WRITERS CONFERENCE: It’s an ALL Fiction Writing Festival!
Presenters include: Terri Brisbin/Epilogues; Sandy Cody/Anita Nolan/more TBA
[Bring a bag lunch]
Terri Brisbin www.terribrisbin.com
Learn what makes a romance novel a romance. What to include keeping the reader reading, and how to incorporate a sound plot into a romance, with the necessary conflict and resolution.
When not living the glamorous life of a romance author in the southern NJ suburbs, Terri Brisbin spends her time being a married mom of three boys (now young men!) and one daughter-in-law as well as a dental hygienist of hundreds. Active in several RWA local chapters, Terri speaks at local and regional and national conferences. A three-time RWA RITA® finalist, Terri has sold more than 1.7 million copies of her historical and paranormal romance novels, novellas and short stories in more than 20 languages in 25 countries around the world since 1998. She’s been published by Berkley/Jove, Harlequin and Kensington Books. She's now working on more romances for release through 2013 and rereleasing her original books in digital formats. Visit her website at terribrisbin.com for more information or 'friend' her at Facebook at facebook.com/terribrisbin
Sandra Carey Cody is the author of the Jennie Connors mystery series, published by Avalon Books. Put Out the Light, Consider the Lilly and By Whose Hand are currently available in book stores and libraries. These stories explore the challenges facing a single mother as she learns to balance independence with family and career responsibilities. Sandy’s latest novel, LOVE AND NOT DESTROY, examines the ways in which destiny is shaped by family secrets. It is set in a museum of antique tools and folk art in a small town near Philadelphia. The new protagonist is Peace Morrow, a young woman who was found in a basket as an infant. Twenty-two years later, a homeless man is murdered in exactly the same spot. Peace can’t believe it’s a coincidence and thus begins a search for identify that explores the nature of family, of loyalty and responsibility. www.sandracareycody.com Sandra Carey Cody is making a name for herself in the world of crime fiction. After a career as legal secretary to a tax attorney “where fiction of any sort was frowned upon,” Cody has found her niche writing the “cozy” style mystery, with no profanity or overt violence.
Cody has appeared on panels at the Deadly Ink conference in New Jersey for mystery writers and fans. She is also a member of Sisters in Crime, whose mission is to increase the number of reviews given to female mystery authors.
The busy author is co-president of the Friends of the Doylestown Library, edits the group’s newsletter and is responsible for its speaking series by local authors. She grew up in St. Louis and came to Bucks County with her husband’s job transfer. She has lived in Doylestown Township for thirty-four years, has two grown sons and three grandchildren.
Sandy Cody’s books are marketed to libraries and independent bookstores, and can be ordered online through Amazon. More information is available on her website, www.sandracareycody.com. firstname.lastname@example.org
She also blogs at www.avalonauthors.blogspot.com and www.birthofanovel.wordpress.com.
Anita Nolan didn't always want to be a writer. While siblings called her Bookworm and her parents told her to stop reading and go outside for a little fresh air, Anita never thought about writing, not even after a college professor suggested she major in English. She considered his advice, and graduated with a degree in Food Science and became an editor for Food Engineering, a food industry trade journal. After her three children were in school, Anita decided to try writing fiction for children. She's had one historical fiction chapter book published by Homecourt Publishing. When the Dust Settled won't be found in bookstores; it's sold in packs of 25 with a teacher's guide for use in classrooms. She is executive editor of Sprouts, the magazine of the New Jersey Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, has written annotations for Best Books for Children and articles for magazines. Anita is also a frequent speaker about the writing process to writers' groups. Anita currently spends her days reporting on commercial real estate and the commercial mortgage-backed securities market for Commercial Real Estate Direct and her evenings writing humorous tween contemporaries and middle grade historical fiction.