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9:00-9:50 am:

Doors Open for registration and ticket sales

10:00 a.m.

Meeting begins; Announcements

10:30 a.m.

Morning Workshop: Rachel Kenley

“Putting the Vision in Revision; The Act and Art of Editing”

Most authors are aware that much of writing is re-writing, but that doesn't mean we like it. Rachel will talk you through this process so that you can learn what the act of editing, revising, and polishing (three different stages) add to you work making it the best possible example of your talent. No guarantees that you'll like it any better - but hopefully you'll embrace the possibilities it offers for your story.

Rachel Kenley writes from her garage office in New England, although she is still a Jersey Girl at heart. Her erotic romance novels and stories are published with Ravenous Romance and Ellora’s Cave. Rachel’s days consist of an unending quest to balance her many roles including wife and homeschooling mom, while maintaining her sanity and sense of humor. She loves retold fairy tales in all their forms along with chocolate, coffee and retail therapy, also in all their forms. With author Mellisa Sherlin she is the co-founder of the Writers Business School where writers can learn the business skills they need for publishing success. She can be found on Facebook (a lot!) and on the web at

11:30 a.m.

Lunch Break

1:oo p.m.

1:30 p.m.

Meeting resumes: Contest Winners, Chapter Business, etc.

Afternoon Speaker: Jade Lee (aka Kathy Lyons)

“Writing for the Long Haul”

Books aren’t widgets. We don’t perfect a system then churn out books like a car assembly line. Every story has to be special, and every selling author needs to deal with deadlines, production schedules, and real life. So how do you nurture the creative artist while still keeping your career on track? Join Jade Lee, USA Today bestselling author of over forty books, as she gives you techniques to keep writing day after day, rain or shine, sickness or health. Her suggestions will surprise you.

A USA Today Bestseller, Jade Lee has been scripting love stories since she first picked up a set of paper dolls. Ball gowns and rakish lords caught her attention early (thank you Georgette Heyer), and her fascination with the Regency began. An author of more than 40 romance novels and winner of dozens of industry awards, she finally gets to play in the best girl-heaven place of all: a Bridal Salon! In her new series, four women find love as they dress the most beautiful brides in England. A Gentleman’s Gamble and What the Groom Wants are out now!

And don’t forget Kathy Lyons. She’s Jade’s lighter, contemporary half. Her newest hot love story is Two Week Seduction, available now!

To find out all the latest news on Jade or Kathy, visit them on the web at or!

2:30 p.m.

Cake Served / Drawings Begin

3:15 p.m.

Booksigning – TBA

4:00 p.m.

Meeting concludes.

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Pitches with Rachel Kenley


Next month’s meeting be held on Saturday November 8, 2014

Morning Speaker: Jill Badonsky – TBA
Afternoon Speaker: Jill Badonsky – TBA

October Online Class: “Self Editing; Ten Tips to Make Your Writing POP” with Debra Mullins
October 13 – November 9, 2014

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