Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Romance Reader Social this Saturday at the Cedar Park library

There will be a Romance Reader Social this Saturday at the Cedar Park library (near Austin, Tx).

These events are always great fun and not only will I be there, but also Sherry Thomas, Tracy Wolff and Lily Everett.

Here are the details (copied from the Cedar Park website)!

Romance Reader Social
Date:8/2/2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Library Community Room
550 Discovery Blvd.
Cedar Park, Texas 78613

Join us for an afternoon celebration of all things romance! From 2pm to 3pm we will host an author panel featuring April Kihlstrom, Lily Everett, Sherry Thomas, and Tracy Wolff. After the panel, authors will sell and sign copies of their books. We will also have a paperback swap, photo booth, and light refreshments. For more information call 401-5638 or 401-5640.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Perfect Pitch (for writers)

I know it's short notice but RWA's national conference is just around the corner so....I'm offering my online pitch class again.

Want to capture an editor or agent's attention? Want to know how to capture the essence of your book in just a few sentences? Want to know what to expect and how to handle questions that might otherwise throw you off balance? Want to know how to best present yourself in the 10 or 15 minutes you may have to pitch your proposal? 

This class will cover those issues and more as well as a brief critique (if you choose) of YOUR pitch. I often coach writers (in an impromptu as well as formal way) on how to pitch their projects to editors and agents. These pitches tend to be quite successful. I know that pitching can be stressful and this class is designed to take away some of that stress and up the odds that a writer will get a request for their manuscript from their dream editor or agent.

Class 1: Perfect Pitch (for writers) $25 
 July 13, 2014 to July 18, 2014
Deadline to sign up: July 11, 2014Class size limited.

Format for this class: All lessons and discussion are handled via email loop set up for that purpose.

To sign up send an email to with the title of the class in the header and within the email whether you prefer to pay by check or Paypal.

 Bio: April Kihlstrom is an award winning author of 31 published romance novels, a Book in a Week Workbook and a series of easy reading books for beginning readers (designed especially for those with mental disabilities such as Down syndrome). She offers coaching to fellow writers as well as classes and workshops on writing and has spoken at many conferences including: the Romance Writers of America national conference (romance) and the East of Eden conference (non-romance).