Looking for a conference with all the benefits of an RWA national conference but at HALF the cost and in a more intimate setting where you can rub elbows with editors, agents and bestselling authors? LOOK NO FURTHER! Desert Dreams is a popular and informative conference held in sunny Arizona! Registration for the 2014 Desert Dreams Writers’ Conference, April 4 – 6, is now open!
SPECIAL FEATURE!! An in-depth Q & A panel with NYT Bestselling Authors: Sylvia Day, Jennifer Ashley, Allison Brennan and Karin Tabke! We also offer a number of workshops for writers of all levels with interest in the various publishing avenues, including self-publishing, e-publishing and traditional print publishing. Our speakers will share their expertise and vast knowledge of the ever-evolving world of writing and publishing! There is literally something for everyone at our conference!
Here are some of the wonderful speakers and workshops lined up for 2014 (subject to change): CREATING THE SUCCESSFUL SINGLE-TITLE (OR CATEGORY) SERIES: GOING THE EXTRA MILE with Jennifer Ashley
THE VILLAIN’S JOURNEY with Allison Brennan
PRACTICE WHAT YOU PITCH with Erin Quinn
THE GREAT AGENT SEARCH with Jess Michaels
THE BALANCING ACT OF FIRST CHAPTERS with Christie Craig
THE X FACTOR with Karin Tabke
THE ART OF THE STORYBOARD with Patricia Burroughs & Toni McGee Causey
DOWN & DIRTY WAYS TO CREATE STRONGER CHARACTERS with Mary Buckham
WRITING YOUR SYNOPSIS THE MAD MEN WAY with Laurie Schnebly Campbell
We also have a fantastic contest—Realizing the Dream—to enter, a book signing and amazing raffle items! Desert Dreams also sponsors a hospitality suite with food and beverage for ALL conference attendees! This is a conference you won’t want to miss. More high-profile authors than ever before, more one-on-one time with authors, editor and agents and more workshops!
The conference fee is only $200 if you register before December 31, 2013 (a $25 savings!). Or you can lock in the 2013 registration by paying $100 before the 31st. Simply fill out the registration form on the Desert Rose website (www.desertroserwa.org), and then make a payment of $100 to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 31, 2013. Make the second payment of $100 no later than February 28, 2014, and you are paid in full! (Please note that there are no refunds after March 1, 2014.) Booked at the beautifully renovated Tempe Mission Palm Resort and Hotel and located in the heart of the Mill Avenue District, the resort is walking distance to sporting events, live entertainment and over 100 restaurants, nightlife venues and shops!
To book your hotel room and receive special conference pricing, visit the Desert Rose website (www.desertroserwa.org), click on the Conference tab on the top menu and choose a king, double/double or junior suite. Rooms are just $145 (excluding tax and resort fee) single or double occupancy. If you wish to upgrade to a larger suite there is no extra charge. (Subject to availability.)
For more information about this exciting conference, visit www.desertroserwa.org and click on the Conference tab for the list of speakers, editors and agents, along with the workshop descriptions to date.
Be sure to click on the Blog tab for interviews with some of our attendees. We look forward to seeing you April 4 – 6, 2014 in sunny Arizona! All the best and remember – you can Turn Your Dreams into Reality!