Crossing Over: Writing Straight and LGBTQ+ Romance Under One Penname

07/01/2017 - 07/31/2017

This workshop will cover the challenges and advantages of writing straight and LGBTQ+ romance while using one penname. We’ll discuss author branding, learning your readership, marketing, voice, cover art and how to transition to writing in new sub-genres.


About the Presenter, Karen Stivali:

Karen Stivali is a prolific writer, compulsive baker, and chocoholic with a penchant for books, movies, and fictional British men. She’s also the multiple award-winning author of twenty straight and LGBT new adult and adult contemporary romance novels. She writes novels about love…like real life, only hotter. Karen’s lifelong fascination with people has led her to careers ranging from hand-drawn animator to party planner, to marriage and family counselor, but writing has always been her passion. Karen enjoys nothing more than following her characters on their journey toward love. Whether the couples are m/f or m/m, it’s guaranteed that Karen’s novels are filled with food, friendship, love, and smoking hot sex—all the best things in life.


Cost: Members:20/Non-Members: 30

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