Harlequin romance speed dating

Shaw is one of a growing number of writers of romance novels that feature characters in their 40s, 50s, or even 60s.As baby boomers age and their market power grows, more books for and about them are appearing.

And boomer authors seem willing to oblige by writing what they know.

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) will launch its first virtual ‘literary speed dating’ session for regional members as part of Red Dirt Writers’ Week.

ASA members in remote and rural communities will be offered three minutes to pitch to various publishers and agents via online video conference or phone.

There is no magic formula for getting readers to pick up a book, and authors have different ideas about how best to go about it.

"The key is to get a buzz going," said Hank Phillippi Ryan, 58, an investigative reporter who has written two mystery romances for the NEXT line.

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