can answer all of these questions then presto a character is born.
than the usual interview I thought you might enjoy hearing what some of your favorite
authors are up too this summer.
Johnston - New York Times Best Seller and former attorney http://www.joanjohnston.com/
I made a special trip to Denver to see the premier of Sex & the City with
three of my girlfriends. I'm heading to Las Vegas late in June with my eldest
sister to see Bette Midler perform. Speaking at Craftfest at Thrillerfest in New
York July 9-12 and moderating a panel, then heading to San Francisco July 28-Aug.
2 for RWA, where I'm also speaking. I've turned in Outcast, the first book in
a brand new series, in stores in March 2009, and working on the sequel to A Stranger's
Game, March 2008 New York Times bestseller.
Sandra Madden writes both historicals and contemporaries. Visit her at http://www.sandramadden.com/
I'll be writing, reading and visiting my friend's beach house on the panhandle
for a few days next week with the family. And then it's San Francisco for RWA
in July and Colorado Springs in August for several tapings my husband Dave (otherwise
known as Reuben Kincaid of the Partridge Family) is doing for the radio program
"Adventures in Odyssey." We'll vacation in September with a fall cruise to Canada.
author Bettye Griffin recently moved from Florida to the mid-west. http://www.bettyegriffin.com/
After two years of living in a too-small apartment since our relocation, my husband
and I just moved into a spacious, brand new house. We'll be spending the summer
getting settled, adding a deck, getting started on finishing the basement, and
getting acquainted with our belongings that have been in storage in Florida because
we had no room to bring them to the Midwest. We'll also be traveling to San Diego
in mid-July to attend an informal reunion weekend from my husband's high school
in Bangkok, Thailand (most of the Army brats he went to school with ultimately
settled in California). Hopefully we'll get to Baja California to look around
a bit. We'll also rent a convertible and take what will likely (considering the
price of gas these days) be a very short drive up the Pacific Coast Highway. It'll
be my first time seeing the world's largest ocean, so I'm excited!
you're enjoying the long summer days, be sure to pick up a copy of my latest novel,
Once Upon A Project, and pre-order my October release, the mass market issue of
my 2006 novel Nothing But Trouble.
Stephens juggles a busy law career with that of a romance writer. Read all about
her at http://www.carolstephens.com/
Beyond the rigorous schedule of my day job, I'll be finishing my family room makeover,
attending the RWA conference in San Fran, and working on a new idea for a book
that just came to me this morning. :)
Marquez, an Encanto author is now writing chic lit, and very well I might add.
I'm partial. She's nice as can be.
I plan on finishing my work in progress. I'll be juggling writing with travels
to New York and Nashville, working out at the gym, trying out new recipes, and
escaping Miami for "honeymoon weekends" in Naples with (husband) Paul.
best selling author Linda Conrad has a busy summer ahead. Read about what's in
store for her at http://www.lindaconrad.com/
I plan on spending my summer working. I've got deadlines to meet! But of course
I'll also take a day or two off here and there to run on the beach with my puppy
KiKi. My husband might even let us ride in his boat. We love running over to an
island nearby for lunch.
SHADOW WHISPERS - Write Touch Readers Award winner!
trilogy: SAFE WITH A STRANGER June 2008 RT 4 1/2 Stars!
The Colton multi-author
series: THE SHERIFF'S AMENSIAC BRIDE 11/08
Linda Conrad on MySpace
veteran Sandra Kitt has a very hard time staying put. Hear what this world traveler
has to say. Visit http://www.sandrakit.com/
Summer is my favorite time of the year and, despite the obvious affects of global
warming, I enjoy the heat far more than the cold! Summer is when I celebrate my
birthday, and the season during which I've always felt happiest, and free! Mostly
I do anything to be outdoors where I can fully appreciate the sunshine and warm
days. I walk as much as I can everywhere in New York City (we have a lot of parks);
I visit friends (especially those who live near beaches), I attend outdoor concerts.
The summer is usually when I release my latest novel, but this year my next book,
FOR ALL WE KNOW, will be published in September. In the meantime I'm working on
a novella for a 2009 anthology collection. I began traveling on Memorial Day weekend,
and it will continue every weekend through June. Just before July 4th I'll do
a few days with friends at a south Jersey resort. At the end of July I'll be in
that all of you will have a wonderful summer.
Writers of America’s Annual Conference
Location: San Francisco
Date: July 30- August 02, 208
One- day Conference
Sponsor: Faith, Hope & Love Inspirational Chapter
Location: JW Marriott, San Francisco, CA
Date July 30, 2008
Keynote: Lyn Cote
RWA Conference for Scriptwriters
Sponsor: Scriptscene Chapter
Marriott Hotel, San Francisco, CA
$10.00 Scriptscene members
$20.00 RWA members (non-Scriptscene)
Date: July 30, 2008
am - 4:30 pm
We are bringing a little bit of Hollywood to romance in a big
- HUGE way. After a short business meeting, and announcement of our Share The
Dream contest winners, Scriptscene will host their first mini-conference in San
Francisco. This is an opportunity to meet and learn from film professionals.
Our three incredible industry speakers:
Hollywood agent Marilyn Atlas
Screenwriter James Dalessandro
Suspense Writing Workshop is now accepting students!!!
National bestselling, Emma-award winning
author for Romance Suspense Deirdre Savoy will be facilitating this month-long
workshop. This workshop is for authors wanting to learn the basic craft of writing
romantic suspense or those seeking to add a bit of dramatic spice to any novel.
June 30: What is suspense--how
do you achieve it and how do you use it: Jul 7: Dark suspense vs. light suspense--how
to create the effect you want July 14: The devil in the details--making suspense
believable. July 21: Love on the run--how to use suspense to heighten the romance
and vice versa.
week, a lecture and assignment will be posted. Completion and posting of assigned
work for peer review is not mandatory but advised if students want to get the
most from the class.
should take this course:
time R/S authors looking to learn the basics --R/S authors looking to hone their
craft --any author interested in taking their writing to new levels
How to register: Apply
for group membership Yahoo
You will receive an e-mail telling you how to
make payment. Once tuition is received, you will be added to the group.
Accepts non-agented submissions as well as multiple submissions.
Address any inquiries regarding manuscript submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The address for submissions is:
160 Madison Avenue
Tor Books is seeking novel-length paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, horror,
near-future, speculative fiction, non-standard time travel romances. All submissions
must include paranormal elements. Tor are open to non-traditional romances (multi-racial,
multi-ethnic, multi-spiritual, homosexual, etc), as well as traditional ones.
They do not want: fluffy comedies, traditional/category romance, inspirational
or traditional stories (especially ghosts and angels falling in love with humans).
Submissions must include both romantic conflict and another significant conflict
and both storylines must be crucial to the overall novel. Romantic elements should
make up no more than half the entire story: 80,000-130,000 words. Unagented submissions
accepted. Do not query. Send three chapters and a synopsis and cover letter, with
SAE and IRCs for return. Buys on proposal for previously published authors. Response
time: four months. Anna Genoese, Tor Paranormal Romance, Tom Doherty Associates,
LLC, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010, USA; e-mail: mailto:email@example.com
Warner Books publish one or two single-title contemporary and historical
romances per month. Most quickly read projects come from agents, but they will
review unagented submissions as time allows. Response time four weeks on agented
material; eight to twelve weeks on unagented. They are actively acquiring historical
and contemporary romances. Warner Books, 271 Avenue of the Americas, New York,
NY 10020, USA; tel: 212 522 7200; fax: 212 52 7990. Acquisitions editors: Beth
de Guzman, editorial director of mass market; Michele Bidelspach, editorial assistant;
Larissa Rivera, editorial assistant. Actively acquiring historicals, time- travels,
futuristics, paranormals and outrageous romantic comedy. Cutting edge romances
are especially welcomed; those that do not fit into a particular category.
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