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Desert Dreams 2010 Writers Conference - April 16-18th

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Desert Dreams 2010 Writers Conference

April 16-17-18, 2010

Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Complete conference and hotel information:


Registration open now:


Updates on the Desert Dreams Conference blog at:


Open to any writer in any fiction genre, from beginner to multipublished, this bi-annual conference offers not only a multitude of workshops for writers at any level, but the opportunity for aspiring and published authors to network and meet with agents and editors from all over the country. Editor/Agent Panel and Individual Appointments available. Get the inside buzz on what editors and agents are looking for, and how to give them what they want. Then enjoy your own 10-minute appointment with one of our attending editors or agents. (Appointments are based on a first-registered basis and subject to availability. Additional appointments, if available, may be purchased on the premises for an additional $25 cash).

Keynote speakers:

Linda Lael Miller: On all of the National Best seller lists, Linda Lael Miller is one of today's most successful authors with more than eighty contemporary and historical novels to her credit. Linda is also a recipient of the RWA Lifetime Achievement Awards.


Brad Schreiber: (Sunday speaker) As VP of Storytech Literary Consulting, part of Chris Vogler's "Writer's Journey," Brad Schreiber is an accomplished writer, teacher, screenwriter and much more.



Carla Neggers, Jodi Thomas, Sharon Sala, Toni McGee Causey, Eileen Rendahl, Connie Flynn, Kate Herbert (screenwriting), Erin Quinn, Beth Kendrick, Jennifer Ashley, Vicki Lewis Thompson, Diana Gabaldon (tentative), Vijaya Schartz, Robin Lee Hatcher... (more to be announced soon).



Kathleen Scheibling - Harlequin; Kate Seaver - Berkley; Heather Osborn - TOR; Peter Senftleben - Kensington Publishing, Deb Werksman - Sourcebooks; Laurie Rauch - Samhain (more to be announced soon).



Steve Laube - Steve Laube Agency; Jill Marsal - Marsal Lyon Literary Agency; Miriam Kriss - Irene Goodman Agency; Janet Reid - Fine Print Literary Management; Page Wheeler, (more to be announced soon).


All our conference attendees may enter a special contest that will be judged by our slate of editors and agents. This is a great opportunity to get your work in front of the professionals. The contest is up and running. Only ten pages, no names, manuscript format. $30 entry fee. Deadline January 31, 2010.

Find all the specifics with categories, and rules at: http://www.desertroserwa.org/DDContest.htm

Registration fee:

Early bird (through 12-31-09): RWA members $208 - Non-members: $228

Regular registration (1-1-10 to 3-1-10): RWA members $228 - Non-members: $248

Brad Shreiber Workshop only (Sunday morning): $75.00

Contest entry (Starting October 1, 2009 - for registered attendees only): $30.00

Hotel rooms:

Chaparral Suite Resort - 5001 N. Scottsdale Road - Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Room rates: $169-$199 a night

All rooms are suites that can accommodate multiple guests for a small extra fee.

Hotel rate includes cooked to order breakfast, nightly reception, and free airport transport from 6 am to 10 pm.


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