Friday, March 01, 2013

Liza Palmer & Tessa Dare Speaking in March

OCC/RWA Meeting Reminder 
The 5 Best Pieces of Advice I’ve Ever Gotten &; Breaking Out With a Digital Novella

OCC/RWA Chapter Meeting: Saturday, March 9, 2013

First-time guests are $10
Doors open @ 9 a.m.
Ask-an-Author: Jen Apodaca w/a Jennifer Lyon &; Louisa Bacio
Author First Chapter Critique: Linda McLaughlin/Lyndi Lamont

MORNING SESSION: LIZA PALMER
 “The 5 Best Pieces of Advice I’ve Ever Gotten”

Liza Palmer is the internationally bestselling author of Conversations with the Fat Girl , which has been optioned for series by HBO.

Library Journal said Palmer’s “blend of humor and sadness is realistic and gripping,...” After earning two Emmy nominations writing for the first season of VH1’s Pop Up Video, she now knows far too much about Fergie. Palmer’s fifth novel, Nowhere but Home, is about a failed chef who decides to make last meals for the condemned in Texas. Nowhere but Home will be out April 2, 2013.

Web Site: http://www.lizapalmer.com

AFTERNOON SESSION: TESSA DARE
 “Breaking Out with a Digital Novella”


Tessa Dare is a New York Times Bestselling author and winner of the 2012 RITA Award for Regency Historical Romance for A Night to Surrender. She’s a part-time librarian, full-time mommy and swing-shift author of historical romance. She makes her home in Southern California, where she shares a cozy, cluttered bungalow with her husband, their two children and a big brown dog.

Web site: http://tessadare.com/

Order lunch from the Corner Bakery-Brea by Thursday, March 7, 2013 http://occrwa.org/lunchorders.html

Online Class: March 11 – April 7, 2013:

“Stretching, Mixing & Transforming Sentence Recipes (Patterns) to Create a Memorable Story”with
MM Pollard

Every novel is a collection of related sentences that tells a story. What you say is important, of course, but how you say it may be the difference between forgettable and truly memorable.

How do you write memorable sentences with the same rules of syntax that other English writers must obey? First, you learn the basics, the ten sentence patterns that English speakers and writers follow to put words together in a way that will make sense to others. Over the course of seven lessons, MM Pollard will give you opportunities to play with the basic patterns so that you feel comfortable in using them. In other words, you’ll have homework.

For more information, or to register, visit http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclassMarch13.html

Meeting information can be found at www.occrwa.org

Hope to see you all on the 9th!