Month: August 2014

ARWA Members at When Words Collide – Part 2!

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.

ALPHA VS BETA ROMANCE HEROES – Friday, 4pm.

JESSICA L. JACKSON

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www.jessicaljackson.com

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

 

SELF-PUBLISHING GROUP VENTURES– Friday, 5pm.

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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.

TAMMY LYN CARBOL

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www.tammylyncarbol.com

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.”

ARWA Members at When Words Collide – Part 1!

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.

BLOGMANCE – Friday, 2pm. SARAH KADES.

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http://www.sarahkades.com/

“ARWA is playing an active, dynamic role in this stellar conference and I am honoured to be part of both of these important writing communities.” Sarah

As well as participating on the Blogmance Panel, you can also hear Sarah at the following:

Workshop: Monochrome or Tapestry; Friday at 9m

Panels:

  • Blogmance,
  • Alpha vs. Beta, Romance Heroes,
  • Laughing at Love,
  • For Love of the Craft,
  • In Places Between Short Story Contest, Judge,
  • Romance Writing, Unplugged;

WWC Events:

ARWA Book Social, ARWA Evening Social, Mass Autograph Session

Sarah just released her second book KISS ME IN THE RAIN, Book One of the Tanner Family Series, and will be reading from it at the Friday ARWA Social.

Family betrayal has taught both Savannah and Gabe not to trust, or love, which makes navigating their mutual attraction on a remote archaeological survey beyond frustrating. But somewhere between roaring fathers and dense spruce forests, they let go of the past and learn that love doesn’t care who the extended family is.

 

IS CHICK LIT DEAD? Friday, 3pm.

JILLIAN LONG.

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http://jillianlong.ca/

“Chick Lit is an interesting topic, full of controversy, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to contribute my insights.”

Jillian has been captivated by stories for as long as she can remember! She graduated from the University of Calgary in 2010, with a BFA in Drama. She is the coordinator for social media for Alberta Romance Writers Association, and has recently completed her first novel.

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VICTORIA SMITH

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http://www.girltrieslife.com

Victoria Smith is an aspiring writer of humorous, contemporary romance. She has completed her first novel, nearly completed the second and is plotting three more simultaneously.

She is excited to be on the chick- lit panel because although some feel that it’s a dying genre, Victoria sees huge uptake for it in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.