Georgia Romance Writers, a chapter of ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA®, is made up of approximately 200 serious, professional writers, nearly one-third of whom are multi-published in book length fiction.
A non-profit organization, we are dedicated to bringing quality women’s fiction to the market. Our mission is to promote high quality romance writing; to disseminate information regarding all aspects of the romance genre; and to give support and encouragement to members.
GRW was founded in 1982, held its first regional conference the same year, and has grown steadily ever since. But the heart and soul of GRW are its members who reach out to every writer who is dedicated to his or her craft.
This is the professional textbook description of GRW, but those who know it best will tell you that GRW is a “happening place” where the diligent succeed and that success is revered and celebrated by all.
We are friends and we care.
Come join us and share in that joy.
Hitting the Reboot Button: How to (Re) Launch Your Career
Sometimes even veteran authors need to push the “reboot” button. It might be to launch a pseudonym or establish a presence in a different genre. Or maybe you wish to reset reader expectations. Regardless of why, how do you build a new author brand from nothing, with no fan base?
This presentation will take a peek inside real-world example: Tyra will show you how to create a new platform and lay out a media campaign, and Jana will discuss what difficulties you’ll face as an unknown author, and present solutions to the “I’ve never heard of you” issue. At the end of the presentation, you’ll know how to find your “influencers”, which social media platform is best to target, and the real cost of that “reboot”.
And if you are just starting out, don’t worry, rebooting strategies can be adapted for new authors as well.
A master at connecting people, Tyra Burton, a Senior Lecturer of Marketing at Kennesaw State University, leverages social media to engage and network. Her first book, Socially Engaged: The Author’s Guide to Social Media, co-written with Jana Oliver, was published in October 2014. She lives in Metro Atlanta with her husband and their three socially engaging fur babies. Tyra can be found on the web at www.TyraBurton.com and on Twitter @TyraAnneBurton, as well as on www.SocialMediaMuses.com
An international bestseller and the recipient of over a dozen major awards, including the Maggie Award of Excellence, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers Choice and the Prism Award, Jana Oliver’s vivid imagination is never at rest. When not wandering around the Internet, blogging about social media, or researching urban myths, Jana can be found in Atlanta with her very patient husband, and an ever growing collection of single malt Scotch. Jana can be found on the web at www.JanaOliver.com and on Twitter @CrazyAuthorGirl
Members and guests must be 18 years or older to attend.
Meeting cost: $15 (cash or check) at the door
9:00-10:00 Breakfast and Networking
10:00-11:00 Featured Speaker
11:00-12:00 Book signing/Business Meeting
Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria
200 Interstate N Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339