CaRWA

2016 Fall Industry Workshop with Megan Long and Adam Dreece

Highland Park Community CentreOn Saturday October 15, 2016, the Calgary Association of the RWA held its Fall Industry Workshop at the Highland Park Community Centre. Our presenters were: Megan Long, Associate Editor for Harlequin, and Adam Dreece, local public speaker, panelist and author.

In the morning, Megan Long presented: “How to Be a Hybrid Author Superstar” for the first session. This was followed by “Love in the Mix: Genre Blending in Romance”. Megan took pitches in the afternoon.

Katie O'Connor, Megan Long

Katie O’Connor, Megan Long

Jill Flanagan, M.K. Stelmack

Jill Flanagan, M.K. Stelmack

Roxy Boroughs, B.C. Deeks

Roxy Boroughs, B.C. Deeks

Amy Jo Fleming

Amy Jo Fleming

Maeve Buchanan, Pamela McDowell, Sandy Bezanson

Maeve Buchanan, Pamela McDowell, Sandy Bezanson

A.M. Westerling, Victoria Chatham

A.M. Westerling, Victoria Chatham

Harlequin Books, CARWA Books, Thurston Hotel book covers

Harlequin Books, CaRWA Books, Thurston Hotel book covers

Nicole Roy, Win Day, Emily Vale, Alyssa Linn Palmer

Nicole Roy, Win Day, Emily Vale, Alyssa Linn Palmer

Elizabeth Prior, M. Jane Colette, Layla Messner

Elizabeth Prior, M. Jane Colette, Layla Messner

B.C. Deeks, Lecia Cornwall

B.C. Deeks, Lecia Cornwall

In the afternoon, Adam Dreece presented his popular talk, “The Author’s Final Frontier”. He discussed brand, social media, and everything you need to know to have a successful book signing.

How Adam Dreece sets up a book signing table

How Adam Dreece sets up a book signing table

B.C. Deeks putting Adam Dreece on Social Media

B.C. Deeks putting Adam Dreece on Social Media

Carol Furst, Deb Bombenon

Carol Furst, Deb Bombenon

Shaa Dickson, Suzanne Stengl, Win Day, Janice Harvie

Shaa Dickson, Suzanne Stengl, Win Day, Janice Harvie

Following the workshop, several of the CaRWA Authors took Megan Long for dinner at our old stomping grounds, Perkins Restaurant.

Thank you to everyone who attended the workshop and helped to make the day a success!