Those are all places I’ll be visiting and speaking at writer’s conferences or RWA chapter meetings in the next three months! In addition, I’ll also be near Tampa, Florida. If you’re in or near any of those places, and would be interested in attending, meeting me and hearing me talk about publishing, brand building, social media and the rise of digital, then read on! Also, I should note that I’m nearing the end of 2011 and the year of travel. In 2012, I’ll be traveling and doing far fewer appearances (for my own sanity, and the sake of all the other things I need to accomplish!)
September 9-11, Denver, Colorado. Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference.
Join me as I offer critiques, pitches, a 2-hour workshop on brand building and participating in the editor panel.
Registration for the conference is still open here.
September 24, Tucson, Arizona. Saguaro Romance Writers.
Here I’ll be speaking to this chapter in a smaller environment. My agenda hasn’t been set by the chapter yet, but I’ll be there speaking for at least 4 hours on brand building, publishing Q&A, social media, etc. From their website, I understand that non-members are welcome to attend. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll come and see me!
October 19-23, St. Pete Beach, Florida. Novelists Inc. conference.
This will be my third year attending the NINC conference and if last year is anything to go by, I think this will be an outstanding conference for authors. On Thursday, the conference gathers together a collection of industry professionals to sit on panels, asking some in-depth questions about the industry (only one panel at a time goes on). On Friday thru Sunday, there are writing workshops offered by a variety of authors, agents, editors and other experts. I believe I’ll be participating in both the Thursday panels, as well as offering a workshop that weekend (the schedule hasn’t yet been set).
I should also add that St. Pete was one of my favorite conference locations. The beach was beautiful (and I live near a beach, but I still enjoyed being right there) and the hotel rooms very comfortable. I’m so glad the conference is going to be there again.
October 28-30, Seattle,
Oregon Washington. Emerald City Writer’s Conference.
In Seattle, I’ll be taking pitches, drinking martinis, giving a workshop Q&A on the future of digital and future of publishing, and drinking martinis (okay, I threw the drinking martinis in this one just to change it up a bit, lol!)
This is a larger regional conference, and I encourage area authors to attend! For readers, there’s also a booksigning that you might want to check out!
November 12, Toronto, Ontario. Toronto Romance Writer Chapter.
The program for Toronto hasn’t been set yet, but I can tell you a few things: I’ll be doing a Q&A about publishing at the very least, and there are a number of Carina authors who belong to this chapter, as well as a number of published authors, so you’ll have a lot of people to meet and ask questions of.
Toronto is also where the Harlequin offices are located, so I’ll see what kind of goodies I can dig up for this event
Guests/non-members are welcome at this chapter. Look for more information here.
November 19, Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas Romance Writer Chapter.
Even though this is the last appearance of the year, I already have the program for it! Here it is:
Building Your Brand (1hr)
Using Your Website to Support Your Brand (1hr)
Lunch Break (1hr)
Publishing in the Digital Age (1hr)
Kamikaze Cold Reads (1hr)
Yep, I’m doing all of those, so you get me for four hours of speaking! And, dude…Las Vegas. Even if you’re not close, maybe you want to come anyway?
As I said above, this will be my last appearance until January 2012 (when I’ll be in both New Jersey, New York and California!) But that’s 2012…
Tell me, will I be seeing any of you at any of these last 2011 appearances?