Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Romance is Coming to DFW

So, there's this whole group of writers that you may or may not know about, but they sell a ton of books.

Their stories range from Westerns, Historical, Fantasy, Humor, Erotic, and Contemporary.

They have a huge following here Dallas. They also have seminars, workshops, and speakers dedicated to helping new and veteran writers perfect their craft.

They are The Dallas Area Romance Writers (DARA).

Before you roll your eyes and call it fluff (like all the literary elitists I've worked with at various bookstore positions), you should probably give them credit for writing in the highest selling genre, consistently encouraging new talent, and bringing internationally recognized authors to the area.

They are holding their conference Dreaming In Dallas this year at the Southfork Hotel in Plano, Texas April 4th and 5th. If you are an aspiring writer, you can attend the workshops and lectures they'll be hosting. Click here for registration/conference info.

If you're like me, and you love to read, they'll be having a book signing on April 4th 7-9pm, which is free and open to the public. I get like 10 books at these every year, and all the ladies (and men, there are guys there too) are super awesome and friendly. Click here for book signing info.

...and for all those literary elitists, I've read everything from James Joyce to Charles Bukowski and all the Kerouac's between, and damnit, sometimes you just want a good love story (like Jane Austen)...