A quick post to let you know I'll be reading one of my short stories, "A Happy New Year" at the Brisbane Writer's Festival at 10am on Sunday 8th September at the Red Box, State Library of Queensland. The Romance Writers of Australia will be launching the Little Gems Anthology 2013 - Sapphire with readings by several Little Gems Authors.
The RWA Little Gems competition is one of my favourites. Each year the anthology is themed and I find the gems chosen always take me out of my comfort zone. So far, I've been accepted for stories I've written on a medical unit in a futuristic mining disaster, a mobile medical unit on a 900km bike ride, a sexy vet rescuing a kitten trapped in a car and a toll-collector's fascination with a man in a ute.
This year's theme is Moonstone and I'm in the pre-contemplation stage of writing, which involves a lot of Google, some hands on research at either the jewellers or the markets and a trawl for photos of possible heros and heroines. Fingers crossed inspiration will strike and I'll be off and writing.