The Basics


3rd Saturday of each month
No meeting in November (Thanksgiving).
Meet the 2nd Saturday in December for our Holiday Party.


La Hacienda Ranch (Click for map)
5251 Hwy 121
Grapevine/Colleyville, Texas


10 am -- Doors Open

10-10:30 -- Get Published! Workshop
Open to all but tailored for the not-yet-published

10:45 am --  Meeting Begins

11 am -- Speaker

Noon(ish) -- Business meeting and optional lunch (most stay for lunch, but duck out if you need to)

2018 Meetings

Jan 20

Planning Your Career with Sara Megibow of KT Literacy Agency

Feb 17

Swiss Army Writer: Diversification through Screenwriting with Daniel Wells

March 17 -- Anniversary Celebration

Newsletters and Convertible Communication with Andra Dunn

April 21

Synopsis Writing & Pitching with Candace Havens

May 19

Psychic Melanie Jade

June 16

Managing Resources with Emily McKay

July 21

Informal meeting before heading off to RWA Nationals (no speaker)

Aug 18

Speaker TBA

Sept 15

Attorney, Judge & Former FBI Agent Holly Fox

Oct 20

Narrators with Kylie Stewart of The Campbell Agency

Dec 8

Holiday Party

Come visit us at one of these upcoming meetings

Sure, everyone knows how to edit a manuscript. But how do you revise one? We’re not talking mansy-pansy punching-up-your-verbs revisions. We’re talking my-book-is-flatlining-and-needs-a-heart-transplant revisions.

Maybe your critique group is harping on your convoluted plot and you’re getting rejections that say they just don’t feel connected to your characters. These are problems your spell checker and thesaurus can’t fix. It could be time for major surgery.

This workshop will unveil three levels of revisions that will take your book from an unhealthy, flabby mess, to a thing of beauty your editor will want to clutch to her chest while singing Etta James’s At Last.

About Emily:

Emily McKay is a four time Rita nominee. She’s published twenty-five books with Harlequin, Berkley, Walker Books, and Entangled. In 2013, she won the Rita award for Best Young Adult Romance. She has over 500,000 books in print in fourteen languages.

She is a life-long fan of books, pop-culture and anything geeky. She has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and baking cookies. When she’s not kicking-butt and scooping cookie dough, she’s watching videos on YouTube. Though her interests may appear broad, the common denominators are chilling suspense and snarky humor.

She lives in central Texas with her husband, kids, two mildly-psychotic dogs, two nervous cats, and nineteen chickens.


About the Workshop
Psychic medium Melanie Jade Rummel answers your questions about the paranormal, including angels, spirit guides, psychic abilities, after-death communication, and pet communication.
Learn how your character’s intuitive abilities can develop, ways they can receive insight, and how those abilities can lead to joy and conflict in their daily life and relationships.


About Melanie
Melanie Jade Rummel is a medium, spiritual teacher, and inspirational speaker who helps people tune into their inner guidance to create a life they love. She offers private readings to share positive, loving messages from angels, spirit guides, and loved ones who have passed. Melanie is also currently earning her bachelor’s of nursing degree and working in an emergency room and level 2 trauma center. Learn more at

The Book Map, designed by Candace Havens, is an easy way to organize your book thoughts into a cohesive synopsis that shows character development as well as story beats. The Book Map will also help you write your blurb as well as figure out that high concept twist of your book. That information makes it easier to pitch and submit your manuscript.