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Writing Synopses The Sell

I recently taught a workshop with Alisha Rai at the Romance Writers of America conference in Denver about writing synopses that grip editors and agents and sell your book, During that, I promised that I would link to a presentation I'd put together for another workshop walking through the mechanics of what a synopsis needs. If you're looking for that presentation, you can find it here. (Please enjoy the Queer Eye GIFs.)

Authors, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions at juliakelly@juliakellywrites.com.

Meet Me at RWA in Denver

A quick note for those readers headed to the Romance Writers of America national conference in Denver this year. I'll be signing books at the Pocket and Gallery signing at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 19. Bring your coffee and come get a copy of The Light Over London signed!

I will also be teaching a workshop on writing synopses that sell with Alisha Rai on Saturday, July 21. Come for the practical advice, stay because Alisha is a delightful person with great hair and lipstick game.

I can't wait to see you at all RWA!

Come Meet Me in Boston!

A quick note for those readers in the Boston area: I'm coming to you guys! I'm going to be teaching a couple workshops at the Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference from NECRWA. My workshops will be:

  • Sell Your Book in 3 Pages: How to Write Gripping Synopses
  • How to Maintain a Brand While Writing Across Subgenres… Or Not (with Megan Erikson and Kristen Strassel)

Unfortunately, those sessions are only option to conference registrants, however, I will be supporting my fellow authors at the conference signing which is open to all member of the public. If you come say hi, I'll have some The Look of Love bookmarks to give away!

Meet Me in Boston!

Boston-area romance readers, you're in for a treat! The New England Chapter of RWA is putting on a book signing from 6 to 8 p.m. this Friday at the Burlington, Mass. Marriott. The line-up is incredible with big-name authors from all genres of romance, and I'll be in the thick of it signing books and giving away downloads of The Governess Was Wicked!   I love meeting readers, and this is one of the few events I'll be doing this year that doesn't require a conference registration fee to attend. Please stop by and say hi!

Meet Me at RWA

SigningMy apartment is a disaster right now. An unmitigated disaster. My kitchen table is covered in books, shoes, dresses, and more. The struggle is real. But you know, what? That's okay because I'm packing right now ahead of my trip across the country to the Romance Writers of America national conference in San Diego. Now I just have to figure out how I'm going to cram everything into one carry-on bag (I'm a determined light packer).

I'm really looking forward to RWA this year, especially because I'm going to be doing my first signing for Pocket! I will have bound copies of The Governess Was Wicked available and I would love to sign one for you!

Here are the important details:

Gallery & Pocket Signing at RWA Friday, July 15 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Marriott Grand Ballroom 3-4

If you're interested in copies of Seduction in the Snow and The Wedding Week, I will also have a limited number of paperbacks with me at the conference.

So please, say hi and introduce yourself!

Upcoming Workshop

Boston Conference LogoJust a quick invitation for those you going to the New England Chapter RWA Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference. Audra North and I will be teaching a workshop about the ins and outs of building indie box sets and anthologies. What: How to Publish a Boxed Set or Anthology: A Practical Workshop

When: Friday, April 24, 2:30 PM

Where: NECRWA Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference, Boston Marriott in Burlington, MA

There are some fantastic speakers at this conference like Loretta Chase, Sabrina Jeffries, Lauren Dane, and Megan Frampton. Check out the full schedule online now. We can't wait to see you Friday!

Boston Romance Workshop

Boston Conference LogoI'm thrilled to announce that I will be presenting at the Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference hosted by the New England Chapter of Romance Writers of America! Audra North and I will be presenting "How to Publish a Boxed Set or Anthology: A Practical Workshop." We'll teach you everything you need to know about idea creation, organization, preorders, marketing, royalty distribution, and taxes. This workshop will also be a great guide for anyone who wants a down and dirty overview of what it takes to put together a self-published book.

What: 2015 Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference

When: Friday, April 24 - Saturday, April 25

Where: Boston Marriott in Burlington, MA

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