July 30th, 2012

Right Time, Right Place

-by Fae Rowen

The RWA 2012 National Conference, for me, was a perfect example of Right Time, Right Place.

First, I have to shout CONGRATULATIONS, TESSA DARE, ON YOUR RITA! Tessa won the RITA for Best Regency Historical with A Night to Surrender.

Double excitement for her, because it happened on her home turf and […]

June 11th, 2012

My First RWA National Conference Memories

by Fae Rowen

My first RWA National Conference was the last time it was held in Anaheim. It was a long time ago, maybe 1997.

I had just joined OCC and RWA in February of the same year. I’d finished two books–a fantasy medieval and a futuristic romance. The fantasy medieval was written with no […]

April 9th, 2012

Conferences: How To Improve Your Pitching

by Laura Drake

It’s conference season! This is the first in our new series, where we will each focus on a different aspect of attending conferences, based on our own strengths/preferences.

I’m probably the biggest ‘conference virgin’ of the group, having attended exactly one. But it was the Grand Dame of them all – RWA […]

March 26th, 2012

April Fools!

Our in own in-house comedian, Charlotte Carter, is here today preparing for the arrival of that one day of every year when “everyone” is a comedian. April Fools Day. Yes, she’s early with this but having a jolly good time takes careful and gleeful planning. Smiles are required so put one on right now.

By […]

December 21st, 2011

Writing and Hershey Kisses

by Laura Drake

Some of my best ideas come to me while I’m riding my bicycle. I had an epiphany during a gorgeous Southern California ride yesterday. Several pieces fell in place at once; a major “Aha” moment.

I love it when that happens!

Piece 1:

For anyone who is not familiar with Maslow, here’s […]