___________________________________________________________________________________________Published by Heart of Iowa Fiction AuthorsRegion 2, Chapter #135April 2009March 2009 1 www.hifarwa.org
Welcome to the April 2009 edition of Heartof Iowa, the monthly newsletter publishedby the Heart of Iowa Fiction Authors!A big thanks to Cindy Kirk traveling to ourMarch 2009 meeting and presenting herwonderful workshop "The Selling Synopsis".Check out Cindy's newestrelease,
Claiming the Rancher's Heart
, aSilhouette Special Editionrelease.For more information, visitCindy on her website,www.cindykirk.com.
2009 RWA CONFERENCE
Conference Bound? Register by May 31
for the early member registration fee of$425 ($500 for non-members). Registrationinformation is available on the RWA websiteat www.rwanational.org.This year's conference will be held inWashington D.C. and will feature suchexciting speakers as Janet Evanovich,Linda Howard, and Eloisa James.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Our meeting in May will be on the 16
, andwe will be making the trek to Des. Moines,where we will visit our sister chapter, IowaRomance Novelists. If we have enoughinterest, we may plan an overnight"brainstorming" session. Mark yourcalendar and plan on joining us for a chanceto meet other aspiring authors!
"Snakebite Scenes and Hollywood Plots:Adding Emotional Action to Romance."
This month HIFAwould like towelcome CarrieLofty! She'll shareplotting strategiesas well asmeaningful ways todraw the hero andheroine together ina way that forcesintimacy, creates a shared history, andbrings their budding relationship intofocus. These "snakebite scenes" can befound in almost any romance, butthey're most effective in action-orientedstories where a good jolt to the systemhelps the hero and heroine realize whatthey mean to each other.
Carrie Lofty was born in California, raised in the Midwest, and found the love of her lifein England. She earned her master’s inhistory with a thesis on Old West outlaws.
What a Scoundrel Wants
, the hot,adventurous tale of Will Scarlet and hisdangerous lady love, was a December 2008 Zebra Debut, and
, thesequel featuring a Spanish warrior monk and an opium addict, will follow in January2010.www.carrielofty.com