Conference Dates: March 27 - 29, 2015

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)

Genre Options by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom

Do Vampires Give Christmas Gifts?

Hello California Dreamers…. I hope, like me, you can’t wait for the conference next year. Yeah. By then, I’ll be even more of a genre chameleon than I am now, and you can ask me which side I’m on, because those sides just got more complex. *insert happy face*

Here’s the thing about this career of mine: I started out writing young adult fantasy. Then, on a dare from a … (click to keep reading)

Agent Q&A: Courtney Miller-Callihan

Courtney_Miller-Callihan_250Courtney Miller-Callihan began her career in publishing at Random House, where she spent a number of years in subsidiary rights sales and in contracts before joining Sanford J. Greenburger Associates in 2005. A member of the Romance Writers of America, she is seeking new voices in women’s fiction, … (click to keep reading)

Self-Publishing by Debra Holland

vintage flowersOur guest blogger for this week is Debra Holland, sharing her journey to success. Debra’s latest book, Mail-Order Brides of the West: Darcy, is available today!

Self-Publishing: From Inspiration to Completion

Somewhere around 2009, discouraged by years of publisher rejections, I gave up writing fiction. In spite of three Golden Heart finals (one win) and … (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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