The Word On The Street is a major, day-long festival held on the last Sunday of September, to acknowledge and promote writers, publishers and literary arts organizations in Saskatoon and the province.
Join me and my fellow authors with the Saskatchewan Romance Writers celebrate literacy in our lovely city!
September, 2012 Writing Retreat
In late September I'll be joining members of the Saskatchewan Romance Writers who will get together once again at Ancient Spirals Retreat on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. With the lovely scenery, serene setting and fantastic company, I will be happy to buckle down and focus on my writing.
Full Moon Extravaganza! #1 on Amazon August 2nd, 2012
Each spring, members of the Saskatchewan Romance Writers get away to St Peter’s Abbey in Muenster, SK. This beautiful abbey is the oldest Benedictine monastery in Canada, and provides a place of peace, silence, and beauty in which to focus on the craft of writing.
This year, I not only completed the outline for Seizing Breath the third book in the Stealing Breath series, but I also wrote 14,000 words!
My very first author signing for Stealing Breath was a fabulous success! Thank you to all of my wonderful readers, friends and family who came out to support me! Also a big thank you to McNally Robinson for their commitment to supporting local authors.
Read the write up on the McNally Robinson website here.
The romantic and suspenseful drama of the giant CW hit series The Vampire Diaries has given television viewers fantastic new stars that have seductively garnered a worldwide following of passionate fans. This full scale convention, also in the great city of Chicago, was dedicated to the wonderful cast of my favorite television show, The Vampire Diaries!
At the convention, I met some very nice people, saw my favorite stars, got photographs (Paul Wesley, left), autographs and even had an opportunity to talk to some of them. David Anders (Uncle John) read the tagline of Stealing Breath in a fabulous English accent, and Kat Graham, (Bonnie Bennett) took my Stealing Breath postcard and said she wants to read my book!
April 14, 2012 RT Booklovers Convention
The RT Booklovers Convention offered workshops designed for Readers, Writers and
Booksellers/Librarians. This was an opportunity for me to meet some of my favorite authors, pitch to agents and publishers and meet potential readers. On the left is me at the Book Expo, showing off my shiny brand new books and giving away SWAG!
For more about the RT Booklovers Convention, click here.
Presented by Joanne Brothwell author of Stealing Breath, coming soon from Crescent Moon Press.
ONE DAY WORKSHOP: October 6, 2011
a pitch synopsis is like an audition or a job interview; it gives your audience a taste of what they will get from your novel. Whether it’s a query letter, an in-person pitch, or an informal chat with your next-door neighbour, pitching has the potential to sell your story.
The pitch synopsis is your opportunity to show why your novel is fresh and unique, and give a hint of the perfectly distilled, profitable elements from your story.
Give your audience a reason to want more!
The Muse Online Writers Conference runs from October 3 - 9, 2011 and is a FREE conference, open to writers at any stage in their writing career. Check it out at www.themuseonlinewritersconference.com