Do you love to write as well as read romance? Do you long to spend the day with a group of similarly introverted yet brilliant people who spend way too much time talking to imaginary people? Then have I got the event for you!
I belong to the First Coast Romance Writers chapter of the Romance Writers of America, and we’re sponsoring a really terrific one-day writers conference on March 12. If you live anywhere in the vicinity of Jacksonville, Florida, you’ll want to know about the Annual Southern Lights Conference.
The conference theme this year is Light Up Your Career and, boy howdy, can we help you do that! Check out our keynote speaker, the fabulous C.L. Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of the fantasy books, the Novels of the Fading Lands. We’ll also be featuring local writers Renee Ryan, an award-winning author for Harlequin Romance, and Vic DiGenti, the acclaimed author of the Windrusher Adventurers. Vic is also the regional director of the Florida Writers Association, so he’ll have lots to tell us about the business of publishing.
Hey, wait! It gets better. We’re also featuring Emmanuelle Morgen, an agent with the prestigious Judith Erlich Literary Management. We’re also very happy to have Tessa Woodward, an editor with romance powerhouse, Avon Publishing. Both Emmanuelle and Tessa will be taking pitches at the conference and speaking on an industry panel.
And did I mention that we’ll be holding the event at the lovely Marriott Hotel in Jacksonville, and also including lunch? Then there are all the editor, author, and agent critiques up for raffle, as well as some really swell gift baskets to give away. Really, you don’t want to miss this!
For more info and to register, just click here.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming, and thank you for listening!