Events

Upcoming Meetings for the Sacramento Valley Rose

Please note, unless otherwise indicated, all of our meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of the month at:

White Rock Community Center

10488 White Rock Road 
Rancho Cordova, CA 96741 

Cost is $20 for current Sacramento Valley Rose members and $30 for guests.

Meeting cost includes program and a light breakfast/morning snack, coffee (Keurig—feel free to bring your own pods!), water, and tea.

 

Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.

Program begins at 10:00 a.m. and typically ends by 12:30.

 

 March 23rd, 2019

Peopling Fiction with Comedy


White Rock Community Center 10488 White Rock Road  Rancho Cordova, CA 96741  Meeting cost includes program and a light breakfast/morning snack, coffee (Keurig—feel free to bring your own pods!), water, and tea. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. Program begins at 10:00 a.m. and typically ends by 12:30

March 23rd, 2019

Peopling Fiction with Comedy with Gail Carriger

Ms Carriger lectures on how to bring depth of characterization and social subversion to writing using humor. From protagonists to sidekicks to three sentence walk ons, she'll discuss what makes a character funny, and how to give readers the fictional people they adore. She also addresses the many different ways to inject comedy into fiction, and why you might want to.

About Gail:
Gail Carriger writes comedies of manners mixed with paranormal romance (and the sexy San Andreas Shifter series as G L Carriger). Her books include the Parasol Protectorate, Custard Protocol, and Supernatural Society series for adults, and the Finishing School series for young adults. She is published in many languages and has over a dozen NYT bestsellers. She was once an archaeologist and is fond of shoes, octopuses, and tea.

When: 3/23/2019 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: White Rock Community Clubhouse 10488 White Rock Road Rancho Cordova, CA 96741 UNITED STATES


Cost: $21.00 for RWA SVR members and $31.00 for non-members


April 27th, 2019

Contracts, Copyright, and Author's Rights with attorney Jackie Loyd

This presentation will cover several legal topics of importance to authors, including basic contracts they might encounter (and terms that should raise red flags), the basics of copyright protection, and how to enforce their rights, particularly in the face of rampant plagiarism and pirating websites that plague the internet.  The presentation will include a tutorial on how to file DMCA takedown notices and guidance on when authors should seek out the assistance of an attorney.  If time permits and the audience desires, the presentation will also cover how to register a copyright and obtain an ISBN for self-published works.  

There will be plenty of time for questions, but keep in mind that Jackie cannot offer specific legal advice to individual authors as part of the Q&A session, so please keep questions general or hypothetical, or focused on commonly known public issues or properties (e.g., Harry Potter fanfic or #CockyGate).

About Jackie:
Jacquelyn ("Jackie") Loyd is a practicing attorney and works for the Buchalter law firm in Sacramento, CA.  She handles all types of civil litigation cases, but about half of her practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, including cases involving copyright infringement.  When she isn't assisting clients, she sometimes manages to find time to write.  Her stories can be found in several anthologies and online magazines, including Daily Science Fiction.  


When: 4/27/2019 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: White Rock Community Clubhouse 10488 White Rock Road Rancho Cordova, CA 96741 UNITED STATES


Cost: $21.00 for RWA SVR members and $31.00 for non-members
 

May 18th 2019

Full-Day Workshop: Fast Drafting (and other topics) with Jillian David


White Rock Community Center 10488 White Rock Road  Rancho Cordova, CA 96741  Meeting cost includes program and a light breakfast/morning snack, coffee (Keurig—feel free to bring your own pods!), water, and tea. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. Program begins at 10:00 a.m. and typically ends by 4:00 p.m.

May 18th, 2019

Fastdrafting, Critiques, and More with Jillian David

Join us on Saturday, May 18, from 10 am-4 pm at the White Rock Community Clubhouse in Rancho Cordova for a full day packed with high-energy and interactive workshops, critiques of writers’ medical scenarios, behind-the-scenes secrets of hospitals and medical professionals, and demonstrations of obstetric emergencies. 

Award-winning author Jillian David juggles a busy rural medical practice while still finding time to write stories of steamy misadventure … that always contain a few medical twists.

In this interactive course, participants will learn Fastdrafting 101, a technique to get that first draft written in four days – perfect for authors with “no time” to write! Attendees will discuss how to create realistic fictional medical situations, and time will be allotted to discuss scenarios from participants’ works-in-progress. All attendees will also have the opportunity to deliver babies (!) and experience emergency obstetrics situations. 

Registration is open March 1st, and is limited to 40 participants. Cost of the course is $75 for Sacramento Valley Rose members and $85 for non-members. A light breakfast and full lunch will be provided.


About Jillian:

 

Award-winning author Jillian David lives near the end of the Earth with her nut of a husband and her bossy cats. To escape the sometimes-stressful world of the rural physician, she edits while on call and writes books in her free time. She enjoys taking realistic settings and adding a twist of “what if.” Running or hiking on local trails often promotes plot development as well.

Her book credits include a paranormal romance series, Hell to Pay, which involves characters selling their souls to Satan and then having a devil of a steamy time getting out of the contracts. Her second series, Hell’s Valley, is a paranormal western. Basically it involves frigid Wyoming nights, a rising evil force in the valley, and hot psychic ranchers. She’s currently working on a romantic suspense series of virally enhanced super soldiers, a Chicago mafia suspense, and a little story with a working tagline of “The Zodiac Killer meets The Love Boat.” 

 
When

5/18/2019 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Where

White Rock Community Clubhouse 10488 White Rock Road Rancho Cordova, CA 96741 UNITED STATES


Cost: $75.00 for Sacramento Valley Rose members and $85.00 for non-members.

Scheduled for 2019 (subject to change)

January 26th, 2019

ReVision and Your Story: Reconnecting to the magic on the page with Elisabeth Kauffman

Need a new perspective on revising to bring the life back into your Work-In-Progress? Come rediscover your writer’s intuition, recognize and appreciate your unique revision style, retool so you can revise more efficiently, and recommit to the story you set out to write. This workshop uses tarot and journaling to help you reconnect to the magic on the page and bring your best story to life.

About Elisabeth:

Elisabeth Kauffman is an independent editor, a believer in magic, and a lover of stories. She has helped writers of all levels craft and polish their manuscripts for publication. She writes fantasy fiction, paints, and gardens when she’s not editing or reading tarot. To learn more about her, please visit her websites: www.elisabethkauffman.com and www.writingrefinery.com.

 

February 23rd, 2019

He Said, She Said: Sparkling Dialogue with Sheryl Lister

Dialogue tags are the most important tools a writer has to convey character and build plot, but can sometimes fall flat. In He Said, She Said, you'll learn tips and techniques to bring your dialogue to life and write stronger, more believable scenes. This workshop will cover the basics of using dialogue tags, discuss action beats and include hands-on exercises and examples where you will deconstruct scenes to create natural, realistic conversations.

About Sheryl:

Sheryl Lister is a multi-award winning author and has enjoyed reading and writing for as long as she can remember. She is a former pediatric occupational therapist with over twenty years of experience and resides in California. Sheryl is a wife, mother of three daughters and a son-in-love, and grandmother to two special little boys. When she’s not writing, Sheryl can be found on a date with her husband or in the kitchen creating appetizers. For more information, visit her website at www.sheryllister.com.

  

March 23rd, 2019

Peopling Fiction with Comedy with Gail Carriger

Ms Carriger lectures on how to bring depth of characterization and social subversion to writing using humor. From protagonists to sidekicks to three sentence walk ons, she'll discuss what makes a character funny, and how to give readers the fictional people they adore. She also addresses the many different ways to inject comedy into fiction, and why you might want to.

About Gail:

Gail Carriger writes comedies of manners mixed with paranormal romance (and the sexy San Andreas Shifter series as G L Carriger). Her books include the Parasol ProtectorateCustard Protocol, and Supernatural Society series for adults, and the Finishing School series for young adults. She is published in many languages and has over a dozen NYT bestsellers. She was once an archaeologist and is fond of shoes, octopuses, and tea.

April 27th, 2019

Contracts, Copyright, and Author's Rights with attorney Jackie Loyd

This presentation will cover several legal topics of importance to authors, including basic contracts they might encounter (and terms that should raise red flags), the basics of copyright protection, and how to enforce their rights, particularly in the face of rampant plagiarism and pirating websites that plague the internet.  The presentation will include a tutorial on how to file DMCA takedown notices and guidance on when authors should seek out the assistance of an attorney.  If time permits and the audience desires, the presentation will also cover how to register a copyright and obtain an ISBN for self-published works.  

There will be plenty of time for questions, but keep in mind that Jackie cannot offer specific legal advice to individual authors as part of the Q&A session, so please keep questions general or hypothetical, or focused on commonly known public issues or properties (e.g., Harry Potter fanfic or #CockyGate).

About Jackie:


Jacquelyn ("Jackie") Loyd is a practicing attorney and works for the Buchalter law firm in Sacramento, CA.  She handles all types of civil litigation cases, but about half of her practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, including cases involving copyright infringement.  When she isn't assisting clients, she sometimes manages to find time to write.  Her stories can be found in several anthologies and online magazines, including Daily Science Fiction. 


May 18th, 2019

*Full-Day Workshop* 

Fast Drafting, Critiques, and More with Jillian David

In this interactive course, participants will learn Fastdrafting 101, a technique to get that first draft written in four days – perfect for authors with “no time” to write! Attendees will discuss how to create realistic fictional medical situations, and time will be allotted to discuss scenarios from participants’ works-in-progress. All attendees will also have the opportunity to deliver babies (!) and experience emergency obstetrics situations. 

Registration is open March 1st, and is limited to 40 participants. Cost of the course is $75 for members of Sacramento Valley Rose and $85 for non-members. A light breakfast and full lunch will be provided. Sign up by clicking on our chapter events.

About Jillian:

Award-winning author Jillian David lives near the end of the Earth with her nut of a husband and her bossy cats. To escape the sometimes-stressful world of the rural physician, she edits while oncalland writes books in her free time. She enjoys taking realistic settings and adding a twist of “what if.” Running or hiking on local trails often promotes plot development as well.

Her book credits include a paranormal romance series, Hell to Pay, which involves characters selling their souls to Satan and then having a devil of a steamy time getting out of the contracts. Her second series, Hell’s Valley, is a paranormal western. Basically it involves frigid Wyoming nights, a rising evil force in the valley, and hot psychic ranchers. She’s currently working on a romantic suspense series of virally enhanced super soldiers, a Chicago mafia suspense, and a little story with a working tagline of “The Zodiac Killer meets The Love Boat.”

June 22nd: Marketing Your Romance with Kilby Blades

July: No meeting due to RWA in NYC

August: TBA

September: TBA

October: TBA

November: TBA

December: No meeting. Happy holidays!

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