Thursday, January 2, 2014

Welcome to 2014

2013 was a great year for ROSA. We had more members make their first sales to publishers and more books out than any year previously. We've grown in numbers, and grown closer. This was also the year that saw many of our members start new jobs, as well as the birth of babies and grandbabies.

All in all, 2013 was a year of new beginnings.

In 2014 we plan to build and grow on this foundation. I predict a whole raft of new books by South African romance authors, several new sales, and even more members. Yay for the new year!

Even better, is that we plan to make this the year for ROSA's first ever conference.

Nothing is as yet set in stone, so if you'd like to make suggestions, volunteer to help, or would like to vote on whether this first conference be held in Cape Town or Johannesburg, now is the time to have your say. Leave a comment on this post or email me on

(PS:  This conference will be open to both English and Afrikaans authors, both published and unpublished. While most of the events will be in English we do plan to actively involve Afrikaans speakers).

From everyone at ROSA, we wish you health, peace, prosperity and loads of time and inspiration for writing in 2014. Happy New Year!



  1. Hear hear! And I vote for Jozi - again. ;-)

  2. Fully agree!! 2013 was a good year, 2014 even better! I vote for Cape Town.