Conference


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October 14-16, 2016

Westin Hotel, Bellevue, WA
Sponsored by the Greater Seattle Romance Writers of America

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Every fall, the Greater Seattle Romance Writers of America chapter holds the popular Emerald City Writers’ Conference, which is currently the largest romance writing conference on the west coast. The 2016 Conference is scheduled for October 14 – 16, 2016, at the Bellevue Westin. Three hundred attendees are expected, including leading industry editors and agents, phenomenal speakers.

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  • Workshop submissions will be from Feb 1, 2016-March 15, 2016
  • Registration opens June 1, 2016.
  • Early bird registration closes July 15, 2016
  • Registration closes Oct 1, 2016 or when the conference is sold out.
  • Conference held Oct 14-16, 2016
  • Master Class begins at 9am on Oct 14, 2016

*Dates are subject to change without notice.

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Roxanne St. Claire

Roxanne St. Claire

Roxanne St. Claire

Roxanne St. Claire is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels of suspense and romance, including three popular series (The Bullet Catchers, The Guardian Angelinos, and Barefoot Bay) and multiple stand alone books.

In addition to being a six-time nominee and one-time winner of the RITA Award, Roxanne’s novels have won the National Reader’s Choice Award for best romantic suspense three times, as well as the Daphne du Maurier Award, the HOLT Medallion, the Maggie, Booksellers Best, Book Buyers Best, the Award of Excellence, and many others. Her books have been translated into dozens of languages and are routinely included as a Doubleday/Rhapsody Book Club Selection of the Month.

Roxanne lives in Florida with her family, and can be reached via her website, www.roxannestclaire.com or on her Facebook Reader page, www.facebook.com/roxannestclaire and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/roxannestclaire.

 

Donna Grant

Donna Grant

Donna Grant

 

Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.

Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, four cats, and one long haired Chihuahua. She can be found on her website, www.donnagrant.com/.

 

 

Courtney Milan

Courtney Milan

Courtney Milan

Courtney Milan lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, a marginally-trained dog, and an attack cat.

Before she started writing books, Courtney experimented with numerous occupations. She has trained dogs, written legal briefs, sold newspaper subscriptions, and written computer programs. Having given up on actually being able to do any actual things, she’s taken to heart the axiom that “those who can’t, teach.” When she isn’t reading, writing, or sleeping, she can be found in the vicinity of a classroom.

Courtney loves hearing from readers. You can visit her on the web and find out more about her and her newest releases at http://www.courtneymilan.com.

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Information will be forthcoming concerning the 2016 Reader Appreciation Event.