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Upcoming Meetings

Meetings are all day unless specifically noted.

Updated Apr. 17, 2015


L. E. Smoot Memorial Library
9533 Kings Highway
King George, VA 22485

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May 9, 2015

L. E. Smoot Memorial Library
9533 Kings Highway
King George, VA 22485

10:00AM: Coffee Talk/Set-Up

holt HOLT Medallion and Fool for Love
finalists will be announced
ffl


10:30 AM
Joyce Lamb How to Get the Media to Fall in Love With You (and Your Book)

Joyce Lamb, curator of USA Today's Happy Ever After romance novels blog, shares the do's and don'ts of connecting with the media, whether it's to get coverage for your books from local media, major media or blogs. Joyce will coach you on your approach, share some virtually universal pet peeves and offer some advice on how to get your foot -- and book -- in the door.

Her bio: USA Today best-selling author Joyce Lamb is curator of USA Today's Happy Ever After blog. She has 25 years of journalism experience, and three of her eight published romantic suspense novels have been RITA finalists.

2:00 PM
Alleyne Dickens—Part 2: Everything I Know About Pitching I Learned at the Dog Show

Once you’ve prepared your dog for the show, you need to make sure you present it to its best advantage. How do you do that? By making sure you’re as prepared at your puppy, and practice, practice, practice. Alleyne, a dog show judge and exhibitor, as well as a theatre major, will give you tips got getting yourself ready and conquering your nerves. You’ll have a chance to practice and get valuable feedback from your friends.




Future Meetings

June 13th
Awards Luncheon with Guest Speaker, Kieran Kramer
Twin Hickory Recreation Center
5011 Twin Hickory Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059

July/August
NO MEETING

September 12th
AM: State of the Chapter Our own president, Stephanie Gurnsey Higgins the chapter’s year in review, what to expect over the next few months, and ideas for 2016.
PM: Professor Jane Friedman of UVA — Write a Query That Gets Manuscript Requests
Location TBA

October 10th
AM: Romance Novel Marketing 101 with Valerie Bowman
PM: Mini Break-Out Sessions — Query, Synopsis, and Marketing practice sessions
Location TBA

November 14th
All Day workshop with Mary Buckham
Featherstone Professional Center
1807 Huguenot Road, Suite 108
Midlothian, VA 23113

December 12th
Holiday Party with guest speaker Cathy Maxwell
Twin Hickory Recreation Center
5011 Twin Hickory Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059

January 9th, 2016
All Day workshop with Laura Stone, Senior Editor with Entangled Publishing
AM: Q & A session about Entangled with Laura Stone
PM: Laura Stone will take 10 individual 10-minute pitches. Advanced registration is required. Contact VP, Programs to secure a time and spot.
Location: TBA