Sunday, May 23, 2010

What's Up the Street For Next Week?

‘Tis the season for conferences  - and with that in mind, The Writers Alley introduces a week of conference information. Whether you’re a conference-rookie or professional conference-teer, this week’s lineup should provide some helpful information for you.

Your input would be most appreciated too, because we all learn from each other.

MondayYou Mean I Needed Business Cards? Tips on Your First Conference– Pepper shares information she wished she’d known during her first conference experience.

Tuesday – Sherrinda talks about backstory in Hakuna Matata - Leave the past in the past...mostly. ;-)

Wednesday – Mary spins an entertaining tale about her first conference experience in Chicago, Here I Come! Be afraid and entertained.

Thursday – Join Casey as she posts about Confessions of a Conference Wannabe. Great fun!

Friday –  Krista gives a few pointers on How To Keep Your Sanity At A Writer's Conference.


May 29th – It’s a visit from award winning author, Deb Raney. That’s right. Make sure you stop by and see what words of wisdom she’ll impart.

June 5th – Heartsong and Abingdon Press Author, as well as Seeker-extraordinairre, Myra Johnson visits us at The Writers Alley to discuss the difference between a short novel and trade paperback.

June 12th – Edgy fiction author, Michelle Sutton, stops in to define ‘edgy’ and explain why she loves writing it.

June 19th – Things get a little suspenseful around here as Margaret Daley discusses the key elements of a gripping suspense novel.

June 26th – Welcome author Lena Nelson Dooley takes us on a journey through her publishing experience, up to her newest release JUST LAST MONTH – Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico


If you haven’t visited The Writers Alley lately, two of our authors heard great news this week. Sherrinda and Krista finaled in the Touched By Love Contest. Woohoo! We’re still dancin’ for them.

For the month of June, Pepper will have a Blog Series called “Sizzling First Encounters” on her personal blog at  Some of your favorite authors will answer the question, “What do you think makes a great cute-meet between hero/heroine?”, then provide a scene from one of their books to prove it. Stop by – June 7th starts the series with Linda Windsor, Myra Johnson, and Deeanne Gist.

On Mary's blog this week:
Reuben and his brothers struggle to tell their father about Simeon's arrest.

We all struggle telling our parents the truth. Come read how Reuben and his brothers did.

Casey hosts award-winning and bestselling author, DiAnn Mills on her blog Operation Encourage an Author. DiAnn just finished speaking at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference and Pepper said she's a fantastic speaker. Stop by and give the lady an encouraging word at


Casey said...

Great lineup! I am excited for a new week!!

Pepper said...

Yep, sounds good.
I can always stand to learn more about conferences. Especially with ACFW coming up in...less than 4 months.

Keli Gwyn said...

Looks like another great week coming up at The Writers Alley. And, wow! Check out your Saturday guest line-up. Impressive!!

Cindy R. Wilson said...

I'm looking forward to this weeks line-up. I need to learn as much as I can about conferences with ACFW coming up--my first time there!

Pepper said...

It will be my first ACFW too. I'm so excited. It will be great to meet people I've only 'met' in cyberspace :-)