Kath here, with some good news to share.
Today is the release date of contributor John Vorhaus‘s new novel, The Albuquerque Turkey! You can read an excerpt from the first chapter HERE, then head on over to check out John’s kickass book trailer HERE. Congrats, John!
Congrats are also in order to contributor Juliet Marillier. Her book Heart’s Blood has been shortlisted for an Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel.
Finally, if you happen to be going to the RWA national conference in NYC this year, consider joining other WU community members at the first annual Women’s Fiction Day Mini-Conference, which will be held Tuesday, June 28 (click the link for details). I happen to know one of the organizers *coughThereseWalshcough* and RWA-WF has set up an incredible afternoon for anyone who writes for the women’s fiction market. Guest poster and screenplay guru Michael Hauge kicks off the event with a not-to-be-missed two-hour presentation, followed by a killer panel of women’s fic editors and agents. (Confirmed members for this panel are Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency, Meg Ruley at Jane Rotrosen Agency, Andrea Cirillo at Jane Rotrosen Agency, and Shauna Summers Senior Editor at Random House.) Afterward, an esteemed forum of women’s fiction authors including our own Therese Walsh and Barbara O’Neal talk about this important market. (Full panel includes Megan Crane, Jane Porter, Barbara O’Neal, Therese Walsh, and Marilyn Brant.) Finally, WU’s Juliet Marillier will deliver the keynote address, Kneading Tales, Weaving Stories. You won’t want to miss it!