Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Elizabeth Sinclair to speak at the Space Coast Writers' Guild Conference

Space Coast Writers' Guild is pleased to welcome back Elizabeth Sinclair as a speaker at the annual conference Jan 28-29, 2011. Being a romantic at heart and having devoured romances like Hershey Kisses, it was inevitable that Elizabeth Sinclair would one day write them.

Following her dream, which took more than a couple of wrong turns along the way, in 1993 she sold her first romance, JENNY'S CASTLE, to Silhouette Intimate Moments, which reached #2 on the Walden Bestseller List and won a Georgia Romance Writers' Maggie Award of Excellence. Since then, this multi-published author's books have sold in ten foreign countries and been translated into seven foreign languages.

Elizabeth is a member of Romance Writers of America, The Author's Guild and Thriller Writers. She's taught creative writing and given seminars and workshops, locally and nationally, on the craft of writing. Her books have finaled in the Daphne de Maurier contest and won The National Reader's Choice Award, The Anne Bonney Reader's Choice Award, Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, the Heart of Excellence Readers Choice Award and earned a Gold Medal Top Pick from the Romantic Times Book Club.

Elizabeth co-founded and is a member of the Ancient City Romance Authors of St. Augustine, FL. She is also a member of RWA's Kiss of Death Chapter, Sisters In Crime, and the Indiana Romance Writers.

In addition to having authored the widely-acclaimed instructional books, The Dreaded Synopsis and First Chapters, she has published a total of eighteen romances with Silhouette Intimate Moments/Romantic Suspense, Harlequin American, Kensington Precious Gems, Medallion Press and recently signed a contract with Belle Bridge Books for the next three books in her Hawks Mountain series.

The first book in the series, Hawks Mountain, will be released in the Fall of 2011.

Elizabeth will present two talks: "First Chapters - The first three chapters of a book are critical to catching an editors eye and their interest. Learn how to make them the best by including all the needed elements into these vital chapters," and "The 5 Senses - Learn how to bring life, texture and visual imagery to a scene simply by incorporating taste, touch, smell, hear and see to your writing.

For more information about the conference, visit www.scwg.org

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