At the 2010 Desert Dreams Conference
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, February, 21, 2010 – Do you dream of becoming a published author or hitting the New York Times best-seller list? Turn your dreams into reality at the 2010 Desert Dreams writing conference, scheduled for April 16-18 in Scottsdale.
Hosted by the Phoenix Desert Rose Chapter of the Romance Writers of America, this nationally recognized conference features three days of writing workshops, networking opportunities for published and aspiring authors, one-on-one appointments with acquiring editors and agents and an offer to participate in our book signing event Saturday evening.
“We’ve added a bit more to this conference than in years past,” says Cathryn Lombardo, 2010 Desert Dreams Chair. “We now offer extra editor/agent appointments, a 10-minute critique by Keynote Speaker, Brad Schreiber and service tables featuring a photographer/ image builder, a publicist and in our Hospitality Suite relaxing chair massages and a fabulous Tarot reader. Even though our conference is romance related, the craft and career workshops are geared for anyone who writes.”
Keynoting this year’s conference are best-selling author and RWA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Linda Lael Miller who will inspire conference goers with her anecdotes, and Brad Schreiber, Vice President of StoryTech, the organization working with Christopher Vogler who wrote The Writer’s Journey.
Other award-winning authors giving workshops and signing books include Diana Gabaldon, Robin Lee Hatcher, Sharon Sala, Toni McGee Causey, Vicki Lewis Thompson, Carla Neggers and many more.
Desert Rose has gathered a dozen industry professionals actively acquiring manuscripts, including editors from Harlequin, Berkley, Tor, Kensington, Sapphire Blue Publishing, Samhain Publishing, and Sourcebooks. Appointments will also be available with agents seeking romance, women’s fiction, paranormal, suspense, mysteries, inspirational, erotica, young adult, and other areas of fiction and non-fiction.
The conference takes place at the Chaparral Suite, 5001 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. Registration deadline is March 2010. For additional information, see the Desert Rose website at www.desertroserwa. org.
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Desert Rose is a chapter of Romance Writers of America, an organization of over 9,500 members. Desert Rose, which represents Phoenix’s East Valley, is a non-profit genre writer’s association created more than two decades ago to advance the professional interest of career-focused romance writers. For more on the chapter and the conference, visit http://www.desertroserwa. org.