September 26th, SRW welcomes bestselling author Brenda Novak for our full day Special Event
This special event takes place at the Visount Hotel (4855 East Broadway) from 9:30 am-2:30 pm. Cost is $30 members, $45 nonmembers and includes a deli buffet.
Come and learn from New York Time and USA Today Best Selling Author Brenda Novak with her full day special event.
Recharge Your Creative Battery
Learn Brenda’s secrets for Enhancing Creativity, how to bring more creativity in your life, to enrich your writing and your characters, and help overcome writers block.
Emotion = Reader Participation
In Brenda’s second session Emotion: The Heart of the Novel learn tips to add emotion to your novel’s plots, to enhance your characters relationships and authenticity, and to weave your way into your readers hearts.
Be prepared to take notes, share ideas, laugh, and learn.
It was a shocking experience that jump started Brenda Novak’s author career. “I caught my day-care provider drugging my children with cough syrup to get them to sleep while I was away,” Brenda says. “It was then I decided that I needed to do something from home.
Many of Brenda’s books have been designated an RT Book Review Magazine “Top Pick” and have gone on to place in contests such as the Romance Writers of America RITA™ Award, the National Readers’ Choice, the Bookseller’s Best, the Write Touch Readers’ Award, and the Book Buyer’s Best.
Brenda has given writing workshops at various RWA events, RT Book Review Magazine conventions, California Fiction Writer meetings, women’s groups and library events. She’s also
done television and radio, including GOOD MORNING AMERICA, YOUNG ICONS, a nationally syndicated show she did with her son, Thad, Fox 40 News, News 10, KCRA, GOOD
DAY SACRAMENTO, GOOD DAY ARIZONA, Booklover TV and KFBK News Talk Radio.
Publishers Weekly says Brenda’s novels are “richly dramatic.” According to Library Journal,
“Her work will appeal to those who like their romances with a “sophisticated touch.” In addition,
RT Book Review Magazine says, “Brenda Novak skillfully blends richly developed characters
and emotionally intense issues to create a powerful romance. This is an author destined for
For more about Brenda, visit www.brendanovak.com, where you can find excerpts of her work, prize drawings and information about her online auctions for diabetes research, which she holds most years in the month of May in honor of her son and the many others who face this terrible disease.
This event takes place at the Viscount Hotel (4855 East Broadway). from 9:30 am-2:30 pm. There will be no chapter meeting, and there is no restriction on guest attendance.
Special Event fee of $30 members, $45 guests and walk-ins includes a sandwich buffet lunch. SPACE MAY BE LIMITED. Walk-ins are welcome, but whenever possible, please guarantee your spot by reserving on our payments page or by emailing reservations@tucsonRWA.org no later than 8 am Wednesday before the event.
Note the early meeting date this month – see you at RWA Nationals!
How to Hit the Bestseller Lists with Ebook Preorders
For our July meeting, Jim Azevedo of Smashwords will be joining us via teleconference to discuss the secret of using ebook preorders to hit bestseller lists.
SRW Table Talks
In the afternoon, Saguaro Romance Writers will be sharing their expertise at indiviualized table talks. Pick the topic you’re interested in, and sit down to learn! Some of the things expected to be covered are: Putting together a multi-author anthology, Brainstorming with Tarot Cards, Creating Indie Audiobooks for Audible, and Pitch & Query.
About the Speaker
Jim Azevedo is the marketing director at Smashwords, the largest distributor of self-published ebooks serving over 100,000 indie authors, publishers and literary agents. Since 2008, Smashwords has helped authors around the world publish and distribute more than 325,000 titles to retailers such as Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Flipkart, to subscription services like Oyster and Scribd, and to libraries via its partnerships with OverDrive and Baker & Taylor. By night, Jim is the drummer for Rivals, a popular San Francisco Bay Area indie rock band. Jim is also the author of the forthcoming book, How to Get Your Band out of The Garage.
Meeting fee of $25 members, $30 guests and walk-ins includes lunch selected from a menu of three items during Saturday morning check-in. SPACE MAY BE LIMITED. Walk-ins are welcome, but whenever possible, please guarantee your spot by reserving on our payments page or by emailing reservations@tucsonRWA.org no later than 8 am Wednesday before the meeting .
LUNCH ORDERS ARE COLLECTED AT 10am. If you plan to be late, contact reservations@tucsonRWA.org so we will be prepared to order on your behalf.
This event takes place at our regular venue, the Clarion Hotel, 4550 S. Palo Verde Rd., Tucson & will include a chapter business meeting.