August 11, 2018, RWA Recap, TARA’s Library, Extended Business, Author 411 Q & A

Morning Session: RWA Conference Recap

Join us as the TARA members who attended the 2018 Romance Writers of America Conference held in Denver Colorado, discuss the 3-day event which featured nationally recognized speakers, special events, and career-focused workshops. Some of the topics the panel will cover are:

  • Education and Information for authors
  • Networking with fellow writers
  • Interaction with editors, agents, publishers, booksellers and other romance industry professionals
  • Readers For Life” Literacy Autographing event
  • The annual RITA and Golden Heart Awards Ceremony
  • Featured speakers

Meeting location: TAMPA GOLDEN CORRAL, 6942 West Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL.

Free to members and guests. No registration is required.

Morning Session: All About Business

Discuss and vote on the new RWA Bylaws, present nominations for TARA officers, and question and answer period concerning the business aspects of TARA.

Connie H. Taxdal

Afternoon Session: TARA's New Book Library System

Kristi Lewandowski will explain the new library system she has built to make the TARA library more efficient.

Kristi Lewandowski

Kristi is TARA’s newly appointed Book Librarian. She’s been working hard to cull outdated books and provide updated ones for the benefit of TARA members.

Afternoon Session: Author 411

Some questions we’ll try to cover are:

  • Traditional or self publish and the pros and cons of each.
  • Which publishing house or electronic publishing service to use.
  • Choosing a cover designer, formatter, editor and the expectations of services and costs.
  • What to do when offered a contract.
  • The process and timeline between finishing the book to selling the book.
  • Promoting the book.

Panel of Published Authors