Lori Wilde (All day)–STEPPING STONES ON THE PATH TO CAREER SUCCESS
Twin Hickory Library
5001 Twin Hickory Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059-2509
9:00am: Doors Open/Meet & Greet/Set-Up
9:30am: Meeting Begins
Stepping Stones on the Path to Career Success will be presented by NYTimes Bestselling author, Lori Wilde. She will provide tips, techniques and life hacks for navigating the writing journey. She will discuss her professional journey and the stepping stones she took to success in both the craft of writing, and savvy business decisions, to produce 80 books in 20 years and repeatedly hit the NYT.
Lori Wilde is a New York Times and USA Today best selling author. She has sold eighty works of fiction to four major New York Publishing houses. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and a certificate in forensic nursing from Kaplan University. She is a member of the Internal Association of Forensic Nurses.
Her first NYT bestseller, the third book in her Twilight, Texas series, The First Love Cookie Club has been optioned for a television movie.
A popular writing instructor, Lori is a three time RITA finalist and has four times been nominated for Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. She’s won the Colorado Award of Excellence, the Wisconsin Write Touch Award, The Golden Quill, the Lories, and The More than Magic. Her books have been translated into 26 languages and excerpted in Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Complete Woman, and Quick and Simple magazines. She lives in Texas with her husband, Bill.
Nikki Terpilowski of Holloway Literary Agency (All Day)
10600 Gayton Road
Glen Allen, VA 23238-4117
10:00am: Doors Open/Meet & Greet/Set-Up
10:30am: Meeting Begins
AM Session: Everything You Need To Know About Finding A Literary Agent
PM Session: Scheduled Pitches
HOLT Medallion & Fool For Love Awards Luncheon
with guest speaker Kit Wilkinson
Deep Run Recreation Center
9910 Ridgefield Parkway
Henrico, VA 23233
AM: Annual General VRW Meeting
October 21st (*DATE CHANGE*)
Location & Guest Speaker TBD
Guest Speaker: Donald Maas
John Tyler Community College Midlothian Campus
800 Charter Colony Parkway, Midlothian, VA, 23114
Hamel Hall, Room H-109
VRW Holiday Party
01/09/2016 Alexa Day—Self Confidence Workshop & Mary Behre Using Vision Boards
02/13/2016 Bethany Burke, Blushing Books & Love Between the Covers Screening
03/12/2016 Sadeqa Johnson—Pursuing Your Passion & BIAY Kick-off
04/09/2016 Lyz Kelley—Business Planning & Diane Gaston—Polish Your Writing
05/14/2016 Mindy Klasky—Organizational Tools For Writers & Kathleen Connor—Search & Rescue Dogs
06/11/2016 Carolyn Greene & Cynthia Holt Johnson—Guest Speakers for VRW Awards Luncheon
09/10/2016 Hope Ramsay—Using Character Archetypes to Find the Love Story
10/8/2016 Due to hurricane Matthew, Madeline Martin & Abigail Sharpe will appear in March 2017.
11/12/2016 Scott Silverii—Police vs. Sheriff & Liliana Hart—The Future of Self-Publishing
12/10/2016 Mary Burton—Guest Speaker for Holiday Party
1/14/2017 Fiona Quinn—Making a Move: Characters Colliding in Our Plots
2/11/2017 Angele McQuade—Cash & Creativity: Good Finances Spark Creativity. Linda Budzinski, Tina Glasneck, & Jessica Ruddick—Journey to Publication Panel.
3/11/2017 Madeline Martin—Crafting Your Critique & Abigail Sharpe—Write Tight: Eliminating the Unnecessary from Your Manuscript.