The Divine Goddess, Myth, and Romance
If the predictions of the feminist movement during the 1970s and 1980s had been right, the romance genre should have died twenty-five years ago. Back then, romance and mystery took turns being in the number one spot for mass market books. Now romance far outsells any other genre, including mystery. Why? As romance writers, we all know why, even though we may have trouble articulating the reasons. This workshop answers that question with a closer look archetypes, the myths that we tap into, and the reemergence of the Divine Goddess that goes hand-in-hand with the boom of the romance genre.
Sharon Mignerey came out of the womb as a story-teller, though that talent, when she was a child, was called lying and stretching the truth beyond recognition. She loves myth and mythology, writing craft, and writing, though she’s recently left herself with too little time to delve into those as much as she wants since she is now teaching Composition at Lone Star College. She received her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University last year, and she’s made Houston her home for the last seven years. Sharon has been published with Kensington, Harlequin Silhouette, and Steeple Hill. She has eleven books and hoping to soon make that twelve.
May 12 Schedule
8:30 - Open doors - sign in/coffee
9:00 to 10:00 - Business meeting, PAL reviews & introductions
10:00 to 10:30 - Break
10:30 to 12:00 – "The Divine Goddess, Myth, and Romance"
12:00 to 12:30 - Book signing with Vicky Dreiling, Gerry Bartlett, Kerrelyn Sparks, and Joanna Wayne - singing their lastest titles.