Tricia Quinnies reads a lot. An assortment of books stack her shelves: mysteries, historical fiction, travel, biographies, classics, book club picks, memoirs, and romance.
She writes contemporary romances as Audrey Lynden.
“Modern Romance with an Old Fashioned Twist”
She celebrates writers who take on the task of filling empty pages with words, sentences and paragraphs. Tricia knows first-hand how difficult it is to create unforgettable characters and meaningful stories. Most importantly, she understands the challenges of getting to the end and finishing the damn book. Writing is a gig that can be fulfilling but difficult.
The business of publishing your words is another world and ever-changing. Writing conferences give writers a chance to see how it all works.
“How the sausage is made.” An insightful agent once said.
Attending a writing conference is a valuable experience. Not only can you improve your craft, you’ll meet the publishing professionals who can explain the intricate and convoluted realms in publishing. Meeting like-minded sentence-slingers can also offer guidance whether you’re in the query trenches or launching your novel.
As a one-time conference coordinator, Tricia offers advice about writing conferences. Whether you’re attending or planning a writing event, you’ll find a few tips on her blog about how to make it a worthwhile and successful endeavor.
She believes romance writers get special accolades. The genre regularly gets D-listed, even though romance titles sell more than any other genre. The brilliant and bold writers who craft happy endings deserve applause. The book she recommends most often is Dangerous Books for Girls by Maya Rodale.