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9:00-9:50 am:

Doors Open

Ask-an-Author — Linda Carroll-Bradd and Dee Ann Palmer

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 — Jewel Quinlan

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: Collette Cameron

“Regencies: The Importance of Historical Accuracy”

Regency Romances, including when you can fudge a bit, when you must be absolutely spot on, and why it matters.


Multi-published historical romance author, Collette Cameron, has a Bachelor’s of Science in Liberal Studies, and a Master’s in Teaching. Winner of the Must-Read Sneak Peek Book of 2013, Collette’s a Pacific Northwest Native. She’s been married most of her life, has three amazing adult children, and five dachshunds. Collette loves a good joke, inspirational quotes, flowers, the beach, trivia, birds, shabby chic, and Cadbury Chocolate. You’ll always find dogs, birds, quirky—sometimes naughty—humor, and a dash of inspiration in her Regency novels. She openly admits to being slightly obsessed with the color blue, especially cobalt, and she talks way to fast! Her motto for life? You can’t have too much chocolate, too many hugs, or too many flowers. She’s thinking about adding shoes to that list.

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: Collette Cameron

“Not Your Traditional Regency”

Regencies remain one of the most popular romance genres. Collette will discuss why, and the various ways the genre has adapted to reflect market demands. She’ll also present ways to make a typical Regency stand out from the crowd by including cross-genre characters and subplots.

2:00 p.m.

Meeting concludes.


Next month’s meeting will be on Saturday, September 12, 2015

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