Early Bird Registrations Sold Out
GenreCon has officially sold-out of early bird registrations, which means tickets have now risen to full price. We’re also pleased to welcome aboard the Romance Writers of Australia on board as the first of our community partners, and recommend RWA keep an eye out for our advertisement in the upcoming issue of Hearts Talk for a special GenreCon registration offer. We look forward to rolling out news of future community partners in the coming weeks.
Welcome to our Australian Guests
We’ve been adding their details to the site since we first announced GenreCon, but as we launch into the first of many updates about the convention we wanted to take the chance to officially welcome some of the talented Australian writers who will be attending as our guests.
Queenslander ANNA CAMPBELL has written seven historical romances for HarperCollins Australia and her work is published internationally, including in the United States, Germany, Russia, Turkey and Japan. Anna has won numerous awards for her sweeping, emotional stories set in the first quarter of the 19th century. These awards include Romantic Times Reviewers Choice, the Booksellers Best, the Golden Quill (twice), the Heart of Excellence, the Aspen Gold (twice) and the Australian Romance Readers Association’s most popular historical romance (four times). She has twice been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA Award and twice for Australia’s Romantic Book of the Year. The Australian Romance Readers Association voted Anna their favorite Australian romance author of 2009, 2010 and 2011. In 2012, Anna launches an exciting new publishing venture with her first series “Sons of Sin”, beginning with Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed in October 2012. Anna lives on the Sunshine Coast and writes full-time.
Daniel O’Malley graduated from Michigan State University and earned a Master’s Degree in medieval history from Ohio State University. He then returned to his childhood home, Australia. He now works for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, writing press releases for government investigations of plane crashes and runaway boats. His first book, The Rook, is a thriller published by Little, Brown.
Hélène Young is a contemporary suspense author and lives near a beach just north of Cairns. When she’s not writing, she flies Dash 8 aircraft around regional Australia. Her stories are set in the top end of Australia – a wild and wonderful, larger-than-life environment just begging to be showcased in novels filled with intrigue.
Kim Wilkins is the Brisbane-based author of more than 20 published novels, including the international bestseller Wildflower Hill (writing as Kimberley Freeman). She teaches writing at The University of Queensland.
P.M. Newton spent thirteen years in the New South Wales Police Force, working as a detective, before resigning to write about music in Mali and study Buddhism in India. Her first novel, The Old School, was published in 2010 and shortlisted for the Indie Award for Debut Fiction, the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, and was joint winner of the Asher Literary Award.
Want to know who else you may bump into at the convention? There’s an updated list of Attending Members included on our website.