New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan will present How to Write High Concept Bestselling series. This popular workshop has been presented at the national RWA conference. Sophie Jordan grew up in the Texas hill country where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she’s also the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Avon historical romances. She now lives in Houston with her family. Sophie also writes paranormal romances under the name Sharie Kohler. Visit her website at http://www.sophiejordan.net
Virginia Kantra, New York Times bestselling author and member of Heart of Carolina, will present her inspiring and sought-after program, Truer than Life: Characters and Dialogue. This is a must-attend for both aspiring and highly-published authors. Virginia is the author of more than twenty-five books of contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense. Her stories have earned numerous awards including Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award, eight RITA nominations, and two National Readers’ Choice Awards. Her work includes the popular Children of the Sea series and, in e-book format, the Sweet Home, Carolina (The MacNeills) stories. Carolina Blues, the fourth of her new Dare Island novels, was released in October 2014. Visit her website at http://www.virginiakantra.com/index.html.
July meeting: Pre-conference pitch session or writing retreat (TBA)
Hosted by local authors who attended the con, a post-conference wrap-up. A session on information picked up at RWA, including the Annual Membership Meeting, panels and workshops. Open Q&A at the end of the session.
Join us for our September meeting with an editor from a publishing house.
All-Day October Workshop, TBA
Farrah Rochon presents “Diversity in Romance, and Why It Matters” for our November meeting.
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