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May 18: Stacy C. Abrams of Entangled in Romance
Senior Editor Stacy C. Abrams will present information about submitting to and publishing with Entangled in Romance, a boutique publisher of romantic fiction for adults and teens.
After the presentation, Stacy will do cold reads/critiques of anonymous 1-2 page writing samples, providing a great opportunity for everyone to see how a busy editor responds to submissions.
Stacy is offering a limited number of private 5-minute pitch appointments after the meeting. As always, appointments are offered first to Write for the Roses participants.
Email Theresa if you'd like to be included in the cold reads or to request a pitch appointment.
Reservations are due by 10.00 a.m. the Wednesday before the meeting.
Think you don't need to know this stuff because you are traditionally published or not yet published? WRONG. There is only one place you need to be on Saturday June 22 and that is the El Parador. Invite your non-romance writer friends ($25) as this is a MUST ATTEND seminar.
June 22, 2013: Jaycee DeLorenzo & Michael Petersen
Morning session: Jaycee DeLorenzo of Sweet 'N Spicy Designs will answer the question of why book covers truly do sell a book and the art and science that goes into book cover design. She'll discuss the importance of making an impression, visually engaging your readers, and how your cover makes a promise that needs to be met. She'll also discuss typography, mood, coloring, formatting, branding, and why optimizing your cover for thumbnail view is vital to a book's success in the digital age.
Afternoon session: Michael Petersen, MBA and Book Marketing Jedi at Killer Book Marketing will be speaking to us on SEO - search engine optimization. SEO is the behind the scenes stuff that gets your website, blog, twitter, Amazon author page, etc found by more people in searches. And don't you want that? Mike will cover keyword research, on and off page optimization, and blog tips.
Reservations are due by 10.00 a.m. the Wednesday before the meeting. As always, advance PayPal payment also serves as a reservation.
July 27, 2013: RWA Annual Conference Hits Tucson
Can't afford to go to Atlanta this year? Don't have time? Don't worry! Just show up and bask in the information glow of members who went in what often turns out to be our liveliest meeting of the summer!
August 24, 2013: Hotter than Tucson in August!
Jesse Petersen will present a session/workshop on Staying Motivated In The Midst.
September 28, 2013: Playwright Steven Wolfson
Steven Wolfson, Playwright, Screenwriter and Instructor at the UCLA Extension Writing Program will present a hands on workshop on dialogue and character.
October 26, 2013: Sara Wendell
Sara Wendell, co-founder of "Smart Bitches, Trashy Books."
Smart Bitch Sara and Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
November 16, 2013: Author, Kara Lennox
Harlequin Super Romance Author, Kara Lennox will conduct her Romance Novel Gestalt workshop on how to tigthen your novel and hide your craftmanship.
December 7, 2013: Holiday Party
Join us for this member's-only holiday event.
Shelly Coriell, Author of the Young Adult novel, Welcome Caller, This is Chloe.
February, 2014: Super Organic Structure (SOS) Workshop
Best Selling Author, Erin Quinn will conduct her Super Organic Structure (S.O.S.) Workshop
Monthly Meeting Information
We meet on the fourth Saturday of the month (with some exceptions) at El Parador Restaurant. Reservations are due by 10.00 a.m. the Wednesday before the meeting.. Cost is $20 for chapter members, $25 for non-members. Lunch is included.
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