Light Up Your Career at the Southern Lights Writers’ Conference

It’s not too late!  Register today to attend!  Spur of the moment decisions are often the BEST!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

*A full day of craft and career workshops

*Keynote luncheon with CL Wilson, New York Times and USA Today best-selling

*Q&A with Industry Professionals editor Tessa Woodward from Avon Publishing & agent Emmanuelle Morgen of Judith Ehrlich Literary Management

*Editor and Agent Appointments

*Critique Raffles with incredible prizes from:


Anita Mumm (Assistant to Kristen Nelson and Sara Megibow) Nelson Literary Agency, LLC

Andrea Somberg Harvey Klinger, Inc. 

Stephany Evans, President FinePrint Literary Management

Adrienne Rosado PMA Literary & Film Management

Lois Winston Ashley Grayson Literary Agency

Pattie Steele-Perkins Steele-Perkins Literary Agency 

Michelle Grajkowski 3 Seas Literary Agency

Scott Eagan Greyhaus Literary Agency

Kevan Lyon, Marsal-Lyon Literary Agency


Jhanteigh Kuppihea, Editor, New American Library (NAL) (Need details from Margie)

Raelene Gorlinksky, Publisher, Ellora’s Cave – erotic romances; Cerridwen Press – mainstream genre fiction: romance, mystery/suspense, futuristic/sci-fi, paranormal, women’s fiction, historical fiction; The Lotus Circle – metaphysical/psychic fiction and non-fiction

Rhonda Stapleton, Editor, Carina Press (E-publishing imprint of Harlequin)

Alissa Davis, Freelance Editor

Emily W. Carmain, Noteworthy Editing Services

Sherry’s Sage Suggestions, Editing Service


Margie Lawson, the amazing author of Empowering Characters’ Emotions, Defeat Self-Defeating Behaviors,  Deep Editing: The EDITS System, Rhetorical Devices, and More, Digging Deep into the EDITS System, Writing Body Language and Dialogue Cues Like a Psychologist, Powering Up Body Language in Real Life  

Vanessa Kelly, Regency Romance, Zebra

Sharon Page, USA Today Bestselling Author, Sensual & Erotic Romance, Aphrodisia

Karen Hawkins, USA Today Bestselling Author, Historical Romance, Pocket

Joanne Rock, 3-Time Rita Nominee, Historical Romance, Harlequin

Elizabeth Sinclair, The Dreaded Synopsis, Multi-published Romantic Suspense, Harlequin

Kasey Michaels, New York Times Bestselling Author, Historical Romance/Romantic Suspense, Harlequin/Warner/Kensington/Zebra, 

*Too many raffle baskets filled to the brim with awesome books and fun stuff to list!

Registration- $110

4670 Salisbury Rd. – Jacksonville, FL

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The Southern Lights Conference was a huge success. Mary Buckham and Dianna Love were awesome and I highly recommend their workshop, Break Into Fiction ®. I watched many published authors taking copious amounts of notes right along with the unpublished.

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