Programs

November 16th Program

From Stretch Marks to Hot Flashes: Writing the Seasoned Romance

 

Speaker: 

Jeannie Moon

USA Today bestselling author Jeannie Moon, has always been a romantic. When she’s not spinning tales of her own, Jeannie works as a school librarian, thankful she has a job that allows her to immerse herself in books and call it work. The author of sixteen contemporary romances, for Tule Publishing and Penguin Random House, Jeannie is married to her high school sweetheart, has three grown kids, three lovable dogs and is a lifelong resident of Long Island. If she’s more than ten miles away from salt water for any longer than a week, she gets twitchy.

Talk

From Stretch Marks to Hot Flashes: Writing the Seasoned Romance

Romance readers are growing older and so are the heroes and heroines in the genre they love. This workshop will take you through the ins and outs of writing a seasoned romance from the physical realities of age to the subtleties of the older mindset. See how publishers are starting to embrace romances with more mature characters.

Topics covered will include both craft and marketing, so authors can explore issues surrounding age, including:

  • The concept of love being ageless

  • How intimacy between older characters can be sexy and fun

  • The myth of eternal youth (and why we don’t need it)

  • Tropes that work well with seasoned romance

  • How to envision and pitch your book in a changing market

  • Fighting ageism in the industry

Program Information

Each program costs $7 to $10 (cash or check at the sign-in desk).

  • $7.00 for the morning session and speaker

  • $10.00 for the morning session and speaker and afternoon writing space.

  • So you can pay $7.00 if you want to come hear the speaker, stay for good news, network, and then leave.

  • Or you can pay $10.00 if you want to do all that and spend the afternoon writing or editing with your fellow writers.

  • That price also includes beverage service as there will be a beverage station all day.

  • That no longer includes breakfast.

  • Members and guests must be 18 years old to attend.

Meeting Schedule:

9:00-10:00 Coffee and Networking
10:00-11:00 Featured Speaker
11:00-12:00 Book signing/Business Meeting

New Meeting Location:

Hyatt Place Atlanta/ Norcross/ Peachtree
5600 Peachtree Pkwy
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Phone: (770) 416-7655

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Monthly Program Information
Hyatt Place Atlanta/ Norcross/ Peachtree
5600 Peachtree Pkwy
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Phone: (770) 416-7655

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