Come see us at the NZ Indie Book Festival next weekend!


It’s an exciting time for independent and self-publishing writers who want to exercise control of their ideas, their stories, and their books. This festival brings together New Zealand authors, writers, books and readers together in a way never before possible!  At the festival you’ll have the opportunity to talk with authors behind the stories. If you’re a writer, come and meet the literary businesses who can help you turn your manuscript into a print book, e-book or both.
I’ll be in one of three booths, either: 1) The Historical Writers booth, with Zana Bell, Sheryl Buchanan and Rae Roadley – Author; or 2) in the Romance Writers of New Zealand Inc. booth, or 3) in the New Zealand Society of Authors booth, and my book: A Long Trail Rolling will be in all three!

Come on by!
Click here for more information, plus below you’ll find three great vids!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

The promised vids:  Just click on them!

Talking about the Festival:

 

Why writers should go!

 

Why readers should go!

See you there!

 

With bells on!

Thanks for reading!

Kind regards,

Lizzi

A Long Trail Rolling Wins Best First Novel in Koru 2015!


I have indeed been remiss!

I posted on FB but not on to here!

At the annual 2015 RWNZ Conference a few weeks ago, A Long Trail Rolling placed in two sections of the Koru Award for Excellence, winning the Best First Novel and placing third in the Best Long Novel.

I’m especially pleased because this in this competition, entrants were both self-published AND traditionally published by very large publishers.

🙂

2015 Koru List

Here’s a pic of the winner with her best cheerleader and beta reader!

2015 Koru Award Best First Novel

I ALSO just found out that A Long Trail Rolling was a finalist in the Best Indie Book Award Competition!

CROPPED BEST INDIE BOOK AWARD FINALIST

Now I just need to get The Hills of Gold Unchanging done, then finish A Sea of Green Unfolding!

A Sea of Green Unfolding

A Sea of Green Unfolding

Back to work, I go!

Oh yeah…. I am now also the President of the Romance Writers of New Zealand. We have a great bunch of ladies and one man in our Executive and Committee this year, who all want to work as a team!

Yeah!!!!

Take good care, back to writing.

XX

Lizzi

Blogging Today at The Romance Studio!


Hi All,

I’m blogging today over at The Romance Studio!

Come on over to

The Romance Studio

hear a little about the Secession Menace in California in the 1860’s, A Long Trail Rolling and The Hills of Gold Unchanging!

See you there!

XXX

Lizzi

… And the winner is…… A LONG TRAIL ROLLING, by Lizzi Tremayne!


Yep, we did it!

My first novel, A Long Trail Rolling, has won the 2014 RWNZ Pacific Hearts Award!

To say I’m pleased is a bit of an understatement!  The big one I get to keep for this year, and a smaller version, inscribed with 2014, forever!

The conference was fantastic, with amazing speakers from New Zealand and overseas, including:

James Scott Bell, Marie Force and, Courtney Milan, Yvonne Lindsay, Trish Morey,  bestselling authors

Jim Azevedo from Smashwords

Kevan Lyon from Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

Sue Brockhoff and Lilia Kanna from Harlequin Australia

Malle Vallik from Harlequin North America

Flo Nicoll from Harlequin UK

Sarah Fairhall, Penguin Australia

Karina Bliss, Yvonne Walus, Kamy Chetty, Lisa Whitefern and Frances Housden, award winning authors

With such a lineup, we couldn’t miss, other than not being physically able to attend every workshop!

The agents and editors took pitches throughout the weekend. I pitched A  Long Trail Rolling and its sequels to:

Kevan Lyon, Founding Partner of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency,

Sue Brockhoff, Head of Publishing at Harlequin (Australia) and

Malle Vallik of Harlequin Digital Editorial Initiatives North America (Toronto)

AND…

They have all requested the full manuscript!

I’m sure it helps to have won the competition!

Accepting prize for A Long Trail Rolling first place in the Pacific Hearts Award 2014
Accepting prize for A Long Trail Rolling first place in the Pacific Hearts Award 2014

The awards dinner was great, and fellow Coast to Coast Chapter RWNZ member Sheryl Buchanan won second place in the same competition!

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Sheryl, the second place-getter for the Pacific Hearts Award, and her husband.

The C2C’ers who went to the Awards Dinner, Sheryl and her husband, Khushi, Bernadette, Netta, Iola, Catherine, Me, Matthew and Paul.
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Netta and Paul
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I felt like a princess…..
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Bernadette and Netta’s husband Paul

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Iola and Catherine

A great time was had by all!

The new trophy for my Writing Trophy Bookcase!

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My Writing Awards… From Top Left: Trophy for Best Practitioner Publication by an Equine Practitioner 2010 “Equine Dentistry”. Top right: Trophy and ribbon for Pacific Hearts Award 2014. Lower Left: ribbon for Finalist in Great Beginnings 2013.

Oh, and for my spare time, I was promoted to Secretary of the RWNZ this year, so I should be able to keep up with what is going on!

 

I don’t think a conference could get much better for me…

Now back to work, to get these submissions finished!

 

No rest for the wicked!

 

Take care, all!

 

Lizzi

Horse and Carriage Driving Workshop Today


Happy Saturday… We’ve had some drizzle for about 3 hours now, not a lot, but it’s not running off either!  Hope all of you in NZ are getting some rain as the drought is not helping anyone!  (Yes, to those of you in faraway places, it hasn’t rained properly for more than a month or two here, which spells disaster for many farmers and stock / horse owners in NZ who  tend to depend upon grass to feed their stock).

A great group of RWNZ C2C writing ladies just left after another fantastic potluck lunch!  Blue Mist Shemaya (“Maya”) and Blue Mist Montoya (“Toya” –Of course, from The Princess Bride!) and I shared a few hours of horse information, behaviour and terminology they can use in their writing, from haltering in paddock through grooming, harness, carriages, gigs, harnessing through to long-reining (driving without a vehicle) my new pair!  Several of the ladies loved the feel of sitting up high in the Glinkowski Polish combined drive carriage and were impressed by its attributes!  They asked great questions and although few of them had been near horses before, several of them took advantage of the boys’ lovely temperaments and petted and fed the appreciative horses.  It is very exciting to finally have Toya and Maya working together after all these years of dreaming about it! They will be in the carriage together next Saturday with Kevin’s help, all going well!  I will post new pics when they come from the ladies! The bays  loved the attention (and, of course,  the 3 bags of carrots the ladies brought with them)!   Now it’s writing time!  I’ve a novel to complete!

Have a great weekend, All!