Tuesday, July 17, 2012

National Romance Writers of America Conference, 2012

RWA 2011

By Debby Giusti

This time next week, I’ll be on my way to Anaheim, California, to attend the National Romance Writers of America Conference.  Each year approximately 2,000 writers attend the Wednesday through Sunday event that spotlights romance and the publishing industry.

Ever wonder why published authors go to writing conferences?

Here’s my list of reasons:

1.    Attend workshops given by leading professionals in the publishing industry.
2.    Hear bestselling authors discuss their work and the techniques they use in their writing.
3.    Meet with Love Inspired editors and learn their vision for the upcoming year.
4.    Connect with my agent and work on career planning.
5.    Participate in the “Readers for Life” charity book signing that raises thousands of dollars to aid literacy. (If you’re there, be sure to say hello. I’ll be at Table 407.)
6.    Brainstorm with the Craftie Ladies of Romance about how to grow our blog.
7.    Reconnect with writing friends I haven’t seen since the last conference.
8.    Offer encouragement to those just starting on their journey to publication.
 9.    Make new friends.
 10.     Be open to what God has in store for me.

Hope to see you at the conference.

Safe travel,
Debby Giusti

Check out my Seekerville blog tomorrow. I’ll talk about Writing Conferences Across America.

Watch for THE COLONEL’S DAUGHTER, the third book in my Military Investigations series, in bookstores this August.

By Debby Giusti


A ruthless killer is targeting the families of soldiers in a U.S. Army
colonel’s brigade. Special agent Jamison Steele, of the Criminal
Investigation Division, vows to stop him—because this time,
Jamison’s heart is involved. The colonel’s daughter, the woman who loved and left Jamison without a word, came face-to-face with the murderer. Protecting Michele Logan means constant surveillance. And solving the mystery of the serial killer’s motive requires asking Michele the questions she least wants to answer. Questions that may lead them both into a deadly trap.


  1. Debby!!! I'll see you there!!!! Just last week I decided to go.

  2. Yay, Camy! That's such great news! I'll look forward to seeing you.


  3. I'm so bummed that I won't be there! I'll be here in Georgia feeling sorry for myself. :)

    Y'all have a great time!

  4. I won't be there either. But maybe next year, but probably not. I am becoming a northwoods hermit!

    Have fun Camy and Debby!

  5. Missy and Lyn, wish you would both be there.

    Seems many folks are opting out this year. Probably the travel distance for east coasters. Plus, RWA was in Disney World two years ago so the Disney draw isn't as strong.

    It won't be the same without you!!!

  6. Sounds like so much fun. wish we had signings here!
    but I am looking forward to God willing meeting some authors next May.

  7. Sorry we had storms in the area last night and I couldn't get back online.

    Rachel!!! So good to see you here. Looking forward to another great ACFW and your beautiful, spirit-filled music!

    Ausjenny, hoping we can connect during your visit to the USA!!! Fingers crossed.

    How are you feeling?


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