Guest Post: YABuccaneers on Conferences PLUS RT Booklovers panel listing!

Today I’m blogging over on the YABuccaneers about my experience at Romance Writers National Conference in NYC. Plus tips about attending any writers conference! They prettied it up with cool graphics and everything. Hope you stop by!

Ten Lessons Learned From Attending RWA National Conference

Also, the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention (RT for short) just announced their […]


The Changing Face of Romance Fiction

Last week, I attended Romance Writers of America’s national conference for the second time. This was a sold out conference in New York City featuring hundreds of published and unpublished writers and industry pros. There’s a glitzy awards banquet where big names like Lisa Kleypas and Nora Roberts hand out trophies. Attendees are […]


Chicago North Spring Fling Conference!

Are you looking for a writing conference to attend this year? Chicago North RWA’s Spring Fling is coming April 25-26!

This is the first writing conference I attended back in 2012 (Spring Fling is every other year). Having now been to RWA nationals, Spring Fling is like a smaller version of the big she-bang, […]


What’s Up Weds: Midwest Writers Workshop 2013!

I’m officially back from my month of traveling (dove right back in to vacation planning for the fall, but for now, I’m home!) What I’ve Been Reading I finally, after great effort, made it through Ready Player One. I wanted to love this book–many times, I was close to loving this book. But finishing […]


What’s Up Wednesday: RWA 2013 Nationals!

Hi all! Back from RWA Nationals in Atlanta. While my Ready. Set. Write! progress has stalled for July since I’ve been away most of the month, I did get more of a feel for my new project and even started some first lines during Michael Hauge’s screenwriting to novel session because I got so […]


Happy May Day! And Links

After a full month of the A to Z blog posts, here are a few updates and opportunities from the writing world!

The Writer’s Voice! Today May 1: If you have a finished Young Adult or Middle Grade manuscript you plan to query, you can sign up for The Writer’s Voice hosted by several bloggers […]


Write On Con — Today!

Write on Con is keeping me busy. Head on over and check out articles on the publishing industry and the writing craft. You can also get peer feedback on query letters, pitches and first pages in the forums. […]


Chicago North RWA Spring Fling Conference

On April 27-28 I attended the Chicago North chapter of Romance Writers of America’s Spring Fling conference. Now, if you’d told me a couple years ago I’d end up at a romance writer’s conference, I wouldn’t have believed it.

This is what I thought all romance novels looked like:

Ok, I know they’re not all […]


Anderson’s Books Young Adult Literature Conference 9/24/2011

I feel like a legit book blogger because I now have ARCs! (ARC = Advanced Reader Copy)

Check out  my loot from Saturday’s YA Lit conference:

The bottom three are ARCs for Janice Hardy’s Darkfall, Jennifer Hubbard’s Try Not to Breathe, and Marie Lu’s Legend, which I hear is awesome.

The rest […]


Anderson’s Books Young Adult Literature Conference (Illinois) Sept. 24, 2011

I’m always plugging the wonderful Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, IL. Their 8th annual Young Adult Literature Conference is coming up on September 24, 2011 at Hotel Arista in Naperville (a gorgeous ecologically-minded structure off of I-88 in the western Chicago suburbs).

Here’s the deets:

Other featured authors include Ilsa Blick, Franny Billingslly, Jeanine Cummins, […]