ARWA is delighted to introduce both members who will be participating in this year’s When Words Collide conference in Calgary August 8-10th, 2014 and also other ARWA sponsored panels.

Members activities include sitting on panels, offering workshops and reading at the ARWA Social, held in the Yorkshire 1 room at the Carriage House Inn, on Friday evening, 8-11pm.

You must be registered with the conference to attend workshops, but the social is open to members of the public. Please join us and check out our group and the programs we offer to aspiring and published authors.



Julian's Chance

Jessice is ARWA’s current president. She’s been a member for about three years. Jessica says, “ARWA helps me maintain focus and I get ideas and learn craft skills. I participate in the Writing Challenge Groups which gives me feedback on my current projects.

Jessica has published three novellas, a collection of short stories, five novels over 100,000 words each and recently added Julian’s Chance to her credits as part of the ARWA publishing venture.

In addition to presenting the character portion of the Monochrome or Texture workshop on Friday morning, she is appearing on or moderating the following panels. Alpha-Beta Romance Heroes, Self-Publishing Venture, Writing Groups, For Love of the Craft?

“I’m telling you straight out now, honey, that I’m the most selfish bastard you will ever know.” Julian’s Chance





There’s nothing like an enthusiastic group of writers to kick-start a self-publishing venture. Join Sherile and the panel to discover how 31 people came together to publish the Bandit Creek Series.

Sherile will be reading from her new release JAMIE’S CHOICE, her first book in the Bringing Jamie Home trilogy, at the Friday Social

No kids! No pets! No men!

It’s the perfect life for uptight, career-woman Rachel McGivney. Her existence is turned upside down when she becomes the guardian of the mischievous ten-year-old Jamie Sorenson and his clever English sheep dog, Scooter.

Complications multiply when lawyer Garrett Yates returns to town and triggers suppressed passion.

Rachel’s fears and goals collide when past secrets are exposed and Jamie’s in danger.

WRITING HOT – Friday, 6pm.



How hot should it be?

Tammy Lyn is a long time member and past president of ARWA. As a writer of erotica, Tammy knows the importance of Writing Hot. Through her writing and presentation of workshops, she’s acquired a lot of information and she’s willing to share. Come hear what she and the other panelists have to say.

Why writing hot? “It’s of special interest to me as I write paranormal romance and erotica, and writing hot and getting the reader into it is very important.”