Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Aloha to the NJRW Conference (part 2)

Saturday morning kicked off with Connie Brockway and Eloisa James - The Fabulous Sexy Novella:

Join Connie and Eloisa for this special presentation on how the novella is experiencing a comeback.  This workshop will address ways to create a novella that readers will love. 

Connie and Eloisa worked well as a team with an infusion of humor!

This writer is ready for a Steampunk Tea Party with her cute hat from the Scarlet Fairy, www.scarletfairy.com.

Cathy Maxwell is ready for the Highlands with her handcrafted leather sporran ... 

... with the Maxwell motto, "I flourish" (link).    Check out the its designer, Macski's Highland Gearwww.macskis.com.

Cathy presented Empowering the Writer within You:

It takes courage to be a writer willing to put her work out there.  Cathy will discuss techniques and strategies for staying ahead in the business of writing and protecting our most precious resource - our creativity.

Each time Cathy speaks, she raises the bar in motivating writers (and bloggers) to achieve their dreams.   Had Cathy remained in the Navy, I believe Admiral Maxwell could have been an eloquent spokesperson for the Department of Defense. Alas, the Navy's loss was Romance's gain as she now writes heartfelt historicals.    

I am giving away two conference bags filled with fun swag plus:

Diana Cosby's HIS CAPTIVE
Diana Cosby's HIS WOMAN
Margaret Mallory's KNIGHT OF DESIRE
Anthology, THE LADY MOST LIKELY, with Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Connie Brockway



To enter the giveaway,

1.  Leave a comment about what motto you would choose for your handcrafted sporran - feel free to make one up! 

2.  This giveaway is open to all readers.

3.  Comments are open through Saturday, October 26, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, October 27.


Kim in Baltimore

Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Anne Walradt, Cathy, and Margaret Mallory


  1. Maybe something like Never Hold Back.

  2. Mine would be something like We will survive.

  3. Great pics. Love the sporran. I'm going to check out that site. Mine would probably be "Hope and Courage Everyday".
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  4. Mine would be, "I will not give up without a fight".

  5. Glac bog an saol agus glacfaidh an saol bog tú ("deal gently with life and it will deal gently with you")