HELP! WHAT IN THE WORLD DO I WEAR AT NATIONALS? [REPOST]

~ By Susan Jeffery I know, I know – the RWA national conference is just a few weeks away. If you’re a nominee, you may be stressing about what you’re going to wear to the awards ceremony. You might still be uncertain of your ensemble for Harlequin’s Black and White party, or whatever party you’re invited to. When the finalists for the RITA and Golden Heart awards were announced on March 26, I believe the earth shifted on its axis. And I am pretty some writers jumped up and down, screamed, cried, and called everyone they know.  If they dialed...

My First RWA National Conference

~ By Celia Lucente This is dedicated to the first responsders, fire fighters, police, paramedics and civilians who minimized the human loss suffered on the events of 9/11. Because of these brave souls we are able to carry out our lives, the American way, with freedom, pride and hope. From the moment I assembled the robin blue RWA conference ID holder and placed my name badge in it, I knew I was in for an experience of a lifetime. I quickly affixed the pins for my chapter, RWA Pro and RWA 2013 and was raring to go. I had...

The Romantic Times (RT) Conference, 2012

~ By Angela Kay Austin At what age did you decide (realize) you were meant to write?  It’s always been a part of me in one way or another.  When I finally made the decision to jump off that bridge and submit, I think I didn’t sleep for weeks waiting for responses.  When the rejections came, I just knew they were wrong…how could they not see my genius J It took years, but finally, I did receive that wonderful wonderful yes! Now, feeling like a “legit” author, I thought it’s logical attend a conference.  Participate and sign.  Attend lectures. ...

This Week In Chick Lit

~ By Melina Kantor Hi Everyone, In honor RWA Nationals in NYC, which start next week, I thought it would be fun to collect sites with conference posts at tips. I’ll start the list, and I hope you’ll leave a comment and add to it! Here we go: Smart Bitches, Trashy Books (RWA 2011 Category) The Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood (RWA 2011 Category) Will Write For Wine Podcast (Conference Episode) Also, just for fun, here’s a nice and inspiring story from the New York Times. (Thanks Chris Bailey!) Have a great weekend, everybody! 🙂 Melina writes contemporary women’s fiction with a...

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