Sep 4, 2015

FanCATstic Acievements!!

I've just come back from the annual Romance Writers of New Zealand Conference in Auckland. It was, as usual, a wonderful weekend filled with good friends, enthusiastic readers, and great catch-ups with friends.

The weekend started for Louise, Sue and I on Friday afternoon with our friend Iona and then we were off to the cocktail party where we caught up with Yvonne and all the other conference delegates. I realised that it was my TENTH conference, and I remember hearing very inspirational speeches from Sue and Yvonne when I first joined so I know they've been attending longer than that. 
It was my very great honour to be asked to MC the awards dinner on the Saturday night and was so
excited to see Sue and Yvonne both go away with a Koru Award for Romance of the Year (and
Yvonne was third in her category as well!) Here are a few pics of the fab weekend.
Yvonne and Sue at the book signing.
Yvonne with her Koru Award in the Short, Sexy category for "Wanting What She Can't Have".
Sue celebrating after her win in the Short, Sweet category for "A Family this Christmas".
Louisa and I getting ready to cheer the cats on.
All the NZ LoveCats together!

Here's to another great year for the Lovecats and all our wonderful readers.


  1. Congrats to Yvonne and Sue and thanks for posting the pics, Barb. I heard you did a fantastic job as MC !

    I'm loving the size of Sue's wine glass! Looks like they know how to pour them over the ditch!

    1. Someone (who shall remain nameless) coerced a barman to pour me a full glass. This was the equivalent, I'm sure, of half a bottle! And wouldn't you know it, I couldn't finish it! LOL!

  2. Woohoo Yvonne and Sue huge congrats :) and thanks for the post Barbara I was watching all the photos on facebook and it looks like everyone had a grat time :)

    Have Fun

  3. Such a great weekend and so lovely to spend time with Sue, Barb and Yvonne. Very proud to see them all up on stage!!! Can't wait to do it all again soon!

  4. Love those pics! Thanks for sharing, Barb. I bet you did a magnificent job MCing the awards dinner.

    And super-duper Yays! for Yvonne and Sue -- congratulations on your wins, ladies. :-)

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  6. Barb was all that is beautiful and professional. She did a fantastic job as MC.

    Thanks for all the congrats! It was a fabulous weekend all round.

  7. Thanks, Barb. It was a fantastic weekend all round, topped off with the wonderful Awards dinner. I loved being with my close writing friends, Louise, Barb and Iona. Barb proved once again she's very good with a microphone in her hand. And big congrats to Yvonne. You rock, girl. And yes, Amy, that glass does dominate the photo, doesn't it? :)

  8. Congrats to Yvonne and Sue on their Koru wins.

    I still stand by my comment on Tessa's FB page that your yellow dress really suits you.
    I look forward to the day I can say I've been attending RWNZ conferences for 10 years - I'm trying to plan to be at next years one.

  9. Congratulations to our fabulous NZ Cats!! Looks like you all had a lot of fun :) Thanks for sharing the pictures!

  10. Woohoo! Adding my congratulations to our clever NZ Cats! Go Sue and Yvonne! You gals rock!

    Thanks for the pics and sharing the fun, Barb!

  11. And big congrats to you too, Barb, because it sounds like you were an awesome MC!