Spotlight On: Darynda Jones

Our February meeting is only a week and a half away, and we’re excited to be hosting the talented Darynda Jones as our guest speaker. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Darynda, she is a multi-published author of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Her debut novel, First Grave on the Right, won both the Golden Heart and the RITA. Since then, she’s gone on to publish over a dozen books with St. Martin’s Press, hitting the USA Today and New York Times bestsellers lists along the way.Darynda Jones

With such impressive accomplishments under her belt, Darynda will have a lot to share with RWASD members. In the morning, she’ll be sharing the inspirational story of her breakout success – from winning multiple awards to seeing her debut novel published in hardcover. Like most of us, the road wasn’t a simple, straight, clear one; according to her biography, it came with a lot of interruptions. But caring for her family, going to school, and taking on three (or more!) jobs at once, didn’t deter Darynda from pursuing her dreams. Hearing her story will help encourage us all to never give up on our path to publication (and beyond).

In the afternoon, the discussion will take a craft-related turn, and Darynda will speak to us all about how to craft opening pages that will keep your readers begging for more. If you’ve ever perused Darynda’s website, you’d know she’s a plotter to the extreme – in her own words, she “plots like there’s no tomorrow.” If you’ve ever had a question about outlines or openers, she’ll be the perfect person to ask!

Don’t miss out on what’s sure to be an exciting meeting. Register today!

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