Darnit! Just what I need...

Author: Jax Cassidy // Category: , , , ,
I think I'm catching a cold...right in the midst of a deadline!!!! My immune system has been shot since last year and it seems no matter how well I take care of myself I've been hit by some bug or another.

Anyhow...I wanted to plug a FABULOUS workshop at ROMANCE DIVAS that is happening this weekend...

MAY 16-18th :: Everything Old Is New Again

Want to know how to use mythology, culture, fairy tales, or folklore in romance? Romance Divas is hosting a free workshop May 16-18 with some of the hottest names in the genre, including P.C. Cast, Gena Showalter, Robin D. Owens, Nancy Madore, Lori Handeland, and Alyssa Day. It will take place in the Romance Diva Forum. All are welcome. To get access to the forum you will need to register.

Here's a bit more about our awesome line up of authors!

P.C. Cast: Ms. Cast is a New York Times Best Selling author. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious: Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers’ Best, and the Laurel Wreath.

Ms. Cast writes the popular Goddess Summoning Series for Berkley Publishing. The sixth book in the series, WARRIOR RISING, is available May 2008. Cast also writes an epic fantasy series for LUNA set in Partholon, the unique, award-winning world she created. Visit her web site at www.pccast.net

Ms. Cast coauthors a paranormal young adult series with her daughter, Kristin. CHOSEN, the third book in their House of Night series (St. Martin’s Press) debuted at #2 on the New York Times Best Seller List. UNTAMED, the 4th book in this blockbuster series, will be released in October. Please check out the series website, www.houseofnightseries.com.

Robin D. Owens: Robin has been writing longer than she cares to recall. Her fantasy/futuristic romances finally found a home at Berkley with the issuance of HeartMate in December 2001. She credits the telepathic cat with attitude in selling that book. Since then, Heart Thief was a launch book for Berkley Sensation in June 2003, Heart Duel was published in April 2004, and Heart Choice in July 2005. Her Luna Books series includes shape-shifting fairies and average American women Summoned into another world to fight monstrous evil. Visit her web site at www.robindowens.com

Gena Showalter: Gena sold her first book at the age of 27 and now, four years later, is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thirteen books, with eleven more on the way in a thrilling blend of genres: breathtaking paranormal and contemporary romances, cutting edge young adult novels, and stunning urban fantasy. Visit her web site at www.genashowalter.com

Nancy Madore: Published with Harlequin Spice and Spice Briefs, Nancy re-tells classic fairy tales for adults, but with an interesting twist. Her works include ENCHANTED, THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES, and GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BARONS. When not writing, Nancy also owns a shoe store in Massachusetts. Visit her web site at www.nmadore.com and her MySpacce page at www.myspace.com/nmadore

Alyssa Day: The pen name (and dark and tortured alter ego) of RITA award-winning author Alesia Holliday. She is a multiple finalist in the prestigious RITA awards for excellence in romance fiction and has won several awards for her novels.

ATLANTIS RISING was the first of Alyssa's Warriors of Poseidon novels for Berkley Publishing, and was featured on the cover of the March, 2007, issue of Romantic Times BOOKClub magazine! Additionally, it rocked the bestseller lists, hitting the Waldenbooks, Borders, Barnes and Noble, Bookscan, and the prestigious USA Today bestseller lists!

Alyssa has long been an avid fan of all things Atlantis, supernatural, and in any way pertaining to lost civilizations. Visit her web site at www.alyssaday.com

Lori Handeland: Lori Handeland sold her first novel in 1993. Since then she has sold to Dorchester Publishing, Kensington Publishing, Harlequin Superromance, St. Martin’s Press, Avon Books and Pocket Books. Her stories span the historical, contemporary and paranormal genres.

She is a Waldenbooks, Bookscan, and USA Today best-selling author as well as a two time winner of the Romance Writers of America's RITA Award, for her novels BLUE MOON and THE MOMMY QUEST.

Lori lives in Southern Wisconsin with her husband, two teenage sons and a yellow lab named Elwood. Visit her web site at www.lorihandeland.com

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