02/20/2014: Creating Conflict Across the Genres

No matter what genre your stories fall into -traditional romance, steamy love story, romantic thriller or suspense, historical fiction, inspirational – conflict drives the plot and action. Without conflict, there is no story. Without conflict you can’t capture or hold readers’ interest. This workshop will give you the tools to build believable, intense conflict into your next story.

6:30 – 8:30pm
Arbutus Branch Library
Arbutus, MD

Speaker: Kathryn Johnson

Kathryn Johnson lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with her husband and two feline writing partners, Tempest and Miranda. The author of over 40 books, her novels have been published by major U.S. and foreign publishers. She has written under her own name and a variety of pen names, including Mary Hart Perry, Kathryn Jensen, KM Kimball and Nicole Davidson. She also teaches fiction-writing workshops for The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Her popular 8-week course, The Extreme Novelist, supports and encourages class members through a full first draft of their novels. In 2008, she founded Write by You, a writer’s mentoring service, to aid individual authors in reaching their publication goals. She has been nominated for the prestigious Agatha Christy Award, and won the Heart of Excellence and Bookseller’s Best Awards (sponsored by the Romance Writers of America).

Her works in progress include a trilogy of Victorian thrillers inspired by the lives of Queen Victoria’s daughters, and a new contemporary romantic-suspense series. Kathryn is a member of the Author’s Guild, Romance Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Novelists Inc, and the Historical Novel Society.