Today I’m in Baltimore Maryland at the dazzling Romance Slam Jam conference. This conference of African American romance writers included workshops on Creating Memorable Characters by Marilyn Tyner, and Sexy Banter from the awesome writer Gwyneth Bolton, and What’s the Hype about Romance from Denise Jeffries. I also spent time on a panel talking about my novel PULL, along with authors Altonya Washington, A. C. Arthur, and Iris Bolling. Its great being close enough to touch so many of my idols, an to be asked questions by Wayne Jordon and Gwyneth Bolton, romance authors I adore.
The next two days of the conference will include sessions on
- Writing interracial/multicultural romances
- Sex scenes from His Perspective
- Writing with Passion
- Building your brand
- and more.
Tonight I’m off to a 70’s theme party. Tomorrow we tour Baltimore and the Emma Awards.