Tag Archives: Writing Conference

 Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter- WriteNow! 2017 Conference “Writer Quest: Conquer the Publishing Jungle”

The Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter invites you to our annual WriteNow! 2017 Conference “Writer Quest: Conquer the Publishing Jungle”


Featuring Keynote Speaker, International Bestselling author




CLIVE CUSSLER will share his techniques, secrets and strategies for conquering the literary jungle. The conference will also feature New York Times Bestselling author LEE GOLDBERG, and ROBIN BURCELL, who co-writes a book series with Mr. Cussler.


Publicist, social media pro and brand manager, DANA KAYE, specializes in coaching clients on how to establish their personal brand.


Also on hand, literary agent JILL MARR from the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency will take pitches. Developmental editor HOLLY LORINCZ will provide editing sessions. [The pitch and editing sessions are an additional fee and you must register for WriteNow! to be eligible to submit materials.]




Friday Evening Reception: August 11, 2017, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Changing Hands Bookstore, 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013


Full Day Conference: Saturday, August 12, 2017, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Embassy Suites, 4415 E. Paradise Valley Parkway South, Phoenix, 85032


The conference is open to the public and suitable for all genres of interest, will include the aforementioned speakers, panel discussions, as well as the opportunity for attendees to buy the speakers’ books and have them signed. Lunch and snacks are included. A silent auction will be held, plus a free drawing for a loaded Kindle.


For COMPLETE DETAILS and to REGISTER, please click HERE.

Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter

  • Desert Sleuths Writers Conference Flyer

Leave a comment

Filed under Guest Blogger

The California Crime Writers Conference no crime goes unpublished

The California Crime Writers Conference no crime goes unpublished

Co-hosted by Sisters in Crime/ Los Angeles

and Mystery Writers of America/ SoCal

June 6 & 7, 2015

Culver City, CA

Keynote Speakers:

Charlaine Harris

Anne Perry


Forensics track

Craft track

Industry track

Marketing track


Breakfast & Lunch both days

Keynote Speeches

Agent & Editor cocktail party

Noir movie night


Free Wi-Fi

Bag of mysteries & loot

Unlimited chocolate chip cookies

Register at:


f: http://www.facebook.com/californiacrimewritersconference

e: ccwconference@gmail.com

t: @ccwc15

Leave a comment

Filed under Workshops & Conferences

The Society of Southwestern Authors- 40th Annual Wrangling with Writing Conference October 12-14, 2012 Keynote Speaker: JA Jance

The Society of Southwestern Authors Hosts 40th Annual Wrangling with Writing Conference

The New Century in Publishing

October 12-14, 2012

Keynote Speaker: JA Jance

Join us for a lively weekend of workshops, seminars and one-on-one meetings with agents, editors and publishers. Also, sell your books in our book room

Friday- Happy Hour Mixer and Pre-Registration

Saturday- Full Day of Seminars, Workshops, Meetings

Sunday- 1/2 Day- Panel Discussion, Final Workshops

Topics include: New trends in e-book publishing, electronic vs traditional publishing, editing review, fiction, poetry, memoir, non-fiction, romance, sc-fi/fantasy, historical, steampunk, western, mystery/thriller and many more!

Writing Contests

Details coming soon to: http://www.ssa-az.org/

For speaker/attendee queries:

Leave a comment

Filed under Call to Authors and Contests, Workshops & Conferences

The Soceity of Southwestern Authors- 38th Annual Wrangling Writing: FULL CIRCLE- WRITING, EDITING, PUBLISHING

      38th Annual Wrangling With Writing: FULL CIRCLE- WRITING, EDITING, PUBLISHING

      Fall is just around the corner, and so is “Wrangling with Writing Conference.”  Top publishers, authors, agents, editors, and keynote speakers will be descending on Tucson September 24-26 2010.  We have planned workshops in many genres and topics.  With 48 of them, we have something for everyone!  We also have 3 agent/editor panels.  Our keynote speakers this year are all best-selling authors: Dr. Allan Hamilton, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, and Bob Mayer (read more about them on our website.) 

      We also have a book room where attendees and faculty can sell their books and network.  It’s a wonderful place to hang out, meet people, and get some excellent, up-to-the minute advice and reading pleasure.  If you are attending the conference, or are on the faculty, and you wish to reserve space to sell you books, please contact Ken Graun at Ken@KenPress.com.  Book room space is limited to 44 authors, so make sure you get your reservation in soon. 

      Conference registration for SSA members is $300, which includes 5 meals-all buffet style.  Non-member price is $360.  Teachers receive the same rate as SSA members.  Also available are one-one-pitch sessions with agents and editors, for $20 each- we will also have two “book doctors,” a website marketing consultant, and a video book trailer consultant. 

     SSA members can also attend the Friday night faculty dinner for an additional $50.  It is another great opportunity to network and to meet the “Wrangling With Writing” faculty. 

      We will also offer 3 scholarships to deserving attendees.  One scholarship is a full one and other two are partials.  An essay on “Why I Love to Write” is required to receive a scholarship. 

      You can go to our website www.ssa-az.org/wranglingwithwriting, click on the registration tab, download the form, print it out, and mail it in with a check or us PayPal for credit cards. 

      The conference this year is being held at the gorgeours Radisson Suites on Speedway just East of Wilmot.  The hotel rooms are two room suites with a living room and kitchen.  Rates are $79 a night plus tax, if you state you are attending the conference.  The Radison does have free wifi thoughout the hotel, a business center, a gym, pool, and many more amenities.  You can make your reservation at http://www.radisson.com/tusconaz_suites or call (520)721-7100. 

      This is Wrangling with Writing’s 38 annual Conference, and it has a reputation for being one of the nation’s most affordable conferences.  This year we have concentrated on bringing you the best bang for the buck.  We have on our faculty many award winning best selling authors, agents, and editors with the best reputations.  The agents and editors who are coming are accepting new material, and all of the faculty is going to give you the best marketing, writing, editing advice, and the best possible opportunities to sell your work.  At past conferences we have had many attendees who have signed up with an agent or publisher.  What makes WRANGLING WITH WRITING so special?  We offer advice for all different types of writing and publishing, and we give you the lates tips and information about the changing publishing world. 

      For more information, go to ssa-az.org/wranglingwithwriting or email Donna Young at DonaJYoungAuthor@gmail.com.  We will see you there.

Leave a comment

Filed under Workshops & Conferences

University of Arizona Legal Research and Writing Program- Presents the 2010 Rocky Mountain Regional Legal Writing Conference

       2010 Rocky Mountain Regional Legal Writing Conference

      The James E. Rogers College of Law is delighted to host the tenth annual Rocky Mountain Regional Legal Writing Conference, which will take place on March 19 and 20, 2010.   The plenary speaker will be Professor Judy Stinson, immediate past president of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and Director of the Legal Research and Writing Program at Arizona State University.   Professor Stinson will speak on “Teaching Legal Writing from a Different Perspective.”

      Registration and some sessions will take place on Friday afternoon. Saturday will feature the plenary address and a full day of sessions. Information about the call for proposals is available on the Proposals page.

      We look forward to seeing all of you!

Leave a comment

Filed under Workshops & Conferences

The Society of Southwestern Authors


      The Society of Southwestern Authors is a nonprofit association of writers and other professionals, founded in 1972.  Its objective is to conduct a program of activities designed to Promote mutually supportive friendships among writers; provide recognition of members’ achievements; and encourage and assist persons seeking to become published writers. 

      For professional and associate membership information, e-mail wporter202@aol.com.  Appliction forms are on-line at www.ssa-az.com.  Make checks payable to SSA and mail $50 initial fee (membershp plus 1st year’s dues) to Treasurer Carol Costa at Box 30355, Tucson, Az. 85751

      SSA’s programs and membership opportunities


      bi-monthly newsletter featuring Forum schedules, new members, successes, articles, poetry…and more!  Contact: WriteWord@ssa-az.org

      Monthly Forums

      3rd Sundays

      11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

      buffet lunch and speaker.  Make friends, meet mentors, agents, edictors, share ideas, network, learn, have fun!  Reservations  (520) 546-9382  forums@ssa-az.com

      Mentor Program

      Contact Sam: clearskys@cox.net


      on various writing/marketing topics  Contact Jude: judejb@comcast.net

      Annual Conference  WRANGLING WITH WRITING 

      discount for SSA members Contact Carol: ccstarlit@aol.com

      Annual Writing Contest

      cash prizes and publication for winning short stories, memoir, poetry, and stories for children 6-12  Contact: O.Gaea_Writes@comcast.net

      Annual Youth Writing Contest

      for children ages 6-13 short stories, memoirs, poetry www.AzKidzWrite.com  Contact Chris: b4stern@ahoo.com

      Annual Book Fair

      Contact Jude: judejb@comcast.net

      Chapter Contacts

      Phoenix: b4stern@yahoo.com    Wickenberg: pgould@juno.com  Santa Cruz Valley: marilynp81@cox.net

      Readers’ Theater

      contact Carol: Costa  ccstarlit@aol.com


      contact Jane   eppinga8@aol.com

       P.O. Box 30355

      Tucson, Az  85751

      (520) 546-9382


Leave a comment

Filed under Tools for Authors & Downloads, Workshops & Conferences

Arizona Book Publishing Association- Writing Conference & Building Your Book Platform on the Web

Friends and Members of the Arizona Book Publishing Association in Southern

* September 26-27: Wrangling With Writing conference

* September 30: How to Build Your Book Platform on the Web

* September 26-27: Wrangling With Writing conference
Holiday Inn Palo Verde

      The Wrangling with Writing conference is weeks away!   The deadline to
register is September 20th — and there will be no walk-in registrations at
the door.

      If you are a serious writer looking for an editor and/or an agent for your
projects, you can’t afford to miss the opportunities the annual conference
provides.   For example, this year we have the managing editor of Champagne
Books who accepts unagented fiction manuscripts.   We’ve also brought back
editors and agents who have signed clients and purchased books from
attendees they met at prior conferences.

      Do you write YA?   Two top agents in those fields are on the conference
faculty.   Christian books?   The acquisitions editor from Whitaker House is
anxious to talk to you.   Mysteries? Poisoned Pen Press wants to meet you.   A
NY agent and the editorial director from Penguin USA will be there looking
for new nonfiction projects.

      Blind queries to agents and editors don’t work well, but sitting down and
talking face to face about yourself and your projects does work.   The
conference is your chance to further your career and to learn more about the
process of writing and marketing your work.

  Don’t miss it!!   For more information, visit the conference website:

or contact carolcosta62003@ yahoo.com

      Remember that there is no forum in September!


* September 30: How to Build Your Book Platform on the Web

      Grael Norton with Marion Orem

We’ve moved! Please join us at
Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport North
427 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ
Phone: 602-220-4400

Program (includes dinner) 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Early Registration (by Sept. 24): $25 members $35 non-members
Late Registration: $35 members $45 non-members
Advance payment is required for registration; no refunds after Sept. 24,

      “How to Build Your Book Platform on the Web”

Websites, Blogs, Facebook, Twitter: everyone says you need to use them. but
are they actually effective tools for selling books on the Web?

      Yes-but only a select few authors and publishers know how to use the
Internet to generate significant book sales.   In this presentation, Grael
Norton will explain how to use online media to convert online visitors to
book buyers and build your author platform.

       As a bonus, author and publisher Marion Orem will share her own experiences
with building her author platform.

VOE: “Getting the Most Out of Your ABPA Membership”
At 5:45, our Voice of Experience Beth Terry. You joined ABPA for a reason.
Are you getting what you want? If not, why not? Come listen to Beth Terry
and get some great ideas.

      Join us for this powerful program!Prepayment is required for registration.

Please register below or RSVP to the ABPA hotline (602) 274-6264.
Questions? Email info@azbookpub.com.
To pay by check, mail to ABPA address: Arizona Book Publishing Association,
6340 S. Rural Road #118-152, Tempe, AZ 85283


Leave a comment

Filed under Workshops & Conferences