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Low Country RWA Beach Bound Retreat

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Sign up today for the Lowcountry chapter of RWA's yearly Beach Bound

Retreat! Like larger writing conferences, the Beach Bound Retreat offers

workshops packed with great information from talented romance authors and

industry professionals. BUT unlike larger writing conference, the workshops

are done in an intimate setting where you have plenty of time to visit with

the speakers and the other authors in attendance. AND you get to do it from

the comfort of a beach front mansion on the Isle of Palms, SC.

In a time when we're all looking for the best bang for our buck, this just

may be it!

Where: A beautiful beach front mansion, Isle of Palms, SC (Historic downtown

Charleston is a short 15 minute drive. Charleston International Airport is

just 25 minutes away.)

When: November 6-8, 2009

Cost: $250 Includes workshops, shared room, and all meals through Sunday


**Day-trippers: $125 Includes workshops, all meals on Saturday and brunch on




The Schedule:

Fri Nov 6:

4:30pm Arrival

6:30pm Lowcountry Welcome Dinner

Sat Nov 7:

7:00 - 8:30am Breakfast

9:00 - 11:00am Turning Your Proposal Into An I Do! with Michelle Grajkowski

and Anna DeStefano

12:00 - 1:30pm Lunch

2:00 - 3:00pm Turning Your Proposal Into An I Do! (continued) with Michelle

Grajkowski and Anna DeStefano

3:30 - 4:30pm Writing Rules for Rebels: We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Charts

with Cynthia Cooke

6:00pm - Mexican Fiesta

Sun Nov 8:

9:03 - 11:30am Sunday Brunch

12:00 noon - 2:00pm Breathing Room with Debra Webb

2:30 - 4:00pm Panel of authors and agent - State of the Market and answering

your questions!

5:00pm Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant (this meal not included in


5:00pm Checkout time for those not staying for Hermit Week 1


Michelle Grajkowski: From the moment Michelle Grajkowski first opened her

doors to the 3 Seas Literary Agency in August of 2000, she has been living

her dream. (What could be better than surrounding yourself with great

authors and their exciting and imaginative books?)

Since then, she’s successfully sold into major publishing houses including

Harlequin, NAL, Berkley, Dorchester, Kensington, Avon, Pocket, Random House

(both here and in the UK), Knopf, Andrews McMeel, Warner, St. Martin’s and


Anna DeStefano: Anna DeStefano is a best selling author of long contemporary

romances for Harlequin Superromance. She’s a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice

Award winner, won Cataromance.com’s reviewers choice award for the last two

years, and has been a finallist in such contests as the Maggie Award of

Excellence, the National Readers Choice awards, the Holt Medallian, and the

Book Buyers Best Award.

Debra Webb: Debra Webb wrote her first story at age nine and her first

romance at thirteen. It wasn’t until she spent three years working for the

military behind the Iron Curtain and within the confining political Walls of

Berlin, Germany, that she realized her true calling. A five-year stint with

NASA on the Space Shuttle Program reinforced her love of the endless

possibilities within her grasp as a storyteller. A collision course between

suspense and romance was set. Debra has been writing romantic suspense and

action packed romantic thrillers since culminating in more than seventy

novels in ten years.

Cynthia Cooke: Cynthia Cooke’s first published novel, SHIVER, was a Romantic

Times Reviewer’s Choice nominee, and her second, PETERS RETURN, won the

Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award. Currently, Cynthia is working on her

favorite type of romance — Paranormal Romantic Suspense. Writing now for

Silhouette NOCTURNE, RISING DARKNESS came out in September of 08. Besides

writing over-the-edge suspense, Cynthia loves to travel, crochet and explore

historical villages where she lives in North Carolina.

So what are you waiting for? Come join us at the beach this year!



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