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Good News!

Kath here, with some good news to share.

Today is the release date of contributor John Vorhaus‘s new novel, The Albuquerque Turkey [1]! You can read an excerpt from the first chapter HERE [2], then head on over to check out John’s kickass book trailer HERE [2].  Congrats, John!

Brunonia Barry‘s [3] latest novel, The Map of True Places, has just released in paperback! Click HERE [4] to view her book trailer.

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. [5]

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 [6], 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 [7]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 [8], Meg Ruley at Jane Rotrosen Agency [9], Andrea Cirillo at Jane Rotrosen Agency [10], and Shauna Summers Senior Editor at Random House [11].) 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 [12], Jane Porter [13], Barbara O’Neal [14], Therese Walsh [15], and Marilyn Brant [16].) Finally, WU’s Juliet Marillier will deliver the keynote address, Kneading Tales, Weaving Stories.  You won’t want to miss it!

About Kathleen Bolton [17]

Kathleen Bolton is co-founder of Writer Unboxed. She writes under a variety of pseudonyms, including Ani Bolton [18]. She has written two novels as Cassidy Calloway [19]: Confessions of a First Daughter, and Secrets of a First Daughter--both books in a YA series about the misadventures of the U.S. President's teen-aged daughter, published by HarperCollins, and Tamara Blake, for the novel Slumber [20].