EVA’s Mar. 3, 2018 Workshop is “Freaking Mermaids”, with Urban Fantasy Romance Author, Melissa Crismon


Are you a freak for mermaids?

Come hear Melissa Crismon present a history of mermaids from mythology, to Christianity, to sightings. Dive deep into the abyss to find out if mermaids are real. Discover mermaids possibly being angels and aliens. How will the dying oceans affect mermaids and marine life? And what is climate change and is it real? Find out how to research mermaids, aliens, and other paranormal phenomena. Fasten your seatbelts—it’s going to be a bumpy dip in the ocean!

About Melissa

Author Melissa Crismon published her first urban fantasy romance in 2016 by swimming great depths where few have explored. Her stories reflect compassion for animals, people, and the environment. With a degree in Visual and Performing Arts, her books include musical elements. Melissa glides with her winsome sailor, a sea creature, and rescued pets through the waves of sunny California.


Come Join Us!
East Valley Authors is a proud chapter of Romance Writers of America. All EVA members must be members in good standing of RWA, but first-time visitor are welcome!
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. The Azusa Public Library is located at 729 N Dalton Ave, Azusa, CA 91702.


Sign up for East Valley Authors’ Annual Writing Retreat

Join East Valley Authors on June 2, 2018 for an all-day retreat program presented by New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Squires. Spots are limited, so sign up now for just $25!

This year we’ll again hold the annual EVA Retreat on the first Saturday of June, June 2, 2018, at the historic La Casita del Arroyo in Pasadena, California. Put this date on your calendar, because our presenter will be New York Times Bestselling Author, Susan Squires:

From “Okay” to “Wow!” —How to make your story irresistible (Expanded Version!)

Following standard writing advice will get you a perfectly acceptable book. But whether you want to be published by a New York house, a small press or self-publish your story, you must engage the editor or agent and your readers to accomplish your goals. How do you stand out from the crowd? How do you have your audience clamoring for more?

This day-long seminar by New York Times bestselling author, Susan Squires will focus on all those “extra credit” techniques that make your book irresistible and create an audience for your stories for years to come. With hands-on advice about your WIP, and recommendations on how to use your brain to help your efforts, we’ll spend the day bringing your writing from Okay to Wow.

About the Presenter

NYT Bestselling author Susan Squires published seventeen novels and novellas with Dorchester Publishing and St. Martin’s Press, a division of McMillan, as well as self-publishing six books in her new Magic Series. She’s won the Golden Heart and the Holt Medallion as well as many regional contests, been a finalist in the Rita contest, and garnered several Reviewer’s Choice awards from Romantic Times BookReviews. Publisher’s Weekly named Body Electric and One with the Shadows Best Books of Year. She lives at the beach in Southern California with her husband, who is also a writer, and two Belgian Sheepdogs who help her by laying their chins on the keyboardddddddd.

The Location

The historic La Casita del Arroyo is located at 177 S. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105.

The Time

Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. on June 2, 2018, and the workshop presentations will begin at 9 a.m. and run through 4 p.m., with a break for lunch.

What about Lunch?

Attendees may bring their own lunches or go out to one of the nearby restaurants during the break. La Casita offers a full kitchen, tables and chairs.

RWA members, log in to myRWA and go to https://www.rwa.org/p/pr/vi/prodid=1439

If you are not a member of RWA and would like to attend:

You are most welcome! Email us at eastvalleyauthors@gmail.com and a board member will contact you within a few days with instructions.

Let us know if you have questions!