#RWA TRADITIONAL AUTHOR WEEKEND #writers #romancewriters

I am so honored to announce that I will be a panelist in two of this upcoming weekend’s RWA event, TRADITIONAL AUTHOR WEEKEND.

Are you a writer? Newbie, or trying to get published? An indie author who is looking for something different? Or a writer who wants to take their career to the next level?

No matter where you are in your writing career, this wonderful weekend of workshops and panels will educate you on all the aspects of pursuing a traditional publishing career – and yes, you still can get signed by a traditional publishing house, even in this explosion of Indie/self-pubbed times.

Unlock the door to the world of traditional publishing and set yourself up for success!

Get the tools you need to successfully traditionally publish a romance novel. This one-of-a-kind, two-day virtual mini-conference is dedicated to romance writers unfamiliar with, interested in, or need help navigating the path of traditional publishing.

Important Information

When: Saturday, January 21, 2023 – Sunday, January 22, 2023
Where: Zoom; log in via your computer or smart device
Registration: $299, RWA Members; $349, Non-RWA Members

Registration is now open! Registration closes January 20, 2023, or when spots are gone.

All registered attendees will have access to the recordings for a period of six months.

Register here: TAW

Featured Speakers

Priscilla Oliveras, author, keynote
Sonali Dev, author
Leticia Gomez, editorial director, Dafina (Kensington Books)
Candace Havens, author
Athena W. Hernandez, author
Peggy Jaeger, author
Michelle Klayman, Boroughs Publishing Group
Thien-Kim Lam, author
LaQuette, author
La Sheera Lee, agent, SBR Media
Mia P. Manansala, author and book coach
Jode Millman, author and IP attorney
Ella Quinn, author
A.M. Roark, author
Reese Ryan, author
Naima Simone, author
Leslie Truex, agent, Blue Ridge Agency
More to come!

Featured Speakers

Priscilla Oliveras, author, keynote
Sonali Dev, author
Leticia Gomez, editorial director, Dafina (Kensington Books)
Candace Havens, author
Athena W. Hernandez, author
Peggy Jaeger, author
Michelle Klayman, Boroughs Publishing Group
Thien-Kim Lam, author
LaQuette, author
La Sheera Lee, agent, SBR Media
Mia P. Manansala, author and book coach
Jode Millman, author and IP attorney
Ella Quinn, author
A.M. Roark, author
Reese Ryan, author
Naima Simone, author
Leslie Truex, agent, Blue Ridge Agency
More to come!

Schedule

All times are listed in Central Time.

Registration for Traditional Author Weekend is required to attend the sessions below, unless otherwise noted. 

Saturday, January 21
Time Event
9:00 – 9:10 a.m.Welcome from RWA President Clair Brett
9:15 – 9:30 a.m.Keynote with Priscilla Oliveras
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.Understanding Publishing Lines: Write a Manuscript that Fits
Panelists: Leticia Gomez (Kensington Publishing), Candace Havens, La Sheera Lee (SBR Media), and Morena Stamm (The Wild Rose Press)
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.Do the Research: Agents’ and Editors’ Wish List and Submission Guidelines
Panelists: Michelle Klayman (Boroughs Publishing) and Leslie Truex (Blue Ridge Agency)
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.Writing a Query Letter and Synopsis: Preparing the Submission Material
Presenter: Candace Havens
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.The Best Pitches
Presenter: Leticia Gomez (Kensington Publishing)
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.From Contract to Bookshelf
Panelists: Peggy Jaeger and LaQuette
3:45 – 5:15 p.m.After Hours Fun
Host: A.M. Roark
  
Sunday, January 22
Time Event
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.Copyrights and Contracts
Presenter: Jode Millman
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.How Many Nos Before I Got a Yes
Panelists: Sonali Dev, P
eggy Jaeger, Thien-Kim Lam, Mia P. Manansala, Ella Quinn, Reese Ryan, & Naima Simone
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Public Relations and Marketing for Traditional Authors
Presenter: Athena Hernandez
12:45 – 1:00 p.m.Closing Remarks

I hope to see you there!!! This really will be a great weekend of learning, networking, and focusing in on your career!

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  1. Sounds like a blast! I recognize several of these authors and know you are going to have such a good time!

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