Donna Hatch will teach: Seven Secrets for Writing Romance. During her sophomore year in high school, she wrote her first full-length novel. Her writing awards including Golden Quill and SARA Merrit. In between caring for six children, (7 counting her husband), her day job, and her many volunteer positions, she manages to carve out time to indulge in her writing obsession. A native of Arizona, she writes Regency Romance and Fantasy.
Janette Rallison writes Young Adult Fiction, Sweet Romance and Science Fiction/Fantasy. She has published seventeen books and sold over a million copies. Her pseudonyms are Sierra St. James and C. J. Hill. Her awards include: IRA Young Adults' Choices List 2007, 2008 & 2009 plus Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee 2011. Janette will teach: Using Internal Thought to Create Characterization.
Joyce DiPastena is an author of mystery, adventure and "sweet" romance in the middle ages. She will be teaching "Breathing Life Into Historical Research" at the Time Out For Writers 20th Annual ANWA 2012 Conference. Whether you write romance, mystery, or straight fiction, this workshop will teach you how to turn historical facts into a living, breathing world for your readers.
Sandra Lee Hendrickson is a music educator, songwriter and author. She studied music in college and attended many songwriting workshops to develop her music skills. Sandra will teach It Just Takes Time - a class on creative songwriting that will motivate you to dig a little deeper, learn more skills, and challenge you to be a better songwriter.
Wendy S. Peterson is a fourth-generation native of Mesa, Wendy hails from a long line of teachers. She will teach: Poetry: A Spicy Slice of Life: Like spices in food, poetry makes life interesting, more flavorful, richer. Learn to integrate writing poetry into your life using easy-to-get-started and simple-to-understand ideas in a nurturing and supportive environment.