October 14-16, 2016

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


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.

Line-BreakKey Dates:

  • 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.

Line-BreakKeynote Speakers


Roxanne St. Claire

Author Roxanne St. Claire. Photo by Chris Kridler,

Published since 2003, Roxanne St. Claire is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty romance and suspense novels.  She has written several popular series, including Barefoot Bay, the Guardian Angelinos, and the Bullet Catchers.

In addition to being an eight-time nominee and one-time winner of the prestigious RITA™ Award for the best in romance writing, Roxanne’s novels have won the National Reader’s Choice Award for best romantic suspense three times, as well as the Maggie, the Daphne du Maurier Award, the HOLT Medallion, Booksellers Best, Book Buyers Best, the Award of Excellence, and many others.

She lives in Florida with her husband, and still attempts to run the lives of her teenage daughter and 20-something son.  She loves dogs, books, chocolate, and wine, but not always in that order.

She can be reached via her website, or on her Facebook Reader page, and on Twitter at


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,



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


Saturday, October 15th is the Passport to Reader Event. Join us for the “booktail” party of the year!

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