October 9-12th — Moonlight & Magnolias Conference

Instead of a monthly meeting, GRW is hosting the annual Moonlight & Magnolias Conference, featuring bestselling authors, fabulous workshops, book signing, and the Maggie Awards Ceremony. Registration is closed, but you can still come to the book signing and meet some of your favorite authors. Click on the link for a list of participating authors.

In November, we’ll have our normal monthly meeting, featuring Anna DeStefano.

destefanoAnna DeStefano is the award-winning, nationally bestselling author of more than twenty-five books, including the Mimosa Lane novels and the Atlanta Heroes series. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, she’s lived in the South her entire life. Here latest best-selling release is Here in My Heart, a novella that introduces her new spin-off series, Echoes of the Heart. Look for Waiting for Your Love, coming in May, 2015.

Anna’s background as a care provider and adult educator in the world of crisis and grief recovery lends itself to the deeper psychological themes of every story she writes. A wife and mother, she currently writes in a charming northeast suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, not all that different from her characters’ beloved Chandlerville. She is also a workshop and keynote speaker, a writing coach, and a freelance editor.

Get to know Anna at annawrites.com/blog and the Anna DeStefano: Author page on Facebook, where she shares her inspirations, her challenges, a healthy dose of honest optimism, and tidbits about upcoming projects.

 

September 20 – Sheila Athens

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Cavemen, Karma and Creativity: Mining What’s Already Inside You For Stories That Sell

SHEILA ATHENS writes contemporary romance set inside modern day dilemmas (think Jodi Picoult, but always with a central love story, lots of sexual tension and a happily ever after). After a fair amount of success in regional writing contests, Sheila finaled in the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart award in 2013. That entry, retitled THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE, sold to Montlake Romance for publication in October, 2014.
She discovered her first romance novel in the gift shop of a hotel when she was supposed to be networking with fellow conventioneers. Now, some years later, she’s got a bright red study filled with romance novels, though the testosterone from her all-male household often encroaches upon her little feminine enclave. She’s lived in the coastal south for more than twenty-five years, but looks forward to one day moving to the serene mountaintop cabin she and her husband have built at the edge of a national forest in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Please visit her on the web at www.sheilaathens.com.

Meeting Schedule:

9:00-10:00 Breakfast and Networking

10:00-11:00 Featured Speaker

11:00-12:00 Book signing/Business Meeting

Meeting Location:

Atlanta Hilton Northeast
5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Norcross, GA 30092-3416