Friday, May 30, 2008
Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter
Come join us as we celebrate excellence in our genre and honor the finalists of the PRISM contest!
Wednesday, July 30 ~ 8:00 to 11:00 PM ~ San Francisco Marriott ~ Golden Gate Hall A1, A2
DEADLINE: July 10, 2008
Admission is for FF&P members only with up to one guest.
FF&P Members: $25.00
Admission includes Chinese themed buffet and desserts, social hour, editor & agent panel, the Prism award ceremony, and commemorative pin
Register online at www.romance-ffp.com
8:00 to 9:00 ~ Social hour
9:00 to 10:00 ~ Editor & agent panel
10:00 to 11:00 ~ Prism Award Ceremony
Questions? email committee head firstname.lastname@example.org
*Due to the high cost of catering in San Francisco, we will not be accepting registrations at the door.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
WRDF Reviews's Page - Writers and Readers of Distinctive Fiction
Title: INSUFFICIENT MATING MATERIAL
Not just anyone could write this type of book and have it come across as believable. Rowena’s has accomplished that and much more. A great read. A fun book. I’d highly recommend IMM to my friends. ~LuAnn Morgan WRDF REVIEWS
Title: FORCED MATE
Not only are the characters wonderfully drawn but the passion sizzles. Combine this with Ms. Cherry’s lovely writing voice, Forced Mate will have you entertained for hours. ~ T.J. Killian WRDF REVIEWS
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Candace Sams will also be releasing Electra Galaxy's Mr. Interstellar Feller (Love Spell) in July. This brand new light futuristic title will be available at the upcoming the RWA National Convention, via Dorchester Publishing.
The Time Travel final judge has been finalized. We're pleased to announce that Margo Lipschultz (Harlequin, Luna) will be the final judge for that category. More info at http://www.romance-ffp.com/OTFS.htm
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sir Marrok Ulfang, a.k.a. The Biggest, Baddest Wolf in the Enchanted Forest, has been impatiently awaiting the arrival of the comely maiden in the red cloak for over a millennium. After he captures Lady Lily Rouge's carriage, Marrok has only one day to win her heart and claim her first sexual surrender, even if it means giving the nosey pixies fluttering outside his cottage window an eyeful. Otherwise, a wolf shapeshifter he'll stay, damned to remain in the lonely Enchanted Forest forever. But while he can arouse her virginal body to fever pitch, he quickly learns that his spirited, saucy Lily has a mind and will of her own. And the daylight is fading fast.
Meanwhile, the one who cursed Marrok lurks in the forest and will fight to keep the couple from leaving together alive...
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Helen Scott Taylor's paranormal romance THE MAGIC KNOT won the American Title IV contest and will be a February 2009 release from Dorchester. This book is also a Golden Heart Finalist this year. The book cover and first two chapters can be found at www.helenscotttaylor.com
Friday, May 9, 2008
WORLD BUILDING FOR WRITERS. OR, WHY EVERYONE IN THE GALAXY SHOULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH
REGISTRATION PERIOD May 19 - June 1
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RWAR Online Chapter presents:
Class: World Building for Writers. Or, Why Everyone in the Galaxy shouldn't Speak English
Instructor: Linnea Sinclair
Dates: June 2 - 13
Registration Deadline: June 1
Fee: $15 Non-Chapter members. RWAOL Chapter #136 members; free.
Payment method: PAYPAL is recommended!
It's safe and fast! Check and money orders also accepted.
NOTE: -Use your real First and Last Name & Choose Pay Option.
ONLY Chapter #136 members choose the Chapter Member option button.
For more information: workshops@rwaonline
CLASS DESCRIPTION: Commercial fiction today has become more texturally-rich with the melding and combing of genres, from romantic suspense to urban fantasy to science fiction romance.and beyond. Yet too often, writers ignore the depths available and present the reader only with shades of well-known, present day locales with a magician, vampire or rocket ship added. Or else writers go to such depths that the novel ceases to be enjoyable fiction and
instead becomes a dry, intergalactic travelogue or magical species encyclopedic entry.
Multi-award winning science fiction and fantasy romance author Linnea Sinclair's workshop will teach you how to get the most out of your multi-genre novel and explore the importance of world building. You'll learn how to use your 'strangeness budget'; how to create customs, religions, histories, politics and languages; how to maintain reader interest in things known and unknown, and have fun at the same time.
BIO: Winner of the prestigious national book award, the RITA, science fiction romance author Linnea Sinclair has become a name synonymous for high-action, emotionally intense, character-driven novels. Reviewers note that Sinclair's novels "have the wow-factor in spades," earning her accolades from both the science fiction and romance communities. Sinclair's
current releases are GAMES OF COMMAND (PEARL Award winner and RITA finalist) and THE DOWN HOME ZOMBIE BLUES (PEARL Award Honorable Mention), with SHADES OF DARK scheduled for July 2008.
A former news reporter and retired private detective, Sinclair resides in Naples, Florida (winters) and Columbus, Ohio (summers) along with her husband, Robert Bernadino, and their two thoroughly spoiled cats. Readers can find her perched on the third barstool from the left in her Intergalactic Bar and Grille at www.linneasinclair.com.
FORMAT: Course is conducted via online discussion (bulletin) board on the RWAR Online website. Non-chapter members MUST complete both the workshop registration AND the discussion board login registration for access. Instructions for login are presented after the registration pages (or to return to the login instructions, go to http://www.rwaonlin
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Want to know how to use mythology, culture, fairy tales, or folklore in romance? Romance Divas is hosting a 3-day workshop with some of the hottest names in the genre. It will take place at the Romance Diva Forum. All are welcome. To get access to the forum you will need to register.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
"Vampire's Christmas Carol," in the BENEATH A CHRISTMAS MOON anthology from Cerridwen, took third place in the Best Published contest, Novella category. A proposal for an unpublished romantic suspense novel was one of six finalists in the Best Proposal from a Published Author contest.
Find it at: www.nocturnebites.com.
She also sold 3 more Nocturnes and a Nocturne Bites, and two days after that, sold 2 more titles to the Rogue Angel series.
The perfect pearl, a sea’s soul, given by her true mate, can bind a mermaid to the man and the sea forever. Marina never wanted to be bound to anything. But then she meets Michael Sandbar, a human she can’t resist and can only have if she gives up everything she never thought she wanted.
There’s no place Michael Sandbar would rather be than the open water hoping his childhood fantasy love, a mermaid he saw years ago, isn’t a fantasy at all. But when he meets Marina, he’ll have to risk everything, body and soul, to have her.
Chief Counsel Ariadne Corinth has just found out her long-time lover, the powerfully gifted Chief Counsel Kristov Haydn, has died. Newly evolved psychically gifted humans have been sent by the Homeworld on a space mission aboard two distinct “Nests”. Relationships between the Light Nest and the Dark Nest have faltered and Ariadne is sure there’s something insidious behind it. In a matter of hours, Ariadne must find out what really happened to Kristov, unite her people to discover vast new powers the Homeworld denied them, or else submit to genocide.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
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Got fantasy, futuristic, or paranormal? Then the On the Far Side contest is for you!!
Welcome dragons, witches, ghosties, vampires, shape shifters, unicorns, and any creature your imagination can conjure up in a galaxy far far away, in a time long past, or in your very own backyard.
2007 Contest: 3 manuscripts requested! Two sold so far!
- Must be unpublished in full length fiction (40,000+) for the genre entering/or not published in genre entering for past 5 years
- First 20 pages of manuscript
- OPTIONAL synopsis (New)
- Entry received by DEADLINE: August 8, 2008
Final round judges are acquiring editors and agents of all genres of paranormal romance. Take this opportunity to get your best work in front of:
- Erotic: Caren Johnson, Caren Johnson Literary Agency
- Romantic Elements: Lois Winston, Ashley Grayson
- Futuristic: Stacy Boyd, Harlequin
- General Paranormal: Erika Tsang, Avon
- Time Travel: Margo Lipschultz Harlequin, Luna
- Fantasy: Deborah Werksman, Sourcebooks
- (New) Young Adult: Scott Eagan, Greyhaus Literary Agency
All finalists receive a certificate and an OTFS finalist website banner (New).
- Winners of each category receive a check for $20, a pin, an OTFS winner website banner (New), and a certificate.
- 2nd Place receives a check for $15 and a certificate
- 3rd place receives a check for $10 and a certificate
For details and entry forms, go to http://www.romance-ffp.com/contests.htm.
2008 On the Far Side Coordinator
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Cynthia Eden has been offered another 3-book contract with Kensington Brava.
MATING NET "an escape scene that cries out to be put on the big screen." ~ Allie Jones
Saturday, May 3, 2008
To both the published and aspiring author in our field, the FF&P is an invaluable group. We have a great newsletter filled with informative articles and market updates, and a website to keep you posted on the latest news in the industry including: author links, new book releases, and FF&P contest info. As serious writers in our field, we have a critiquing group, and an on-line e-group loop. The members of this RWA chapter are a great group of people always there to support their fellow writers.