Next Conference Dates: March 24 - 26, 2017

Memorial – Terry Irene Blain


single_candleTerry Irene Blain February 16, 1947 – May 21, 2015

On May 21st 2015, we lost romance author, Terry Irene Blain, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She was best known in romance circles for her knowledge of history, often appearing on RWA Chapter blogs and speaking at workshops and conferences.

But Terry was so much more than … (click to keep reading)

A Nook, A Kindle and a Conference by Maria Powers

It’s been a little over a week since the 2015 Conference ended and I am still recovering. Loose ends need to be tied up and we’re looking ahead to 2017. Yes, we do have to start securing dates with the hotel and speakers to make sure that the next conference is even better than this one. Right now I have the distinct pleasure of announcing the winners from the book signing “scavenger hunt” and the … (click to keep reading)

How to Not Write by Laura Drake

A Million Ways Not to Write A Book

81xhdFP+g1L._SL1500_Novel writing is very hard stuff.  Trying to learn craft while balancing plot, ideas, genre, and market. How anyone finishes a novel amazes me.  Sometimes it feels like I’m golfing and juggling . . . at the same time.

We all have our own ways not to write. You know what I … (click to keep reading)


Lady Jane’s Salon OC is coming to
the California Dreamin’ Writers Conference!

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 9-11:00pm
at the Brea Embassy Suites
900 East Birch Street, Brea, CA 92821

We’ll have 2 salons going on at the same time in 2 different rooms–Giza and Tut’s. Feel free to bounce back and forth to … (click to keep reading)

Conference Jitters by Christine Ashworth

Calming Your Conference Jitters

Hi, everyone! Welcome to the wonderful world of the California Dreamin’ Writer’s Conference. Romance writers are the most generous, most giving, most supportive people in the publishing world, so set your expectation right now that you’re going to have a wonderful time at the conference this month.

Whether this is your first, or your tenth-plus conference, there’s always something to get nervous about. So let me tell you a few secrets, hm?

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Preparing for Conference by Debbie Decker

IMG_0588_2Preparing for the California Dreamin’ Conference!

We’re down to the last few days before conference on Friday and the Conference Committee is hard at work trying to make this the best experience for you. So whether this is your first or hundredth conference, we thought we’d give you a heads up on preparing for this wonderful weekend.

To do before you get to conference!

  • Look at … (click to keep reading)
  • Volunteer at #CDWC15 by Teresa Carpenter

    4 Reasons to Volunteer at #CDWC15

    volunteer-diverse-hands1) Make a Difference

    California Dreamin’ is a collaborative effort of four RWA Chapters. It’s a fantastic event that allows members and other attendees an opportunity to grow through education, networking and advocacy.

    The success of an event this size is only as good as its many volunteers. Make a difference by adding … (click to keep reading)

    Our Conference Hotel by Jann Audiss

    ESBreaIT’S HERE. After two years of planning the California Dreamin’ 2015 Conference is finally here!!

    As the Hotel Chair, I have been working closely with the Embassy Suites Hotel staff to make sure your stay during the conference is enjoyable. The hotel is adjacent to the Brea Mall and Target, in case you forgot to pack any necessities or … (click to keep reading)

    Editor Q&A: Liz Pelletier, Entangled Publishing

    XAIWrq3YLiz Pelletier is first and foremost an entrepreneur. Beginning with the belief that authors who write great books should receive a majority of the profits, she created a new business model that bridged the gap between self and traditional publishing and co-founded Entangled, taking it from start-up to a formidable presence in the industry in just three years.

    Her out-of-the-box approach garnered a … (click to keep reading)

    Editor Q&A: Jill Limber, Boroughs Publishing Group

    LimberJill Limber is a multi-published author and former RWA President. As a child some of Jill’s tales got her in trouble, then, to her delight, she got paid for them.

    At the beginning of 2012, Jill entered a new phase of her Romance career when she became an Editor at (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.