Friday, February 04, 2011

Mark Your Calendar: November 5, 2011

Southern Magic (Birmingham RWA Chapter) is proud to present the talented, funny, and USA Today Best Selling VICTORIA DAHL as the keynote speaker at their 2011 Romance Readers Luncheon on November 5, 2011.

Plus their own best selling teen author JENNIFER ECHOLS as the welcome speaker.

Plan to attend and meet these wonderful authors along with a dozen more at our readers luncheon. Location to be determined soon.

Victoria Dahl's bio from her website (http://www.victoriadahl.com/): Victoria Dahl lives with her family in a small town high in the mountains. During the summer she hikes and drinks margaritas (usually not at the same time). During the winter she likes to curl up with a book and a cup of hot cocoa and think about all those poor, freezing skiers working so hard out in the snow.

She’s been reading romance since the age of twelve and started her first manuscript at the age of twenty. Occasionally, on dark and stormy nights, she bravely posts excerpts of that original story on her blog for the entertainment of her readers.

Her first published novel, the winner of the coveted Golden Heart for best long historical romance, debuted in 2007. That same year, Victoria decided to try her hand at writing a contemporary romance. It turned out to be the most fun she’s ever had (while writing). Now she’s fully committed to bouncing between the sexy, dramatic world of historical romance and the sizzling fun of contemporaries.


Jennifer's bio from her website (http://www.jennifer-echols.com/): Jennifer Echols grew up in a small town on a beautiful lake in Alabama--a setting that has inspired many of her books. Always interested in creative writing, she finished her first (and still unpublished) novel soon after graduating with a degree in English from Auburn University at age 20. She worked as an editor for newspapers, a writer for business publications, and a writing instructor for three major universities, completed a master's degree in English, and finished the coursework for a PhD in genre studies before selling a book. Since then, she has written six young adult novels for Simon & Schuster, including Major Crush, which won the National Reader's Choice Award, and Going Too Far, which was a finalist in the RITA, the National Reader's Choice Award, and the Book Buyer's Best, and was nominated by the American Library Association as a Best Book for Young Adults. Her seventh novel for Simon & Schuster, Love Story, will be published on July 19. Currently she works as a freelance copyeditor and lives in Birmingham with her husband and her son.

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