January 6–11

MFA in Writing Popular Fiction residency
Workshops: “Setting and Research” and “The Business of Writing”
Seton Hill University
Greensburg, PA

January 18
Lecture with Linda McGinnis: “The Amish and the Language of Fabric”
History Club of Los Gatos
Los Gatos, CA

January 28
Workshop: “Expect Success: The Business of Your Career”
Silicon Valley RWA
San Jose, CA

February 24–26
San Francisco UnCon
San Francisco, CA

March 3–5
Corsair’s Cove writers retreat with Sharon Ashwood, Lee McKenzie, and Rachel Goldsworthy
Port Townsend, WA

March 11
Vancouver Island Romance Authors
Workshop: “Backstory: The Backbone of Your Story”
Vancouver Island Regional Library
Nanaimo, BC

April 19–26
Cruising Writers French Castle Retreat with Margie Lawson
Chateau Les Carrasses
Beziers, France

May 12–13
Festival du Roman Feminin
Presented by Les Romantiques
l’Espace Saint Martin
Paris, France

June 20–25
MFA in Writing Popular Fiction residency
Workshops: “Setting and Research”
Seton Hill University
Greensburg, PA

August 3–6
Ghost Town Writers Retreat
Speaking on 3 panels: “Steampunk Worlds: Do I Have to Set My Book in Victorian London?” with Mario Acevedo, “Writing the Weird West,” and “Steampunk Library: Where Did All These Books Come From and Where Does Mine Fit?” Shelley will also co-host a tea party during which she will wear a hat shaped like a teacup.
Georgetown, CO

August 26, 2–4:00 p.m.
Workshop: “The Business of Writing,” including business models (from hobbyist to S-Corp), alternate income (can you make money writing back-cover blurbs for others?) and literary estate planning (what to do with the empire when you’re gone).
California Writers Club: Fremont Area Writers
Round Table Pizza, 37408 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA

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