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Hosted by the Houston Bay Area chapter,
Romance Writers of America
September 21-22, 2018


Friday 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Kemah Boardwalk Inn ballroom, Kemah, Texas

Followed by socializing at the Cadillac Bar

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Landry’s at the Kemah Boardwalk, Kemah, Texas (*3rd floor, elevator)

Conference Features
Raffle Baskets Door Prizes
Full Lunch on Saturday 
$50 HBA RWA Members
$75 Non-members

No refunds will be given after September 7, 2017.


Evening Workshop and Social Gathering


Nationally recognized HPD investigator will speak on interviewing techniques and homicide investigations


Brian Harris was a murder cop for 22 years and has been featured in Time magazine, ABC’s 20/20 and Primetime, the History Channel, Fox News Channel, and numerous local stations. Brian will be the homicide expert on Season 2 of Netflix’s “Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer.”


Featured workshop with NY Times and USA Today
bestselling historical romance author

Elizabeth Hoyt

Workshop Topics
It’s Just Emotion
Dialogue: Writing between the Lines


Elizabeth Hoyt is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of historical romance, including reader favorite, The Raven Prince. She also writes deliciously fun contemporary romance under the name Julia Harper. Born in New Orleans, but raised in the frigid winters of Saint Paul, Minnesota, Elizabeth was fortunate to travel extensively when she was growing up and lived in St. Andrews, Scotland; Oxford England; and Kawasaki, Japan. She went to the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she not only earned a degree in anthropology but also met Mr. Hoyt. Some years later, after a short pause to birth and raise two children, Elizabeth realized that she really wasn’t qualified to do anything but make up stories and started writing. Elizabeth now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with three untrained canines, a garden in constant need of weeding, and, of course, Mr. Hoyt.

NOTE: If you plan to stay overnight Friday at the Boardwalk Inn:
The conference room rate is $179 and you must reserve your room through the chapter (see conference registration form).
*Elevator is available for Saturday workshop at Landry’s Restaurant, 3rd floor.