Meet our Board and Members
This post continues our monthly feature introducing the Board and members of East Valley Authors, a chapter of Romance Writers of America. This week we’re featuring one of our members, multi-published author Alanna Lucas.
The Best Little Chapter in Southern California
In 2012 after attending my first Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference in Anaheim, I decided I needed the support and guidance from a local chapter. Don’t get me wrong, attending the yearly national conference is an incredible experience, but it can also be a little intimidating, especially if you don’t know anyone. After wandering from book signing to signing at the conference, I met Charity Kuczynski and she told me all about the best little RWA chapter in Southern California, East Valley Authors (EVA). The following month, I went to my first EVA meeting and quickly joined. Although EVA is a small chapter, the support and guidance from experienced authors (many of whom belong to other Southern California chapters of RWA) was invaluable. Between the variety of speakers covering all sorts of topics from planning your novel to publishing to social media, critique sessions held after the monthly meetings, and sharing of knowledge, I became more confident in my writing. By 2013 I was entering contests and was offered my first publishing contract. Even after ten books, the support and encouragement from my chapter mates continues to be an important part of the journey. I highly recommend you give the best little chapter in So Cal a visit!
Only a Hero Will Do
Alanna’s latest book is a Regency romance, Only a Hero Will Do.
Captain Grant Alexander is an enigma in London society. Dashing and handsome, he coldly eschews marriage. But the ton knows nothing of his role in the Legion: to bring Typhon, the traitor who seeks to destroy the British monarchy, to justice.
When Grant is thrown together with fellow Legion member Elizabeth Atwell, he’s instantly beguiled yet exasperated by this beautiful viscount’s daughter. She has little interest in combing the marriage mart for a well-bred, well-heeled husband, but is adept at code-breaking and handling a bow and arrow. She also refuses to do as she is told, insisting she accompany Grant on his mission.
As Typhon continues to evade capture and dark forces are at work, Grant realizes he must act, not only to protect the realm but Elizabeth too…not to mention his heart, which is in danger of thawing every time she comes close…
Alanna Lucas grew up in Southern California, but always dreamed of distant lands and bygone eras. From an early age she took interest in art, history, and travel, and enjoys incorporating those diversions into her writing. However, she believes that true love is the greatest source of inspiration and is always an adventure.
Alanna makes her home in California where she spends her time writing historical romances, dreaming of her next travel destination, spending time with family, and staying up too late indulging in her favorite past time, reading.
Come Join Us!
Our regular meetings are held the first Saturday of the month at the Azusa Public Library beginning at 10:15, with an optional critique session immediately following. Come join us for a meeting, visitors are welcome! The Azusa Public Library is located at 729 N Dalton Ave, Azusa, CA 91702.
Our next regular meeting will be a write-in, held at 10 a.m. on August 5, 2017 at the Azusa Public Library. We’d love to have you stop by!