Juggling Life and Writing (Time Management) with Shana Galen
When Shana Galen was five months pregnant, she signed a contract for three new historical romances, all due before her baby would turn one year of age. She very quickly learned to balance a marriage, friendships, a new baby and her writing career. If you have trouble finding time to write, if life continually gets in the way of your career plans, or if you just want some tips on time management, join Shana as she takes you through the GMC of juggling life and writing.
Shana Galen is the author of five Regency historicals, including the Rita-nominated Blackthorne’s Bride. Her books have been sold in Brazil , Russia , and the Netherlands and featured in the Rhapsody and Doubleday Book Clubs. A former English teacher in Houston ’s inner city, Shana now writes full time. She is a happily married wife and mother of a daughter and a spoiled cat.
RWA FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About RWA Contests and Conferences (But Were Afraid to Ask)
Sharie Kohler and Christie Craig will be sharing with you their takes on entering contests and going to conferences. Come learn and listen to what they wish they had known about making the most of these experiences when they first began their writing journeys.
Christie Craig is an award-winning, multi-published writer whose non-fiction and photography have appeared in almost three thousand national magazines. A Golden Heart finalist, and a finalist in more than fifty RWA-sponsored contests, she has gained a well-deserved reputation for writing romance fiction that has both witty humor and a suspenseful, sexy tone. Published by Silhouette in the 90s, she recently broke back into fiction in a big way, making four book sales in one day. Her first single title romance novel, Divorced, Desperate, and Delicious, published by Dorchester, hit the stands in December 07, and five more titles followed. She has since sold YA to St. Martin’s Press and a new series of Romantic Suspense to Grand Central. Her upcoming non-fiction book, co-authored by Faye Hughes, is to be released June 2010, is Wild, Wicked & Wanton: 101 Ways to Love Like You’re in a Romance Novel through Adams Media.
Sharie Kohler, aka Sophie Jordan, is a former high school English teacher and the New York Times bestselling author of several historical romances for Avon, paranormal romances for Pocket, and a forthcoming young adult series with HarperTeen.
Schedule for May 8th
8:00-9:00 AM sharp - RWA FAQ Series: "Everything You Need to Know About RWA Contests and Conferences" with Christie Craig and Sharie Kohler, aka Sophie Jordan
9:00-10:15 AM - Business meeting, PAL reviews, and introductions
10:15-10:30 AM - Break
10:30-11:45 AM- "Juggling Writing and Life" with Shana Galen, aka Shane Bolks
11:45 AM - Booksigning