Monday, July 28, 2008

Romance Writers of America conference

Around 2,000 writers, agents, editors and other professionals in publishing will gather in San Francisco to attend or give workshops, network, and socialize during the Romance Writer's of America conference. Unpublished writers get the opportunity to pitch their stories to editors and agents with the hope they'll one day see their words in print. The grand finale is the Rita and Golden Heart Awards Night, RWA's version of the Oscars. The conference is an exciting, hectic, informative, and exhausting few days.

The morning before the conference officially opens Faith, Hope & Love, a special interest chapter of RWA, hosts a mini-conference for inspirational writers and professionals that ends with a wonderful time of worship, fueling our spirit for the days ahead.

I'll participate in giving a workshop entitled: First Year on the Job: From "THE CALL" to Publication. I'll attend my publisher's party, a gala event, and see my editor at lunch and other functions. Best of all, I'll hook up with writer friends I've met at prior conferences and only see once a year/ Those friends are one of the many blessings of being a writer.

Whatever your dream, grab the opportunities like this conference to bring it to fruition.


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Shirley Jump at Seekerville today

Shirley Jump, my critique partner and friend, is at Seekerville today talking about Show Not Tell. She's the author of thirty-three books. Her latest release, Boardroom Bride and Groom is on sale now. Stop in and pick her brain at

Blessings, Janet

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Happy day!

Mary Connealy, author of Calico Canyon, a good friend and Seeker pal suggested I get my picture taken holding Courting Miss Adelaide. Since I know better than to ignore Mary's advice, here I am in my office holding a copy of my debut novel. In two months it will be in the stores so you can hold it, too. :-)
If you haven't read one of Mary's book, pick up a copy of Calico Canyon. I loved it!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Susan Meier's Ten Minute Solution

If you have too much to do and not enough time to do it, stop in at today and chat with Susan Meier. Her ten minute solution will increase your productivity. Post a comment and I'll enter you in a drawing to win one of Susan's backlist.

Blessings, Janet

Thursday, July 3, 2008

The winner is...

My author copies arrived! After a two year wait, I'm thrilled to hold the book in my hands! The colors are vibrant. Miss Adelaide is even prettier in person. ;-) I'm very proud of this, my debut book.

I put the names of those who left a comment about the cover in the pot for a copy of Courting Miss Adelaide. And the winner is...Pamela. I'll be contacting her by e-mail.

Thanks for entering!