Category Archives: MaryJanice Davidson

Tez in the City, Part II

-Chatted, signed, photographed with Susan Grant, Liz Maverick, Keri Arthur & Tracey O’hara.

-Liz’s The Shadow Runners is set in Australia in 2176. Not Victoria, but nevertheless I think she was chuffed to be here. And to see for herself if Australia is closer to becoming a penal colony again πŸ˜‰

-Tracey’s Night’s Cold Kiss cover art was revealed, but I’ll wait for her to share it with you first. Go bother her πŸ˜‰

Melanie Milburne‘s surgeon husband sometimes phones her for a chat whilst he’s performing surgery. Who says men can’t multi-task? πŸ˜‰ Melanie also had a trophy on her signing table – I’ll have to check award results.

Amy Andrews has an agent, but looks after her own Mills & Boon business. Her agent deals with Amy’s other works.

-If you’d like to know the mating habits of marine animals and other mammals, consult Lexxie Couper.

Jess Dee has a fabulous South African accent. It’s like the Oz one, only classier. And charming. Makes you want to hug the world. In short: fab.

-Chat and photos with Liz, Sue, Kez, Jordana Ryan, Lexxie, Jess, MaryJanice Davidson & Anthony Alongi, and Dianna Love. Didn’t chat with Sherrilyn Kenyon, but had a photo.

-Skipped out early to head to the State Library of Victoria for a free session with Justine Larbalestier & Simmone Howell. Free cupcakes – the icing was so tasty! πŸ™‚

-In times past and present, they’ve made up their own slang. Consult Simmone about the verb “rod”, and Justine the noun “spoff”.

Scott Westerfeld is tall.


Confirmed Keynote Speakers for ARRC09

According to the latest ARRC09 newsletter, paranormal authors MaryJanice Davidson and Sherrilyn Kenyon are confirmed as Keynote Speakers for the Australian Romance Readers Convention (February 20-22, 2009) in Melbourne, Victoria. And the admins have received an Expression of Interest form from S.J. Day. Here’s hoping more paranormal authors can make it, too. Oh…and by “paranormal authors”, I mean “authors of paranormal storylines”; the authors aren’t paranormal themselves. That I know of πŸ˜‰

Australian Romance Readers Convention – Melbourne: February 20-22, 2009

What are you doing February 20-22, 2009? How about attending the inaugural Australian Romance Readers Convention at the Jasper Hotel in Melbourne, Australia? It was just announced in the ARRC09 newsletter.

That’s right, readers – the city that plays home to Keri Arthur and I would love to have you here anytime of the year, but particularly during the dates above. Please note that February is still technically summer in Australia, but as the state’s (Victoria) weather is often unpredictable, you better pack clothes for all four seasons.

Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

It’s next to the Queen Victoria Market, which will be very convenient for you avid shoppers.

“But, Tezzy,” I hear you say, “this is a romance convention – where’s the freaking urban fantasy?” Glad you asked. According to the Convention blog, expression of interest forms have been received from authors such as Keri Arthur, Liz Maverick, MaryJanice Davidson and Sherrilyn Kenyon. Both authors and readers can download the Expression of Interest form at the blog. They also have a Facebook, and I think a MySpace you can join.

Please spread the word, and do let me know if you can make it – you can meet me…prepare to be disappointed πŸ˜‰