2014 TGN Retreat

Silver Spurs and Golden Words

WHAT: The Golden Network Annual Retreat
WHERE: RWA Annual Conference, San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
WHEN: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 – 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Marriott Riverwalk – Alamo Ballroom D
COST: $70 before 6/15 (which includes a continental breakfast and lunch)  $80 after 6/15


9:00 10:00 Welcome from the President, J. Keely Thrall and Annual General Meeting (Continental breakfast)
10:00 11:15 Robin Perini and Jenn Stark:
“Getting Dreams Done: 2 GH Winners, 3 Years, 21 Books – How They Did it and How You Can Too!”
11:15 11:30 Break
11:30 12:15 Keynote Speaker Suzanne Brockmann: “Never Give Up. Never Surrender.”
12:15 1:30 Boot-Up Ceremony & Hall of Gold Induction (Lunch)
1:30 3:40 Industry Professionals Round Table Sessions
This is your chance to get instant feedback on everything from your query to your social media presence. How to deal with an editor and how to interact with readers. This is not a panel. Industry professionals will be sitting with you at your table ready to share their knowledge and answer your questions. No pitching. No pressure. Just personal time with the best in the business. Three sessions, three opportunities to network with a new set of industry professionals. We’ll ask you to rank your area(s) of interest in the registration process and will do our utmost to accommodate preferences on a first come, first served basis.

Our Industry Professionals include

AGENTS – Susan Brower (Natasha Kern Literary Agency), Laura Bradford (Bradford Literary Agency), Natasha Kern (Natasha Kern Literary Agency), Kevan Lyon (Marsal Lyon Literary Agency), Kristen Nelson (The Nelson Literary Agency)

BLOGGERS/REVIEWERS – Michelle Monkou (USAToday HEA), “Aloha” Kim Lowe (SOSAloha), Sarah Wendell (Smart Bitches)

EDITORS – Kerri Buckley (Carina), Brenda Chin (Imajin Books), Sue Grimshaw (Random House), Allie McKnight (LooseID)

MARKETING – Valerie Bowman (Author), Kathryn Brown (Chanticleer Book Reviews & Media), Danielle Childers (BelleBooks Marketing Director), Maria Connor (My Author Concierge), Pamela Spengler-Jaffee (Avon PR), Sara Reyes (Fresh Fiction), Barbara Vey (Blogger, Author of “Book Marketing, Book Trailers and Author Etiquette in a Nutshell”), Terry McLaughlin (President, RWA) and Cathy Maxwell


Register Now!

If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact the Retreat Chair, Maria Connor, at 858-431-6777 or mariakconnor@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!


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