Interview/Discussion

May 20, 2023

Romancing SFF Monthly Meetup – Featuring: Monique Patterson

May 20, 2023 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Panelists: Monique Patterson
Track:
Ask an Editor! The market continues to welcome more fantasy romance and make fresh paths for authors and readers alike. The SFWA Romancing SFF Meetup is delighted to welcome Monique Patterson, the VP and Editorial Director at Bramble, a new romantic imprint at Tor Publishing. Monique brings her keen knowledge of the market, sharp eye for what works in fantasy romance, and the inside scoop on the new Bramble imprint and what it means for writers of fantasy romance and the market as a whole. Bring your best questions to this lively session. Alternatively, you may submit questions for Monique in advance in the #sff-romance channel on the SFWA Discord and a member of the Romance Committee will ensure the question is asked during this recorded session.
Each month the Romancing SFF meetup will bring an expert speaker for thirty minutes of programming followed by opportunities to ask questions and network with the SFWA SFF romance community. Please log in to access the recording of this session!

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May 20, 2023 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Panelists: Monique Patterson
Track:
Ask an Editor! The market continues to welcome more fantasy romance and make fresh paths for authors and readers alike. The SFWA Romancing SFF Meetup is delighted to welcome Monique Patterson, the VP and Editorial Director at Bramble, a new romantic imprint at Tor Publishing. Monique brings her keen knowledge of the market, sharp eye for what works in fantasy romance, and the inside scoop on the new Bramble imprint and what it means for writers of fantasy romance and the market as a whole. Bring your best questions to this lively session. Alternatively, you may submit questions for Monique in advance in the #sff-romance channel on the SFWA Discord and a member of the Romance Committee will ensure the question is asked during this recorded session.
Each month the Romancing SFF meetup will bring an expert speaker for thirty minutes of programming followed by opportunities to ask questions and network with the SFWA SFF romance community. Log in to join this event!

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April 16, 2023

Narrative Worlds with Malinda Lo – When Lightning Strikes (and when lightning doesn’t strike): what’s under our control in our careers and what isn’t. (Webinar)

April 16, 2023 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Track:

Narrative Worlds is a monthly discussion between Kate Elliott and a guest, looking into a specific single worldbuilding topic in depth.

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April 15, 2023

Romancing SFF Monthly Meetup – Featuring: Jeannie Lin

April 15, 2023 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Panelists: Jeannie Lin
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Whether traditionally or independently published, authors are expected to promote and market their books to some extent. Beginning authors are often unsure where to focus their efforts, so we often end up trying to be everything, everywhere all at once, with little to show for all the blood, sweat, and tears. Jeannie Lin’s “Hard Facts about Marketing as an Author” discusses lessons learned from someone who has been though the ups and downs of marketing as both an author and an entrepreneur. From social media, to publications, to Amazon, to Kickstarter – here’s a candid talk about what to focus on and what to possibly let go when trying to get your books out to the world. More about Jeannie Lin at: http://www.jeannielin.com/

Each month the Romancing SFF meetup will bring an expert speaker for thirty minutes of programming followed by opportunities to ask questions and network with the SFWA SFF romance community.

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March 19, 2023

Narrative Worlds with Susan dennard – You Are Not A Failure: Dealing with writerly fear, doubt, frustration, and despair. (Webinar)

March 19, 2023 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Track:

Narrative Worlds is a monthly discussion between Kate Elliott and a guest, looking into a specific single worldbuilding topic in depth.

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March 18, 2023

Romancing SFF Monthly Meetup – Featuring: Leanna Renee Hieber

March 18, 2023 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Panelists: Leanna Renee Hieber
Track:
Navigating a Cross-Genre Landscape – Actress, Playwright, Ghost Tour guide and Gothic, Gaslamp Fantasy Romance and Non-Fiction author Leanna Renee Hieber discusses how the cross-genre landscape has developed and shifted from the days of her award-winning debut Strangely Beautiful series, through the closing of publishers and changing genre landscapes, and what it takes to stay afloat and relevant no matter how many genres you juggle. More about Leanna: https://leannareneehieber.com
 
Each month the Romancing SFF meetup will bring an expert speaker for thirty minutes of programming followed by opportunities to ask questions and network with the SFWA SFF romance community.

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February 19, 2023

Narrative Worlds with Ken Liu – Go Big or Go Bigger: Worldbuilding on the most epic scale (Webinar)

February 19, 2023 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Track:

Narrative Worlds is a monthly discussion between Kate Elliott and a guest, looking into a specific single worldbuilding topic in depth.

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January 21, 2023

Romancing SFF Monthly Meetup – Featuring: Diana Gill

February 18, 2023 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Panelists: Diana Gill
Track:

Ask an Editor! – Diana Gill spent more than twenty years as an executive editor in Big5 publishing, editing commercial fiction at Penguin Random House, Macmillan, and HarperCollins Publishers, including running Harper Voyager, the science fiction and fantasy imprint at HarperCollins, for twelve years. In this lively session, she will share common issues addressed in edit letters and take your questions in a live Ask an Editor round. You may also submit questions for Diana in advance in the #sff-romance channel on the SFWA Discord.

Each month the Romancing SFF meetup will bring an expert speaker for thirty minutes of programming followed by opportunities to ask questions and network with the SFWA SFF romance community.

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Romancing SFF Monthly Meetup – Featuring: Charlaine Harris

January 21, 2023 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Panelists: Charlaine Harris
Track:

Each month the Romancing SFF meetup will bring an expert speaker for thirty minutes of programming followed by opportunities to ask questions and network with the SFWA SFF romance community. In January, we welcome Charlaine Harris, bestselling author of the Gunnie Rose, Sookie Stackhouse, Aurora Teagarden, and so many other great series. Our prepared Q&A will focus on her use of romantic subplots within her stories, but please bring your questions. Questions for Charlaine can also be submitted in advance in the #sff-romance channel on the SFWA Discord.

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January 15, 2023

Narrative Worlds with Shannon Chakraborty – Beyond Background Filler: History and religion as foundational structures in worldbuilding. (Webinar)

January 15, 2023 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Track:

Narrative Worlds is a monthly discussion between Kate Elliott and a guest, looking into a specific single worldbuilding topic in depth.

Read more about Narrative Worlds with Shannon Chakraborty – Beyond Background Filler: History and religion as foundational structures in worldbuilding. (Webinar)

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