Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Episode #003 | 30-minutes RWA 11' Special

Below (at 10:30pm EST) will be the live stream of episode #003 of Romance Lately!
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On Today's Show:
       Episode #003 will be a quick but full 30-minute special all about RWA 11' and the nominated RITA authors! Jamie and Rita went to the literary signing, so they'll have some super cool stories to share and Kati has a list of some really amazing authors whom have fingers crossed to with a RITA during the Friday event.
   The Topic of the Day: RWA 11'.  The audience is encouraged to participate in the chats and by asking questions with their helpful insight on romance's biggest week! The Trinity will be taking LIVE questions/comments either by the text question feature or live video-call. Hope you all enjoy!

More on RWA:
"Romance Writers of America® (RWA) was chartered in 1981 to serve as a nonprofit trade association for romance writers. 
The mission of Romance Writers of America is to advance the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy. RWA works to support the efforts of its members to earn a living, to make a full-time career out of writing romance—or a part-time one that generously supplements his/her main income.
More than 10,000 romance writers and related industry professionals are members of Romance Writers of America. Although the association is called Romance Writers of America, membership is not limited to individuals living in the United States. Approximately 900 RWA members live outside the U.S., and RWA fosters connections between its members through the RWA Web site,, and its 145 local, online, and special-interest chapters. RWA's chapters provide opportunities for members to come together to discuss the industry and build connections with fellow romance writers. 
Romance Writers of America hosts an annual conference that provides the perfect opportunity for authors to increase their knowledge of the business and network with industry professionals and fellow writers. The conference offers more than 100 workshops with topics ranging from beginning writing skills to the business side of writing. Romance fiction editors and literary agents search for new talent in scheduled one-on-one interviews, give workshops, and network with attendees.
RWA also sponsors the romance publishing industry's prestigious awards for published and unpublished romance writers — the RITA Awards and the Golden Heart Awards. These awards recognize excellence in romance fiction.
As one of the largest writers associations, Romance Writers of America leverages its influence and credibility to advocate for improving business conditions in the romance publishing industry. Also, RWA promotes the romance genre through outreach programs for librarians and booksellers. The outreach doesn't stop with librarians and booksellers, however. Romance Writers of America also sponsors an academic grant annually to develop and support academic research devoted to genre romance novels, writers, and readers, as well as romance reader surveys and statistics reports." sourced from RWA official website

You can find a list of the nominated RITA and Golden Heart authors: here

Stay tuned after the show for the Afterglow post-
all the info for things mentioned on today's episode!

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