For the past two years I have not been able to attend the national RWA conference. However, this year…..I will be attending the Moonlight and Magnolias conference presented by the Georgia Romance Writers. To be held in Atlanta, this year’s theme is the Course of True Love. Sounds heavenly!
Keynote speaker will be Eloisa James, one of my current favorite authors. I had the opportunity to hear her speak in Washington DC at the RWA conference a couple of years ago and I must say she is an incredibly entertaining and insightful writer. I look forward to hearing her speak again.
I have never attended a local conference…but am really looking forward to seeing the presentation of the Maggies. Those judging the unpublished works this year are (information taken from the Georgia Romance Writers website):
Single Title–Holly Blanck, Editor, St. Martins Press*
Series Contemporary–Victoria Curran, Editor, Harlequin*
Inspirational–Charlene Patterson, Editor, Bethany House*
Historical–Tessa Woodward, Editor, Avon
Paranormal–Claire Eddy, Sr. Editor, Tor
Young Adult–Leah Hultenschmidt, Editor, Sourcebooks*
*Also attending the 2011 Moonlight & Magnolias conference.
There will also be a presentation of the Maggie Medallion to a worthy published author!
I am looking forward to meeting other Southern writers as well as writers from other parts of the country (and hopefully a few from other countries).
There will be a wonderful Book Fair, an awards’ ceremony with dinner and dancing and many workshops for published and aspiring authors.
My first conference meeting of this year…and I am getting pretty excited!