Meet our Board and Members
This post kicks off a monthly feature to introduce you to the Board and members of East Valley Authors, a chapter of Romance Writers of America. We’re starting with our President, Kathy Lloyd.
Hello Future EVA Chapter Members!
Many moons ago (6 years) a friend told me about a group of very nice romance writers who met at the Azusa Library. The chapter contained traditionally published, indie published and unpublished writers so basically whatever route I wanted to go with my writing career they’d be able to point me in the right direction.
I was half way through the first book in my light Urban Fantasy series, Violet Gets the Blues, and was looking for a critique group to help me with plotting and world-building. I’d hit the dreaded ‘sagging middle’ that most first time writers run into and was getting very discouraged. EVA’s wonderful critique group helped me make it to the finish line and beyond.
Here is a little blurb about my first book, Violet Gets the Blues:
Shape-shifting P.I. Violet Snow and her paranormal posse of friends and family hunt Angel City for missing Element witches, whose sacrifice will send California crashing into the Pacific. Violet is a polymorph shifter who can change into any animal she visualizes in her mind. But, there are drawbacks to her inherited ability. She can only change into a white animal and without the animal’s usual camouflaged coloring, she’s very easy to spot by the bad guys. Plus, the larger the animal she shifts into the shorter amount of time she’s able to maintain that particular form.
Therefore, she’s naked–a lot.
The East Valley Authors’ Chapter is made up of a wonderful group of writers who have a vast and varied knowledge of the writing world. So take some time and treat yourself to the best kept secret in Southern California. Your first meeting is free.