Conference Dates: March 27 - 29, 2015

Writing Historic Heroines by Terry Irene Blain

STEP BACK IN TIME: Creating Realistic Historical Heroines

Elizabeth_I_when_a_PrincessThis workshop at the California Dreamin’ conference will address the role of women in the time periods in Western Civilization in which many romance novels are set.

Addressing these questions will help you create your authentic historical heroine.

  • How much “freedom” did she have?
  • Who were some of the important women in her day?
  • Which female archetypes might work best … (click to keep reading)
  • Writing Novellas by Chris Marie Green

    Baby, We’ve Come a Long Way (Or Are We Going a Shorter Way?)

    It wasn’t so long ago that, as an author, I was entirely focused on writing full-length novels. You know—those things that contain over 50,000 words? At the time, I thought that this was the only market for me.

    NA copyBut a new day has dawned. Shorter works, such as … (click to keep reading)

    Editor Q&A: Brenda Chin, ImaJinn/Belle Books

    vvxlzjrkAward-winning editor Brenda Chin has worked in the romance industry for more than 25 years. Throughout her many years with Harlequin, she had the opportunity to work with some of the best writers in the business, often buying their first book. Several of the 74 new authors Brenda introduced to Harlequin have gone on to hit the New … (click to keep reading)

    Agent Q&A: Lucienne Diver, The Knight Agency

    LucienneDiverLucienne Diver joined The Knight Agency in 2008, after spending fifteen years with Spectrum Literary Agency in New York.

    Over the course of her dynamic career she has sold over seven hundred titles to every major publisher, and has built a client list of more than forty authors spanning the … (click to keep reading)

    Winning the Hooker Contest by Alexis Lusonne Montgomery

    Still the Happiest Hooker

    This week’s success story comes from the winner of the California Hooker Contest at the 2013 California Dreamin’ writers conference, Alexis Lusonne Montgomery. The hook in Monk’s Maybe Baby took top prize, the silver hook necklace.

    For more information about this year’s contest, see our contest page.

    Fish Hook - HookingI’m delighted to say I’m still the … (click to keep reading)

    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)

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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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