2019 Schedule

October 26

Seven Steps to a Six-Figure Series with Roxanne St. Claire. This workshop with New York Times and USA Today bestseller Roxanne St. Claire is designed to help authors learn how to build a series concept, make sure it holds together, launch it properly, and set themselves up for success and a spinoff! Also today: STAR’s Annual General Meeting and elections. LEARN MORE

November 23

Perfecting Your Author Presence on Goodreads and beyond:
Your online presence checklist for social media and your website (Chris Kridler)
Making the most of Goodreads for book promo (Maria Geraci)
How to make easy online promo graphics:
– Bookbrush (with a Bookbrush company expert)
– Canva (with TJ Logan)


STAR Holiday Party ~ members only.


2020 Schedule



Power up your author brand and promo with Your A Game and a bonus Blurb Slam with Damon Suede. Registration required. LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

February 22

Connie Mann: Make Your Work Stand Out in a Crowded Marketplace Regardless of Genre. LEARN MORE

March 21

Amy Atwell: Indie Publishing Trends. LEARN MORE

April 25

Rachel Hauck: The Story Equation: Tools for your writing tool belt. LEARN MORE

May 16

Leigh Duncan: Writing for Hallmark. LEARN MORE

June 27

Lorelei from Lorelei’s Lit Lair: Working with bloggers and setting up promo events

July 25

Chris Kridler: Editor Tricks To Make Your Writing Rock

July 29-August 1

Romance Writers of America National Conference, San Francisco Marriott Marquis

August 22

Lessons from the RWA conference. STAR members who attended the San Francisco conference bring back invaluable lessons on writing and selling books in today’s marketplace. Note: This special lunch meeting will be held at Pizza Gallery. LEARN MORE

September 19

Tips on How To Get Quality Book Reviews: Advice from Hidden Gems and more

October 24

Program TBA + STAR elections. Details to come. Also today: STAR’s Annual General Meeting and elections.

November 21


Finding Your Way to the Pacing Sweet Spot and Making a Publishing Pivot with Angela James. Registration required. LEARN MORE


STAR Holiday Party ~ members only.