I've accepted a Writer in Residence position with the Toronto Public Library.
For the months of October and November this year, I will be working from the North York Central Library running programs on romance writing and publishing.
As part of the residency, I'll be conducting four public presentations at the North York Central Library:
1. FINDING YOUR PLACE IN THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY on September 29th 2018, 2-3:30pm.
2. #METOO AND THE ROMANCE GENRE presented with Dana Grimaldi, Harlequin editor, on October 16th 2018, 6-8:30pm.
3. HEAS FOR ALL, DIVERSITY IN ROMANCE PUBLISHING featuring Toronto #ownvoices authors Jackie Lau and Farah Heron on November 13th 2018, 2-3:30pm.
4. THE CARE AND FEEDING OF A CAREER AUTHOR on November 24th 2018, 2-3:30pm.
As part of my residency, I will also be offering manuscript critiques and personal coaching sessions to up to 35 aspiring authors. This is a fantastic opportunity for Toronto-based to get feedback on their romance manuscript and to get inside information about the publishing business. Submissions open September 4th. For more information, see the submission guidelines.
This opportunity means a lot to me, because I've always felt giving back to the writing community is really important. I love working with aspiring authors and passing on what I've learned since I started writing.
If you have any questions at all about the residency, please feel free to email me via my contact page.