Rom-Com Lovers Unite!

Saturday 1st June, 2024

The Dip
Peninsula Recreation Precinct
Sydney Ave, Umina Beach

$10 +bf

Rom-Com Lovers Unite! SATURDAY 1ST JUNE, 2024

Rom-Com Lovers Unite!

Saturday 1st June, 2024

The Dip
Peninsula Recreation Precinct
Sydney Ave, Umina Beach

$10 +bf

9:30am – 10:15am

Rom-Com Lovers Unite

Rachael Johns, Natalie Murray, James Colley.
Moderator: Jane Tara

Sure, romcom is having a moment – with a whopping 37% increase in sales in 2023 – but the reality is, the heart wants what it wants. Love! Laughs! And where better to find both? We’ve gathered three of the best on bookshelves this year: first up, megaselling favourite Rachael Johns’ The Other Bridget, a sweet and sexy ode to librarians and books. Natalie Murray’s Love, Just In is a red-hot friends-to-lovers romp (think Emily Henry, but set in Newcastle!) And James Colley’s The Next Big Thing is a quintessentially Australian yarn about finding young love. Romcom lovers, unite!


Please note: Seating is unallocated. 

Bookseller BOOKFACE will be onsite to sell books, which can be signed by the authors after the event.

Rom-Com Lovers Unite!Saturday 1st June
9:30 – 10:15am
The Dip
Peninsula Recreation Precinct,
Sydney Ave, Umina Beach

$10 +bf

Book Tickets

Speakers

Rachael Johns

Rachael Johns

Once upon a time (briefly) Rachael was an English teacher. Now she spends her days writing romance and feel-good women’s fiction in the Swan Valley (WA). Her book The Patterson Girls won the ABIA Award in 2016 for General Fiction and she has also won the RWAus RUBY Award twice.

James Colley

James Colley

Author of debut romantic comedy The Next Big Thing, James Colley is a writer from Western Sydney best known for his work as head writer of ABC TV’s Gruen and Question Everything, as well as previous work on The Weekly with Charlie Pickering among others.

Natalie Murray

Natalie Murray

Natalie Murray’s debut contemporary romance, Love, Just In, was published by Allen & Unwin in 2024, and her indie-published time travel romance series, Emmie and the Tudor King, is in development for television. Natalie grew up in Sydney, lived in Hong Kong for ten years, and now calls Newcastle home.

Jane Tara

Moderator: Jane Tara

Jane Tara is the general manager at Australia’s largest book community, Better Reading. She has published over a hundred children’s books, several plays and a few YA and romance novels. She has also written for dozens of publications around the world.