The author of 22 novels and a veteran editorial consultant, Read & Critique Workshop Leader Laura Taylor's critically acclaimed Honorbound received endorsements from authors Pat Conroy, W.E.B. Griffin, Stephen King, and 3 former Vietnam-era prisoners of war. A 6-time Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement and Career Achievement Award winner, a 2-time Maggie Award winner for Mainstream Fiction, the first Golden Rose Award recipient, and an RWA RITA Award Finalist, Laura is a member of The Authors Guild, International Thriller Writers, and Novelists, Inc. Fallen Angel, Desert Rose, Midnight Storm, Heartbreaker and More Than Friends are currently available at Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, Smashwords, KOBO, Apple iTunes, and Google Books. She is celebrating more than 500,000 digital downloads of her romantic suspense novels during the preceding 17 months.
Laura will conduct a special DYI workshop presentation entitled "Indie Excellence: Legitimacy & Editing" on Friday afternoon of the conference. Mystery and suspense writer Claudia Whitsitt and international thriller writer Dennis Bowen will guest co-present in this critical workshop for indie authors. SCWC attendees are also encouraged to bring their current works in progress to her Read & Critique Rogue Workshops on Friday and Saturday evenings of the SCWC conference.
Advance Submission Critique: Mainstream, historical and genre fiction, romance; first 15 pages double-spaced