The Connecticut Romance Writers Fiction Fest 2013 will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013. The keynote speaker this year is 6-time RITA Nominee, Winner, and NY Times Bestselling Author, Roxanne St. Claire. We’ll also be welcoming Jim Azevedo from Smashwords for a double session workshop, and life coach/organizer Lisa Lelas. And let's not forget bestselling author and inspirational RWA2013 luncheon speaker Kristan Higgins, who will be giving a workshop on secondary characters.

The all-day conference will be held at the luxurious Hilton Hotel in Mystic, CT. Just tell them you are with the CT Romance Writers, and you will receive the discount room rate of $169.

Fiction writers of all genres, but especially romance writers, are welcome. Once again, the conference will feature workshops on craft, industry, and the writer’s life. We will have an exciting raffle, an editor/agent hot-seat luncheon(where THEY get to answer YOUR questions), and a few surprises. In addition,editors and agents will be available for pitch appointments. This conference drew 160 participants last year, so be sure to register early to reserve your spot!

Agents and editors include:

Mary Sue Seymour, The Seymour Agency
Emmanuelle Morgen, Stonesong Literary Agency
Stephany Evans, Fine Print Literary Management
Rachael Dugas, Talcott Notch Literary Services

Chelsey Emmelhainz (Avon Harper Collins)
Susan Litman (Harlequin) (Can take pitches for all lines)
Debby Gilbert (Soul Mate)
Katherine Pelz (Berkley)

See for details!