Anne here, writing from the Australian Romance Readers Convention in Canberra, the capital city of Australia. And if you want to know why on earth I'm dressed like a slightly demented 1920's dowager and holding a glass trophy — you'll have to read on.
Canberra is a small city, halfway between the two largest cities of Australia, Sydney and Melbourne and is more or less a government city. It was created from scratch — a century ago there was nothing but a few farms and bushland here — as a compromise between competitive states — none of whom wanted another state to be the centre of the new federal government.
But enough of that history — this was a Romance Readers Convention, and for a full three days I've talked nothing but books and romance and writing, meeting authors and readers from all over Australia, as well as from New Zealand, the US and Canada.