March 19, 2017 Meeting – Get Ready for Conference!

NECRWA’s Annual Conference, “Let Your Imagination Take Flight,” is happening earlier than usual this year—on April 7th and 8th. Are you ready? At this month’s meeting, members of NEC’s Conference Committee will help you prepare, giving brief presentations on

• What’s new at conference this year

• What first-time attendees can expect/should do to get ready

• What to expect during an agent/editor appointment (including some role-playing between your President and your conference Editor/Agent Coordinator)

• How to preparing for a book signing

• How not to lose your mind/cool at conference, especially if you are an introvert

We’ll then break out into smaller groups to talk about these issues in more depth; you choose which topic group to join.

And we’ll end by practicing elevator pitches. Even if you are not meeting with an editor or agent at conference, it helps to have an “elevator pitch” ready to share with fellow conference goers. (Elevator pitch = the two or three sentences you offer when you meet a fellow conference attendee in the elevator, or in line for dinner, or waiting in the bathroom, and that person asks, “So, what are you working on?”) Bring your own elevator pitch for your current WIP and we’ll practice by sharing them with each other, and giving each other constructive feedback.

Congratulations to 2017 New England Readers’ Choice Finalists!

NECRWA is pleased to announce the finalists in the 2017 New England Readers’ Choice contest! Winners will be announced at the Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference Awards Luncheon on Saturday, April 8, 2017.



Rissa Brahm, Catching Preeya

Babette deJongh, Angel Falls

Melynda Price, Beneath the Surface

Melynda Price, Fighting for Control



Linda Broday, To Love a Texas Ranger

Loretta Chase, Dukes Prefer Blondes

Megan Frampton, One-Eyed Dukes Are Wild

Nicole Elizabeth Kelleher, Wild Lavender



Laurel Blount, A Family for the Farmer

Kat Brookes, His Holiday Matchmaker

Dana R. Lynn, Interrupted Lullaby

Olivia Rae, Redemption



Cate Beauman, Deceiving Bella

Tamra Lassiter, Guiding Fate

Robin Perini, Forgotten Secrets

Katie Reus, Love Thy Enemy

Tara Wyatt, Necessary Risk



Marissa Doyle, Skin Deep

Michelle Miles, In the Tower of the Wizard King

Nadine Mutas, Blood, Breath, and Desire



Anna DePalo, Second Chance with the CEO

Peggy Jaeger, A Kiss Under the Christmas Lights

Robin Perini, San Antonio Secret

Barbara Wallace, Christmas Baby for the Princess

Barbara Wallace, Winter Wedding for the Prince



Laura Baumbach, The Dark Side

Shana Figueroa, Vengeance

Christina James, Operation Persuade Me



Tessa Gray, My Dearest Chloe

Jessica Linden, Bodyguard

Debra Jess, A Secret Rose

Katie Reus, Merry Christmas, Baby


Congratulations to all of the finalists!