Wednesday, December 26, 2012

New Cover!

I've been sent the cover of my April release, No Stranger To Scandal, so I'm sharing it here with you.

It's Hayden and Lucy's story, book 4 in a new continuity with five other Desire authors, Daughters of Power:

A Conflict of Interest, Barbara Dunlop
Bedroom Diplomacy, Michelle Celmer
A Wedding She'll Never Forget, Robyn Grady
No Stranger To Scandal, Rachel Bailey
A Very Exclusive Engagement, Andrea Laurence
Affairs of State, Jennifer Lewis

All the books are set in Washington D.C. and centre around the scandal of the bachelor president's secret daughter. Such fun!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ten years ago...


Ten years ago, Dougal and Fergus had their very first Christmas. Dougal was almost one and Fergus was about five months old and they were adorable boys. I took a series of photos to celebrate that 2002 Christmas, and I thought I'd share a few.

 
There's another shot from this series today on Nikki Logan's blog, with a Then and Now comparison, along with one each of Oliver and Jazzie May.
 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Happy Holidays!


Some of the Bailey dogs are getting into the festive spirit and I thought I'd share.

This top photo is Dougal, patiently waiting for me to take the pic. He's such a good boy, even when the purpose of wearing a blue Merry Christmas hat completely eludes him.

The second photo is Fergus, who will do pretty much anything for attention if he's in the mood, including posing on a chair in green tinsel.

If you want to see some more gorgoeus dogs getting festive, pop over to Nikki Logan's blog where she's posting a dog a day in The Twelve Dogs of Christmas. Each of the Bailey dogs will be making appearances!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Anaheim!

I thought it was time to post some pics from my trip to Anaheim for the Romance Writers of America national conference. It was my first trip to the US and I had a ball. Now I'm scheming ways to attend future US conferences!

Dinner with some fabulous Desire authors (L-R): Emily McKay, Charlene Sands, me, Janice Maynard, and my most excellent roomie, Yvonne Lindsay.
 
 

A humungous pretzel (cinnamon) and lemonade. The morning tea of kings.


At the Rita Awards ceremony with Hayson Manning and Barbara De Leo.


Having coffee a the hotel's Starbucks with Melanie Milburne and Nas Dean. Fun!


Friday, October 19, 2012

More Melbourne Photos

A few more photos from my Melbourne trip. :)

This is the front window of the Hopetoun Tea Rooms. We didn't go in because there was always a line up, but we'll definitely be trying them next trip.


Morning Tea with the fabulous Ebony McKenna:
 

The historic The Hotel Windsor, where we stayed:

 
Our charming room at The Hotel Windsor:
 

Melbourne, we'll be back! :)


A Little Holiday

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a few nights in Melbourne with my man. Good coffee, fascinating buildings, interesting laneways to explore and a couple of catch ups with friends - who could want more? So I thought I'd share a few snippets.

Coffee and macaroons at a teensy specialty shop hidden in a laneway:
 

Dinner at a yummy Italian restuarant with a gorgeous trio - Serena, Elvina and Margaret:
 

Mexican for lunch with Sharon Archer and her hubby:


Friday, July 6, 2012

I'll be signing in Anaheim!



I'm thrilled to say that I'll be signing at the massive Romance Writers of America book signing this month! More than 500 authors will be signing so it'll be a whole heap of fun.

Are you coming along? I'd love you to drop by and say hi. :)

Here are some details:

2012 “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing
Wednesday, July 25, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom (third floor)
Proceeds from book sales go to ProLiteracy Worldwide, Read Orange County, and Literacy Volunteers—Huntington Valley. 
(No outside books are allowed in the event.)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

62 Romance Authors!

In August, ARRA will host an author signing with 62 romance authors on the Gold Coast (Australia)! It will tie in with the Romance Writers of Australia national conference. I'm thrilled to be part of this event and can't wait to meet the readers and the other authors!

Interested in coming along? You can register here.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Cover!


The gorgeous people at Harlequin Australia are re-releasing my first two books in one volume under their BESTSELLER COLLECTION brand.

This calls for cupcakes! As it happens I baked a batch this morning, so I'll be having one now to celebrate. :)

There are several things I like about this re-release, including Nico and Beth, and Damon and Lily getting a new lease of life. But right now, my favourite thing about it is the new cover. I love it! The colours are fabulous and the tone is just perfect for these stories. 

And soon I should get a box of them in the mail, which will probably call for more celebratory cupcakes. :)

Friday, April 27, 2012