Residency Closing Reception

Remember I told you about the Closing Reception for my residency at the Toronto Public Library this fall? We had a panel discussion with an editor and an agent. Well, here’s a photo of the three of us, before the festivities began:


That’s Brenda Chin, Senior Editor at Harlequin Blaze on the left, me in the middle and Amy Moore-Benson of AMB Literary Management on the right. It was a terrific evening, a great discussion and a lot of fun.

Article About the Residency

I’ve been talking to the editors of the Romance Writers’ Report (the members’ publication for RWA) about my writing an article about being the Writer in Residence at the Toronto Public Library this fall. We’re on for the April issue, so I’ve got work to do. The idea is that the article would discuss my experience as the writer-in-residence, but would also include the perspective of the library, as this was the first residency they’ve ever done focussed on the romance genre.

Plus I’d like to include some quotes from people who participated in the residency events, ideally mentioning how the experience was of value. So, if you attended any of the residency events, read the blog, or had a manuscript partial reviewed by me during the residency, and you have some comments to share, please either post them here, or email them to me privately.

Maybe we can launch more residencies for romance!

Closing Reception for the Residency

Tonight is the closing reception for the writer-in-residence program at the Toronto Public Library. We’ll be having a panel discussion called “The Other Side of the Story” with guests Brenda Chin, a senior editor from Harlequin, and Amy Moore-Benson, an agent with AMB Literary Management. I think it will be an interesting evening.