CRW MeetingFebruary 11, 2017Anythink Library-Huron Branch9417 Huron StreetThornton, CO 80260303-452-7534 See map HEREOur guest speaker will be Ann Brady, LPC(Licensed Professional Counselor):Writer's LifeAnn will discuss various mental health diagnoses and current…See More
CRW MeetingJanuary 14, 2017Anythink Library-Huron Branch9417 Huron StreetThornton, CO 80260303-452-7534 See map HEREOur Guest Speaker is editor and international speaker Margie Lawson, presenting a writing-related craft workshop. (…See More
CRW Meeting Courtney MilanDoing EnoughCourtney will present a brand new workshop on something near and dear to her, and our, hearts.How to ignore everyone's advice, focus on the things that work for you, avoid doing the things that don't, keep from panicking, and maintain a writing career and your sanity all at once.See More
FIRST ANNUAL "Building Your Author Business" panel and interactive workshop. Being a published author in the new millennium is complicated. You can no longer just concentrate on writing. Instead you must own and operate a small business that produces stories for sale. Not only do you have to write the best book you can, but you have to thoroughly edit the content as well. No agent, editor, or publisher wants to see a messy manuscript. You have to decide whether to pitch the story or publish it…See More
June 13Hostess: Holley TrentBook Talk: Beth Rhodes - Perfect ConfidenceWorkshop: Becky MartinezIt has been said that your first pages convince readers to buy your current book, but the last pages sell your next book. Let’s face it, the opening and final scenes of your book can be the most important pages you write. How can you come up with just the right opening that will draw the reader into your book? How can you get the story moving without losing sight of the rest of the story? Endings can…See More
CRW Meeting April 11, 2015Anythink Library - Huron Street 9417 Huron Street Thornton, CO 80260 See map HERE For more information about the meeting location, click HERE. Members should RSVP via their invitation received by email.Hostess: Karalee LongBook Talk: Mary…See More
Meetings at Anythink Library - Wright Farms Branch
February 14, 2015 from 12pm to 4pm
Hostess: Jean JacobsenBook Talk: Sandra KernsWorkshop: Sandra Kerns Tangled and Dark - Getting Down and Dirty with Characterization If you’re writing fiction, you are using characters. No matter how creative your plot line, characters are what make it happen. Without strong characters your plot will die a slow and painful death. Strong characters are well rounded not cardboard cutouts. This interactive workshop will provide a number of unique options for “looking under that rock,” or unearthing…See More
Sandra Kerns will take the spotlight in June to present her talk:"All the World is a Story - Tell Yours with Confidence."This is not your average talk about the advantages of critique groups/writing organizations/contests, etc. Here Sandra will share, and ask you share in return, issues that stop writers dead in their tracks and pull them away from their writing. Writer's need creative and affirming ways to stay motivated, in their seats, and doing what they love - aka writing! Sandra will…See More
April 12th- Mim Shea -- "Law Enforcement" Join Senior Special Agent Mim Shea from the ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) and a guest female officer for an afternoon discussing all things law enforcement. The guest female officer has just finished an undercover stint, and will be sharing her unique perspectives. Book Talk: Nursing Homes Are Murder by Mike Befeler 9:30-11:00 am ~ Board Meeting (General members welcome but need not attend) 11:00 am ~ Critique Camp - normal meeting…See More
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What genres do you write?
Romantic Suspense and Women's Fiction
Tell us about yourself
I have three daughters, each born in a different country, and eight grandchildren. I've lived and traveled extensively abroad and especially loved Italy, where I lived for almost thirty years. While living abroad I befriended many women from other countries. I started making notes about their personal, albeit tragic stories. I began to add, take away from, make up endings, and then it hit me --- I wanted to write Romantic Suspense. During a family health crisis, I began putting my notes together, first in longhand and then using my computer to edit. Happily, here I am today with my first published book in "The Promise Series."
I might mention that I love the sea, my animals but more than anything, my family.
Thanks Kay, I look forward to meeting everyone at the next meeting. In the mean time, I'm enjoying the Kindle/Nook discussion. I purchased a Pandigitial e-reader for Christmas last year. Had I known how long it takes to download, I probably would have purchased something else. It's good to practice on until I can upgrade.