February 10, 2018
Smart women, short skirts… and the men who love them
Strong women aren’t necessarily “kick-a$$” women with a military background–though they certainly can be! How can you create a compelling female character who your readers will love–or a compelling villain your readers will love to hate? Come find out.
Allison Brennan believes life is too short to be bored, so she had five children and writes three books a year. A former consultant in the California State Legislature, Allison is now a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen thrillers and numerous short stories. Reviewers have called her “a master of suspense” and RT Book Reviews said her books are “mesmerizing” and “complex.”
She’s been nominated for multiple awards, including the Thriller, RWA’s Best Romantic Suspense (five times), and twice won the Daphne du Maurier award. She currently writes two series—the Lucy Kincaid/Sean Rogan thrillers and the Maxine Revere cold case mysteries.
March 10, 2018
L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.
Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.
She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.
April 14, 2018
Inside Book Blogging: The critical relationships you never knew mattered
May 12, 2018: TBA
June 9, 2018: Christine Feehan
July, 2018: No meeting – National Conference in Denver
August 11, 2018: TBA
September 8, 2018: Cynthia Shannon, Goodreads for Authors
October 13, 2018: David Corbett, The Art of Character
November 10, 2018: Marie Force, morning session: The Business of Writing + afternoon session: Marketing and Publicity
December 8, 2018: Holiday Party, members only
January 12, 2019: Rachael Herron and Sophie Littlefield, Finances for Authors
February 9, 2019: Bella Andre