Want to know what it takes to be a successful writer? Would you perhaps like to see some successful women writers who know what they’re talking about?
Then you need to be at the College of the Ozarks in Hollister, Missouri February 20th and 21st. That’s a Friday and Saturday, just to help you out. Several authors will be there giving workshops: Jan Morrill, Sylvia Dickey Smith, Pamela Foster, Velda Brotherton, KD McCrite, Ronda Del Boccio, and Kay Lawson, with special guest Parris Afton Bonds and August McLaughlin.
But don’t let the roster of women and the theme of A Celebration of Women in Writing deter you from attending. The workshops these good ladies are giving will address the needs of all writers.
Parris Afton Bonds is the author of thirty-nine published novels and a co-founder of the Southwest Writers Workshop and co-founder and first vice president of Romance Writers of America. ABC’s Nightline declares her one of the three best-selling authors of romantic fiction, and she’s been interviewed by people like Charlie Rose, featured in major newspapers, and published in more than a dozen languages. She teaches creative writing classes to grade school children and female inmates, donating freely of her time. The Southwest Writers Workshop established the Parris Award in her honor, and they’ve given it to such people as Tony Hillerman and Pulitzer nominee Norman Zollinger.
August McLaughlin is a nationally recognized health and sexuality writer based in LA. She’s the creator of the empowering brand Girl Boner and the author of In Her Shadow, a novel based on her experiences with anorexia and body dysmorphia while she was a professional model. In Her Shadow won a National Indie Excellence Award and was an Amazon bestseller. August spends much of her time speaking about eating disorders as well as mentoring individuals with these and other psychological disorders through LA Health Works, LuvUrSelf Fitness, and Bridges to Recovery. She is also the executive producer of Weight Limit, a series of PSAs related to body image.
So if you want to see some successful women talk about writing, come on down to the conference. Who knows what you might learn?