General Meetings are held the second Saturday of the month at the Brea Community Center, 695 E. Madison Way, Brea, CA 92821. For a map and directions, click here. Meeting fees are $10 for Members and $20 for Non-Members. Meeting Schedule for September 12 2009: 9:30 am: Doors Open / Ask an Authorâ€”Volunteer Ask an Author/s for September:Nancy Farrier 10:30 – 10:45 am: Announcements
Morning Workshop Speaker:EVE ORTEGA w/a TESSA DARE Historical romance author and OCC Member, Eve Ortega will be discussing “Cut to the Chase: Techniques to Keep Your Prose Tight and Your Story Moving.” She is a part-time librarian, full-time mommy, and swing-shift writer of historical romance. RT Book Reviews has given four and half stars to all three books in Eveâ€™s Regency England trilogy–Goddess of the Hunt, Surrender of A Siren, and A Lady of Persuasion.
11:50 â€“ 1:00: Lunch Break (Lunch Orders available) 12:30 â€“ 1:00: Book signings 1:00 – 1:30 pm: General Meeting and Announcements
Afternoon Speaker: LINDA HOWARD–New York Times Best-selling author Author of romantic suspense, including Up Close and Dangerous, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Cover of Night, Killing Time, To Die For, Kiss Me While I Sleep, Cry No More, Dying to Please, and her newest release Burn. Linda began writing at the age of nine, sold her first book way back when dirt was two days old, and currently lives in a nut house. She has no idea how she ever gets a book written, but nevertheless, she’s written forty-something of them so far, and may be closing in on the number fifty, but she doesn’t know and has no time to count them. She does know that number 25, Dream Man, was the first to hit the New York Times List, and every book since then has also made the list. She is active in her local RWA chapter, Heart of Dixie, and served a four year term on the RWA Board of Directors. 3:00 pm: Meeting Adjourns
Attention: OCC Members Attending the Meeting–Monthly Critique Drawings!Volunteer Critique Author for September: Laura Wright
Important 2009 Dates to Remember: September 14, 2009 – October 10, 2009 Online Class: “Plot That Novel YOUR Way” with Sue Viders and Becky Martinez.