Lady Jane’s Goes Down Under for ARRC2013


From L to R: Cofounder Hope Tarr with guests Amy Andrews, Keri Arthur, Anna Campbell & Cathy Maxwell.

Salon Co-founder, Hope Tarr, reporting “live” from rainy Brisbane, Australia where on Friday, March 1st I had the honor of presenting the very first overseas Lady Jane’s Salon at the Australian Romance Readers’ Association’s third annual convention–ARRC2013.

The Salon was held at 6PM prior to the Welcome Reception. More than 100 conference attendees (called “delegates”) crowded into the large conference room, transformed for the evening with votive candles, comfy grouped seating, and cafe tables.

The banner bedecked stage even sported a splash of our NYC red!

As always with Lady Jane’s, we boasted a fabulous and diverse lineup of guest readers, in this case Cathy Maxwell, Keri Arthur, Amy Andrews, and Anna Campbell. Cathy got the readings rolling, treating us to a humorous scene from her now classic title, TREASURED VOWS.

Historical author, Cathy Maxwell had the crowd in stitches. Soup, anyone?

Urban fantasy author, Keri Andrew read from DARKNESS UNMASKED, the latest installment of her popular Riley Jenson Guardian Series.

Next up, Amy Andrews read TAMING THE TYCOON, her latest release for our mutual publisher, Entangled.

The incomparable Anna Campbell rounded out the evening by reading from the latest in her Sons of Sin Series. Later in the weekend, ARRA awarded Anna the honor of “Favourite Australian Romance Author”–for a fifth consecutive year! Congratulations, Anna!

More than 100 conference goers turned out to attend.

Sharing the hope of Happily Ever After in real life is part and parcel of the Lady Jane’s Salon mission and Friday’s Australian Salon was no exception. Donated books were collected in support of Youngcare.

Now it’s back to the conference for me and afterward a tour of Sydney and Melbourne!

Have a wonderful March 4th Salon in NYC, and I look forward to rejoining everyone in April.

Hope TarrHope








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