Conference Dates: March 27 - 29, 2015

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)

California Dreamin’ Workshop Preview by Judy Duarte

SoldierOur guest blogger for this week is Judy Duarte, here to share a sneak peek at our upcoming conference’s workshop sessions. Judy’s latest book, The Soldier’s Holiday Homecoming, will be available November 1st!

The 2015 California Dreamin’ Conference Committee is determined to provide workshops that will appeal to a diverse group of attendees—from the beginning writer to the experienced. And since most … (click to keep reading)

Time Management for Writers by Kitty Bucholtz

There is a lot of talk about self-publishing nowadays. The pros being bandied about include having more control, publishing faster, and potentially making more money. But that’s not what I was thinking when I heard about Kindle Direct Publishing in 2011.

I was thinking – this is the business Ive been waiting for!

Ever since I was a little kid with a Kool-Aid stand, I’ve wanted to own my own … (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

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