Conference Dates: March 27 - 29, 2015

Accessorizing For Success by Christy Jeffries

They say people wear many hats. Well, personally, I believe that women can wear several hats AND a ton of shoes.

Growing up in a house with four brothers, I became that unique hybrid of female who is one part tomboy and one part feminist with a double dose of girly-girl thrown in for good measure. In other words, I was drawn to male dominated activities and careers, but I wanted to look pretty while … (click to keep reading)

California Hooker Contest by Christine Locksy

Fish Hook - HookingDoes your writing have what it takes to hook the editor? The reader?

Find out when you enter the California Hooker Contest!

Hi, I’m Christine Locksy, and I’ll coordinate the contest entries again this year. The contest opens January 15, 2015, and all entries must be received by midnight (PST) on February 15, 2015.

And, it’s … (click to keep reading)

CDWC Book Signing by Maria Powers

Yes, Virginia, we are having a book signing at the conference.


What’s a writers’ conference without a book signing? There will be around one hundred authors signing books in every genre of romance from historical to contemporary, from paranormal to suspense, from inspirational to young adult, and in every heat level there is from sweet to hot and steamy.

Our authors are published by large publishing houses, small publishing houses, e-publishers, and themselves. The … (click to keep reading)

Twitter for Authors by Sarah Vance-Tompkins

What Would Jane Austen Tweet?

91mbFlX8nBL._SL1500_It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a romance author in possession of a book or manuscript for sale must be in want of Twitter followers.

But is that all there is to it?

As a social media strategist for several well-known brands, I know only too well social media is integral to … (click to keep reading)

Memorable Love Scenes by Tara Lain

Love Scenes in the Trees? Get Ready for Tara and Louisa!

Hi everyone. I’m Tara Lain and I write the Beautiful Boys of Romance. I’m so excited that I’ll be speaking at California Dreamin’ 2015 along with my friend, Louisa Bacio. We’re going to talk to you about writing love scenes that people won’t skip. By definition, if you write … (click to keep reading)

The Value of Pinterest by Elena Dillon

Why My Pinterest Addiction Is Good for My Writing Career

I have a lot of stuff I should be doing on a daily basis.  I have a writing schedule I need to stick to.  I have a husband, children and a household to run. Everyone says Facebook is a time suck. Not for me. Pinterest is it. The second I get on Pinterest, I am immersed.

I love bright and sparkly. When I get on (click to keep reading)

The California Dreamin' Writers Conference is sponsored by:

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

Click Here to Learn More about the San Diego Chapter of RWA.