January 10, 2013

Jimmy Thomas Workshop

Marketing, Branding, and Self-Promotion 

An All-Day Workshop

Presented by Jimmy Thomas

Jimmy Thomas, one of the most recognizable faces on romance novel covers, will present his proven ideas on branding, marketing and self-promotion which have made him well known in the world of publishing. Not only do attendees meet the man who graces the covers of over 4,000 books, they will learn techniques that will help authors boost their visibility.

February 2, 2013 9:00-5:00

Houston, TX

Cost: $25

Lunch included.

Limited space so register soon!

For more information and to register:


January 2, 2013

Who gets the Nook HD?

Holiday Cheer Event was a lot of fun and I thank the many writers who participated with me.

Congratulations to Tricia Sandifur for winning the nook HD full of romance stories!  And thanks for all the people who stopped by and commented.  I hope you enjoyed the memories, traditions, activities, recipes and excerpts on all the holiday romances being offered by my guests!

Anna Kathryn

January 1, 2013

Resolutions and Writer's Workshop

See below for details - drawing will be on Jan. 4th

Do you make New Year's Resolutions?  Do you keep them? I know in the past I have made them, but I more than likely didn't keep them. However, I haven't made any resolutions in the past few years and I won't make any this year.  But I do have plans...goals. 

One is to lose more weight. In the past 18 months, I have lost 25 pounds. This is good. I needed to lose it. But I'd like to lose 10-15 more pounds (the amount depends on how much I gained this holiday season, as I have not stepped on the scale to find out, lol).  To accomplish this goal, I want to eat more fruits and vegetables, which has been a resolution of mine the past I didn't keep.  I participate in Zumba and I walk, though not as much in the past month as I want.  So, back into the walking mode!

I also need to set writing goals.  For the past two years, I have not written much, if at all.  RWA will kick me out soon for not being productive. But, I will admit, the past two years have been rough on me with family issues, mainly me mother's illness and death, followed by my grandfather's death a few months later.  So, now, it's time to set aside 'writing' time!

I also need to set 'reading goals.'  I have not read nearly as much in the past few years I have in the past...and I do believe that reading good books helps you write good books!

 What about you? Do you actually make resolutions?  Do you keep them? Or do you set goals?

Online Workshop - January 2 - 29, 2013

Starting Jan. 2nd, as it turns out, I am teaching an online workshop "The Hero's Journey via the TITANIC.  This class is a month long and will use Christopher Volger's and Joseph Campbell's guidelines on The Hero's Journey, as well as in-depth lecctures on The Hero's Journey as it was used by James Cameron for the blockbuster movie TITANIC.  Register now for this workshop at http://www.fthrw.com/workshops/wkshop_2013_01.php or wait...I'll draw a winner for free registration for the workshop on Friday, Jan. 4th. Just leave a comment (WITH YOUR EMAIL) to be eligible for the drawing!

Happy New Year's!

Anna Kathryn