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#RWA17, Go Time!

Being a writer & a busy working mom, life zooms by pretty fast. Last time I blinked it was Christmas. Now, suddenly it’s July and I find myself two days out from Romance Writers of America’s annual conference (#RWA17). And holy cheese and crackers, Batman, am I excited. Because of work, life, etc etc, I didn…

THE HUSTLER is a Daphne Finalist!

I almost didn’t answer my phone this morning when a call came in from an unfamiliar New Jersey number. Almost. Curiosity got the better of me though, and thank goodness it did. The call was from Marnee Blake, a contest coordinator from the RWA Kiss of Death chapter, letting me know that THE HUSTLER is a finalist in…

Spring Fling Fever: Favorite Moments at My First Romance Writers Conference

It’s been a few weeks since I returned from Chicago-North RWA’s 2016 Spring Fling writers conference, so I’ve had some time to synthesize my experience beyond “SO AMAZING BLERGH-AHHHH!!!!” It was my first writers conference of any kind, let alone my first romance writers conference, and it was So. Good…

5 Mistakes I Made at my First Writers Conference…and How You Can Avoid Them

Thinking about attending a writers conference? Do it. I just attended my first, Chicago-North RWA’s 2016 Spring Fling, and it was 1000% worth it. There were informative panels; valuable craft and publishing workshops; pitch appointments with agents and editors; and uh-mazing headliners. Christina Lauren, Courtney Milan, and Robyn Carr? Yes, please! It was an all-around incredible…