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Sylvia Day
Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of over 20 award-winning novels sold in more than 40 countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in 21 countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. Her Crossfire series has been optioned for television by Lionsgate, and she has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author. Bared to You was voted Best Erotic Romance of 2012 in the Australian Romance Readers Awards.

Born in Los Angeles, Sylvia grew up in Orange County (the OC), and later lived in Monterey and Oceanside. Sylvia now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, but occasionally enjoys her pied-à-terre on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York. She considers the two vibrant, energetic, and never-dark cities perfect for a writer whose working hours are as unpredictable as her characters.

Visit Sylvia at her website, Facebook and Twitter.

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Keynote speakers and attending authors

Helene Young
Multi-award winning author Helene Young lives aboard a catamaran moored near the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea. She shares her sailing adventures with her husband and their dog, Zeus. Her work as a senior captain with a major regional airline takes her all over Australia and she draws inspiration for her stories from the communities she visits.

In 2011 and 2012 Helene won the Romance Writers of Australia (RWA) Romantic Book of the Year Award and her third novel, Burning Lies, was shortlisted for the award in 2013. She was voted most popular romantic suspense author by the Romance Readers of Australia in 2010 and 2011, and shortlisted for the same award in 2012. Burning Lies was also shortlisted for the 2013 Daphne du Maurier Award Mystery/Suspense in America.

Helene is the custodian of several thousand bees and, in what spare time she has left, loves to read and travel.  Visit her website or via Facebook.

(photo credit: Charlotte Rose)
The 2017 Australian Romance Readers Convention
Victoria Dahl
Victoria Dahl lives with her family in a small town high in the Utah mountains. During the summer, she hikes and drinks margaritas (usually not at the same time.) During the winter she likes to curl up with a book and a cup of hot cocoa and think about all those poor, freezing skiers working so hard out in the snow. She's been reading romance since the age of twelve and started her first manuscript at the tender age of twenty. Occasionally, on dark and stormy nights, she bravely posts excerpts of that original story on her blog for the entertainment of her readers.

Victoria's first published novel won the Golden Heart award. Since then, she's published over twenty books and novellas, including three USA Today bestsellers, and several of her books have been nominated for the prestigious RITA® Award for excellence in the romance genre. Whether she's working or relaxing, you can find Victoria on Twitter  being inappropriate twenty-four hours a day.

(photo credit: Anne Pearson)
Kelley Armstrong
Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers' dismay. All efforts to make her produce 'normal' stories failed. Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon. She's the author of the 'Otherworld' urban fantasy series, 'Darkest Powers' and 'Darkness Rising' teen paranormal trilogies as well as the 'Cainsville' modern gothic series and 'Blackwell Pages' middle-grade fantasy adventure trilogy (co-written as KL Armstrong with MA Marr). She lives in south-western Ontario with her husband, kids and far too many pets.

Visit Kelley at her website.

(Photo credit: Kathryn Hollinrake)
Authors in attendance
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Ainslie Paton
Alison Stuart
Alissa Callen
Alli Sinclair
Allison Butler
Alyssa J Montgomery
Amber A Bardan
Amy Andrews
Amy Rose Bennett
Angela Castle
Angela Verdenius
Anna Campbell
Anna Clifton
Anna Teshin
Anne Gracie
Annie West
Barbara Hannay
Beany Sparks
Beverley Eikli / Beverley Oakley
Bronwyn Parry
CJ Duggan
Cathryn Hein
Cheryl Adnams
Christina Brooke
Colleen Simpson
Dani Kristoff
Dee Brice
Delwyn Jenkins/DJ Michaels
Donna Gallagher
Eden Summers
Elisabeth Rose
Elizabeth Squires
Ellen Cross
Erica Hayes
Erin Moira O'Hara
Fiona Lowe
Fiona McArthur
Hazel Gower
Helene Young
Isabella Hargreaves
Jane Tara
Jennie Jones
Jennifer Brassel
Jennifer Kloester
Jennifer Ryder
Jennifer St George
Jess Buffett
Jess Dee
Joanie MacNeil
KM Golland
Kandy Shepherd
Kaz Delaney
Kelley Armstrong
Kelly Hunter
Keri Arthur
Khloe Wren
Kirsty Dallas
Kylie Scott
Lee Christine
Lexxie Couper
Lilliana Rose
Lisa Ireland
Louisa Mack
Maggi Andersen
Maggie Gilbert
Maggie Mundy
Margareta Osborn
Melanie Milburne
Melanie/MJ Scott
Melissa Craig
Michelle Douglas
Nalini Singh
Nicole Murphy/Elizabeth Dunk
Noelle Clark
Rachael Johns
Rachel Bailey
Rhian Cahill
Rhyll Biest
Sami Lee
Sarah Mayberry
SE Gilchrist
Shannon Curtis
Shona Husk
Sofia Tate
Susan Child
Suzi Love
Sylvia Day
Tamsin Baker
TJ Hamilton
TM Clark
Tracey O'Hara
Trish Morey
Valerie Parv
Victoria Dahl
Viola Grace/Zenina Masters
Viveka Portman
VK Black
Wendy L Curtis
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