I write contemporary and paranormal romance, essays, and magazine articles. Writing is usually a solitary activity, but my critique partners extraordinaire read my pages weekly and make sure I don't get away with weak characters, blah plot, or incomprehensible prose. My support system also includes the fabulous men and women of the Inland Empire Chapter of Romance Writers of America and I am proud to serve as their Web Mistress and Membership Coordinator.
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My fellow Inland Empire Chapter RWA member Rebecca Zanetti and I presented a workshop titled Dealing with Goal, Motivation, and Conflict in Your Own Life: Optimizing the Writing Process while Keeping Motivation High at the September Montanta Writers Conference in Billings.
As usual, the October Emerald City Writers Conference was amazing and I got to visit with old and new friends. Fabulous Cherry Adair taught a masters class before the conference start. Also started in October, I'm one of the eight people in the new lineup for the See Jane Publish blog. Check out this fun and educational blog, and the fabulous women who write for it.
Buy the gift that keeps on giving! My essay "Thanksgiving: A Different Perspective" is included in the Three River Press collection Female Nomad and Friends: Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World, edited by Rita Golden Gelman.
All the authors and the editor of this book are donating the royalties to fund scholarships for Delhi slum kids who manage to graduate from high school. The Rotary club in Delhi (via a Rotary Club in Maryland) are administrating the scholarships and vetting and mentoring the young men and women who qualify. Read the intro to the book, which includes a fabulous recipe for Curried Carrot Soup, on Random House's website. Purchase a copy now from your favorite store: