February Meeting Roundup + Good News!

February’s chapter meeting was educational, inspirational, and an unequivocal good time!

In the morning, Susan Meissner delivered an informative lecture on “Outlining by the Seat of Your Pants” – a method for planning your stories which blends creative discovery with the traditional three-act structure. After lunch, we partook in a little “Speed Dating” with our fellow RWA chapter members, bouncing around between tables and listening to the sage wisdom of some of the more experienced, published authors in our group. They gladly shared their knowledge on various topics, such as character development, cover art, and time management.

As always, we handed out our monthly awards.

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Attagirl Winner Laura Connors (l), pictured with Tameri Etherton.

Member of the Month Susan Burns (r), pictured with Tameri Etherton

Member of the Month Susan Burns (r), pictured with Tameri Etherton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And there was plenty of Good News to share!

  • Susan Burns, writing as S.B.K. Burns, released A Far Far Better Thing, a prequel novella to her Legends series.
  • Teresa Carpenter’s new release, A Pregnancy, A Party & A Proposal came out on Feb. 1, 2015.
  • Laura Connors entered The Amazing Estate Race into the California Hooker contest.
  • C.J. Corbin has a new release, Revealing Destiny.
  • HelenKay Dimon has two new releases: Playing Dirty and Running Hot.
  • Judy Duarte was asked to write the sixth book in the Fortunes of Texas series for 2016. She also has a new release, A Royal Fortune.
  • Tameri Etherton entered The Stones of Kaldaar into the Prism contest. The Stones of Kaldaar also placed third in the Judge A Book By Its Cover contest.
  • Barbara Garren released Captured Potential, the second book in her paranormal “Phasms” series on Feb. 4, 2015. The first book in her paranormal “Phasms” series, Infinite Potential, went to #7 on Amazon’s Paranormal Free and #23 on Amazon’s Contemporary Free.
  • Georgie Lee’s A Debt Paid in Marriage will be released on 3/1/15. Georgie also entered three contests.
  • Tessa McFionn entered Lost In Transmigration into the California Hooker contest, and signed a contract for her second novel, Spirit Bound.
  • Beverly Nault sold The Kaleidoscope to Wild Rose/Crimson.
  • Rick Ochocki entered his romantic suspense Out of the Fire into the Golden Heart.
  • Karen Ritter, writing as Morgan Hannah MacDonald, has a new release in the Thomas Family Series called Last Scream.

Every meeting is an opportunity for growth, recognition, and networking – not to mention, fun. Join RWA today and attend our monthly meetings!

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