Conference Dates: March 27 - 29, 2015

Writing to Deadline by Christine Ashworth

Writing novels is all fun and games, right up to the time you get a contract and are on deadline for a novel that isn’t complete.

This past August, I was contracted by Boroughs Publishing Group for three novels and a short story in the StarTide series. Only one of these four books was complete. The second in the series was 20% done, and the third is two paragraphs. The … (click to keep reading)

Book in a Week by April Kihlstrom

Palm-3.jpgWriting the first draft of a book in one week.

Sounds kind of crazy, doesn’t it? I have to admit, I was dragged into my first Book in a Week challenge kicking and screaming and swearing I couldn’t possibly do it. I thought the idea was crazy! Now I believe in the concept with all my heart—even for people who never want to actually write the … (click to keep reading)

Editor Q&A: Erika Tsang, Avon Books

TsangErika Tsang developed Avon Books’ paranormal romance program with acquisitions that included Lynsay Sands, Kerrelyn Sparks, and Jeaniene Frost, all New York Times bestselling authors.

She also works with historical romance authors such as Laura Lee Guhrke and Beverly Jenkins. Her recent acquisitions … (click to keep reading)

Making Lists by Nancy Holder

checkboxHi, Fellow Dreamers! I can’t wait to see you all!

Like Patricia Rice, I, too, have been attending writers’ conferences for over thirty years. To be honest, I was incredibly shy at first, and even though I have become more extroverted through sheer force of will and some early friendships, I was a bit overwhelmed by all the … (click to keep reading)

Changes in Publishing by Patricia Rice

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I’ve been attending writers’ conferences for over thirty years. Over those years, my reasons for attending may have changed, but I have never walked away from one without having made a new friend and learned some valuable lessons. In the lonely occupation of writing, friends are everything, probably more important than the lessons learned.

It was … (click to keep reading)

Editor Q&A: Sue Grimshaw, Random House

SueGrimshawSue Grimshaw is the Category Specialist and Editor at Large and actively acquires for the Penguin-Random House Publishing Group, Ballantine Bantam Dell, Loveswept and Flirt. Previously, Sue was employed as Romance Buyer for Borders and Waldenbooks stores for almost sixteen years.

Sue works with … (click to keep reading)

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East Valley Authors

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Los Angeles Romance Authors

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Orange County RWA

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San Diego RWA

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