“Ask Me Anything” Facebook Live Video Session

with Marie Force

Sept 15, 3 PM to 4:30 PM

FREE for all who join the RWF Chapter public Facebook group.

Workshop Description

A lively, interactive chat about writing, the publishing business, how Marie runs her business and juggles multiple series, etc. Participants drive the discussion. You have questions, Marie has answers!

Presenter Bio

Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 60 contemporary romances, including the Gansett Island Series and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series. All together, her books have sold 6 million copies worldwide!

Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.

Join Marie’s mailing list for news about new books and upcoming appearances in your area. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @MarieForce and on Instagram. Join one of Marie’s many reader groups. Contact Marie at

Between “The End” and the Upload

with Joan Leacott

Sept 24 to Oct 5, 2 weeks

RWF Members: FREE, join today
RWA Members: $30
General Public: $40


 Workshop Description

Congratulations! You’ve completed your story! You’ve decided to take control and self-publish. Rock on!

Where you go from here? How do you get your book on the shelves, electronic or bricks & mortar? What do you need to know before you announce your release date?

In this workshop, we’ll walk over the stepping stones between typing “The End” and clicking the upload button on a vendor’s or distributor’s website.

Topics include:

  • Polish: Types of edits, DIY tools, finding an editor.
  • Prepare: Between cover designers, formatters, narrators, there are lots of ways to spend your money before you’ve made a penny of royalties. How much is too much?
  • Protect: Copyrights, ISBNs, piracy.
  • Print: Trimming, binding, bleeding… what horrors await you behind those portals?
  • Price: Competition is fierce, pricing is tough. Crunch the numbers.
  • Distribute: The many ways can you sell a book; direct, bookstores, libraries. Go wide or exclusive. To print or not to print.

Presenter Bio

Joan Leacott is the author of The Clarence Bay Chronicles, a contemporary romantic women’s fiction series set on the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay, Canada. Under her company Woven Red Author Services, Joan offers prompt and professional book formatting. Her comprehensive course Mastering Word for Fiction Writers is a Featured Resource at Kobo Writing Life.

Organic Marketing

with Kristan Higgins

October 16 – 27th, 2018


 Workshop Description

Personal stories, newsletter topics, the way you act in public, what graphics you choose for social media—everything you do as an author influences your readers, for good or bad. How do we continually promote our brand and books without wearying our readers? That’s the eternal question. Drawing on her background in advertising and marketing and her twelve years as a bestselling author, Kristan will discuss how to create strong bonds with thousands of readers, give examples of do’s and don’t’s, discuss crisis management and help you hone your message so that readers will trust you to write the books they want to read.

Presenter Bio

Kristan Higgins is the New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of 18 novels, which have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Her books have received dozens of awards and accolades, including starred reviews from Kirkus, The New York Journal of Books, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and Booklist. She is a five-time nominee for The Kirkus Prize for Best Work of Fiction, and her books regularly appear on the lists for best novels of the year of many prestigious journals and review sites.

The proud descendant of a butcher and a laundress, Kristan lives in Connecticut with her heroic firefighter husband, two long-lashed children, a couple of frisky rescue dogs and an occasionally friendly cat.