International award winner Bronwyn Parry’s romantic thrillers set in Australia’s wild places have been published in Australia, the UK, Germany and the Czech Republic. The manuscript for her first novel, As Darkness Falls, won a prestigious Golden Heart Award from the Romance Writers of America, and both her second and third novels, Dark Country and Dead Heat were finalists in the Romance Writers of America RITA awards – the Oscars of romance writing – and in the Daphne du Maurier Award for romantic suspense. Both books also won the Australian Romance Readers Association award for Favourite Romantic Suspense in 2010 and 2012. Bronwyn’s fourth book, Darkening Skies, and her fifth book,Storm Clouds, were also a finalists in the ARRA Awards. Bronwyn’s sixth book, Sunset Shadows, will be published by Hachette Australia in August, 2016. An occasional academic, Bronwyn’s research interests are in fiction, its readership and contemporary publishing, and she is passionate about the richness, diversity, and value of popular fiction. Bronwyn lives on 100 acres of bushland in the New England tablelands of northern NSW, and travels extensively in rural and outback Australia.
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There’s a lot of myths out there about the romance genre. Most of them have little, if any, basis in fact. The resources and links in this section are provided to assist journalists to find information about the genre, it’s readers, and authors.
Please see the Papers and articles link for a few articles about the genre and writing it.
- Media information – about the genre, with particular reference to Australia and Australian writers.
- Myths of romance – Anne Gracie’s article about the urban myths about romance books, the people who write them, and the people who read them
- The ROMA (Romance Media Award) for journalists – a positive step towards the encouragement of improved media relations between romance writers and the media
Previous media coverage
The following are a few articles and interviews still available online:
Romantic leads by Janene Carey, Armidale Express, 12 May, 2010
A Popular Misconception: Some romance novels have a very tough edge, writes Graeme Blundell The Australian, Saturday September 12, 2009
Interview (recorded September 2008) – Sydney Writers’ Centre podcast series (transcript and audio file, 23 mins)
Writing in a new age of romance The Australian Higher Education Section, by Brendan O’Keefe, September 26, 2007
Trembling, she sat down at her computer … Sydney Morning Herald, August 11, 2007
Aussie romance a winner, Sydney Morning Herald, July 27 2007
From Texas with love The West Australian (online), 26th July 2007
Aussie a finalist in romance writing comp, ABC Online, By Rebekah van Druten, June 27 2007