December 2018: Prolific Authors Share Their Secrets

The road to releasing a book into the world is different for everyone. Join us for this panel discussion where four of our most prolific authors share their secrets to releasing a book (or more) a year. They’ll discuss their personal process for drafting and revision, and how they approach crafting a romance novel, including:

  • creating conflict
  • ensuring emotional payoff
  • building action and suspense
  • building an immersive setting
  • conveying physical attraction
  • making memorable characters
  • keeping the love relationship front and centre

About the authors

Carey Decevito is the author of 10 books since 2013, including The Broken Men Chronicles, The Nightshade Series, and The Essence Extracted Trilogy. Carey writes contemporary romantic suspense and paranormal romance and is published by Emberlust Press.

Lucy Farago is our ORWA president and resident troublemaker. She’s released 6 romantic suspense novels with Kensington Publishing since 2015, including the Women of Vegas Series and the Search and Recover series.

Eve Langlais is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She’s published over 160 novels, spanning romance genres from paranormal to sci-fi to contemporary suspense. She’s a hybrid author, with her traditionally published titles released by St. Martin’s Press. She also somehow finds time to organize Ottawa’s annual Romancing the Capital event.

Mandy Rosko is A USA Today bestselling author with 275 books between her own name and her pseudonym. She indie publishes her own paranormal and contemporary romance, and is published traditionally under her pseudonym with Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.

Moderated by Jennifer Carole Lewis, author of the 4-book Lalassu paranormal romance series.

Event details

Sunday December 2, 2018 (2:30 to 4:30pm)

Location: Nepean Centrepointe Library: 101 Centrepointe Dr, Ottawa, ON K2G 5K7 (Room 1B)

Free for members | $20 for guests (to help pay for the venue rental)

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In consideration for those who have allergies and asthma, please refrain from wearing scented products at our workshops and meetings.