Thursday February 22, 2018 – Change in program, Turning You Book Into an Audiobook with Jenny Hoops


February 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM at St Mark’s Lodge. Members and Invited Guests only.

How to Turn Your Book into an Audiobook

Due to personal reasons, our schedule speaker has had to reschedule her talk on turning your book into a movie script. Instead, we will be bringing you Jenny Hoops, Narrator, who will be explaining how to turn your book into an audiobook and reach a wider audience. There have been lots of developments in the audiobook world, particularly for Canadian writers who can now register as a publisher (rights-holder) on ACX (the Audiobook Creation Exchange, Amazon’s audiobook production site for independent authors and narrators).  She’ll chat about the pros & cons of going through ACX, how to find a narrator that fits your book, the audiobook production process, royalty-share vs. per-finished-hour fees, and how to promote your audiobook alongside your e-book and printed book.

Jenny Hoops is a full-time professional narrator who lives and has a recording studio in Bragg Creek, Alberta. Her narration work includes several genres, both fiction and non-fiction, which are all available on-line through Audible, Amazon and iTunes. She narrates under her own name, Jenny Hoops, as well as Georgia Bragg (for the racier genres!). In addition to long-form narration (such as audiobooks), Jenny is also the weekend voice of The Washington Post, on Audible Channels. Visit her website,, or visit her on Facebook.

Snow Day – Feb 10 Workshop Cancelled.


Important notice – workshop cancelled

Due to the extreme amount of snow – accumulated and expected, many members have let ARWA know that they will be unable to get to the Saturday workshop. Rather than disappoint so many members we have taken the unprecedented step of cancelling the workshop (well, technically postponing it.)

MJ will now include the hot stuff in her upcoming organizational workshop March 10, 2018. Two workshops for the price of one!

Well, it would be if you were actually paying for it. ARWA is nothing if not generous! See you then…

Saturday Workshop – February 10, 2018 (& Valentine’s Social)


February 10th, 2018 at 10:30 am at St Mark’s Lodge. For members and invited guests.

Board Meeting starts at 9 AM.

All members are welcome to join the board for the meeting.

Writing Erotica

Join our own MJ Colette for the ins and outs of writing the really steamy scenes. Author of many erotica books, such as Tell Me, Cherry Pie Cure and her new novel, Screw Chocolate, MJ will take us through the process she follows in writing her great erotica.

The meeting will end with a Valentine’s Day Social.

Book Signing – B.G. Cousins, February 3, 2018


Book Signing at the Indigo Signal Hill, Calgary

Come out and meet ARWA writer B.G. Cousins on February 3 as he signs copies of his historical novels, The Locket and his new release, The Great Celt, the first two books of his series, The Rainey Chronicles.

The Locket: A woman in search of her father. A soldier in search of a future. A journey through the Maelstrom of the Russian Revolution.

The Great CeltMuscovy 1460. After years of combat, veteran mercenary Connor Rainey heads into the Land of the Rus in search of a peaceful new home. What he finds is anything but peaceful.

B.G. Cousins will be at the store from 11 AM to 4 PM.