to introduce @HelenYoung’s new book, SHATTERED SKY. Will be Q&A format. #arrc2011

@EzinOz: Helene young…. On the ‘to read list’ #ARRC2011

@BookThingo: Helene’s books: Wings of Fear & Shattered Sky. Author is doing a reading. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: I like this author reading format. We should have more next time! Helene has a lovely, soothing voice. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: In Australia, romantic suspense is quite a new genre. Young grew up loving rooms but also Trixie Belden… #arrc2011

@BookThingo: …stories w/ problems that had to be solved, lots of action…bit still love happy ending! #arrc2011

@lexxie_couper: Am the moderator for the Paranormal panel in 25mins. Am stupidly nervous. Argh! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Helene Young works in aviation in real life. Her heroines are pilots – tenacious, have endured a lot. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: If I hadn’t already read @HeleneYoung’s books, I’d be very tempted after this session. Doing a great job of talking abt the books. #arrc2011

@EmmelineLock: RT @BookThingo: Aussie edition of Anna Campbell’s next release (May) #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4d9gmj

@BookThingo: Excellent choice for an excerpt from SHATTERED SKY. Dramatic nut also a little humorous. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Young talking about social media. Who uses social media? Lots of us raised our hands. Def feel there are more of us than in 2009. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: @EzinOz She did a great job of promoting them without pushing, didn’t she? #arrc2011

@BookThingo: SHATTERED SKY/@HeleneYoung is the first @HachetteAus book published as paperback & ebook simultaneously. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Morning tea. I need more coffee!!! #arrc2011

@BplusPmag: RT @BookThingo: SHATTERED SKY/@HeleneYoung is 1st @HachetteAus book pub pb & ebook simultaneously. #arrc2011 #ebkanz

@obsidiantears83: I don’t know what the dinner tables look like, but if you see one with a Jacq(…), Maria + Lami, that’s mine! #arrc2011 Come say hi tonite!

@obsidiantears83: I know my main conversationalists will be at #arrc2011, but will any of my other followers be attending? @ me and we’ll catch up :D

@E_K_Vollmer: Om nom noming a le tasty muffin #arrc2011

@oldbitey: @BookThingo did you get your coffee? I’m having one for you, just in case. Keep the #arrc2011 tweets a-comin’ !

@EzinOz: @BookThingo yeah I nominated her for the last session #ARRC2011

@EzinOz: @BookThingo yeah… Plus she provided morning tea #ARRC2011

@EzinOz: OMG just saw my first manchild at the event… Prob out of his natural habitat, rare in this environment #ARRC2011

@lexxie_couper: Who wants me to touch Nalini Singh for them? I’m just about to introduce her on the paranormal panel :) #arrc2011

@dee_carney: @lexxie_couper Touch her for me! LOL And then tell her I’m not a stalker. #arrc2011

@EzinOz: I’m on table 6… Here’s hoping I’m not w/ ‘cosplay’ woman….. #ARRC2011

@EzinOz: Must hold off from fangirl squeeeeeeee #ARRC2011

@E_K_Vollmer: Woot! Watching the paranormal romance pannel #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4d9yvs

@BookThingo: I’m listening to Outback & In Love panel. @my_lheage is in Paranormal panel #arrc2011

@TaureanFire: LMAO! RT @lexxie_couper: Who wants me to touch @NaliniSingh for them? I’m just about to introduce her on the paranormal panel :) #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Mod: Karlene Blakemore-Mowle Auths: Amy Andrews @BronwynParry Fiona McArthur Michelle Douglas. Pub: Christina Lee,@MillsandBoonAus #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Rachael Treasure working very well for @PenguinBooksAus – romance doing well. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: How do Aus based bks sell overseas? In category, doing well. But not single title. @BronwynParry book lauded but US won’t pick up. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Publishers constantly underestimating their readers. US readers don’t just read US setting! Risk averse industry. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Digital will change the risk appetite for publishers. Very easy to find backlists. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Industry has to work through territory issues. Sucks when book gets buzz but we can’t buy it immediately. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: @E_K_Vollmer The choc chips were very choccy! << #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Got the strongest coffe pod gor morning tea and am now AWAKE! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 final session I’ll be reader nominated. Dream team panel! Love it. Tweeps, who do you want & what wld u like to know? #arrc2011

@BookThingo: @melscott Direct quote. :-) Nice book pimping for you. Cover flashed on screen. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: McCleod’s Daughter & Farmer Wants A Wife as inspirations for outback romance not to be underestimated. LOL @ Amy Andrews #arrc2011

@E_K_Vollmer: @BookThingo LOL I had an apple custard one, very creamy!! V. yummy! Paranormal Romance pannel is rocking! So much lolz #arrc2011

@BookThingo: If you have questions for outback romance panel, tweet me ASAP! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: ‘There’s lots of good places to hide a dead body.’ @BronwynParry #arrc2011

@MillsandBoonAUS: Michelle Douglas, Aussie Sweet author, likes to put her characters in uncomfortable situations – fish out of water styles #arrc2011

@BookThingo: There’s a flavour and attitude that’s hard to get if you’re not Australian. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: ‘The Americans miss the flies.’ Then: ‘But now that Oprah’s been here and seen the flies…’ #arrc2011

@redwyne: RT @BookThingo: ‘There’s lots of good places to hide a dead body.’ @BronwynParry #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Changing Aussie terms to Americanise them does readers a disservice. From publishing POV, broader US mkt prefers the translation. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: I really love listening to Cristina Lee’s insights into publishing. @MillsandBookAus & used to work for HarperCollins #arrc2011

@EzinOz: ‘wolf-wang’ Q asked. A: depends on the author…. #ARRC2011

@BookThingo: I asked abt automatic translations for ebks. General view seems to be enhanced ebooks will grow in popularity. Alternate endings! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: There’s an ebooks skeptic in the audience. Ebook readers gently try to disabuse some misconceptions. :D #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Ebook skeptic now skeptical about epublishing. I’m going to butt in. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: I can’t get a word in! LOL #arrc2011

@BookThingo: @EzinOz Dammit, I missed a wand discussion! #arrc2011

@EzinOz: Paranormal section #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dafq7

@BookThingo: @EzinOz Wang even! #arrc2011

@VaVeros: Woo! My computer is back up #arrc2011

@BookThingo: People love series but sometimes not clear which order they come. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: I’m surrounded by epilogue lovers. It’s very amusing! #arrc2011

@VaVeros: Jess Dee prefers to not read in her genre bc she finds that she edits it rather than sit back & enjoy it.She loves paranormal roms #arrc2011

@melscott: @BookThingo Other than choose your own adventure, the thought of alternate endings gives me writerly heeby jeebys. #arrc2011

@melscott: @BookThingo Right ending is right ending….don’t mind idea of glimpses beyond the ending though! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: @melscott It does change the writing process, doesn’t it? #arrc2011

@melscott: @BookThingo Ending is one of the few things I usually know about my book. And rarely changes. Playing with that breaks story #arrc2011

@VaVeros: Anna Campbell reads historical roms bc her style is hers. Couldn?t write a Julia Quinn if she tried #arrc2011

@VaVeros: Cindy Gerard says that her readers have a huge impact on what she writes #arrc2011

@VaVeros: Helene young Says that many of her work colleagues are trying to work out which character they are in her books #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Talking about bookshop shelving. Side to shelving on gen fic is they become avail to non-rom rdrs. #arrc2011

@chrstnabrooke: I’m loving @BookThingo ‘s coverage of #ARRC2011

@BookThingo: RT @VaVeros Helene young Says many work colleagues are trying to work out which character they are in her books #arrc2011 << I love this!

@tsinelas: http://yfrog.com/h26qfrjj look what I got at #arrc2011 @mieldv @orangesoul

@BookThingo: Amy Andrews called out to lady at back sitting quietly to see if she had a question. ‘I’m from Penguin.’ Hehe. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: The reason Book Depository is really cheap… Started with ex-Amz ppl. They use extra shipping container space to do free shipping #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Speculation that Amazon will one day buy Book Depository. Shock! Horror! No more free shipping! #arrc2011

@SuzsSpace: @BookThingo Really? What about their shipping rates through Royal Mail? What do they pay #arrc2011

@bookbinge: Would be BAD! RT: @BookThingo: Speculation that Amazon will one day buy Book Depository. Shock! Horror! No more free shipping! #arrc2011

@ReneeRBA: Noooo. >.< RT @bookbinge: Would be BAD! RT: @BookThingo: Speculation that Amz will 1 day buy Bk Depository?No more free shipping! #arrc2011

@EzinOz: I have a suite. Thank u Swiss Grand & #ARRC2011

@genrelibrarian: RT @BookThingo: Publishers constantly underestimating their readers. US readers don’t just read US setting! Risk averse industry. #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: RT @BookThingo: Speculation that Amazon will one day buy Book Depository. Shock! Horror! No more free shipping! #arrc2011

@melscott: @BookThingo Book depos also gets UK govt subsidy for shipping, I think? #arrc2011

@UGOTGOT: This must NEVER happen RT: @BookThingo: Speculation that Amz will 1 day buy Bk Depository?No more free shipping! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Freebie from the outback panel. #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4datrw

@EzinOz: The goodie bag #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4daw0x

@BronwynJameson: RT @chrstnabrooke: I’m loving @BookThingo ‘s coverage of #ARRC2011 <==Hear, hear. *Almost* as good as being there. Tx for sharing tweeters

@BookThingo: @SuzsSpace No idea. That was from the publishing people. #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: Okay, @my_lheage tells me I am on Table 5 with @sheepangel and @margreads. Come say hi tonight :) #arrc2011

@BookThingo: @BronwynJameson @chrstnabrooke Thanks, guys! So glad I brought the iPad or I wouldn’t have been able to keep up! #arrc2011

@SuzsSpace: @BookThingo Pity. Thanks for tweeting from #arrc2011

@EzinOz: About to start the erotica discussion session… #ARRC2011 now authors… Perform

@Cataluna6: Having lots of awesome fun at #ARRC2011 I don’t want it to end!

@EzinOz: so so funny… #ARRC2011

@EzinOz: RT @Cataluna6: Having lots of awesome fun at #ARRC2011 I don’t want it to end!

@EzinOz: over an hour of ‘hanky panky’ discussion… Promenade room, come on down, down town… #ARRC2011

@BookThingo: Publishing ins and outs panel. This is a feisty bunch. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: How long from submission to publication? Fiona McCallum’s Paycheque ~18 mos, didn’t require much rework. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Kandy Shepherd: Be patient. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Also has to fit into publishing schedule – eg Paycheque in time for Mother’s Day #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Anna Campbell lucky to have an 8-month schedule. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Lots of authors in the audience for this panel, which isn’t surprising. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Moderator: Melanie Milburne Authors: A Campbell, A Andrews, K Shepherd, F McArthur Publisher: Cristina Lee, Harlequin #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Publishers don’t always get right. Takes a particular editor to get book, be passionate abt it & get publisher excited abt it. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Shelf life not up to publisher, but on bookseller. Discounter ~3mos, chains ~6mos if not selling. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Impact of REDGroup collapse. Sad for industry. Affects big pubs more. HQN not so much. #arrc2011

@tsinelas: I am having trouble getting signal! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Audience comments. Have stopped going to indies bec they never stock what they want. Usu go to rom bookshop, Kmart, Target. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Interesting that audience differentiates between ‘independent’ bookshop & romance bookshops (w/c are actually indies, too). #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Short shelf life frustrating for M&B authors. Not many readers realise that old titles won’t be available for long. #arrc2011

@melscott: @BookThingo I think of rom booksellers as specialist indies but yep, there’s a distinction cos former have what I want! #arrc2011

@tsinelas: … Got tied up, zip line #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Why am I the only one tweeting #arrc2011 panels? Everyone else is enjoying themselves too much! #arrc2011

@melscott: @BookThingo Oooh, ask whether M&B authors think e backlist is changing that…are readers cottoning on to that? #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Question about sending review copies to bloggers. is it worth it? Postage, etc. I’m a bit nervous! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Amy Andrews: some postage cost. Need to be smart & target blogs. Catareviews, RT, etc. Some pubs send, some autos send. #arrc2011

@melscott: @BookThingo Your tweets very much appreciated! Feel like I’m there : ) #arrc2011 #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Kandy Shepherd books sent by publisher. First she knows abt it is when review comes out. #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Panelists: Cindy Gerard, Helene Young, Karlene Blakemore-Mowle, Shannon Curtis. Moderated by Bronwyn Parry #arrc2011

@BookThingo: @melscott Yes, they discussed impact of digital on backlist availability. A good thing. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Anna Campbell: ‘Some people have unkindly called me a promo slut!’ She enjoys it but diff skill from writing. #arrc2011

@EzinOz: tails V. extra hand/dick. Perfect Saturday…. #ARRC2011

@BookThingo: RT @tsinelas C Gerard, H Young, K Blakemore-Mowle, S Curtis. Mod by Bron Parry #arrc2011 << Can hear laughter from rom suspense panel!

@tsinelas: People appear to be very helpful when you ask for info. Authors have gotten info fr army, morgue park rangers. Meet lots of ppl #arrc2011

@BookThingo: And by the way, WHERE IS AVON? #arrc2011 @HarperCollinsAus

@tsinelas: Cindy g:wouldn’t be caught dead in half the places I write about. Pause. Actually I probably would be dead! Lol! #arrc2011 romantic suspense

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 @tsinelas is tweeting from the romantic suspense panel. I’m in publishing panel.

@EzinOz: MM erotica = the next big thing???? #ARRC2011

@BookThingo: Traditionally authors/publishers send info to readers via ads. Now readers get info they want via Google. #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Q:do u ever find self in dangerous situation when researching? Cindy: no biggest danger is getting close to contacts #arrc2011

@BookThingo: RT @EzinOz MM erotica = the next big thing???? #ARRC2011 << Hasn’t it been big for a while now?

@BookThingo: Some pubs have guidelines on what authors should have in terms of web presence. #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Bronwyn spent an entire flight talking abt explosives w army boy on the way back fr basic training.They were not arrested lol #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Milburne has had to restrict info bec of dodgy phone calls bec she writes Sexy romance. Was invited to a swingers club! #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Helene: little gifts fr heaven, u can suddenly find someone to speak to when u need information (eg random bikies on bus) #arrc2011

@melscott: @BookThingo Ewwww! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Spitting the dummy online is not advised. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: @RiverbendBooks I think there’s an underlying complaint about snobbery towards romance. Not ALL indies, but a general feeling. #arrc2011

@tsinelas: How to make characters that are heroic but real? Need to show growth in story – Cindy #arrc2011

@BookThingo: They’re talking about notarised passports. Not sure what it’s about. I think something about taxation for author (US) income. #arrc2011

@melscott: @BookThingo Yep, notarised passport to get US equiv of tax file number for foreigners #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Gabby is talking abt how she got internship at @MillsandBoonAus by ‘stalking a publisher’ at ARRC09. I love her story. #arrc2011

@tsinelas: How do u make relationship realistic but still grow & fall into bed after? Ans: hot sex baby! #arrc2011 (also good characterization)

@BookThingo: Amy Andrews: ‘There’s no one here with fake names, is there?’ Heh. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Campbell took pen name bec another auto had same name. Andrews asked by HQN to change name bec had another auth w same first name. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Milburne has funny story but it can’t go outside this room. Ne ne ne ne ne #arrc2011 (It’s funny.)

@tsinelas: Characters put into v intense situations, thy are vulnerable & stripped dwn (also literally!) can’t hide, get to knw each other #arrc2011

@melscott: @BookThingo Now you’re just taunting us poor homebodies : ) #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Talking pseudonyms. Very interesting. Privacy vs pride of having own name. Separate personal esp when writing sexy novels. #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Q:why are troubled histories more common on rom susp? – makes chars more realistic, more common in real life #arrc2011

@melscott: @BookThingo It’s a touch choice. #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Have you written anything outside rom susp? Shannon is flirting with (a) young adult. Lol #arrc2011

@BookThingo: I asked a Q abt auths w/ diff pseudonyms for diff subgenres. Is this specific to genre where mkting is v tied to type of story. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Bec it seems to me that in lit fic authors are quite happy to have a diverse body of work. #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: WHO BROKE TWITTER!? >:( Worse day for it… –> #ARRC2011 #NSWVOTES and Sarah’s Gothic Divorce Tea Party *sulks*

@BookThingo: Several replies: lit fic different, if writing sexier Lee recommends pseudonym for protection #arrc2011

@BookThingo: McArthur wrote nonfic in same name bec feedback from readers was they loved that aspect of her novels & she felt she’d sell thru. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Guys enjoy romance too, although often in a different guise. #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Q: do u ever worry that u have said too much? That myt be a threat?A: wrote about a bomb…& will work! Don’t try this at home! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: A bit of other genre bashing & rom genre adulation (most fr audience) Meh. Tolerable but we’ve done this stuff to death online. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: THERE IS. NO. FORMULA. #arrc2011 If it was that easy, everyone would be published.

@BookThingo: It’s another F word we don’t like to use. Heh. And now we’re off to afternoon tea. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: I’m tired! I’m counting tweeting as exercise… #arrc2011

@melscott: RT @BookThingo: THERE IS. NO. FORMULA. #arrc2011 If it was that easy, everyone would be published.

@PublishingSpy: #arrc2011 @tsinelas is tweeting from the romantic suspense panel. I’m in publishing panel. http://ow.ly/1bVXyT

@Cataluna6: Bout to hear Nalini Singh give her keynote #ARRC2011 :D

@tsinelas: At Nalini Singh’s talk #arrc2011

@EzinOz: Nalini Singh #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dcib1

@BookThingo: Keynote speech by @NaliniSingh #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Readers are smart. They’ll read if writers do a good job. #arrc2011

@EzinOz: Too cute @NaliniSingh accent reminds me of @katierowsell #ARRC2011

@BookThingo: Guild Hunter intended to be stand alone to fit Singh’s schedule. Said she’d never write vampires so calls them her angel books. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Synopsis once included ‘and things explode. It’ll be awesome.’ #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Had feeling it wasn’t standalone after first draft but determined to write 2 PsyChangeling books per year. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Sent to agent with note saying it’s stand alone. Publisher said yes & wanted to buy bk 2 as well & that’s how 2nd series was born. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: The Psy Changeline series will never ever end. Friends will need to do an intervention. (I have mixed feelings abt this!) #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Oh, she was joking. Psy Changeling has an end, but Singh would like to write tangent books in the world but not in main plot line. #arrc2011

@EzinOz: psy-changeling series will end? OMG I’m so sad… Will it end once kit comes out?? Hehehehe #ARRC2011

@BookThingo: Apparently @HachetteAus will be releasing Psy-Changeling books in paperback around same time as US hardback. Yay! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Learning how to manage the series arc is something Singh had to learn and is still learning. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: No compendium for Psy Changeling until series has ended bec it would have too many spoilers for future books. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Important to keep track of names so you don’t have ones that sound/look too similar or show bias for certain initials. #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Trouble teething at #arrc2011 cos signal sucks! Timeline is very important – Nalini keeps overall series timeline & individual book one

@BookThingo: Managing series continuity seems like a very complicated process! (But I’m glad she doesn’t keep it in her dreams. Heh.) #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Nailini seems really organized with her plotting etc. And then I remembered she was a lawyer and it all makes sense. #arrc2011 :)

@BookThingo: ‘Once I’ve said something, it’s part of the world & can’t be contradicted’ Can change but must explain. Common sense. OH, THANK U! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Series writers need to resist the seductive lure of beautiful tangents. #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Nailini didn’t have a world mapped out at first she just do e right in #arrc2011

@dumblydore: @NaliniSingh speaking in front of the banner I designed for #arrc2011. Couldn’t be more pleased. ;) http://twitpic.com/4dcvpr

@BookThingo: No more new series. Lots of laughter. #arrc2011

@fangbooks: Neither Rosie or I know how to tweet from our phones #technofail… so hope you’re all following @BookThingo for #arrc2011 updates ;)

@TezMillerOz: RT @BookThingo: Aussie historical authors ‘can make characters sound British without having a broomstick up their arse.’ More palatable for US mkt #arrc2011

@HeleneYoung: Booksigning at #ARRC2011 is buzzing!!!

@BookThingo: Kiss of Snow ARC! I was outbid before I could even begin. Bidding is up to $200! #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dd77v

@EzinOz: Yay! RT @BookThingo: Apparently @HachetteAus will be releasing Psy-Changeling in paperback around same time as US hardback. Yay! #arrc2011

@EzinOz: Back @ room… I is pooped…. Need to get ready for tonight. Whooooooo #ARRC2011

@EzinOz: @tsinelas @bookthingo OMG I was SO out of the running from the start. Ivan wait til end of may (maybe) #ARRC2011

@EzinOz: Signed books… Feet = sore #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4de0h2

@Cataluna6: Getting ready for the #ARRC2011 awards dinner, hope the authors I voted for win. Theres just so many great authors.

@suzilove: So, so wish we were all there with you.RT @HeleneYoung: Booksigning at #ARRC2011 is buzzing!!!

@katydidinoz: had hoped for a nap before the #arrc2011 (shut up, I’m getting old). Instead just enough time for a shower & a gussy-up!

@EzinOz: Thanks to all those Aussie Mills & Boon authors… I’m really loving them #ARRC2011

@obsidiantears83: I’m late for #arrc2011 :o my train leaves in 5 mins. Sarah did victory rolls in my hair tho! ;D

@Cataluna6: All dolled up and ready to go, shoes from hell on so no dancing tonight! #ARRC2011

@Cataluna6: So excited, Rhian Cahill & Jess Dee are sitting at our table >.< Squee! #ARRC2011

@Cataluna6: @BookThingo Not suprised at all, there was a whole lot of lust going on for KIss of Snow #ARRC2011

@obsidiantears83: Argggh! Where’s my bus? I’m late to #arrc2011 and my hair doesn’t like it! The curls will frizz :o

@ericahayes: #arrc2011 awards dinner is arcing up… Sparkle sparkle…

@nickystrickland: @ericahayes Photos please of #arrc2011 #BlingOff

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 awards dinner has begun. The bling is on! http://twitpic.com/4df7qj

@BookThingo: Christine Dorcas – How can we possibly beat this bling! #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfav4

@nickystrickland: That is some serious Blinging!!!@BookThingo Christine Dorcas – How can we possibly beat this bling! #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfav4

@BookThingo: Tweeters at #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfdsg

@BookThingo: First lot of awards presentations #arrc2011

@MillsandBoonAUS: Nat, our Marketing Manager, was told she looks like a heroine from a Melanie Milburne novel! Loving #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Favourite Paranormal Romance 2010 – BONDS OF JUSTICS by @NaliniSingh #arrc2011

@tsinelas: http://yfrog.com/h2ku9zgj the lovely smokin ladies of book thingo :) #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Favourite Paranormal Romance 2010 – BONDS OF JUSTICE by @NaliniSingh #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Favourite Sci-Fi, Urban Fantasy or Futuristic Romance 2010 – ARCHANGEL’S KISS by @NaliniSingh #arrc2011

@BookThingo: RT @tsinelas http://yfrog.com/h2ku9zgj the lovely smokin ladies of book thingo :) #arrc2011

@VaVeros: RT @BookThingo: Favourite Paranormal Romance 2010 – BONDS OF JUSTICE by @NaliniSingh #arrc2011

@HeleneYoung: Favorite short category romance #ARRC2011 Paula Roe !!

@BookThingo: Favourite Short Category Romance 2010 – THE BILLIONAIRE BABY BOMBSHELL by Paula Roe @PaulaWrites #arrc2011

@VaVeros: RT @BookThingo: Favourite Sci-Fi, Urban Fantasy or Futuristic Romance 2010 – ARCHANGEL’S KISS by @NaliniSingh #arrc2011

@VaVeros: RT @BookThingo: Favourite Short Category Romance 2010 – THE BILLIONAIRE BABY BOMBSHELL by Paula Roe @PaulaWrites #arrc2011

@KeziahHill: RT @HeleneYoung: Favorite short category romance #ARRC2011 Paula Roe !!

@BookThingo: Award nominee Amy Andrews #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfg8q

@BookThingo: The ever fabulous Anne Gracie #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfgja

@MillsandBoonAUS: Paula Roe won Favourite Short Category Romance for The Billionaire Baby Bombshell! Congratulations @paulawrites! #arrc2011

@KeziahHill: Congrats @paulawrites ! Fab! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Award nominees Annie West and Michelle Douglas at our table. #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfh8k

@GirrlitsBooks: #arrc2011 rom peeps, rom books, rom authors and rom books, all good!

@KeziahHill: @BookThingo She looks gorgeous! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: The famous tiara worn by the glamorous @VaVeros #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfhsm

@obsidiantears83: Woowoo! Congratulations are in order to the ever lovely @nalinisingh and @paularoe! #arrc2011 #welldeserved!

@BookThingo: Twitterati at #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfi49

@anitajoywriter: Fabulous news @paulawrites #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Book Thingo babes blinging it! #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfiwe

@MargReads: RT @BookThingo: Twitterati at #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfi49

@VaVeros: RT @BookThingo: Tweeters at #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfdsg

@tsinelas: http://yfrog.com/gyxrezbj bringing the boob instead of bling with the blinged out @my_lheage #arrc2011

@BookThingo: The gorgeous @dumblydore and @obsidiantears83 #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfkuh

@Cataluna6: .@Cataluna6 no more alcmahol for you keep typing wrong # tag, 3rd time lucky – Holy caw! We’ve got Lexxie Couper as well :D #ARRC2011

@nickystrickland: @BookThingo @NaliniSingh is cleaning up at #arrc2011 !!! Congratulations!

@nickystrickland: Let the Bling Reign!! RT @tsinelas http://yfrog.com/h2ku9zgj the lovely smokin ladies of book thingo :) #arrc2011@BookThingo

@BookThingo: Ooh, and I won the silent auction for a copy of JUST SURRENDER by @KathleenOReilly #arrc2011

@BookThingo: @TezMillerOz That would be…BDSM? :P #arrc2011

@nickystrickland: @BookThingo @VaVeros Loving that bling (including the blingey tiara) #arrc2011

@nickystrickland: @BookThingo That ring is definitely Blinging It! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: @chrstnabrooke we are, but I haven’t stopped tweeting! Lol #arrc2011

@BookThingo: .@MarkTimmony @tsinelas Yeah. I didn’t even get a look in. They tied it with ribbon so I couldn’t even peek! #arrc2011

@nickystrickland: @BookThingo Very gorgeous indeed (I spy that bling) @dumblydore @obsidiantears83 #arrc2011

@BookThingo: @chrstnabrooke Ha! She may wonder why I’m molesting her. :P #arrc2011

@BookThingo: @caitlynnicholas Thank you. Some serious effort this year. Excellent bling! #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: RT @BookThingo: The gorgeous @dumblydore and @obsidiantears83 #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfkuh

@tsinelas: Tried and epic failed taking a photo w @nalinisingh oh well! Try again later #arrc2011

@dumblydore: RT @BookThingo: The gorgeous @dumblydore and @obsidiantears83 #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfkuh

@BookThingo: @chrstnabrooke I’m too shy to approach her again. I’ve already Bren twice for photos! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: I may have had too much wine and not enough food. #lightweight #arrc2011

@lexxie_couper: @rhiancahill just flashed the whole table! Dont believe anything she says about me! #arrc2011

@OzAlleyCat: RT @BplusPmag: RT @BookThingo: SHATTERED SKY/@HeleneYoung is 1st @HachetteAus book pub pb & ebook simultaneously. #arrc2011 #ebkanz

@BookThingo: Favourite Historical Romance 2010 – MY RECKLESS SURRENDER by Anna Campbell #arrc2011

@HeleneYoung: Favorite historical romance #ARRC2011 Anna cambell yay!!!!

@BookThingo: @lexxie_couper @rhiancahill Twitpic!!! #arrc2011

@HeleneYoung: Favorite Erotic romance #ARRC2011 Jess Dee

@BookThingo: Favourite Erotic Romance 2010 – RAISING STAKES by Jess Dee #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Jess Dee poses next to cover of half naked threesome. Hehe. #arrc2011

@HeleneYoung: Favourite Contemporary romance #ARRC2011 kandy shepherd

@BookThingo: Favourite Contemporary Romance 2010 – HOME IS WHERE THE BARK IS by Kandy Shepherd #arrc2011

@tsinelas: We are kicking butt in the music competition & we are NOT using google people! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Wireless thingo ran out of batteries! #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: OMG, the entire room at #arrc2011 singing along to I Will Always Love You and Stuck In The Middle With You! Classic!

@MargReads: RT @obsidiantears83: OMG, the entire room at #arrc2011 singing along to I Will Always Love You and Stuck In The Middle With You! Classic!

@BookThingo: Dessert (now slightly melted bec I had to find a powerpoint) #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dge2z

@BookThingo: Favourite Romantic Suspense 2010 – BORDER WATCH by @HeleneYoung #arrc2011

@BookThingo: It’s Helene Young’s first writing award! #arrc2011

@VaVeros: RT @BookThingo: Favourite Romantic Suspense 2010 – BORDER WATCH by @HeleneYoung #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Favourite Continuing Romance Series 2010 – Psy-Changeling series by @NaliniSingh #arrc2011

@HeleneYoung: Favorite romantic suspense #ARRC2011 me!!! OMG thank you ARRA :)

@BookThingo: Favourite Australian Romance Author 2010 – ANNA CAMPBELL – three years in a row! #arrc2011

@VaVeros: RT @BookThingo: Favourite Continuing Romance Series 2010 – Psy-Changeling series by @NaliniSingh #arrc2011

@VaVeros: RT @BookThingo: Favourite Australian Romance Author 2010 – ANNA CAMPBELL – three years in a row! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Nope, I was wrong. Anna Campbell won two years in a row. 2008 award went to Stephanie Laurens. #arrc2011

@VaVeros: RT @BookThingo: Favourite Contemporary Romance 2010 – HOME IS WHERE THE BARK IS by Kandy Shepherd #arrc2011

@HeleneYoung: Favorite Australian romance author #ARRC2011 Anna campbell !!! Yay!!!

@VaVeros: RT @BookThingo: Favourite Erotic Romance 2010 – RAISING STAKES by Jess Dee #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Announcing silent auction results. We raised over $6000! #arrc2011

@MargReads: RT @BookThingo: Announcing silent auction results. We raised over $6000! #arrc2011

@VaVeros: RT @BookThingo: Announcing silent auction results. We raised over $6000! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Down Under Divas door prize. Yay! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Member of the Year Award goes to Barbara! I totally picked her. #arrc2011

@NicolaMarsh: Congrats to all the winners at #arrc2011 Special call out to my lovely webmistress @paulawrites Woo-hoo!

@GirrlitsBooks: RT @BookThingo: Announcing silent auction results. We raised over $6000! #arrc2011

@bronwynparry: RT @BookThingo: Favourite Romantic Suspense 2010 – BORDER WATCH by @HeleneYoung #arrc2011 Congrats Helene!!

@VaVeros: I’ve had technology fail today. Retweeting is the most I can manage for #arrc2011

@HeleneYoung: RT @GirrlitsBooks: RT @BookThingo: Announcing silent auction results. We raised over $6000! #arrc2011

@nicole_r_murphy: Had a lovely day with @traceyohara so sad couldn’t stay for awards. Have a great day tomorrow :) #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Bling Off Award went to Christine Dorcas with ballroom dancing costume. #arrc2011

@GirrlitsBooks: Bling win! #arrc2011 and @bookthingo win

@BookThingo: I won a prize, yay! :D #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Yay @bookthingo won best reader review award at #arrc2011

@kascribe: RT @bronwynparry: RT @BookThingo: Favourite Romantic Suspense 2010 – BORDER WATCH by @HeleneYoung #arrc2011 Congrats Helene!!

@BookThingo: I swear there was more bling around than the number of people who stood up for the bling off parade. Dazzling. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Table 8 won the music trivia comp. The rowdiest table in the room! :D #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Ladies from @MillsandBoonAus are dancing. They’re such fun! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Cindy Gerard and Anna Campbell #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dgrye

@BookThingo: Perfect timing. End of dinner and almost out of batteries. See you on Twitter tomorrow. I’ll post a round-up of day 1 on the blog. #arrc2011

@Envyious: Awesome, especially the women who’ve had too much wine lol I love it #arrc2011

@JulesBennett: RT @MillsandBoonAUS: Paula Roe won Favourite Short Category Romance for The Billionaire Baby Bombshell! Congratulations @paulawrites! #arrc2011

@Leah_Ashton: Hooray! RT @millsandboonaus: Paula Roe won Favourite Short Category Romance for The Billionaire Baby Bombshell! @paulawrites! #arrc2011

@RWAus: Congrats Helene! @HeleneYoung Favorite romantic suspense #ARRC2011 me!!! OMG thank you ARRA :)

@suncatcherph: @tsinelas you look amazing! #arrc2011

@RWAus: RT @HeleneYoung: Favourite Contemporary romance #ARRC2011 kandy shepherd

@fiona_palmer: RT HeleneYoung: Favorite romantic suspense #ARRC2011 me!!! OMG. yay

@RWAus: RT @HeleneYoung: Favorite Erotic romance #ARRC2011 Jess Dee

@RWAus: RT @HeleneYoung: Favorite historical romance #ARRC2011 Anna cambell yay!!!!

@RWAus: RT @MillsandBoonAUS: Paula Roe won Favourite Short Category Romance for The Billionaire Baby Bombshell! Congratulations @paulawrites! #arrc2011

@BronwynJameson: Congrat’s to all the #arrc2011 award winners. Thanks for the tweets and pics, blingers.

@EzinOz: I’ve drunk SO much that I am ‘officially’ the crazy fangirl… Who cared #ARRC2011

@HeleneYoung: @BronwynParry @BookThingo Thanks guys! What a fabulous evening at #ARRC2011

@dumblydore: @BookThingo wins for busiest person at #arrc2011 tonight. Go Kat!

@hullojen: Living it up at #arrc2011 in Sydney tonight. :)

@obsidiantears83: I had so much fun at the #arrc2011 dinner tonight! It was lovely to meet new people and chat to friends. Thanks for the outfit compliments!

@obsidiantears83: I’ll and get those photos up tonight. Be very impressed! Normally takes me 6+ months #arrc2011

@fangbooks: w00t! soooo true! RT @dumblydore: @BookThingo wins for busiest person at #arrc2011 tonight. Go Kat!

@obsidiantears83: Yeay! Nearly home. 3 stations to go. Next #arrc2011 I’m getting a room! I left around 10:30!

@fangbooks: @EzinOz LMAO! you were sooooo the cool girl at our table! #ARRC2011

@fangbooks: @Envyious hey! I didn’t get to stalk you and say hello :( hopefully next time [ali] #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: The reason I wasn’t tweeting up a storm was I hardly had any coverage. The hotel needs a booster 4 that room! D: #arrc2011

@VaVeros: RT @BookThingo: The famous tiara worn by the glamorous @VaVeros #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfhsm

@msbookjunkie: RT @UGOTGOT: This must NEVER happen RT: @BookThingo: Speculation that Amz will 1 day buy Bk Depository?No more free shipping! #arrc2011

@VaVeros: I won 3 items at the #arrc2011 silent auction. I have the Sarah Mayberry pack, @EloisaJames pack and the Kandy Shepherd pack. Yay!

@fangbooks: So very very very very tired.. those girls at #arrc2011 know how to party #wefail

@obsidiantears83: http://tinyurl.com/ARRC2011 Photos from #arrc2011 with @nalinisingh @ericahayes @kezarthur @bookthingo @sheepangel @margreads @vaveros etc.

@obsidiantears83: Shit!I have to wake up in 2.5 hours for #arrc2011. Hoping I don’t sleep through all my alarms…

@chrstnabrooke: RT @BookThingo: Favourite Australian Romance Author 2010 – ANNA CAMPBELL – three years in a row! #arrc2011

Sunday, March 27

@EzinOz: I’m up… I’m up… Time to steal the baby bottles of shampoo #ARRC2011

@MargReads: RT @obsidiantears83: http://tinyurl.com/ARRC2011 Photos from #arrc2011 with @nalinisingh @ericahayes @kezarthur @bookthingo @sheepangel @margreads @vaveros etc.

@MargReads: RT @EzinOz: I’m up… I’m up… Time to steal the baby bottles of shampoo #ARRC2011

@obsidiantears83: Oh god. So braindead. 1.5hrs sleep isn’t enough. Worried I’ll fall asleep again on the way to #arrc2011 :-s

@BookThingo: Day 1 round-up will have to wait. Had a late night chatting with @PaulaWrites Shannon Curtis @katydidinoz Gabby Cora @my_lheage. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: RT @MargReads RT @obsidiantears83: http://tinyurl.com/ARRC2011 Photos from #arrc2011

@BookThingo: I hope I can last the day without getting sick. Clearly, I’m too old to party past 10pm, 3 nights in a row. #arrc2011

@katydidinoz: oh dear God, how did I get so much stuff in a mere day and a half? #ampacking #arrc2011 My TBR is straining at the seams!

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 starts I half an hour & I’m still just thinking about getting up.

@katydidinoz: so many new & old fave authors to read in Aussie Author Month in April – can’t wait to get stuck in #ausbooks #arrc2011

@BookThingo: So embarrassed. All this time I’ve been tweeting Christine Darcas’ name wrong! #arrc2011

@VaVeros: Heading to #arrc2011 by train. I wonder if I’ll beat @bookthingo ;)

@katydidinoz: my suitcase is *so* heavy. Really hoping I don’t get stuck at the airport!! #arrc2011

@katydidinoz: eek! Have to hurry! Promised Cindy Gerard wldn’t skip her keynote ’cause she was nervous abt being in the am aft awards dinner :) #arrc2011

@katydidinoz: okay signing off for the day! Tweet you all again from Brissie!! #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: I’m late, but I’m here! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Help! I’m stuck in the lift! I’m not joking. o_O #arrc2011

@fangbooks: @BookThingo Which lift? I’ll call front desk #arrc2011

@BookThingo: I wish I’d brought my corn chips. I could snack while waiting for maintenance man. Lucky lift has glass doors. #arrc2011

@fangbooks: @BookThingo you have all the fun! #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Cindy Gerard – secret to success: ability to confine, control, & dominate self-doubt #arrc2011

@BookThingo: You are not allowed to come out and laugh at me. That is all. #arrc2011

@tsinelas: At the Cindy Gerard talk #arrc2011

@fangbooks: @BookThingo I think a round of applause and a standing ovation would be in order thou… who’s taking the pics ;) #thingsImiss #arrc2011

@chrstnabrooke: @BookThingo No, no, I am definitely NOT laughing. #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: The secret to success is dominating self doubt. – Cindy Gerald, author & guest speaker at #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Cindy talking abt copyedits after 1st draft.Don’t like it when ppl use red pen to correct!intimidating!also y arent i a copyeditor?#arrc2011

@tsinelas: Cindy: thought she was the only 1 who had issues w/self-doubt but has found many other writers like her #arrc2011

@BookThingo: The dodgy lift. Inner doors are open but outer door shut. Lights just flickered.#arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4do70e

@tsinelas: Cindy: self-doubt keeps me honest & sharp, so give her some credit… just don’t let her rule! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: I’m out! At Cindy Gerard talk. #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Cindy:give self permission to be who u are, & some1 ur not, want to do what u want to do. dnt let self-doubt tell u u arent enuf! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Packed session. Why does everyone seem so….awake??? #arrc2011

@GirrlitsBooks: Cindy gerard is awesome #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Gerard thanks readers for making her job enjoyable and rewarding. We should be ‘damn proud to be a romance reader’. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Books we write and read have weight. Don’t let self-doubt get in your way. Good note to start the day. #arrc2011

@EzinOz: I WON!!! #ARRC2011

@GirrlitsBooks: @SweetHeartsRB Yeah jill and i road tripped up. It’s been fun! #arrc2011

@EzinOz: Cindy’s key note was audio inspiration #ARRC2011

@tsinelas: Contemporary panel w/Kandy Shepard, Cathleen Ross, Christine Darcas, Lisa Heidke, Amy Andrews & Ros Baxter #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Catching up with my day. I think I’m almost there. I’m almost awake! #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: RT @tsinelas: Cindy:give self permission to be who u are, & some1 ur not, want to do what u want to do. dnt let self-doubt tell u u arent enuf! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: I’m in Up and Coming Authors session, @tsinelas at Contemporary Authors, @my_lheage is at This One Time pt 2 (ironic?) #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Up &Coming Authors panel. Moderated by Jenny Brassel. She’s such a seasoned panelist! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Panelists: @HeleneYoung, Heather Boyd, Shannon Curtis, AB Gayle, Maggie Nash. Combination of traditional pub, epubbed, self-pub. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 What attracted you to the kind of book you write?

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 @HeleneYoung wrote unpinned Sweet rom until she realized she was more comfy in single title rom suspense

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 Heather Boyd started writing historical rom bec it was what made her laugh and she loved to read

@tsinelas: Christine D: I write for the catharsis, great believer in dancing as a part of transformation #arrc2011

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 AB Gayle loved reading m/m and wanted to explore relationships between men.

@RRRJessica: @BookThingo love that #arrc2011 pics. You gals look gorgeous!! And like you’re having way too much fun.

@tsinelas: Christine: also if u encounter self-serving sucky men in real life u can smack them in fiction! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 Originally submitted to Harlequin Intrigue. Subbed to diff pub who needed more erotic elements. Research at the Cross!

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 Jenny Brassel could predict kids’ conversations in her family & decided to write YA. Lots of rejections & discovered historical.

@BookThingo: Were u a reader first or did you always want to be a writer? #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Amy & Ros are sisters(I didn’t know that!)They wrote “Sister Pact” a contemporary book on estranged sisters that got back together #arrc2011

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 MN: Didn’t want to walk uphill to buy a book, so stayed home & tried writing 1 herself. Found out that Bronwyn Jameson was Aussie.

@tsinelas: Amy was inspired by a previous book that did tandem chapters, one voice each. (Although she claims it was pure laziness! LOL) #arrc2011

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 …Contacted Jameson advice & went from there. Used to read a book a day. Obsessed with reading. Ran out of books to read!

@tsinelas: Roz: they both like diff kinds of men.Amy writes alphas,Roz likes more dysfunctional men but they got together properly in the end #arrc2011

@BookThingo: MN wasn’t even good in English at school. Was president of ARRA at last conventional v involved on reading community. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: AB Gayle was inspired by authors at last convention, did writers’ courses online, became an editor. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: SC: Wrote first rom suspense for h/s English. Teacher said great but nothing to do with Shakespeare! LOL #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Realized she didn’t know how to write. Took course (Brassel was one of teachers!), joined RWA and went from there. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: HB: Wasn’t good in English & History. Wrote longhand on holiday. Did NaNoWriMo, joined RWA & critique grp. Best job she’s ever had #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Cathleen: tends to cross bet genres, talks about how a lot of things that happen in real life tend to translate into writing #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Cathleen: came from an italian family, married into 1, didn’t knw what that entailed till she married. wrote abt journey #arrc2011

@BookThingo: HY:Grew up thinking if u had a good story u write it bec that’s what family did.Good at Eng, used 2 write othr ppl’s writing hwork #arrc2011

@BookThingo: JB: Mum an avid reader.Jenny used to read anything & everything. Got ‘The Happy Hooker’ on 15th birthday (as a cautionary tale?)! #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 The begining of Keri Arthur’s Kissing Sin was based on a dream, while the amnesia in Destiny Kills was inspired by the Borne move.

@BookThingo: Reading helps writing – knowing cadence of words, craft #arrc2011

@BookThingo: What are you incapable of writing in romance genre? #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: RT @BookThingo: Reading helps writing – knowing cadence of words, craft #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Lisa: Depending on pt of view her characters are fabulously flawed or fatally fucked! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: MN: Medicals, eve tho she’s registered nurse. Can pick out inaccuracies & it annoys her. Wld be paranoid she’d get details wrong. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: AG: Paranormal. #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 Cindy Gerard still gets starstruck and has trouble going up and introducing herself to favourite authors.

@BookThingo: SC: First person chick-lit #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Question rephrased to : What don’t you have an affinity with? #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Lisa: writes about characters that get themselves out of black hole they are in. Loves writing #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Amy: terrified of writing in 1st person! most others write in 3rd or 1st #arrc2011

@BookThingo: If you weren’t writing romance, what else would you be writing? #arrc2011

@dumblydore: Author anecdotes panel at #arrc2011 is really funny. :D

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 Cringe worthy questions: where do you get your ideas? Wondering if husband is hero of the book, ie sex scenes.

@tsinelas: harlequin: for a publisher points of view dont make a diff, don’t look at that, depends on strength of characterization #arrc2011

@BookThingo: HY: Thrillers, things exploding. HB: Fantasy, world bldg. SC: Paranormal YA & thriller espionage. AG: Historical diary (WIP) #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Q: do u ever get frustrated w being categorized as chick lit or romance? #arrc2011

@BookThingo: MN: Espionage, thriller. ‘I like good tales.’ SC: ‘I like a good tale too.’ LOL #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 Cringe worthy stories: Covers not matching content (looks YA). People thinking they can write a Rom in a weekend.

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 JB: straight historical

@tsinelas: Ans: We don’t care as long as you buy the books! LOL there are some authors that are offended by chick lit label… #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Favouritest books evah? #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Ans: … cos there is implication book is shallow but there is more to them than that, women’s issues, journeys, etc. #arrc2011

@tsinelas: There is a variety across all genres.Reputation started in 90s when there was consumerist drive towards talking abt shoes & bags…#arrc2011

@BookThingo: SC: Catch 22, HY: LOTR, HB: Devil in Winter #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 Cringe worthy stories: Thinking writing is lucrative, ie like S. Meyer, JK Rowlings & George Lucus.

@BookThingo: AG: Soldiers 1980-1989/Aleksandr Voinov Marquesate – free online, auths fell out & contract says neither can make money out of it! #arrc2011

@tsinelas: made it difficult for those that wanted to write contemporary women?s fiction.chicklit makes difficult topics more palatable #arrc2011

@BookThingo: MN: Gone with the Wind, JB: The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time) #arrc2011

@BookThingo: This One Time panel next door – lots of laughter #arrc2011

@tsinelas: women’s fiction addresses the common core of women,regardless of what u do,thr are common elements that u discuss when ur together #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Missed the next question but I think authors are talking about their fave characters from their own books. #arrc2011

@tsinelas: why do we like contemporary? why is it not seen as the biggest seller? #arrc2011

@tsinelas: reader: can relate to the context that it is readable, reference of the times ex: goodnight tweetheart by @teresamedeiros #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: @BookThingo They were talking about their own fangirl moments and some key fanmail they’d received. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: It’s either their fave characters or those who experienced the most change. Very interesting (& good, subtle way of book pimping!) #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Or maybe their next releases! Sorry for tweet fail! :P #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Yes, it’s definitely about their next books. Doing a great job. I want to read them all! #arrc2011

@tsinelas: dealing with contemporary challenges in fiction helps us to find out we’re not alone [when facing certain issues] #arrc2011

@tsinelas: i feel like i’m in the super seriouzzz panel! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: JB: Hero trapped behind mirrors. Heroine doesn’t believe in ghosts; he has to get her to get him out. Subbed to Kensington. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Author inspirations? @BronwynParry, Anna Campbell, Jessica Andersen, John Lanyon, @DeniseRossetti, @RWAus #arrc2011

@tsinelas: reading is indulgence, nice thing about contemporary is that it can make you laugh in the end #arrc2011

@BookThingo: MN: Romance authors are the best people in the world. SC: Second only to romance readers. lol #arrc2011

@tsinelas: panel’s fave contempo authors:marian keyes,susan elizabeth phillips, rachel gibson,jennifer crusie,maggie anderson,nora roberts #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Fave book they’ve written: AG: mm novella set in The Gap, HB: the last bk, HY: Border Watch, SC: The Viper’s Kiss (MacGyver-esque) #arrc2011

@BookThingo: MN: the one in my head, JB: unpublished – abt an Egyptian pharaoh but having trouble bec pubs don’t think Ancient Egypt will sell #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Q: do u write kids? do u find difficult putting them in #arrc2011

@BookThingo: My question: issues around geography & reaching readers in Aus (overseas pub) or overseas (Aus pub) #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Lisa: i write kids, speaks to teenage girls when needed, Christine: tend to reflect the age my kids are #arrc2011

@BookThingo: JB: has to self-promote in Aus bec rdrs can only get it from o/seas bookshops. HY: Can’t get books out to o/seas rdrs. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: SC: Hard to promote a URL when digi pubbed. HB: Not actively pursuing print pub. Thinks her books don’t suit trad mkts. #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Amy: i’d rather keep kids out of my novels! kids interrupt romance. what do u do with it after? #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Q: How autobiographical are contemporary novels for you? #arrc2011

@BookThingo: HY: in-between genres hard to shelve even online #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Lisa: I always steal from real life. I will embellish and am not as tragically flawed as they are. #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Lisa: But if my mum does something outrageous she knows that its going to end up in the book! #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: Wow! The Book Thingo girls are going gangbusters on the #arrc2011 hashtag! Go you good thing!

@tsinelas: Cathleen: My husband always says, “I can see I’m the lover!” in all of my books. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Shannon is interviewing the readers! Heh. #arrc2011 ebook readers, covers

@tsinelas: Cathleen: Do have to say to members of my family, “This is not you” (with husband depends on her mood!) #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Amy: we stole a lot from real life.parents are too good not to write in! Roz: I insisted we change the names! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: How do you pick books? Word of mouth mostly. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 @lexxie_couper experiments by buying 1 book per month based purely on cover.

@tsinelas: Christine:when her 1st bk came out was v anxious that ppl wld think that it was her life,but while there was basis,it was not her! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: One reader in audience buys over $100 worth of books PER MONTH! #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Amy:Tells husband not to read books! He read 2nd book saw sex scene against glass door & said to her, “Do you…” #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Amy: had to tell him if we’re going to do this for every book we better stop now! they are just characters! #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Kandy’s mom in law presumed all sex scenes were based on her son.K said yes.mum said “am glad he turned out alright in that dept!” #arrc2011

@dumblydore: THIS! > RT @BookThingo: #arrc2011 @lexxie_couper experiments by buying 1 book per month based purely on cover.

@tsinelas: Amy:wish there was a disclaimer that the chars in bk practice safe sex in start so don’t have to figure out hw to write condoms in!#arrc2011

@BookThingo: Where would you like to be five years from now? #arrc2011

@BookThingo: SC: I want JK Rowling scrubbing my toilet! LOTS of laughter. HY: Me, too! #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: Writer’s Block: Keri Arthur analyses the story so far to find the worse possible thing that could happen and writes it! #arrc2011 #bangbang

@BookThingo: HY: To be writing full-time. I posed a question abt whether or not YA might have a mkt for similar bks as what Helene writes. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: JB: YA mkt wants escapist books that’s very separate from required reading lists at school. #arrc2011

@_GaynProud_: #GayPride #Gay Tracey O’Hara: AND I missed out on all the blingy fun at last night’s #ARRC2011 awards dinner dou… http://bit.ly/hRmXKK

@tsinelas: Christine took love scene to writers grp to critique.man in grp freakd out by use of word:”Cock”.had to drink gin & tonic to write #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 I love that! I’m totally taking @Kezarthur’s way of defeating writer’s block on board. By that stage I need some suspense! LOL

@BookThingo: In 5 yrs… HB: Still writing & earning a living. SC: Make a career. AG: Feel like she’s producing something worth producing. #arrc2011

@MiSTERG23: RT @tsinelas: Amy:Tells husband not to read books! He read 2nd book saw sex scene against glass door & said to her, “Do you…” #arrc2011

@BookThingo: MN: Be able to give up my day job. JB: To be on some sort of bestseller list. #arrc2011

@tsinelas: this forum is getting funnier lol #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Best response from a reader? HY: Hand-written letter from someone at work. HB: Haven’t had fan mail yet. WRITE TO HER, PEOPLE! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: SC: Give me the rest! (from submissions), constructive feedback fron contests. AG, MN: people who become dedicated readers. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: JB: Husband read book and was proud enough to pass it to women at word to read. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: HY: Highest point was winning award last night. Her legs wouldn’t work walking up the stage! #arrc2011

@KarlyLane: #arrc2011 Thanks to everyone involved! Loved every second of it!

@tsinelas: Amy: If you read one of Denise’s books you need 3 knickers to get through it! should come w warning! #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Waiting for the lunch line to shorten a little at #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: Try the carrot cake! #dies #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: We staked out seats right up the front for the fantasy, sf & futuristic romance panel! ;D #arrc2011

@tsinelas: At the sci-fi fantasy panel #arrc2011 chaired by @katydidinoz

@MargReads: #arrc2011 helps when you use a hash in your hashtag

@dumblydore: In category romance panel room. The audience is not representative of the actual number of readers kthx. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 Jenny Brassel mods chat w Anna Campbell & Anne Gracie. ‘I heard this enormous laugh’ Gracie’s response: http://twitpic.com/4dqjpu

@tsinelas: Karen: influenced by LOTR, did a few classes, put in fri pitch w Allen & Unwin, got accepted #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Anna Campbell #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dqk5v

@BookThingo: This is a great venue. Too bad it’s raining outside. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Jenny Brassel: ‘I will give you Wit (Anne Gracie) & Tortured (Anna Campbell).’ Anne Gracie: ‘I give you half-wit.’ Fun has begun! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Anne Gracie #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dqlcs

@BookThingo: @dumblydore Bummer! They were unfortunate to go against two other panels with all the big authors. #arrc2011

@lexxie_couper: Think my new fav term is faery-porn, thanks to @ericahayes #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 It’s really interesting how PNR writers started out as fantasy or romance afficiados, and then crossed over to the dark side.

@tsinelas: Erica: loved dragonlance, started writing fantasy, discovered romance, ended up writing UF while trying to write a paranormal rom #arrc2011

@BookThingo: RT @lexxie_couper Think my new fav term is faery-porn, thanks to @ericahayes #arrc2011 << If I miss another wang discussion, I’ll be SO SAD!

@dumblydore: What was your first category romance? Sara Craven gets a mention. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: RT @dumblydore What was your first category romance? Sara Craven gets a mention. #arrc2011 << Great author!

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 Denise Rossetti is REALLY interesting and entertaining. I think I need to find one of her books…

@BookThingo: If you like an author, write to them. Authors appreciate it & are sometimes moved by it. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Gracie was first M&B historical author to be published in retail. (Stephanie Laurens was published in book club.) #arrc2011

@BookThingo: AC: Something magical abt having such an impact on people’s lives. AG: I think it’s something common to romance authors. #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Keri: always wrote paranormals. Denise: decided to write when she hit a bday. Was in write place & write time for erotica #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Gracie was a teacher & used to tell students to stop reading historical romances. Still lives in area and will never live it down. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Gracie is about to tell a story about touching people insurance places… #arrc2011

@BookThingo: AG: Mentioned electrifying flamenco dancer in interview. Some days later he friended here on Facebook. ‘My life is set!’ #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 Bird By Bird is a book about writing recommended by Denise Rossetti. #notetoselfmustbuy

@BookThingo: AC got idea for CtC and Untouched in the bath. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: AC used to live at Potts Point. CtC partly inspired by people in Kings Cross in the morning. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: AC was writing witty Quinn-esque historicals.Wrote CtC ch1 to prove she cldn’t do it & mind wld leave it alone & the rest followed #arrc2011

@BookThingo: AG keeps a notebook under her pillow. #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 There’s a quorum that the best thing about writing in the fantastical genres (PNR/SpecFic) is the freedom to write w/o boundaries.

@dumblydore: It does not take a weekend to write a romance, and this is from women who’ve done it well! #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 OMG, ALL THESE WOMEN LOVE JUNG TOO! My story I’m writing is majorly Jungian. Love it!

@BookThingo: AG bets Geary recounting a ballroom scene from her book. ‘I’m just as bad with the call Italy (?) ad.’ #arrc2011

@BookThingo: @vickihinze Thanks. This is a fun panel. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: @ReadNikkiLogan Will post a list soon. Or check hashtag from last night. Distinct Aussie bias. :D #arrc2011

@BookThingo: RT @BookThingo Gracie is about to tell a story about touching people in STRANGE places… #arrc2011 #typo

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 That may not be caps-worthy to everyone, but it’s kind of shocking that my fav Oceanic authors are on the same wavelength ;D

@BookThingo: AC: One of the nicest things a reader said to me was my books are like dark, rich chocolate. AG: With chili. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Campbell inspired by music w/ steady rhythm. She’s writing a symphony w/ crescendos and ‘yaaaarrgh!’ Yes, a direct quote. ;-) #arrc2011

@BookThingo: For both authors, music triggers writing. Gracie always has one song for every book. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: RT @BookThingo AG GETS TEARY recounting a ballroom scene from her book. ‘I’m just as bad with the call Italy (?) ad.’ #arrc2011 #typo

@BookThingo: Gracie creates collages. she’s printed pictures to show us what they look like & guess which books they match. #arrc2011

@tsinelas: I am having so much trouble getting signal! @obsidiantears is also tweeting! Follow her too #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 A very interesting discussion happening in the spec fic rom panel about naming conventions of characters & worlds.

@BookThingo: Claiming The Courtesan originally titled No Ordinary Duchess. Tempt the Devil was Devil No More (I think) #arrc2011

@BookThingo: My Reckless Surrender was Reckless Games. AG: MRS has 2 buzzwords, whereas RG only has one. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: AC’s current WIP called Seven Nights with a Rogue. #arrc2011

@dumblydore: “I love your book, I love category. I can read it in the bath and drop it in.” Annie West ponders over a reader’s letter. Heh. #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 This discussion about LOTR is getting quite heated! ;D R.e. world building vs plot/char interaction.

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 Creativity vs market. Concensus is writing for love/compulsions and worry about marketing later.

@BookThingo: Gracie talks about Captive Lady research. Gets teary. I want to look up this book. About heroine looking for foundling baby. #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 Erica Hayes recommends behindthename.com for researching names. Everyone collects baby name books.

@dumblydore: Hiding romances? Ebook sales gain prominence because of ease and volume not because we’re embarrassed (unless cover is v. smutty!) #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Author friend Trish Morey said to Gracie: ‘Oh, you’re writing historicals. Why would you bother? They’re all dead!’ #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Gracie tells anecdote about book covers. Hilarious. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Gracie talking about her most hated covers. Heh. ‘Baby poo brown.’ #arrc2011

@BookThingo: The Accidental Wedding picked up lots of readers who chose based on cover & then bought Gracie’s backlist. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: If you hate a cover but love the book, write to the author so they can show it to their publisher! :D #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Germans love sexy covers. Italians love lolly colours. Russians are…Tara in GWtW, Sound of Music (Gracie: floral) #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Turkish covers very romantic, French covers like paintings, Japanese covers very beautiful #arrc2011

@dumblydore: Paula Roe hates Twilight. Yay. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Translations not always exact. Overseas editors tailor to their markets. #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 Keri Arthur on covers: “You’ve got to bow down to Marketing and hope to hell they get it right!” #coverart

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 Nalini Singh on covers: “You have to concentrate on what you can control.” #coverart

@BookThingo: People who get hot flushes got Gracie’s feather fans! Not fair! I didn’t qualify! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Gracie aims for historical plausibility rather than accuracy. She writes fiction & many of her readers aren’t fussed about it. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Campbell: We write Regency romance world, rather than Regency historical world & her readers mostly want Regency romance world. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Sometimes author are 100% accurate but most readers think it’s not & therefore it’s a problem. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Gracie is giving Helen (ARRA EC & super loyal reader & early fan) earrings made from her book covers. Lovely gesture & words. #arrc2011

@dumblydore: Alpha virgin heroes. Got to have a good reason to have one. Hehe. #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 Nalini Singh on writing UF/PNR: “You’re only limited by you’re imagination.”

@tsinelas: Erica: I like how dark and dirty is acceptable in these worlds #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Gracie ended with a short reading from THE PERFECT RAKE. We should do more readings next time. #arrc2011

@Cataluna6: @Admn_SWalker Awesome! Awards dinner for #ARRC2011 and I found out I won an ARC of Shiloh’s in the silent auction #perfectsaturday

@obsidiantears83: RT @tsinelas: Erica: I like how dark and dirty is acceptable in these worlds #arrc2011

@EzinOz: @BookThingo I totes agree… A few readings would be awesome #ARRC2011

@EzinOz: My time at #ARRC2011 is coming to an end & I’m a little sad. Had a ball & totes can’t wait til next year

@MargReads: RT @BookThingo: Gracie ended with a short reading from THE PERFECT RAKE. We should do more readings next time. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: I’m at ARRA AGM. Will tweet when done. #arrc2011

@EzinOz: I won again!! Whoooooo #ARRC2011

@BookThingo: Last #arrc2011 panel – Panel nominated by readers: Anna Campbell @NaliniSingh Cindy Gerard @kezarthur @lexxie_couper @HeleneYoung

@tsinelas: at the final panel of #arrc2011; helene, lexie, nalini, keri, cindy & anna free for all!

@BookThingo: Dream jobs: Helene-flying over Whitsundays, Cindy sings, Anna sings opera, Keri-doing it, Lexxie sings about windscreen wipers #arrc2011

@tsinelas: fantasy jobs: cindy would be a 60s rockstar, anna would sing opera, lexxie a dog walker w/some1 else to pick up the poo #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Lexxie: dog walker but someone else picks up the poo, Nalini: if not a writer, a depressed person trying to be a writer #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Q:have u ever missed a deadline? what did u do? & what excuse did u give #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Nalini: yes, give ur editor a lot of warning & negotiate a deadline. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Missed deadlines & repercussions. NS: Ask for extension. Panel nods. CG: Eds do lots of work, want to keep them happy. #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Q: what is the genre u can’t write to save your life? #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Anna: contemporary, can’t do anything beyond 1820! Cindy: furs & fangs Keri:straight romance, always tend to have dead bodies #arrc2011

@tsinelas: nalini: romantic comedy, am not v funny! lexxie: sweet & inspirational, helene: sci-fi/paranormal, erotica (doesnt do good sex!) #arrc2011

@BookThingo: What couldn’t u write? AC: Contemp CG: Furries, fangs & fuzzies KA: Straight rom NS: Rom com LC: Sweet & inspire, HY: sff, erotica #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Q: have u read the backpage of the end 1st #arrc2011 Anna, Cindy, Helene: No, Lexxie, Keri & Nalini: Yes!

@tsinelas: This question is creating controversy, @Bookthingo! #arrc2011

@dumblydore: Dream author panel: Helene Young, @lexxie_couper, @NaliniSingh, @kezarthur, Cindy Gerard, Anna Campbell. #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dsg7a

@BookThingo: Do u #killafairy? YES: Keri (to see if someone dies), Lexxie (Pet Cemetery) NO: Anna, Cindy, Lexxie unless in hurry & need to know #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Lexxie: if i’m reading something abt australian not written by an aussie & its done wrong, i stop #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Nalini: I’m not very funny. Anna: But we always laugh at you! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Any book reading rules? Eg first 50 pages. Nalini: used to read to end but no time so book needs to engage her #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Talking about being recognised. Cindy offered to sign woman’s book & she declined. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Anna to panel: What’s the secret to being a NY bestselling author? #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Anna: What are the secrets of being a fabulous NYT author? #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Cindy: luck, hard work, be a reliable author, you need to have a publisher that will step up & support you #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Cindy: luck, fairy dust & pub willing to mkt ur bks. Others to Anna (who directed Q 2 Cindy only): We’re going to unFacebook u! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Is digital automatically part of contracts now? Panel: Yes #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Q: Pros & Cons at epublishing? Lexxie: when u start w ebooks u rly have to make ur name, u need to get urself out there #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Pros/cons of epublishing? Lexxie: monthly royalties, more connected to readers BUT needs time, hard to juggle #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Lexxie: u get to know readers more,extended readership family,but u need to have a lot of time or else it is difficult #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Lexxie: I kind of live in an ‘aaaaaa’ state. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Cindy’s pro is her backlist. Not in print but ebooks available. Con is piracy. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Social networking? Anna: I’m never on Facebook. Much laughter. #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Cindy: big advantage of ebooks is backlist, makes books readily more available as they are not available in print #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Q: Thoughts on social networking? #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Anna: if you use it intelligently, it’s nice to have. Nalini: I love it too. Apportion time. @lexxie_couper loves Twitter. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Helene: I love it, too. Needs to finish conversations she starts bec she feels she’s hanging up on other person. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Cindy: I’m horrible on Twitter. It’s like a slot machine. You press a button & you have no idea what happens. #arrc2011

@tsinelas: .@Bookthingo has the answers to the social networking questions LOL #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Juggling multiple books? Nalini, Keri, Anna – one at a time #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Q: How many books have u written in the same time? A: Nalini – 1 at a time works for me, Anna – dont like mixing worlds #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Lexxie jumps arnd, depends on state of mind. Cindy was writing training material & bk.Nipples & penises showing up on federal docs #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Lexxie:works well doing different ones,Cindy:worked on curiculum & novel at same time,nipples & penises started showing up in work #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Q: What do you read? #arrc2011

@BookThingo: What do you read? Nalini: mystery, anything Keri: anything except what I’m writing, historical Anna: binge on romance, non-fic #arrc2011

@tsinelas: A:Nalini is selective abt paranormals,Keri reads something completely opposite,like regency,Cindy likes Lee Child, #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Missed Cindy’s response. Helene: anything, back if cereal box Anna: back of milk packet #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Anna teaching us how to recycle milk containers. #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Anna does binge reading, Helene reads everything even the back of the cereal box #arrc2011

@BookThingo: End of #arrc2011. Cindy thanks everyone & says she felt right at home. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: Thank you to authors. They all get a little gift wrapped in pink, with blue ribbons. #arrc2011

@tsinelas: Now committee is giving out thank you gifts to authors for attending #arrc2011

@tsinelas: winding down now with raffle tickets & closing. will now shut down computer! :) #arrc2011

@Edwirinia: A big thank you to all those who tweeted #ARRC2011. Much appreciated!

@MillsandBoonAUS: Such an amazing weekend at #ARRC2011. We love you all! <3

@MargReads: all over! Look forward to the next one! #arrc2011

@melscott: Thanks to all the #ARRC2011 tweeters, made it fun for those of us not there!

@obsidiantears83: Um. I just read back over my #arrc2011 tweets. I put them out fast and missed silly spelling mistakes. So tempted to fix & repost them! :-s

@HeleneYoung: Heading home after #ARRC2011. A fabulous weekend!!! Well done to the organisers :)

@obsidiantears83: Screw it. I’m wearing granny clothes to work tomorrow instead of washing. I’m going to bed! But what to read? *sigh* Damn you #arrc2011

@obsidiantears83: When approximately is the next #arrc2011? I need to budget and do it properly! I hated missing Saturday’s panels and the commute killed me!

@BookThingo: @MillsandBoonAUS Same stuff we whinged about yesterday. :D I did mention what you said about titles getting better! #arrc2011

@dumblydore: Had mango gelato and butterscotch icecream just then for the last night in Sydney. #arrc2011 has been fantastic. :D

@kathoc: YUM RT @dumblydore: Had mango gelato and butterscotch icecream just then for the last night in Sydney. #arrc2011 has been fantastic. :D

@CathrynHein: Ooh! Just spying all the ARRA winners from Sat night. Congratulations! Fabulous names and books there. Well done, everyone!! #ARRC2011

@CathrynHein: RT @HeleneYoung: Favorite romantic suspense #ARRC2011 me!!! OMG thank you ARRA :) <– Whoop! Congratulations. That’s brilliant.

@jessdeewriter: We missed you at #ARRC2011! @TezMillerOz

@BookThingo: @MargReads @obsidiantears83 Totally agree and not just because I’m always running late! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: RT @ARRC2011 Don’t forget to watch @Sunriseon7 tomorrow morning. Award winning Aussie author Helene Young is a guest! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: @paulawrites You guys were fun. Thanks for inviting us over for a chat. #arrc2011

@paulawrites: @BookThingo @katydidinoz @my_lheage you guys are bad for my beauty sleep! #arrc2011

@BookThingo: @TezMillerOz I forgot to ask! Wish you could have been at #arrc2011. There was a much larger online community this time. Maybe in 2 yrs? :-)

@BookThingo: Most of my #arrc2011 tweets were author centric but some awesome readers, too. Some people worked VERY hard all weekend. Fantastic job.

@paulawrites: RT @dumblydore: Paula Roe hates Twilight. Yay. #arrc2011

@ARRC2011: RT @MillsandBoonAUS: Such an amazing weekend at #ARRC2011. We love you all! <3

@BookThingo: @paulawrites @katydidinoz @my_lheage And we didn’t even bring snacks! Sorry!!! #arrc2011 #badguests

@paulawrites: @BookThingo @katydidinoz @my_lheage And we didnt offer you drinks! #arrc2011 #badhosts

@VaVeros: I’m home from #arrc2011. A technology fail w my douvelakithingybajob on my laptop kept me from tweeting. Sorry all!

@paulawrites: So tired from #arrc2011 But managed to waffle down a bacon and egg sandwich #yum

@EzinOz: Just got home & this is my stocktake #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dv32d

@EzinOz: just wanted to say thanks to #ARRC2011 for putting on an awesome weekend… Can’t wait for the next one

@RhianCahill: OMG! Totally exhausted after weekend spent at #ARRC2011 Had the BEST time but now I want to sleep for a week.

@lexxie_couper: To keep awake on drive home from #arrc2011 decided to see how many times I could change lanes on freeway without running over lane dividers

@lexxie_couper: Damn douvelakithingybajobs RT @VaVeros: home from #arrc2011. A technology fail w my douvelakithingybajob on my laptop kept me from tweeting.

@DeniseRossetti: Bubble bath is calling my name. Totally worn out after #arrc2011. Authors given gorgeous silk scarves in their favourite colors. So sweet.

@lexxie_couper: Oh, and just in case you didn’t get to see my doofus grin for the duration of #ARRC2011…I had a brilliant, awesome, fantastic time :)

@lexxie_couper: Thank you everyone who made it so. Can’t wait until the next one :) #arrc2011 (Oh, and Viva la Table 4!!)

@DeniseRossetti: Not wearing scarf in bath in case you were wondering. #arrc2011

@DeniseRossetti: Not tweeting in bath either. Which reminds me – better get in. Do you think I might be silly-tired? ;) #arrc2011

@MillsandBoonAUS: @bookthingo Haha yes! Defend the cause! #arrc2011

@ericahayes: We aim to please => RT @lexxie_couper: Think my new fav term is faery-porn, thanks to @ericahayes #arrc2011

@ericahayes: Had an awesome time at #arrc2011 — lovely to meet so many reading peeps. And put faces (again) to Tweeple and FB folks…

@katydidinoz: ooops. Should have tagged that #arrc2011. Bottom line: FAN-FRICKIN’-TASTIC. Now to sleep for a week

@katydidinoz: theme of weekend: oh hey, nice to meet you. Oh wait you’re @ whoever! Oh I love you!! #arrc2011 #meetingtweepsinreallife

@katydidinoz: @my_lheage that happened to me with @margreads :) #arrc2011

@lexxie_couper: For some reason I’m tired. Not sure why… Possibly something to do with #arrc2011

@jessdeewriter: I’m also soooooo happy. LOL. Thanx. RT @traceyohara: @jessdeewriter sooooo happy you won at the #ARRC2011 Awards – go girl :)

@my_lheage: @paulawrites You still moderated the shit out of This Other Time #arrc2011 @BookThingo @katydidinoz

@Envyious: Man I am pooped! #arrc2011 was a fabulous experience :D was awkward & shy with authors lol I’m sorry XD!!

@jessdeewriter: Am exhausted from #ARRC2011. Brilliant weekend indeed, but time to sleep now.

@Envyious: FAR easier 2 chat w authors using twitter or fb as a mediator!! Was squealing inside while grinning like a lunatic on the outside #arrc2011

@VaVeros: Yes to this! @katydidino: theme of weekend:hey, nice to meet you. Oh wait you’re @ whoever!Oh I love you! #arrc2011 #meetingtweepsinreallife

@Envyious: Was pretty much tongue tied & over all struggling to contain my inner fangirl during author encounters #arrc2011

@Envyious: Even smothered my dirty minded self at erotica panel & didn’t mention tentacles in Joey Hill’s bks during topic on ‘tails’ #arrc2011

@Envyious: Also on erotica panel, wanted to ask I any of the authors knew what sunshine tasted like lol #arrc2011

@Twimom227: LOL! Love it. RT @Envyious: Also on erotica panel, wanted to ask I any of the authors knew what sunshine tasted like lol #arrc2011

@BookThingo: @Envyious Agree! Had to give myself internal smack on head when I caught myself staring at author with a stupid grin on my face. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: @Envyious Sweat and body odour! ROFL #arrc2011

@BookThingo: @TezMillerOz I missed the wang & faery porn discussions at #arrc2011. But was there for mention of dick pulling & ‘butt butt’

@BookThingo: @traceyohara @ericahayes The bling was fabulous this year. Lots of people joined in although not all stood up for parade. #arrc2011

@Envyious: @BookThingo lol I won’t name names but yes there was that aspect of it too XP must have been worse back in Melb with more ppl? #arrc2011

@Envyious: @Twimom227 I held my tongue lol I think I wld have gotten a prize for that question too! But I was too shy >_< #arrc2011

@Envyious: @BookThingo lol I did that too but it’s cause I was trying to read name tags of authors so I wldnt be a complete douche! XP #arrc2011

@Envyious: RT @VaVeros: Yes to this! @katydidino: theme of weekend:hey, nice to meet you. Oh wait you’re @ whoever!Oh I love you! #arrc2011 #meetingtweepsinreallife

@BookThingo: Skimming thru my #arrc2011 tweets and OMG the typos! Damn you autocorrect! #thatsmyexcuseandimstickingtoit

@BookThingo: @Envyious I meant the taste of sunshine! Hahaha. #arrc2011

@BookThingo: @traceyohara @ericahayes There was an award for Queen of Bling. :D #arrc2011

@Envyious: @TezMillerTM I was being polite & pretending to be much less versed in erotic fic than older crowd that was in attendance rofl #arrc2011

@BookThingo: @traceyohara Christine Darcas in glitzy ballroom dancing gown. Pics to follow. Didn’t want to kill my prepaid quota b4 #arrc2011 finished!

@MargReads: RT @katydidinoz: theme of weekend: oh hey, nice to meet you. Oh wait you’re @ whoever! Oh I love you!! #arrc2011 #meetingtweepsinreallife

@dumblydore: Have never been starstruck by a client, but @lexxie_couper has TEH POWER. What a lady! In fact, my eyes glazed like *___* most of #arrc2011

@thebeaumonde: RT @MillsandBoonAUS: Such an amazing weekend at #ARRC2011. We love you all! <3

@orangesoul: hotdamn! i wanna read this!!! RT @tsinelas: http://yfrog.com/h26qfrjj look what I got at #arrc2011 @mieldv @orangesoul

@BookThingo: Huge apologies for lack of blog posts abt #arrc2011. Am knackered & have come down w/ flu. Will post, but first a long nap & some hot soup.

@MillsandBoonAUS: @traceyohara I think that means we’re going to have to have an #arrc2011 reunion then??

@caitlynnicholas: @bookthingo You take care of yourself :) Blog posts can wait!! Thanx for all the #arrc2011 tweets as well, much appreciated

@BookThingo: @caitlynnicholas Glad you enjoyed them. It was a great weekend. #arrc2011

March 25, 2011

 

@DeniseRossetti: @BookThingo Arriving around 2.30 I’m guessing. bwg. #arrc2011

 

@melscott: @ericahayes I use tweetdeck on iphone as well. prefer it to the actual twitter app #ARRC2011

 

@katydidinoz: Okay guys, signing off so I can begin my journey to #arrc2011. See you there! (also, vote no strings attached in #dabwaha. Please? For me?)

 

@MillsandBoonAUS: About to leave the office for #arrc2011. So excited to see everyone there!

 

@DeniseRossetti: Sheer power of planes taking off is awesome but I’m always amazed they don’t fall out of the sky. Flight to #arrc2011 delayed. Can u tell?

 

@DeniseRossetti: Watching ground traffic guy dwarfed by taxi-ing plane he’s directing. Like a knight teaching a pet dragon tricks. Staaay, Fido! #arrc2011

 

@infogenium: @BronwynParry Bling will always fit – enjoy! #arrc2011

 

@Cataluna6: It’s Asha! And now there’s a weird dude looking at me cause I’m going up n down in elevator. #ARRC2011 http://t.co/yC8n461

 

@E_K_Vollmer: 20hrs until @I_VanEck and I are rocking it at #ARRC2011 With 17hrs of party and travel time, leaving 3hrs for sleep… Fun time to be had!

 

@melscott: @AliBri59 I’m not at conference! #ARRC2011

 

@BookThingo: RT @ARRC2011: The last of the silent auction items have been listed. See you all tomorrow for the bidding: http://t.co/p920AP8 #arrc2011

 

@HeleneYoung: #ARRC2011 coffee, Bondi, finishing Fiona Palmer’s Heart of Gold. Heavenly way to start weekend

 

@fiona_palmer: RT @HeleneYoung: #ARRC2011 coffee, Bondi, finishing Fiona Palmer’s Heart of Gold. Heavenly way to start weekend

 

@suzilove: @DeniseRossetti Okay, now I’m crying. Am I the only one not going to an airport? #arrc2011

 

@ericahayes: Okay, #arrc2011 – I’m here. Let’s get this party started…

 

@ericahayes: #arrc2011… Alison, are you here? I’ve got your banner :)

 

@Cataluna6: @PenguinBooksAus Something from the romance selection in keeping with the #ARRC2011 theme of the weekend.

 

@dumblydore: Sorry I won’t be at #arrc2011 tonight. I’m there in spirit. See the colour and sparkle and think of me. ;)

 

@obsidiantears83: Yeay! I am sitting with @SheepAngel and Maria at the #arrc2011 dinner tomorrow. My name is Jacq(…….) if you want to sit with me too :D

 

@obsidiantears83: And if I don’t share a table with you, come over to mine and have a chat! :D #arrc2011

 

@lisaheidke: I think I need to frock up for cocktail party…#ARRC2011

 

@fangbooks: Have fun tonight all you happy #arrc2011 party people! We’ll see you all tomorrow :) w00t

 

@obsidiantears83: I hope everyone at the #ARRC2011 ra-ra has fun tonight! I’ll see you tomorrow night. I want to see lots of photos up on twitter, m’kay?

 

@nicole_r_murphy: @traceyohara ROADTRIP! Tomorrow #ARRC2011

 

@TraceyLea9: envious of everyone attending #ARRC2011 #havefun

 

@EzinOz: RT @traceyohara: To all of you at #ARRC2011 – wish I was there – and see you tomorrow. :)

 

@BookThingo: Finally on my way to #arrc2011. Hope there’s a bellboy because I have a big tub of books!

 

@EzinOz: @mrsammac u forgot about #ARRC2011 in bondi! romance readers unite….

 

@BookThingo: Checked in! I’m following the noise… #arrc2011

 

@chrstnabrooke: Do you have red CFM shoes?@DeniseRossetti #arrc2011

 

@lexxie_couper: The view from @heather_boyd’s room. Bondi beach at night is so gorgeous #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: If you’re at #arrc2011 we’re in my room chatting about books. DM me for details. :D All welcome!

 

@BookThingo: Sorry, I couldn’t tweet during cocktails. Was busy chatting. :D #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: @lexxie_couper Hey, come and join is for book talk! #arrc2011

 

@HeleneYoung: Fabulous drinks and chats at #ARRC2011. Think my voice may be missing tomorrow though…

 

@BookThingo: Me: Twitter seems very quiet tonight. @MargReads: That’s because we’re all here! :D #arrc2011

 

@lexxie_couper: Had brilliant time at #ARRC2011 tonight. Met some awesome people, laughed a lot & checked out @rhiancahill’s husband’s cute butt *grin*

 

@katydidinoz: such an awesome start to #arrc2011 – catching up, drinking cocktails, lots of laughs

 

@BookThingo: So a recap of #arrc2011 thus far. I was late. (Yes, I know.)

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 Much smaller crowd than 2009 but there was enough convo for me to follow the sound to the reception.

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 Met up with friends, Sydney ARRA meet-up regulars, some authors I recognised by face & someone I remember meeting in 2009.

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 Lots of book talk going on & generally just catching up with people. Upside of smaller group is more intimate discussions.

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 Spotted 3 men in the convention! Yay!

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 Reminded random people to come up to my room for PJ party. I may have forgotten to actually mention my room number to some. SORRY!

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 ~9 ppl showed up to PJ party (I think). Tub of books has shrunk, yay! Heaps left, so come see me if you want to sift thru them

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 PJ party (tho only 2 of us were actually in PJs) was FUN. Lots of animated book talk & much digression into other fun topics.

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 @GirrlitsBooks & @SweetAngel brought Cheezel & M&Ms. I was ready to serve nachos, but no microwave & forgot corn chips! *thunk*

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 People headed off to bed a bit before midnight. @my_lheage & the ARRC person I’d met in 2009 stayed for sff/rom/bad erotica chat.

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 Sooooo hilarious. I now have a list of recommended reads. No idea when I’ll find time to go thru it but it’s there. Enticing me…

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 Volunteer briefing at 6.30 and I still have to wash my hair! Blog post to follow. And photos. :)

 

@DeniseRossetti: Managed to set alarm be4 passing out. Now awake & sound like Lauren Bacall bec of welcome reception. Always wanted sexy contralto. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: @Hesitent_Sarah I brought Natural Law. Make sure you grab me at the #arrc2011 dinner! :D

 

@BookThingo: Congrats to Marion Lennox, RITA Finalist – Contemp Series for CHRISTMAS WITH HER BOSS – a book @MargReads pimped at #arrc2011 tonight. :D

 

@E_K_Vollmer: What am I doing this early in the morning? Catching a plane to #arrc2011 Yeah!!!!!!!

 

@BookThingo: Congrats to Kelly Hunter, 2011 RITA Finalist – Contemporary Series for RED-HOT RENEGADE! And she’s at #arrc2011 (I think)!

 

@DeniseRossetti: @BookThingo Kelly Hunter is definitely here! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: @DeniseRossetti I was taking pictures but didn’t have time to chat to everyone. We must mention her nomination tomorrow! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: @DeniseRossetti Also…you’re still awake! Are the authors having a secret party, are they? Hmmm??? :D #arrc2011

 

@HeleneYoung: Congrats to RITA finalists Kelly Hunter and Marion Lennox!! Yay!!! And Kelly’s here in SYd at #ARRC2011 :)

 

@BookThingo: Yes, I’m up! I will actually be on time for #arrc2011!!!

 

@melscott: Okay, everyone at #ARRC2011 please tell my brilliant bud Kelly Hunter I think she rocks and ply her with RITA congrats !

 

@BookThingo: @ReadNikkiLogan Hey, why aren’t you at #arrc2011, hmmm? :D

 

@BookThingo: If u want 2 know any specifics abt #arrc2011 pls use @ as I may not b able 2 follow general tweet stream closely. Will b live tweeting.

 

@EzinOz: Already @ Swiss Grand awaiting #ARRC2011 whooooo…. Coffee in hand & eye candy on front desk. I doubt I could ask 4 anything else :)

 

@nicole_r_murphy: #arrc2011 So excited to be heading to Sydney today with @traceyohara Will see you just after lunch ;)

 

@EzinOz: I wonder if #ARRC2011 will play nice for #earthhour & serve dinner by candle light???

 

@EzinOz: OMG lobby Swiss Grand = cute men in tight wetsuits carrying surf boards #ARRC2011 whooooooo

 

@E_K_Vollmer: At #ARRC2011 looking through my goodie bag! Yay! http://twitpic.com/4d8qa3

 

@EzinOz: I’m in…. I even get a ‘goodie’ bag #ARRC2011

 

@jessdeewriter: http://yfrog.com/h0ycabxj @Lexxie__Couper and me at #ARRC2011.

 

@BookThingo: Got my goodies bag. So heavy! M&B stall has free Maria Snyder ARCs. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: In my goodie bag… #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4d8yuu

 

@EzinOz: Dare I say it? The sterotype is correct, romance readers are…. Women #ARRC2011

 

@BookThingo: @E_K_Vollmer Just outside the main conference room, to the left, opposite the Everett After (bookshop) stall. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Sitting in the welcome session. Anne Gracie came up to congratulate Kelly Hunter on her RITA nomination. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Also congratulated Marion Lennox (not here) for her RITA nomination. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: New release by @lexxie_couper announced. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Anna Campbell just started her keynote speech. Lots of cheers. She was our fave Australian author last year. :D #arrc2011

 

@VaVeros: I’m at #ARRC2011. The Keynote speaker Anna Campbell coming up in a few minutes.

 

@BookThingo: Anna Campbell. On Stephanie Laurens: ‘She’s handling the national debt!’ #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4d96nc

 

@EzinOz: Anna Campbell & her inspiration ‘The feel of silk’…. Whoooohooooo #ARRC2011

 

@BookThingo: Anna Campbell’s first Harlequin at age 8 – The Feel of Silk by Joyce Dingwell. #arrc2011

 

@EzinOz: Anna u’ve inspired me… Totes hilarious & deliciously engaging #ARRC2011

 

@BookThingo: In 1955, Joyce Dingwell was first Aussie author signed by Mills & Boon. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Name checks for Helen Bianchin, Margaret Way (Broken Rhapsody), THE MARRYING GAME/Lindsay Armstrong #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: More of Campbell’s fave childhood reads by Aussie authors: COME HOME, DEAR/Lucy Walker, THE CALL OF THE PINES/Walker #arrc2011

 

@VaVeros: pfft! I’ve run out of download time on my comp. I’m tweeting from my phone #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: LIGHTNING’S LADY/Valerie Parv, THE SHINING OF LOVE/Emma Darcy #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Campbell: Aussie romances and strong heroines. No sappy secretaries! #arrc2011

 

@VaVeros: I find it interesting the amount of readers who discovered roms through their mums & grandmas. It was the library for me #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: THE BRIDE IN BLUE/Miranda Lee, who was Emma Darcy’s sister, WINGS OF CARE/Meredith Webber #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Campbell mentions covers. One cover of hero in jungle clutching heroine as if to say, ‘Take here first!’ lol #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: ZANE: THE WILD ONE/Bronwyn Jameson, THE HEALING HEART/Marion Lennox, PASSION, PURITY AND THE PRINCE/Annie West #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Slides going too fast for me to tweetthem. Sorry! Amy Andrews, Michelle Douglas, Robyn Grady, Trisha Morey, Paula Roe #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: HOT ISLAND NIGHTS/Sarah Mayberry – one of Campbell’s fave authors. Had her crying on train. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: A SURGEON WORTH WAITING FOR/Melanie Milburne. Campbell is now moving to single titles. DEVIL’S BRIDE/Stephanie Laurens. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Alpha males: ‘I’m not gonna get married! Oh, I’m married.’ #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: THE PERFECT KISS/Anne Gracie, OUR MARY ANN/Anna Jacobs – hugely popular in UK. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: We don’t hear much about them in media, yet they’re very successful. Stephanie Laurens’ sales wipes Peter Carey’s our of the park. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Aussie historical authors ‘can make characters sound British without having a broomstick up their arse.’ More palatable for US mkt #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Paranormal romance: Keri Arthur, who was writing abt vampires, uf & was a pioneer in the genre in 1999. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: SHADOW KIN/MJ Scott – debut auth ‘on the brink of an internat’l career’, @traceyohara, @ericahayes, Christine Wells (historical) #arrc2011

 

@KeriStevens: @BookThingo Mayberry’s one of my faves, too. #arrc2011

 

@E_K_Vollmer: At #arrc2011 such a lolful time! Worth it for only 3hrs sleep!

 

@VaVeros: RT @BookThingo: Alpha males: ‘I’m not gonna get married! Oh, I’m married.’ #arrc2011

 

@melscott: @BookThingo Aw, did that Anna Campbell say that? She’s lovely : ) #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Fantasy rom: @DeniseRossetti, romantic suspense: Helene Young, @BronwynParry, rural romance popular also #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: US edition of Anna Campbell’s next release (April) #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4d9g8b

 

@BookThingo: Aussie edition of Anna Campbell’s next release (May) #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4d9gmj

 

@BookThingo: Favourite Anna Campbell quote: ‘I write books with lots of nookie!’ Indeed. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: RT @EzinOz OMG lobby Swiss Grand = cute men in tight wetsuits carrying surf boards #ARRC2011 whooooooo << How did I miss this???

 

@BookThingo: Was wondering where @NaliniSingh was and she’s two seats away from me! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Bernadette Foley from @HachetteAus is about to introduce @HelenYoung’s new book, SHATTERED SKY. Will be Q&A format. #arrc2011

 

@EzinOz: Helene young…. On the ‘to read list’ #ARRC2011

 

@BookThingo: Helene’s books: Wings of Fear & Shattered Sky. Author is doing a reading. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: I like this author reading format. We should have more next time! Helene has a lovely, soothing voice. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: In Australia, romantic suspense is quite a new genre. Young grew up loving rooms but also Trixie Belden… #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: …stories w/ problems that had to be solved, lots of action…bit still love happy ending! #arrc2011

 

@lexxie_couper: Am the moderator for the Paranormal panel in 25mins. Am stupidly nervous. Argh! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Helene Young works in aviation in real life. Her heroines are pilots – tenacious, have endured a lot. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: If I hadn’t already read @HeleneYoung’s books, I’d be very tempted after this session. Doing a great job of talking abt the books. #arrc2011

 

@EmmelineLock: RT @BookThingo: Aussie edition of Anna Campbell’s next release (May) #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4d9gmj

 

@BookThingo: Excellent choice for an excerpt from SHATTERED SKY. Dramatic nut also a little humorous. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Young talking about social media. Who uses social media? Lots of us raised our hands. Def feel there are more of us than in 2009. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: @EzinOz She did a great job of promoting them without pushing, didn’t she? #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: SHATTERED SKY/@HeleneYoung is the first @HachetteAus book published as paperback & ebook simultaneously. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Morning tea. I need more coffee!!! #arrc2011

 

@BplusPmag: RT @BookThingo: SHATTERED SKY/@HeleneYoung is 1st @HachetteAus book pub pb & ebook simultaneously. #arrc2011 #ebkanz

 

@obsidiantears83: I don’t know what the dinner tables look like, but if you see one with a Jacq(…), Maria + Lami, that’s mine! #arrc2011 Come say hi tonite!

 

@obsidiantears83: I know my main conversationalists will be at #arrc2011, but will any of my other followers be attending? @ me and we’ll catch up :D

 

@E_K_Vollmer: Om nom noming a le tasty muffin #arrc2011

 

@oldbitey: @BookThingo did you get your coffee? I’m having one for you, just in case. Keep the #arrc2011 tweets a-comin’ !

 

@EzinOz: @BookThingo yeah I nominated her for the last session #ARRC2011

 

@EzinOz: @BookThingo yeah… Plus she provided morning tea #ARRC2011

 

@EzinOz: OMG just saw my first manchild at the event… Prob out of his natural habitat, rare in this environment #ARRC2011

 

@lexxie_couper: Who wants me to touch Nalini Singh for them? I’m just about to introduce her on the paranormal panel :) #arrc2011

 

@dee_carney: @lexxie_couper Touch her for me! LOL And then tell her I’m not a stalker. #arrc2011

 

@EzinOz: I’m on table 6… Here’s hoping I’m not w/ ‘cosplay’ woman….. #ARRC2011

 

@EzinOz: Must hold off from fangirl squeeeeeeee #ARRC2011

 

@E_K_Vollmer: Woot! Watching the paranormal romance pannel #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4d9yvs

 

@BookThingo: I’m listening to Outback & In Love panel. @my_lheage is in Paranormal panel #arrc2011

 

@TaureanFire: LMAO! RT @lexxie_couper: Who wants me to touch @NaliniSingh for them? I’m just about to introduce her on the paranormal panel :) #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Mod: Karlene Blakemore-Mowle Auths: Amy Andrews @BronwynParry Fiona McArthur Michelle Douglas. Pub: Christina Lee,@MillsandBoonAus #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Rachael Treasure working very well for @PenguinBooksAus – romance doing well. #arrc2011

 

 

March 26, 2011

 

BookThingo: How do Aus based bks sell overseas? In category, doing well. But not single title. @BronwynParry book lauded but US won’t pick up. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Publishers constantly underestimating their readers. US readers don’t just read US setting! Risk averse industry. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Digital will change the risk appetite for publishers. Very easy to find backlists. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Industry has to work through territory issues. Sucks when book gets buzz but we can’t buy it immediately. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: @E_K_Vollmer The choc chips were very choccy! << #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Got the strongest coffe pod gor morning tea and am now AWAKE! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 final session I’ll be reader nominated. Dream team panel! Love it. Tweeps, who do you want & what wld u like to know? #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: @melscott Direct quote. :-) Nice book pimping for you. Cover flashed on screen. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: McCleod’s Daughter & Farmer Wants A Wife as inspirations for outback romance not to be underestimated. LOL @ Amy Andrews #arrc2011

 

@E_K_Vollmer: @BookThingo LOL I had an apple custard one, very creamy!! V. yummy! Paranormal Romance pannel is rocking! So much lolz #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: If you have questions for outback romance panel, tweet me ASAP! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: ‘There’s lots of good places to hide a dead body.’ @BronwynParry #arrc2011

 

@MillsandBoonAUS: Michelle Douglas, Aussie Sweet author, likes to put her characters in uncomfortable situations – fish out of water styles #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: There’s a flavour and attitude that’s hard to get if you’re not Australian. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: ‘The Americans miss the flies.’ Then: ‘But now that Oprah’s been here and seen the flies…’ #arrc2011

 

@redwyne: RT @BookThingo: ‘There’s lots of good places to hide a dead body.’ @BronwynParry #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Changing Aussie terms to Americanise them does readers a disservice. From publishing POV, broader US mkt prefers the translation. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: I really love listening to Cristina Lee’s insights into publishing. @MillsandBookAus & used to work for HarperCollins #arrc2011

 

@EzinOz: ‘wolf-wang’ Q asked. A: depends on the author…. #ARRC2011

 

@BookThingo: I asked abt automatic translations for ebks. General view seems to be enhanced ebooks will grow in popularity. Alternate endings! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: There’s an ebooks skeptic in the audience. Ebook readers gently try to disabuse some misconceptions. :D #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Ebook skeptic now skeptical about epublishing. I’m going to butt in. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: I can’t get a word in! LOL #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: @EzinOz Dammit, I missed a wand discussion! #arrc2011

 

@EzinOz: Paranormal section #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dafq7

 

@BookThingo: @EzinOz Wang even! #arrc2011

 

@VaVeros: Woo! My computer is back up #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: People love series but sometimes not clear which order they come. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: I’m surrounded by epilogue lovers. It’s very amusing! #arrc2011

 

@VaVeros: Jess Dee prefers to not read in her genre bc she finds that she edits it rather than sit back & enjoy it.She loves paranormal roms #arrc2011

 

@melscott: @BookThingo Other than choose your own adventure, the thought of alternate endings gives me writerly heeby jeebys. #arrc2011

 

@melscott: @BookThingo Right ending is right ending….don’t mind idea of glimpses beyond the ending though! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: @melscott It does change the writing process, doesn’t it? #arrc2011

 

@melscott: @BookThingo Ending is one of the few things I usually know about my book. And rarely changes. Playing with that breaks story #arrc2011

 

@VaVeros: Anna Campbell reads historical roms bc her style is hers. Couldn?t write a Julia Quinn if she tried #arrc2011

 

@VaVeros: Cindy Gerard says that her readers have a huge impact on what she writes #arrc2011

 

@VaVeros: Helene young Says that many of her work colleagues are trying to work out which character they are in her books #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Talking about bookshop shelving. Side to shelving on gen fic is they become avail to non-rom rdrs. #arrc2011

 

@chrstnabrooke: I’m loving @BookThingo ‘s coverage of #ARRC2011

 

@BookThingo: RT @VaVeros Helene young Says many work colleagues are trying to work out which character they are in her books #arrc2011 << I love this!

 

@tsinelas: http://yfrog.com/h26qfrjj look what I got at #arrc2011 @mieldv @orangesoul

 

@BookThingo: Amy Andrews called out to lady at back sitting quietly to see if she had a question. ‘I’m from Penguin.’ Hehe. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: The reason Book Depository is really cheap… Started with ex-Amz ppl. They use extra shipping container space to do free shipping #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Speculation that Amazon will one day buy Book Depository. Shock! Horror! No more free shipping! #arrc2011

 

@SuzsSpace: @BookThingo Really? What about their shipping rates through Royal Mail? What do they pay #arrc2011

 

@bookbinge: Would be BAD! RT: @BookThingo: Speculation that Amazon will one day buy Book Depository. Shock! Horror! No more free shipping! #arrc2011

 

@ReneeRBA: Noooo. >.< RT @bookbinge: Would be BAD! RT: @BookThingo: Speculation that Amz will 1 day buy Bk Depository?No more free shipping! #arrc2011

 

@EzinOz: I have a suite. Thank u Swiss Grand & #ARRC2011

 

@genrelibrarian: RT @BookThingo: Publishers constantly underestimating their readers. US readers don’t just read US setting! Risk averse industry. #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: RT @BookThingo: Speculation that Amazon will one day buy Book Depository. Shock! Horror! No more free shipping! #arrc2011

 

@melscott: @BookThingo Book depos also gets UK govt subsidy for shipping, I think? #arrc2011

 

@UGOTGOT: This must NEVER happen RT: @BookThingo: Speculation that Amz will 1 day buy Bk Depository?No more free shipping! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Freebie from the outback panel. #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4datrw

 

@EzinOz: The goodie bag #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4daw0x

 

@BronwynJameson: RT @chrstnabrooke: I’m loving @BookThingo ‘s coverage of #ARRC2011 <==Hear, hear. *Almost* as good as being there. Tx for sharing tweeters

 

@BookThingo: @SuzsSpace No idea. That was from the publishing people. #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: Okay, @my_lheage tells me I am on Table 5 with @sheepangel and @margreads. Come say hi tonight :) #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: @BronwynJameson @chrstnabrooke Thanks, guys! So glad I brought the iPad or I wouldn’t have been able to keep up! #arrc2011

 

@SuzsSpace: @BookThingo Pity. Thanks for tweeting from #arrc2011

 

@EzinOz: About to start the erotica discussion session… #ARRC2011 now authors… Perform

 

@Cataluna6: Having lots of awesome fun at #ARRC2011 I don’t want it to end!

 

@EzinOz: so so funny… #ARRC2011

 

@EzinOz: RT @Cataluna6: Having lots of awesome fun at #ARRC2011 I don’t want it to end!

 

@EzinOz: over an hour of ‘hanky panky’ discussion… Promenade room, come on down, down town… #ARRC2011

 

@BookThingo: Publishing ins and outs panel. This is a feisty bunch. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: How long from submission to publication? Fiona McCallum’s Paycheque ~18 mos, didn’t require much rework. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Kandy Shepherd: Be patient. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Also has to fit into publishing schedule – eg Paycheque in time for Mother’s Day #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Anna Campbell lucky to have an 8-month schedule. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Lots of authors in the audience for this panel, which isn’t surprising. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Moderator: Melanie Milburne Authors: A Campbell, A Andrews, K Shepherd, F McArthur Publisher: Cristina Lee, Harlequin #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Publishers don’t always get right. Takes a particular editor to get book, be passionate abt it & get publisher excited abt it. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Shelf life not up to publisher, but on bookseller. Discounter ~3mos, chains ~6mos if not selling. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Impact of REDGroup collapse. Sad for industry. Affects big pubs more. HQN not so much. #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: I am having trouble getting signal! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Audience comments. Have stopped going to indies bec they never stock what they want. Usu go to rom bookshop, Kmart, Target. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Interesting that audience differentiates between ‘independent’ bookshop & romance bookshops (w/c are actually indies, too). #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Short shelf life frustrating for M&B authors. Not many readers realise that old titles won’t be available for long. #arrc2011

 

@melscott: @BookThingo I think of rom booksellers as specialist indies but yep, there’s a distinction cos former have what I want! #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: … Got tied up, zip line #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Why am I the only one tweeting #arrc2011 panels? Everyone else is enjoying themselves too much! #arrc2011

 

@melscott: @BookThingo Oooh, ask whether M&B authors think e backlist is changing that…are readers cottoning on to that? #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Question about sending review copies to bloggers. is it worth it? Postage, etc. I’m a bit nervous! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Amy Andrews: some postage cost. Need to be smart & target blogs. Catareviews, RT, etc. Some pubs send, some autos send. #arrc2011

 

@melscott: @BookThingo Your tweets very much appreciated! Feel like I’m there : ) #arrc2011 #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Kandy Shepherd books sent by publisher. First she knows abt it is when review comes out. #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Panelists: Cindy Gerard, Helene Young, Karlene Blakemore-Mowle, Shannon Curtis. Moderated by Bronwyn Parry #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: @melscott Yes, they discussed impact of digital on backlist availability. A good thing. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Anna Campbell: ‘Some people have unkindly called me a promo slut!’ She enjoys it but diff skill from writing. #arrc2011

 

@EzinOz: tails V. extra hand/dick. Perfect Saturday…. #ARRC2011

 

@BookThingo: RT @tsinelas C Gerard, H Young, K Blakemore-Mowle, S Curtis. Mod by Bron Parry #arrc2011 << Can hear laughter from rom suspense panel!

 

@tsinelas: People appear to be very helpful when you ask for info. Authors have gotten info fr army, morgue park rangers. Meet lots of ppl #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: And by the way, WHERE IS AVON? #arrc2011 @HarperCollinsAus

 

@tsinelas: Cindy g:wouldn’t be caught dead in half the places I write about. Pause. Actually I probably would be dead! Lol! #arrc2011 romantic suspense

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 @tsinelas is tweeting from the romantic suspense panel. I’m in publishing panel.

 

@EzinOz: MM erotica = the next big thing???? #ARRC2011

 

@BookThingo: Traditionally authors/publishers send info to readers via ads. Now readers get info they want via Google. #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Q:do u ever find self in dangerous situation when researching? Cindy: no biggest danger is getting close to contacts #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: RT @EzinOz MM erotica = the next big thing???? #ARRC2011 << Hasn’t it been big for a while now?

 

@BookThingo: Some pubs have guidelines on what authors should have in terms of web presence. #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Bronwyn spent an entire flight talking abt explosives w army boy on the way back fr basic training.They were not arrested lol #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Milburne has had to restrict info bec of dodgy phone calls bec she writes Sexy romance. Was invited to a swingers club! #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Helene: little gifts fr heaven, u can suddenly find someone to speak to when u need information (eg random bikies on bus) #arrc2011

 

@melscott: @BookThingo Ewwww! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Spitting the dummy online is not advised. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: @RiverbendBooks I think there’s an underlying complaint about snobbery towards romance. Not ALL indies, but a general feeling. #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: How to make characters that are heroic but real? Need to show growth in story – Cindy #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: They’re talking about notarised passports. Not sure what it’s about. I think something about taxation for author (US) income. #arrc2011

 

@melscott: @BookThingo Yep, notarised passport to get US equiv of tax file number for foreigners #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Gabby is talking abt how she got internship at @MillsandBoonAus by ‘stalking a publisher’ at ARRC09. I love her story. #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: How do u make relationship realistic but still grow & fall into bed after? Ans: hot sex baby! #arrc2011 (also good characterization)

 

@BookThingo: Amy Andrews: ‘There’s no one here with fake names, is there?’ Heh. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Campbell took pen name bec another auto had same name. Andrews asked by HQN to change name bec had another auth w same first name. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Milburne has funny story but it can’t go outside this room. Ne ne ne ne ne #arrc2011 (It’s funny.)

 

@tsinelas: Characters put into v intense situations, thy are vulnerable & stripped dwn (also literally!) can’t hide, get to knw each other #arrc2011

 

@melscott: @BookThingo Now you’re just taunting us poor homebodies : ) #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Talking pseudonyms. Very interesting. Privacy vs pride of having own name. Separate personal esp when writing sexy novels. #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Q:why are troubled histories more common on rom susp? – makes chars more realistic, more common in real life #arrc2011

 

@melscott: @BookThingo It’s a touch choice. #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Have you written anything outside rom susp? Shannon is flirting with (a) young adult. Lol #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: I asked a Q abt auths w/ diff pseudonyms for diff subgenres. Is this specific to genre where mkting is v tied to type of story. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Bec it seems to me that in lit fic authors are quite happy to have a diverse body of work. #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: WHO BROKE TWITTER!? >:( Worse day for it… –> #ARRC2011 #NSWVOTES and Sarah’s Gothic Divorce Tea Party *sulks*

 

@BookThingo: Several replies: lit fic different, if writing sexier Lee recommends pseudonym for protection #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: McArthur wrote nonfic in same name bec feedback from readers was they loved that aspect of her novels & she felt she’d sell thru. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Guys enjoy romance too, although often in a different guise. #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Q: do u ever worry that u have said too much? That myt be a threat?A: wrote about a bomb…& will work! Don’t try this at home! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: A bit of other genre bashing & rom genre adulation (most fr audience) Meh. Tolerable but we’ve done this stuff to death online. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: THERE IS. NO. FORMULA. #arrc2011 If it was that easy, everyone would be published.

 

@BookThingo: It’s another F word we don’t like to use. Heh. And now we’re off to afternoon tea. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: I’m tired! I’m counting tweeting as exercise… #arrc2011

 

@melscott: RT @BookThingo: THERE IS. NO. FORMULA. #arrc2011 If it was that easy, everyone would be published.

 

@PublishingSpy: #arrc2011 @tsinelas is tweeting from the romantic suspense panel. I’m in publishing panel. http://ow.ly/1bVXyT

 

@Cataluna6: Bout to hear Nalini Singh give her keynote #ARRC2011 :D

 

@tsinelas: At Nalini Singh’s talk #arrc2011

 

@EzinOz: Nalini Singh #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dcib1

 

@BookThingo: Keynote speech by @NaliniSingh #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Readers are smart. They’ll read if writers do a good job. #arrc2011

 

@EzinOz: Too cute @NaliniSingh accent reminds me of @katierowsell #ARRC2011

 

@BookThingo: Guild Hunter intended to be stand alone to fit Singh’s schedule. Said she’d never write vampires so calls them her angel books. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Synopsis once included ‘and things explode. It’ll be awesome.’ #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Had feeling it wasn’t standalone after first draft but determined to write 2 PsyChangeling books per year. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Sent to agent with note saying it’s stand alone. Publisher said yes & wanted to buy bk 2 as well & that’s how 2nd series was born. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: The Psy Changeline series will never ever end. Friends will need to do an intervention. (I have mixed feelings abt this!) #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Oh, she was joking. Psy Changeling has an end, but Singh would like to write tangent books in the world but not in main plot line. #arrc2011

 

@EzinOz: psy-changeling series will end? OMG I’m so sad… Will it end once kit comes out?? Hehehehe #ARRC2011

 

@BookThingo: Apparently @HachetteAus will be releasing Psy-Changeling books in paperback around same time as US hardback. Yay! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Learning how to manage the series arc is something Singh had to learn and is still learning. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: No compendium for Psy Changeling until series has ended bec it would have too many spoilers for future books. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Important to keep track of names so you don’t have ones that sound/look too similar or show bias for certain initials. #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Trouble teething at #arrc2011 cos signal sucks! Timeline is very important – Nalini keeps overall series timeline & individual book one

 

@BookThingo: Managing series continuity seems like a very complicated process! (But I’m glad she doesn’t keep it in her dreams. Heh.) #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Nailini seems really organized with her plotting etc. And then I remembered she was a lawyer and it all makes sense. #arrc2011 :)

 

@BookThingo: ‘Once I’ve said something, it’s part of the world & can’t be contradicted’ Can change but must explain. Common sense. OH, THANK U! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Series writers need to resist the seductive lure of beautiful tangents. #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Nailini didn’t have a world mapped out at first she just do e right in #arrc2011

 

@dumblydore: @NaliniSingh speaking in front of the banner I designed for #arrc2011. Couldn’t be more pleased. ;) http://twitpic.com/4dcvpr

 

@BookThingo: No more new series. Lots of laughter. #arrc2011

 

@fangbooks: Neither Rosie or I know how to tweet from our phones #technofail… so hope you’re all following @BookThingo for #arrc2011 updates ;)

 

@TezMillerOz: RT @BookThingo: Aussie historical authors ‘can make characters sound British without having a broomstick up their arse.’ More palatable for US mkt #arrc2011

 

@HeleneYoung: Booksigning at #ARRC2011 is buzzing!!!

 

@BookThingo: Kiss of Snow ARC! I was outbid before I could even begin. Bidding is up to $200! #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dd77v

 

@EzinOz: Yay! RT @BookThingo: Apparently @HachetteAus will be releasing Psy-Changeling in paperback around same time as US hardback. Yay! #arrc2011

 

@EzinOz: Back @ room… I is pooped…. Need to get ready for tonight. Whooooooo #ARRC2011

 

@EzinOz: @tsinelas @bookthingo OMG I was SO out of the running from the start. Ivan wait til end of may (maybe) #ARRC2011

 

@EzinOz: Signed books… Feet = sore #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4de0h2

 

@Cataluna6: Getting ready for the #ARRC2011 awards dinner, hope the authors I voted for win. Theres just so many great authors.

 

@suzilove: So, so wish we were all there with you.RT @HeleneYoung: Booksigning at #ARRC2011 is buzzing!!!

 

@katydidinoz: had hoped for a nap before the #arrc2011 (shut up, I’m getting old). Instead just enough time for a shower & a gussy-up!

 

@EzinOz: Thanks to all those Aussie Mills & Boon authors… I’m really loving them #ARRC2011

 

@obsidiantears83: I’m late for #arrc2011 :o my train leaves in 5 mins. Sarah did victory rolls in my hair tho! ;D

 

@Cataluna6: All dolled up and ready to go, shoes from hell on so no dancing tonight! #ARRC2011

 

@Cataluna6: So excited, Rhian Cahill & Jess Dee are sitting at our table >.< Squee! #ARRC2011

 

@Cataluna6: @BookThingo Not suprised at all, there was a whole lot of lust going on for KIss of Snow #ARRC2011

 

@obsidiantears83: Argggh! Where’s my bus? I’m late to #arrc2011 and my hair doesn’t like it! The curls will frizz :o

 

@ericahayes: #arrc2011 awards dinner is arcing up… Sparkle sparkle…

 

@nickystrickland: @ericahayes Photos please of #arrc2011 #BlingOff

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 awards dinner has begun. The bling is on! http://twitpic.com/4df7qj

 

@BookThingo: Christine Dorcas – How can we possibly beat this bling! #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfav4

 

@nickystrickland: That is some serious Blinging!!!@BookThingo Christine Dorcas – How can we possibly beat this bling! #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfav4

 

@BookThingo: Tweeters at #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfdsg

 

@BookThingo: First lot of awards presentations #arrc2011

 

@MillsandBoonAUS: Nat, our Marketing Manager, was told she looks like a heroine from a Melanie Milburne novel! Loving #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Favourite Paranormal Romance 2010 – BONDS OF JUSTICS by @NaliniSingh #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: http://yfrog.com/h2ku9zgj the lovely smokin ladies of book thingo :) #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Favourite Paranormal Romance 2010 – BONDS OF JUSTICE by @NaliniSingh #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Favourite Sci-Fi, Urban Fantasy or Futuristic Romance 2010 – ARCHANGEL’S KISS by @NaliniSingh #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: RT @tsinelas http://yfrog.com/h2ku9zgj the lovely smokin ladies of book thingo :) #arrc2011

 

@VaVeros: RT @BookThingo: Favourite Paranormal Romance 2010 – BONDS OF JUSTICE by @NaliniSingh #arrc2011

 

@HeleneYoung: Favorite short category romance #ARRC2011 Paula Roe !!

 

@BookThingo: Favourite Short Category Romance 2010 – THE BILLIONAIRE BABY BOMBSHELL by Paula Roe @PaulaWrites #arrc2011

 

@VaVeros: RT @BookThingo: Favourite Sci-Fi, Urban Fantasy or Futuristic Romance 2010 – ARCHANGEL’S KISS by @NaliniSingh #arrc2011

 

@VaVeros: RT @BookThingo: Favourite Short Category Romance 2010 – THE BILLIONAIRE BABY BOMBSHELL by Paula Roe @PaulaWrites #arrc2011

 

@KeziahHill: RT @HeleneYoung: Favorite short category romance #ARRC2011 Paula Roe !!

 

@BookThingo: Award nominee Amy Andrews #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfg8q

 

@BookThingo: The ever fabulous Anne Gracie #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfgja

 

@MillsandBoonAUS: Paula Roe won Favourite Short Category Romance for The Billionaire Baby Bombshell! Congratulations @paulawrites! #arrc2011

 

@KeziahHill: Congrats @paulawrites ! Fab! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Award nominees Annie West and Michelle Douglas at our table. #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfh8k

 

@GirrlitsBooks: #arrc2011 rom peeps, rom books, rom authors and rom books, all good!

 

@KeziahHill: @BookThingo She looks gorgeous! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: The famous tiara worn by the glamorous @VaVeros #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfhsm

 

@obsidiantears83: Woowoo! Congratulations are in order to the ever lovely @nalinisingh and @paularoe! #arrc2011 #welldeserved!

 

@BookThingo: Twitterati at #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfi49

 

@anitajoywriter: Fabulous news @paulawrites #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Book Thingo babes blinging it! #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfiwe

 

@MargReads: RT @BookThingo: Twitterati at #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfi49

 

@VaVeros: RT @BookThingo: Tweeters at #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfdsg

 

@tsinelas: http://yfrog.com/gyxrezbj bringing the boob instead of bling with the blinged out @my_lheage #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: The gorgeous @dumblydore and @obsidiantears83 #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfkuh

 

@Cataluna6: .@Cataluna6 no more alcmahol for you keep typing wrong # tag, 3rd time lucky – Holy caw! We’ve got Lexxie Couper as well :D #ARRC2011

 

@nickystrickland: @BookThingo @NaliniSingh is cleaning up at #arrc2011 !!! Congratulations!

 

@nickystrickland: Let the Bling Reign!! RT @tsinelas http://yfrog.com/h2ku9zgj the lovely smokin ladies of book thingo :) #arrc2011@BookThingo

 

@BookThingo: Ooh, and I won the silent auction for a copy of JUST SURRENDER by @KathleenOReilly #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: @TezMillerOz That would be…BDSM? :P #arrc2011

 

@nickystrickland: @BookThingo @VaVeros Loving that bling (including the blingey tiara) #arrc2011

 

@nickystrickland: @BookThingo That ring is definitely Blinging It! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: @chrstnabrooke we are, but I haven’t stopped tweeting! Lol #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: .@MarkTimmony @tsinelas Yeah. I didn’t even get a look in. They tied it with ribbon so I couldn’t even peek! #arrc2011

 

@nickystrickland: @BookThingo Very gorgeous indeed (I spy that bling) @dumblydore @obsidiantears83 #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: @chrstnabrooke Ha! She may wonder why I’m molesting her. :P #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: @caitlynnicholas Thank you. Some serious effort this year. Excellent bling! #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: RT @BookThingo: The gorgeous @dumblydore and @obsidiantears83 #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfkuh

 

@tsinelas: Tried and epic failed taking a photo w @nalinisingh oh well! Try again later #arrc2011

 

@dumblydore: RT @BookThingo: The gorgeous @dumblydore and @obsidiantears83 #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfkuh

 

@BookThingo: @chrstnabrooke I’m too shy to approach her again. I’ve already Bren twice for photos! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: I may have had too much wine and not enough food. #lightweight #arrc2011

 

@lexxie_couper: @rhiancahill just flashed the whole table! Dont believe anything she says about me! #arrc2011

 

@OzAlleyCat: RT @BplusPmag: RT @BookThingo: SHATTERED SKY/@HeleneYoung is 1st @HachetteAus book pub pb & ebook simultaneously. #arrc2011 #ebkanz

 

@BookThingo: Favourite Historical Romance 2010 – MY RECKLESS SURRENDER by Anna Campbell #arrc2011

 

@HeleneYoung: Favorite historical romance #ARRC2011 Anna cambell yay!!!!

 

@BookThingo: @lexxie_couper @rhiancahill Twitpic!!! #arrc2011

 

@HeleneYoung: Favorite Erotic romance #ARRC2011 Jess Dee

 

@BookThingo: Favourite Erotic Romance 2010 – RAISING STAKES by Jess Dee #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Jess Dee poses next to cover of half naked threesome. Hehe. #arrc2011

 

@HeleneYoung: Favourite Contemporary romance #ARRC2011 kandy shepherd

 

@BookThingo: Favourite Contemporary Romance 2010 – HOME IS WHERE THE BARK IS by Kandy Shepherd #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: We are kicking butt in the music competition & we are NOT using google people! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Wireless thingo ran out of batteries! #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: OMG, the entire room at #arrc2011 singing along to I Will Always Love You and Stuck In The Middle With You! Classic!

 

@MargReads: RT @obsidiantears83: OMG, the entire room at #arrc2011 singing along to I Will Always Love You and Stuck In The Middle With You! Classic!

 

@BookThingo: Dessert (now slightly melted bec I had to find a powerpoint) #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dge2z

 

@BookThingo: Favourite Romantic Suspense 2010 – BORDER WATCH by @HeleneYoung #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: It’s Helene Young’s first writing award! #arrc2011

 

@VaVeros: RT @BookThingo: Favourite Romantic Suspense 2010 – BORDER WATCH by @HeleneYoung #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Favourite Continuing Romance Series 2010 – Psy-Changeling series by @NaliniSingh #arrc2011

 

@HeleneYoung: Favorite romantic suspense #ARRC2011 me!!! OMG thank you ARRA :)

 

@BookThingo: Favourite Australian Romance Author 2010 – ANNA CAMPBELL – three years in a row! #arrc2011

 

@VaVeros: RT @BookThingo: Favourite Continuing Romance Series 2010 – Psy-Changeling series by @NaliniSingh #arrc2011

 

@VaVeros: RT @BookThingo: Favourite Australian Romance Author 2010 – ANNA CAMPBELL – three years in a row! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Nope, I was wrong. Anna Campbell won two years in a row. 2008 award went to Stephanie Laurens. #arrc2011

 

@VaVeros: RT @BookThingo: Favourite Contemporary Romance 2010 – HOME IS WHERE THE BARK IS by Kandy Shepherd #arrc2011

 

@HeleneYoung: Favorite Australian romance author #ARRC2011 Anna campbell !!! Yay!!!

 

@VaVeros: RT @BookThingo: Favourite Erotic Romance 2010 – RAISING STAKES by Jess Dee #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Announcing silent auction results. We raised over $6000! #arrc2011

 

@MargReads: RT @BookThingo: Announcing silent auction results. We raised over $6000! #arrc2011

 

@VaVeros: RT @BookThingo: Announcing silent auction results. We raised over $6000! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Down Under Divas door prize. Yay! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Member of the Year Award goes to Barbara! I totally picked her. #arrc2011

 

@NicolaMarsh: Congrats to all the winners at #arrc2011 Special call out to my lovely webmistress @paulawrites Woo-hoo!

 

@GirrlitsBooks: RT @BookThingo: Announcing silent auction results. We raised over $6000! #arrc2011

 

@bronwynparry: RT @BookThingo: Favourite Romantic Suspense 2010 – BORDER WATCH by @HeleneYoung #arrc2011 Congrats Helene!!

 

@VaVeros: I’ve had technology fail today. Retweeting is the most I can manage for #arrc2011

 

@HeleneYoung: RT @GirrlitsBooks: RT @BookThingo: Announcing silent auction results. We raised over $6000! #arrc2011

 

@nicole_r_murphy: Had a lovely day with @traceyohara so sad couldn’t stay for awards. Have a great day tomorrow :) #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Bling Off Award went to Christine Dorcas with ballroom dancing costume. #arrc2011

 

@GirrlitsBooks: Bling win! #arrc2011 and @bookthingo win

 

@BookThingo: I won a prize, yay! :D #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Yay @bookthingo won best reader review award at #arrc2011

 

@kascribe: RT @bronwynparry: RT @BookThingo: Favourite Romantic Suspense 2010 – BORDER WATCH by @HeleneYoung #arrc2011 Congrats Helene!!

 

@BookThingo: I swear there was more bling around than the number of people who stood up for the bling off parade. Dazzling. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Table 8 won the music trivia comp. The rowdiest table in the room! :D #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Ladies from @MillsandBoonAus are dancing. They’re such fun! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Cindy Gerard and Anna Campbell #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dgrye

 

@BookThingo: Perfect timing. End of dinner and almost out of batteries. See you on Twitter tomorrow. I’ll post a round-up of day 1 on the blog. #arrc2011

 

@Envyious: Awesome, especially the women who’ve had too much wine lol I love it #arrc2011

 

@JulesBennett: RT @MillsandBoonAUS: Paula Roe won Favourite Short Category Romance for The Billionaire Baby Bombshell! Congratulations @paulawrites! #arrc2011

 

@Leah_Ashton: Hooray! RT @millsandboonaus: Paula Roe won Favourite Short Category Romance for The Billionaire Baby Bombshell! @paulawrites! #arrc2011

 

@RWAus: Congrats Helene! @HeleneYoung Favorite romantic suspense #ARRC2011 me!!! OMG thank you ARRA :)

 

@suncatcherph: @tsinelas you look amazing! #arrc2011

 

@RWAus: RT @HeleneYoung: Favourite Contemporary romance #ARRC2011 kandy shepherd

 

@fiona_palmer: RT HeleneYoung: Favorite romantic suspense #ARRC2011 me!!! OMG. yay

 

@RWAus: RT @HeleneYoung: Favorite Erotic romance #ARRC2011 Jess Dee

 

@RWAus: RT @HeleneYoung: Favorite historical romance #ARRC2011 Anna cambell yay!!!!

 

@RWAus: RT @MillsandBoonAUS: Paula Roe won Favourite Short Category Romance for The Billionaire Baby Bombshell! Congratulations @paulawrites! #arrc2011

 

@BronwynJameson: Congrat’s to all the #arrc2011 award winners. Thanks for the tweets and pics, blingers.

 

@EzinOz: I’ve drunk SO much that I am ‘officially’ the crazy fangirl… Who cared #ARRC2011

 

@HeleneYoung: @BronwynParry @BookThingo Thanks guys! What a fabulous evening at #ARRC2011

 

@dumblydore: @BookThingo wins for busiest person at #arrc2011 tonight. Go Kat!

 

@hullojen: Living it up at #arrc2011 in Sydney tonight. :)

 

@obsidiantears83: I had so much fun at the #arrc2011 dinner tonight! It was lovely to meet new people and chat to friends. Thanks for the outfit compliments!

 

@obsidiantears83: I’ll and get those photos up tonight. Be very impressed! Normally takes me 6+ months #arrc2011

 

@fangbooks: w00t! soooo true! RT @dumblydore: @BookThingo wins for busiest person at #arrc2011 tonight. Go Kat!

 

@obsidiantears83: Yeay! Nearly home. 3 stations to go. Next #arrc2011 I’m getting a room! I left around 10:30!

 

@fangbooks: @EzinOz LMAO! you were sooooo the cool girl at our table! #ARRC2011

 

@fangbooks: @Envyious hey! I didn’t get to stalk you and say hello :( hopefully next time [ali] #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: The reason I wasn’t tweeting up a storm was I hardly had any coverage. The hotel needs a booster 4 that room! D: #arrc2011

 

@VaVeros: RT @BookThingo: The famous tiara worn by the glamorous @VaVeros #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dfhsm

 

@msbookjunkie: RT @UGOTGOT: This must NEVER happen RT: @BookThingo: Speculation that Amz will 1 day buy Bk Depository?No more free shipping! #arrc2011

 

@VaVeros: I won 3 items at the #arrc2011 silent auction. I have the Sarah Mayberry pack, @EloisaJames pack and the Kandy Shepherd pack. Yay!

 

@fangbooks: So very very very very tired.. those girls at #arrc2011 know how to party #wefail

 

@obsidiantears83: http://tinyurl.com/ARRC2011 Photos from #arrc2011 with @nalinisingh @ericahayes @kezarthur @bookthingo @sheepangel @margreads @vaveros etc.

 

@obsidiantears83: Shit!I have to wake up in 2.5 hours for #arrc2011. Hoping I don’t sleep through all my alarms…

 

@chrstnabrooke: RT @BookThingo: Favourite Australian Romance Author 2010 – ANNA CAMPBELL – three years in a row! #arrc2011

 

@EzinOz: I’m up… I’m up… Time to steal the baby bottles of shampoo #ARRC2011

 

@MargReads: RT @obsidiantears83: http://tinyurl.com/ARRC2011 Photos from #arrc2011 with @nalinisingh @ericahayes @kezarthur @bookthingo @sheepangel @margreads @vaveros etc.

 

@MargReads: RT @EzinOz: I’m up… I’m up… Time to steal the baby bottles of shampoo #ARRC2011

 

@obsidiantears83: Oh god. So braindead. 1.5hrs sleep isn’t enough. Worried I’ll fall asleep again on the way to #arrc2011 :-s

 

@BookThingo: Day 1 round-up will have to wait. Had a late night chatting with @PaulaWrites Shannon Curtis @katydidinoz Gabby Cora @my_lheage. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: RT @MargReads RT @obsidiantears83: http://tinyurl.com/ARRC2011 Photos from #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: I hope I can last the day without getting sick. Clearly, I’m too old to party past 10pm, 3 nights in a row. #arrc2011

 

@katydidinoz: oh dear God, how did I get so much stuff in a mere day and a half? #ampacking #arrc2011 My TBR is straining at the seams!

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 starts I half an hour & I’m still just thinking about getting up.

 

@katydidinoz: so many new & old fave authors to read in Aussie Author Month in April – can’t wait to get stuck in #ausbooks #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: So embarrassed. All this time I’ve been tweeting Christine Darcas’ name wrong! #arrc2011

 

@VaVeros: Heading to #arrc2011 by train. I wonder if I’ll beat @bookthingo ;)

 

@katydidinoz: my suitcase is *so* heavy. Really hoping I don’t get stuck at the airport!! #arrc2011

 

@katydidinoz: eek! Have to hurry! Promised Cindy Gerard wldn’t skip her keynote ’cause she was nervous abt being in the am aft awards dinner :) #arrc2011

 

@katydidinoz: okay signing off for the day! Tweet you all again from Brissie!! #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: I’m late, but I’m here! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Help! I’m stuck in the lift! I’m not joking. o_O #arrc2011

 

@fangbooks: @BookThingo Which lift? I’ll call front desk #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: I wish I’d brought my corn chips. I could snack while waiting for maintenance man. Lucky lift has glass doors. #arrc2011

 

@fangbooks: @BookThingo you have all the fun! #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Cindy Gerard – secret to success: ability to confine, control, & dominate self-doubt #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: You are not allowed to come out and laugh at me. That is all. #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: At the Cindy Gerard talk #arrc2011

 

@fangbooks: @BookThingo I think a round of applause and a standing ovation would be in order thou… who’s taking the pics ;) #thingsImiss #arrc2011

 

@chrstnabrooke: @BookThingo No, no, I am definitely NOT laughing. #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: The secret to success is dominating self doubt. – Cindy Gerald, author & guest speaker at #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Cindy talking abt copyedits after 1st draft.Don’t like it when ppl use red pen to correct!intimidating!also y arent i a copyeditor?#arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Cindy: thought she was the only 1 who had issues w/self-doubt but has found many other writers like her #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: The dodgy lift. Inner doors are open but outer door shut. Lights just flickered.#arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4do70e

 

@tsinelas: Cindy: self-doubt keeps me honest & sharp, so give her some credit… just don’t let her rule! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: I’m out! At Cindy Gerard talk. #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Cindy:give self permission to be who u are, & some1 ur not, want to do what u want to do. dnt let self-doubt tell u u arent enuf! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Packed session. Why does everyone seem so….awake??? #arrc2011

 

@GirrlitsBooks: Cindy gerard is awesome #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Gerard thanks readers for making her job enjoyable and rewarding. We should be ‘damn proud to be a romance reader’. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Books we write and read have weight. Don’t let self-doubt get in your way. Good note to start the day. #arrc2011

 

@EzinOz: I WON!!! #ARRC2011

 

@GirrlitsBooks: @SweetHeartsRB Yeah jill and i road tripped up. It’s been fun! #arrc2011

 

@EzinOz: Cindy’s key note was audio inspiration #ARRC2011

 

@tsinelas: Contemporary panel w/Kandy Shepard, Cathleen Ross, Christine Darcas, Lisa Heidke, Amy Andrews & Ros Baxter #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Catching up with my day. I think I’m almost there. I’m almost awake! #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: RT @tsinelas: Cindy:give self permission to be who u are, & some1 ur not, want to do what u want to do. dnt let self-doubt tell u u arent enuf! #arrc2011

 

 

March 27, 2011

 

BookThingo: I’m in Up and Coming Authors session, @tsinelas at Contemporary Authors, @my_lheage is at This One Time pt 2 (ironic?) #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Up &Coming Authors panel. Moderated by Jenny Brassel. She’s such a seasoned panelist! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Panelists: @HeleneYoung, Heather Boyd, Shannon Curtis, AB Gayle, Maggie Nash. Combination of traditional pub, epubbed, self-pub. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 What attracted you to the kind of book you write?

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 @HeleneYoung wrote unpinned Sweet rom until she realized she was more comfy in single title rom suspense

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 Heather Boyd started writing historical rom bec it was what made her laugh and she loved to read

 

@tsinelas: Christine D: I write for the catharsis, great believer in dancing as a part of transformation #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 AB Gayle loved reading m/m and wanted to explore relationships between men.

 

@RRRJessica: @BookThingo love that #arrc2011 pics. You gals look gorgeous!! And like you’re having way too much fun.

 

@tsinelas: Christine: also if u encounter self-serving sucky men in real life u can smack them in fiction! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 Originally submitted to Harlequin Intrigue. Subbed to diff pub who needed more erotic elements. Research at the Cross!

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 Jenny Brassel could predict kids’ conversations in her family & decided to write YA. Lots of rejections & discovered historical.

 

@BookThingo: Were u a reader first or did you always want to be a writer? #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Amy & Ros are sisters(I didn’t know that!)They wrote “Sister Pact” a contemporary book on estranged sisters that got back together #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 MN: Didn’t want to walk uphill to buy a book, so stayed home & tried writing 1 herself. Found out that Bronwyn Jameson was Aussie.

 

@tsinelas: Amy was inspired by a previous book that did tandem chapters, one voice each. (Although she claims it was pure laziness! LOL) #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 …Contacted Jameson advice & went from there. Used to read a book a day. Obsessed with reading. Ran out of books to read!

 

@tsinelas: Roz: they both like diff kinds of men.Amy writes alphas,Roz likes more dysfunctional men but they got together properly in the end #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: MN wasn’t even good in English at school. Was president of ARRA at last conventional v involved on reading community. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: AB Gayle was inspired by authors at last convention, did writers’ courses online, became an editor. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: SC: Wrote first rom suspense for h/s English. Teacher said great but nothing to do with Shakespeare! LOL #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Realized she didn’t know how to write. Took course (Brassel was one of teachers!), joined RWA and went from there. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: HB: Wasn’t good in English & History. Wrote longhand on holiday. Did NaNoWriMo, joined RWA & critique grp. Best job she’s ever had #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Cathleen: tends to cross bet genres, talks about how a lot of things that happen in real life tend to translate into writing #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Cathleen: came from an italian family, married into 1, didn’t knw what that entailed till she married. wrote abt journey #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: HY:Grew up thinking if u had a good story u write it bec that’s what family did.Good at Eng, used 2 write othr ppl’s writing hwork #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: JB: Mum an avid reader.Jenny used to read anything & everything. Got ‘The Happy Hooker’ on 15th birthday (as a cautionary tale?)! #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 The begining of Keri Arthur’s Kissing Sin was based on a dream, while the amnesia in Destiny Kills was inspired by the Borne move.

 

@BookThingo: Reading helps writing – knowing cadence of words, craft #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: What are you incapable of writing in romance genre? #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: RT @BookThingo: Reading helps writing – knowing cadence of words, craft #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Lisa: Depending on pt of view her characters are fabulously flawed or fatally fucked! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: MN: Medicals, eve tho she’s registered nurse. Can pick out inaccuracies & it annoys her. Wld be paranoid she’d get details wrong. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: AG: Paranormal. #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 Cindy Gerard still gets starstruck and has trouble going up and introducing herself to favourite authors.

 

@BookThingo: SC: First person chick-lit #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Question rephrased to : What don’t you have an affinity with? #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Lisa: writes about characters that get themselves out of black hole they are in. Loves writing #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Amy: terrified of writing in 1st person! most others write in 3rd or 1st #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: If you weren’t writing romance, what else would you be writing? #arrc2011

 

@dumblydore: Author anecdotes panel at #arrc2011 is really funny. :D

 

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 Cringe worthy questions: where do you get your ideas? Wondering if husband is hero of the book, ie sex scenes.

 

@tsinelas: harlequin: for a publisher points of view dont make a diff, don’t look at that, depends on strength of characterization #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: HY: Thrillers, things exploding. HB: Fantasy, world bldg. SC: Paranormal YA & thriller espionage. AG: Historical diary (WIP) #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Q: do u ever get frustrated w being categorized as chick lit or romance? #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: MN: Espionage, thriller. ‘I like good tales.’ SC: ‘I like a good tale too.’ LOL #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 Cringe worthy stories: Covers not matching content (looks YA). People thinking they can write a Rom in a weekend.

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 JB: straight historical

 

@tsinelas: Ans: We don’t care as long as you buy the books! LOL there are some authors that are offended by chick lit label… #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Favouritest books evah? #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Ans: … cos there is implication book is shallow but there is more to them than that, women’s issues, journeys, etc. #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: There is a variety across all genres.Reputation started in 90s when there was consumerist drive towards talking abt shoes & bags…#arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: SC: Catch 22, HY: LOTR, HB: Devil in Winter #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 Cringe worthy stories: Thinking writing is lucrative, ie like S. Meyer, JK Rowlings & George Lucus.

 

@BookThingo: AG: Soldiers 1980-1989/Aleksandr Voinov Marquesate – free online, auths fell out & contract says neither can make money out of it! #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: made it difficult for those that wanted to write contemporary women?s fiction.chicklit makes difficult topics more palatable #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: MN: Gone with the Wind, JB: The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time) #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: This One Time panel next door – lots of laughter #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: women’s fiction addresses the common core of women,regardless of what u do,thr are common elements that u discuss when ur together #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Missed the next question but I think authors are talking about their fave characters from their own books. #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: why do we like contemporary? why is it not seen as the biggest seller? #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: reader: can relate to the context that it is readable, reference of the times ex: goodnight tweetheart by @teresamedeiros #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: @BookThingo They were talking about their own fangirl moments and some key fanmail they’d received. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: It’s either their fave characters or those who experienced the most change. Very interesting (& good, subtle way of book pimping!) #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Or maybe their next releases! Sorry for tweet fail! :P #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Yes, it’s definitely about their next books. Doing a great job. I want to read them all! #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: dealing with contemporary challenges in fiction helps us to find out we’re not alone [when facing certain issues] #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: i feel like i’m in the super seriouzzz panel! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: JB: Hero trapped behind mirrors. Heroine doesn’t believe in ghosts; he has to get her to get him out. Subbed to Kensington. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Author inspirations? @BronwynParry, Anna Campbell, Jessica Andersen, John Lanyon, @DeniseRossetti, @RWAus #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: reading is indulgence, nice thing about contemporary is that it can make you laugh in the end #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: MN: Romance authors are the best people in the world. SC: Second only to romance readers. lol #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: panel’s fave contempo authors:marian keyes,susan elizabeth phillips, rachel gibson,jennifer crusie,maggie anderson,nora roberts #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Fave book they’ve written: AG: mm novella set in The Gap, HB: the last bk, HY: Border Watch, SC: The Viper’s Kiss (MacGyver-esque) #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: MN: the one in my head, JB: unpublished – abt an Egyptian pharaoh but having trouble bec pubs don’t think Ancient Egypt will sell #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Q: do u write kids? do u find difficult putting them in #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: My question: issues around geography & reaching readers in Aus (overseas pub) or overseas (Aus pub) #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Lisa: i write kids, speaks to teenage girls when needed, Christine: tend to reflect the age my kids are #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: JB: has to self-promote in Aus bec rdrs can only get it from o/seas bookshops. HY: Can’t get books out to o/seas rdrs. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: SC: Hard to promote a URL when digi pubbed. HB: Not actively pursuing print pub. Thinks her books don’t suit trad mkts. #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Amy: i’d rather keep kids out of my novels! kids interrupt romance. what do u do with it after? #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Q: How autobiographical are contemporary novels for you? #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: HY: in-between genres hard to shelve even online #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Lisa: I always steal from real life. I will embellish and am not as tragically flawed as they are. #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Lisa: But if my mum does something outrageous she knows that its going to end up in the book! #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: Wow! The Book Thingo girls are going gangbusters on the #arrc2011 hashtag! Go you good thing!

 

@tsinelas: Cathleen: My husband always says, “I can see I’m the lover!” in all of my books. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Shannon is interviewing the readers! Heh. #arrc2011 ebook readers, covers

 

@tsinelas: Cathleen: Do have to say to members of my family, “This is not you” (with husband depends on her mood!) #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Amy: we stole a lot from real life.parents are too good not to write in! Roz: I insisted we change the names! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: How do you pick books? Word of mouth mostly. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 @lexxie_couper experiments by buying 1 book per month based purely on cover.

 

@tsinelas: Christine:when her 1st bk came out was v anxious that ppl wld think that it was her life,but while there was basis,it was not her! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: One reader in audience buys over $100 worth of books PER MONTH! #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Amy:Tells husband not to read books! He read 2nd book saw sex scene against glass door & said to her, “Do you…” #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Amy: had to tell him if we’re going to do this for every book we better stop now! they are just characters! #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Kandy’s mom in law presumed all sex scenes were based on her son.K said yes.mum said “am glad he turned out alright in that dept!” #arrc2011

 

@dumblydore: THIS! > RT @BookThingo: #arrc2011 @lexxie_couper experiments by buying 1 book per month based purely on cover.

 

@tsinelas: Amy:wish there was a disclaimer that the chars in bk practice safe sex in start so don’t have to figure out hw to write condoms in!#arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Where would you like to be five years from now? #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: SC: I want JK Rowling scrubbing my toilet! LOTS of laughter. HY: Me, too! #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: Writer’s Block: Keri Arthur analyses the story so far to find the worse possible thing that could happen and writes it! #arrc2011 #bangbang

 

@BookThingo: HY: To be writing full-time. I posed a question abt whether or not YA might have a mkt for similar bks as what Helene writes. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: JB: YA mkt wants escapist books that’s very separate from required reading lists at school. #arrc2011

 

@_GaynProud_: #GayPride #Gay Tracey O’Hara: AND I missed out on all the blingy fun at last night’s #ARRC2011 awards dinner dou… http://bit.ly/hRmXKK

 

@tsinelas: Christine took love scene to writers grp to critique.man in grp freakd out by use of word:”Cock”.had to drink gin & tonic to write #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 I love that! I’m totally taking @Kezarthur’s way of defeating writer’s block on board. By that stage I need some suspense! LOL

 

@BookThingo: In 5 yrs… HB: Still writing & earning a living. SC: Make a career. AG: Feel like she’s producing something worth producing. #arrc2011

 

@MiSTERG23: RT @tsinelas: Amy:Tells husband not to read books! He read 2nd book saw sex scene against glass door & said to her, “Do you…” #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: MN: Be able to give up my day job. JB: To be on some sort of bestseller list. #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: this forum is getting funnier lol #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Best response from a reader? HY: Hand-written letter from someone at work. HB: Haven’t had fan mail yet. WRITE TO HER, PEOPLE! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: SC: Give me the rest! (from submissions), constructive feedback fron contests. AG, MN: people who become dedicated readers. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: JB: Husband read book and was proud enough to pass it to women at word to read. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: HY: Highest point was winning award last night. Her legs wouldn’t work walking up the stage! #arrc2011

 

@KarlyLane: #arrc2011 Thanks to everyone involved! Loved every second of it!

 

@tsinelas: Amy: If you read one of Denise’s books you need 3 knickers to get through it! should come w warning! #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Waiting for the lunch line to shorten a little at #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: Try the carrot cake! #dies #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: We staked out seats right up the front for the fantasy, sf & futuristic romance panel! ;D #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: At the sci-fi fantasy panel #arrc2011 chaired by @katydidinoz

 

@MargReads: #arrc2011 helps when you use a hash in your hashtag

 

@dumblydore: In category romance panel room. The audience is not representative of the actual number of readers kthx. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: #arrc2011 Jenny Brassel mods chat w Anna Campbell & Anne Gracie. ‘I heard this enormous laugh’ Gracie’s response: http://twitpic.com/4dqjpu

 

@tsinelas: Karen: influenced by LOTR, did a few classes, put in fri pitch w Allen & Unwin, got accepted #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Anna Campbell #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dqk5v

 

@BookThingo: This is a great venue. Too bad it’s raining outside. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Jenny Brassel: ‘I will give you Wit (Anne Gracie) & Tortured (Anna Campbell).’ Anne Gracie: ‘I give you half-wit.’ Fun has begun! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Anne Gracie #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dqlcs

 

@BookThingo: @dumblydore Bummer! They were unfortunate to go against two other panels with all the big authors. #arrc2011

 

@lexxie_couper: Think my new fav term is faery-porn, thanks to @ericahayes #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 It’s really interesting how PNR writers started out as fantasy or romance afficiados, and then crossed over to the dark side.

 

@tsinelas: Erica: loved dragonlance, started writing fantasy, discovered romance, ended up writing UF while trying to write a paranormal rom #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: RT @lexxie_couper Think my new fav term is faery-porn, thanks to @ericahayes #arrc2011 << If I miss another wang discussion, I’ll be SO SAD!

 

@dumblydore: What was your first category romance? Sara Craven gets a mention. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: RT @dumblydore What was your first category romance? Sara Craven gets a mention. #arrc2011 << Great author!

 

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 Denise Rossetti is REALLY interesting and entertaining. I think I need to find one of her books…

 

@BookThingo: If you like an author, write to them. Authors appreciate it & are sometimes moved by it. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Gracie was first M&B historical author to be published in retail. (Stephanie Laurens was published in book club.) #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: AC: Something magical abt having such an impact on people’s lives. AG: I think it’s something common to romance authors. #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Keri: always wrote paranormals. Denise: decided to write when she hit a bday. Was in write place & write time for erotica #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Gracie was a teacher & used to tell students to stop reading historical romances. Still lives in area and will never live it down. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Gracie is about to tell a story about touching people insurance places… #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: AG: Mentioned electrifying flamenco dancer in interview. Some days later he friended here on Facebook. ‘My life is set!’ #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 Bird By Bird is a book about writing recommended by Denise Rossetti. #notetoselfmustbuy

 

@BookThingo: AC got idea for CtC and Untouched in the bath. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: AC used to live at Potts Point. CtC partly inspired by people in Kings Cross in the morning. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: AC was writing witty Quinn-esque historicals.Wrote CtC ch1 to prove she cldn’t do it & mind wld leave it alone & the rest followed #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: AG keeps a notebook under her pillow. #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 There’s a quorum that the best thing about writing in the fantastical genres (PNR/SpecFic) is the freedom to write w/o boundaries.

 

@dumblydore: It does not take a weekend to write a romance, and this is from women who’ve done it well! #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 OMG, ALL THESE WOMEN LOVE JUNG TOO! My story I’m writing is majorly Jungian. Love it!

 

@BookThingo: AG bets Geary recounting a ballroom scene from her book. ‘I’m just as bad with the call Italy (?) ad.’ #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: @vickihinze Thanks. This is a fun panel. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: @ReadNikkiLogan Will post a list soon. Or check hashtag from last night. Distinct Aussie bias. :D #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: RT @BookThingo Gracie is about to tell a story about touching people in STRANGE places… #arrc2011 #typo

 

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 That may not be caps-worthy to everyone, but it’s kind of shocking that my fav Oceanic authors are on the same wavelength ;D

 

@BookThingo: AC: One of the nicest things a reader said to me was my books are like dark, rich chocolate. AG: With chili. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Campbell inspired by music w/ steady rhythm. She’s writing a symphony w/ crescendos and ‘yaaaarrgh!’ Yes, a direct quote. ;-) #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: For both authors, music triggers writing. Gracie always has one song for every book. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: RT @BookThingo AG GETS TEARY recounting a ballroom scene from her book. ‘I’m just as bad with the call Italy (?) ad.’ #arrc2011 #typo

 

@BookThingo: Gracie creates collages. she’s printed pictures to show us what they look like & guess which books they match. #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: I am having so much trouble getting signal! @obsidiantears is also tweeting! Follow her too #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 A very interesting discussion happening in the spec fic rom panel about naming conventions of characters & worlds.

 

@BookThingo: Claiming The Courtesan originally titled No Ordinary Duchess. Tempt the Devil was Devil No More (I think) #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: My Reckless Surrender was Reckless Games. AG: MRS has 2 buzzwords, whereas RG only has one. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: AC’s current WIP called Seven Nights with a Rogue. #arrc2011

 

@dumblydore: “I love your book, I love category. I can read it in the bath and drop it in.” Annie West ponders over a reader’s letter. Heh. #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 This discussion about LOTR is getting quite heated! ;D R.e. world building vs plot/char interaction.

 

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 Creativity vs market. Concensus is writing for love/compulsions and worry about marketing later.

 

@BookThingo: Gracie talks about Captive Lady research. Gets teary. I want to look up this book. About heroine looking for foundling baby. #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 Erica Hayes recommends behindthename.com for researching names. Everyone collects baby name books.

 

@dumblydore: Hiding romances? Ebook sales gain prominence because of ease and volume not because we’re embarrassed (unless cover is v. smutty!) #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Author friend Trish Morey said to Gracie: ‘Oh, you’re writing historicals. Why would you bother? They’re all dead!’ #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Gracie tells anecdote about book covers. Hilarious. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Gracie talking about her most hated covers. Heh. ‘Baby poo brown.’ #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: The Accidental Wedding picked up lots of readers who chose based on cover & then bought Gracie’s backlist. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: If you hate a cover but love the book, write to the author so they can show it to their publisher! :D #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Germans love sexy covers. Italians love lolly colours. Russians are…Tara in GWtW, Sound of Music (Gracie: floral) #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Turkish covers very romantic, French covers like paintings, Japanese covers very beautiful #arrc2011

 

@dumblydore: Paula Roe hates Twilight. Yay. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Translations not always exact. Overseas editors tailor to their markets. #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 Keri Arthur on covers: “You’ve got to bow down to Marketing and hope to hell they get it right!” #coverart

 

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 Nalini Singh on covers: “You have to concentrate on what you can control.” #coverart

 

@BookThingo: People who get hot flushes got Gracie’s feather fans! Not fair! I didn’t qualify! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Gracie aims for historical plausibility rather than accuracy. She writes fiction & many of her readers aren’t fussed about it. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Campbell: We write Regency romance world, rather than Regency historical world & her readers mostly want Regency romance world. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Sometimes author are 100% accurate but most readers think it’s not & therefore it’s a problem. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Gracie is giving Helen (ARRA EC & super loyal reader & early fan) earrings made from her book covers. Lovely gesture & words. #arrc2011

 

@dumblydore: Alpha virgin heroes. Got to have a good reason to have one. Hehe. #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: #arrc2011 Nalini Singh on writing UF/PNR: “You’re only limited by you’re imagination.”

 

@tsinelas: Erica: I like how dark and dirty is acceptable in these worlds #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Gracie ended with a short reading from THE PERFECT RAKE. We should do more readings next time. #arrc2011

 

@Cataluna6: @Admn_SWalker Awesome! Awards dinner for #ARRC2011 and I found out I won an ARC of Shiloh’s in the silent auction #perfectsaturday

 

@obsidiantears83: RT @tsinelas: Erica: I like how dark and dirty is acceptable in these worlds #arrc2011

 

@EzinOz: @BookThingo I totes agree… A few readings would be awesome #ARRC2011

 

@EzinOz: My time at #ARRC2011 is coming to an end & I’m a little sad. Had a ball & totes can’t wait til next year

 

@MargReads: RT @BookThingo: Gracie ended with a short reading from THE PERFECT RAKE. We should do more readings next time. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: I’m at ARRA AGM. Will tweet when done. #arrc2011

 

@EzinOz: I won again!! Whoooooo #ARRC2011

 

@BookThingo: Last #arrc2011 panel – Panel nominated by readers: Anna Campbell @NaliniSingh Cindy Gerard @kezarthur @lexxie_couper @HeleneYoung

 

@tsinelas: at the final panel of #arrc2011; helene, lexie, nalini, keri, cindy & anna free for all!

 

@BookThingo: Dream jobs: Helene-flying over Whitsundays, Cindy sings, Anna sings opera, Keri-doing it, Lexxie sings about windscreen wipers #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: fantasy jobs: cindy would be a 60s rockstar, anna would sing opera, lexxie a dog walker w/some1 else to pick up the poo #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Lexxie: dog walker but someone else picks up the poo, Nalini: if not a writer, a depressed person trying to be a writer #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Q:have u ever missed a deadline? what did u do? & what excuse did u give #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Nalini: yes, give ur editor a lot of warning & negotiate a deadline. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Missed deadlines & repercussions. NS: Ask for extension. Panel nods. CG: Eds do lots of work, want to keep them happy. #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Q: what is the genre u can’t write to save your life? #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Anna: contemporary, can’t do anything beyond 1820! Cindy: furs & fangs Keri:straight romance, always tend to have dead bodies #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: nalini: romantic comedy, am not v funny! lexxie: sweet & inspirational, helene: sci-fi/paranormal, erotica (doesnt do good sex!) #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: What couldn’t u write? AC: Contemp CG: Furries, fangs & fuzzies KA: Straight rom NS: Rom com LC: Sweet & inspire, HY: sff, erotica #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Q: have u read the backpage of the end 1st #arrc2011 Anna, Cindy, Helene: No, Lexxie, Keri & Nalini: Yes!

 

@tsinelas: This question is creating controversy, @Bookthingo! #arrc2011

 

@dumblydore: Dream author panel: Helene Young, @lexxie_couper, @NaliniSingh, @kezarthur, Cindy Gerard, Anna Campbell. #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dsg7a

 

@BookThingo: Do u #killafairy? YES: Keri (to see if someone dies), Lexxie (Pet Cemetery) NO: Anna, Cindy, Lexxie unless in hurry & need to know #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Lexxie: if i’m reading something abt australian not written by an aussie & its done wrong, i stop #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Nalini: I’m not very funny. Anna: But we always laugh at you! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Any book reading rules? Eg first 50 pages. Nalini: used to read to end but no time so book needs to engage her #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Talking about being recognised. Cindy offered to sign woman’s book & she declined. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Anna to panel: What’s the secret to being a NY bestselling author? #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Anna: What are the secrets of being a fabulous NYT author? #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Cindy: luck, hard work, be a reliable author, you need to have a publisher that will step up & support you #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Cindy: luck, fairy dust & pub willing to mkt ur bks. Others to Anna (who directed Q 2 Cindy only): We’re going to unFacebook u! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Is digital automatically part of contracts now? Panel: Yes #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Q: Pros & Cons at epublishing? Lexxie: when u start w ebooks u rly have to make ur name, u need to get urself out there #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Pros/cons of epublishing? Lexxie: monthly royalties, more connected to readers BUT needs time, hard to juggle #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Lexxie: u get to know readers more,extended readership family,but u need to have a lot of time or else it is difficult #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Lexxie: I kind of live in an ‘aaaaaa’ state. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Cindy’s pro is her backlist. Not in print but ebooks available. Con is piracy. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Social networking? Anna: I’m never on Facebook. Much laughter. #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Cindy: big advantage of ebooks is backlist, makes books readily more available as they are not available in print #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Q: Thoughts on social networking? #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Anna: if you use it intelligently, it’s nice to have. Nalini: I love it too. Apportion time. @lexxie_couper loves Twitter. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Helene: I love it, too. Needs to finish conversations she starts bec she feels she’s hanging up on other person. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Cindy: I’m horrible on Twitter. It’s like a slot machine. You press a button & you have no idea what happens. #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: .@Bookthingo has the answers to the social networking questions LOL #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Juggling multiple books? Nalini, Keri, Anna – one at a time #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Q: How many books have u written in the same time? A: Nalini – 1 at a time works for me, Anna – dont like mixing worlds #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Lexxie jumps arnd, depends on state of mind. Cindy was writing training material & bk.Nipples & penises showing up on federal docs #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Lexxie:works well doing different ones,Cindy:worked on curiculum & novel at same time,nipples & penises started showing up in work #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Q: What do you read? #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: What do you read? Nalini: mystery, anything Keri: anything except what I’m writing, historical Anna: binge on romance, non-fic #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: A:Nalini is selective abt paranormals,Keri reads something completely opposite,like regency,Cindy likes Lee Child, #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Missed Cindy’s response. Helene: anything, back if cereal box Anna: back of milk packet #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Anna teaching us how to recycle milk containers. #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Anna does binge reading, Helene reads everything even the back of the cereal box #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: End of #arrc2011. Cindy thanks everyone & says she felt right at home. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: Thank you to authors. They all get a little gift wrapped in pink, with blue ribbons. #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: Now committee is giving out thank you gifts to authors for attending #arrc2011

 

@tsinelas: winding down now with raffle tickets & closing. will now shut down computer! :) #arrc2011

 

@Edwirinia: A big thank you to all those who tweeted #ARRC2011. Much appreciated!

 

@MillsandBoonAUS: Such an amazing weekend at #ARRC2011. We love you all! <3

 

@MargReads: all over! Look forward to the next one! #arrc2011

 

@melscott: Thanks to all the #ARRC2011 tweeters, made it fun for those of us not there!

 

@obsidiantears83: Um. I just read back over my #arrc2011 tweets. I put them out fast and missed silly spelling mistakes. So tempted to fix & repost them! :-s

 

@HeleneYoung: Heading home after #ARRC2011. A fabulous weekend!!! Well done to the organisers :)

 

@obsidiantears83: Screw it. I’m wearing granny clothes to work tomorrow instead of washing. I’m going to bed! But what to read? *sigh* Damn you #arrc2011

 

@obsidiantears83: When approximately is the next #arrc2011? I need to budget and do it properly! I hated missing Saturday’s panels and the commute killed me!

 

@BookThingo: @MillsandBoonAUS Same stuff we whinged about yesterday. :D I did mention what you said about titles getting better! #arrc2011

 

@dumblydore: Had mango gelato and butterscotch icecream just then for the last night in Sydney. #arrc2011 has been fantastic. :D

 

@kathoc: YUM RT @dumblydore: Had mango gelato and butterscotch icecream just then for the last night in Sydney. #arrc2011 has been fantastic. :D

 

@CathrynHein: Ooh! Just spying all the ARRA winners from Sat night. Congratulations! Fabulous names and books there. Well done, everyone!! #ARRC2011

 

@CathrynHein: RT @HeleneYoung: Favorite romantic suspense #ARRC2011 me!!! OMG thank you ARRA :) <– Whoop! Congratulations. That’s brilliant.

 

@jessdeewriter: We missed you at #ARRC2011! @TezMillerOz

 

@BookThingo: @MargReads @obsidiantears83 Totally agree and not just because I’m always running late! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: RT @ARRC2011 Don’t forget to watch @Sunriseon7 tomorrow morning. Award winning Aussie author Helene Young is a guest! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: @paulawrites You guys were fun. Thanks for inviting us over for a chat. #arrc2011

 

@paulawrites: @BookThingo @katydidinoz @my_lheage you guys are bad for my beauty sleep! #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: @TezMillerOz I forgot to ask! Wish you could have been at #arrc2011. There was a much larger online community this time. Maybe in 2 yrs? :-)

 

@BookThingo: Most of my #arrc2011 tweets were author centric but some awesome readers, too. Some people worked VERY hard all weekend. Fantastic job.

 

@paulawrites: RT @dumblydore: Paula Roe hates Twilight. Yay. #arrc2011

 

@ARRC2011: RT @MillsandBoonAUS: Such an amazing weekend at #ARRC2011. We love you all! <3

 

@BookThingo: @paulawrites @katydidinoz @my_lheage And we didn’t even bring snacks! Sorry!!! #arrc2011 #badguests

 

@paulawrites: @BookThingo @katydidinoz @my_lheage And we didnt offer you drinks! #arrc2011 #badhosts

 

@VaVeros: I’m home from #arrc2011. A technology fail w my douvelakithingybajob on my laptop kept me from tweeting. Sorry all!

 

@paulawrites: So tired from #arrc2011 But managed to waffle down a bacon and egg sandwich #yum

 

@EzinOz: Just got home & this is my stocktake #arrc2011 http://twitpic.com/4dv32d

 

@EzinOz: just wanted to say thanks to #ARRC2011 for putting on an awesome weekend… Can’t wait for the next one

 

@RhianCahill: OMG! Totally exhausted after weekend spent at #ARRC2011 Had the BEST time but now I want to sleep for a week.

 

@lexxie_couper: To keep awake on drive home from #arrc2011 decided to see how many times I could change lanes on freeway without running over lane dividers

 

@lexxie_couper: Damn douvelakithingybajobs RT @VaVeros: home from #arrc2011. A technology fail w my douvelakithingybajob on my laptop kept me from tweeting.

 

@DeniseRossetti: Bubble bath is calling my name. Totally worn out after #arrc2011. Authors given gorgeous silk scarves in their favourite colors. So sweet.

 

@lexxie_couper: Oh, and just in case you didn’t get to see my doofus grin for the duration of #ARRC2011…I had a brilliant, awesome, fantastic time :)

 

@lexxie_couper: Thank you everyone who made it so. Can’t wait until the next one :) #arrc2011 (Oh, and Viva la Table 4!!)

 

@DeniseRossetti: Not wearing scarf in bath in case you were wondering. #arrc2011

 

@DeniseRossetti: Not tweeting in bath either. Which reminds me – better get in. Do you think I might be silly-tired? ;) #arrc2011

 

@MillsandBoonAUS: @bookthingo Haha yes! Defend the cause! #arrc2011

 

@ericahayes: We aim to please => RT @lexxie_couper: Think my new fav term is faery-porn, thanks to @ericahayes #arrc2011

 

@ericahayes: Had an awesome time at #arrc2011 — lovely to meet so many reading peeps. And put faces (again) to Tweeple and FB folks…

 

@katydidinoz: ooops. Should have tagged that #arrc2011. Bottom line: FAN-FRICKIN’-TASTIC. Now to sleep for a week

 

@katydidinoz: theme of weekend: oh hey, nice to meet you. Oh wait you’re @ whoever! Oh I love you!! #arrc2011 #meetingtweepsinreallife

 

@katydidinoz: @my_lheage that happened to me with @margreads :) #arrc2011

 

@lexxie_couper: For some reason I’m tired. Not sure why… Possibly something to do with #arrc2011

 

@jessdeewriter: I’m also soooooo happy. LOL. Thanx. RT @traceyohara: @jessdeewriter sooooo happy you won at the #ARRC2011 Awards – go girl :)

 

@my_lheage: @paulawrites You still moderated the shit out of This Other Time #arrc2011 @BookThingo @katydidinoz

 

@Envyious: Man I am pooped! #arrc2011 was a fabulous experience :D was awkward & shy with authors lol I’m sorry XD!!

 

@jessdeewriter: Am exhausted from #ARRC2011. Brilliant weekend indeed, but time to sleep now.

 

@Envyious: FAR easier 2 chat w authors using twitter or fb as a mediator!! Was squealing inside while grinning like a lunatic on the outside #arrc2011

 

@VaVeros: Yes to this! @katydidino: theme of weekend:hey, nice to meet you. Oh wait you’re @ whoever!Oh I love you! #arrc2011 #meetingtweepsinreallife

 

@Envyious: Was pretty much tongue tied & over all struggling to contain my inner fangirl during author encounters #arrc2011

 

@Envyious: Even smothered my dirty minded self at erotica panel & didn’t mention tentacles in Joey Hill’s bks during topic on ‘tails’ #arrc2011

 

@Envyious: Also on erotica panel, wanted to ask I any of the authors knew what sunshine tasted like lol #arrc2011

 

@Twimom227: LOL! Love it. RT @Envyious: Also on erotica panel, wanted to ask I any of the authors knew what sunshine tasted like lol #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: @Envyious Agree! Had to give myself internal smack on head when I caught myself staring at author with a stupid grin on my face. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: @Envyious Sweat and body odour! ROFL #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: @TezMillerOz I missed the wang & faery porn discussions at #arrc2011. But was there for mention of dick pulling & ‘butt butt’

 

@BookThingo: @traceyohara @ericahayes The bling was fabulous this year. Lots of people joined in although not all stood up for parade. #arrc2011

 

@Envyious: @BookThingo lol I won’t name names but yes there was that aspect of it too XP must have been worse back in Melb with more ppl? #arrc2011

 

@Envyious: @Twimom227 I held my tongue lol I think I wld have gotten a prize for that question too! But I was too shy >_< #arrc2011

 

@Envyious: @BookThingo lol I did that too but it’s cause I was trying to read name tags of authors so I wldnt be a complete douche! XP #arrc2011

 

@Envyious: RT @VaVeros: Yes to this! @katydidino: theme of weekend:hey, nice to meet you. Oh wait you’re @ whoever!Oh I love you! #arrc2011 #meetingtweepsinreallife

 

@BookThingo: Skimming thru my #arrc2011 tweets and OMG the typos! Damn you autocorrect! #thatsmyexcuseandimstickingtoit

 

@BookThingo: @Envyious I meant the taste of sunshine! Hahaha. #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: @traceyohara @ericahayes There was an award for Queen of Bling. :D #arrc2011

 

@Envyious: @TezMillerTM I was being polite & pretending to be much less versed in erotic fic than older crowd that was in attendance rofl #arrc2011

 

@BookThingo: @traceyohara Christine Darcas in glitzy ballroom dancing gown. Pics to follow. Didn’t want to kill my prepaid quota b4 #arrc2011 finished!

 

@MargReads: RT @katydidinoz: theme of weekend: oh hey, nice to meet you. Oh wait you’re @ whoever! Oh I love you!! #arrc2011 #meetingtweepsinreallife

 

@dumblydore: Have never been starstruck by a client, but @lexxie_couper has TEH POWER. What a lady! In fact, my eyes glazed like *___* most of #arrc2011

 

@thebeaumonde: RT @MillsandBoonAUS: Such an amazing weekend at #ARRC2011. We love you all! <3

 

@orangesoul: hotdamn! i wanna read this!!! RT @tsinelas: http://yfrog.com/h26qfrjj look what I got at #arrc2011 @mieldv @orangesoul

 

@BookThingo: Huge apologies for lack of blog posts abt #arrc2011. Am knackered & have come down w/ flu. Will post, but first a long nap & some hot soup.

 

@MillsandBoonAUS: @traceyohara I think that means we’re going to have to have an #arrc2011 reunion then??

 

@caitlynnicholas: @bookthingo You take care of yourself :) Blog posts can wait!! Thanx for all the #arrc2011 tweets as well, much appreciated

 

@BookThingo: @caitlynnicholas Glad you enjoyed them. It was a great weekend. #arrc2011

3 comments

  1. Kat says:

    Jacq, there are tweets on either side of the dates I selected. Some of the post-ARRC tweets are also quite useful. You’ll have to pick those up from WTH.

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