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9:00-9:50 am:

Doors Open

Ask-an-Author — Tessa Dare and Brenna Aubrey

Do you have a question that a published author can answer? Then plan to come to the meeting a little bit early. Each month one or two published authors host an informal round table discussion group and you are welcome to sit in.

Critique of the Month — Linda Carroll-Bradd and De Ann Palmer

Free for OCC Members Attending the Meeting--Monthly Critique Drawings!  Print out your FIRST chapter and bring it to the monthly meeting! Then add your name to the list of critique hopefuls, located at the membership table.

10:00 a.m.

Meeting begins; Announcements

10:30 a.m.

Morning Session: Dee J. Adams

“Itching to Pitch”

A pitch is a writer’s audition, and whether a writer knows it or not, presentation is just as important as the material they are pitching. “Itching< to Pitch” is geared for the petrified pitcher. Writers will learn everything they need to know for a successful editor/agent appointment... from before the initial handshake, to the moment when an industry professional makes a request.


Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Dee J. moved to Los Angeles, California, where she acted in television and commercials for almost twenty years. An award-winning author, she writes contemporary romantic suspense. She's a member of SAG-AFTRA and RWA and was thrilled to be chosen by Audible to narrate three books in her Adrenaline Highs series (Carina Press): All of her books in the Adrenaline Highs and High Stakes series revolve around ordinary people in extraordinary danger. She has been married to the love of her life for almost 26 years and they have an 18 year- old daughter who brings them nothing but pride and joy.

11:30 a.m.

Lunch Break

To order a delicious box lunch from the Corner Bakery in Brea, Click here.

12:15 p.m.

12:45 p.m.

Meeting resumes: Chapter Business, etc.

Afternoon Speaker: Chapter Networking & Dessert!

Enjoy complimentary delicious desserts as ten authors lead ten table discussions related to the craft of writing, author marketing and the business of publishing. Examples of topics include: Audiobooks, Brainstorming, Critique Groups, Technology and Pitching.

2:00 p.m.

Meeting concludes.


Next month’s meeting will be on Saturday, August 8, 2015

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