EVA’s Feb 3, 2018 Workshop is Four Questions to Character, with Christine Ashworth


Your Story Begins at Home

Christine Ashworth will take you on a journey to find your character’s traits using only 4 questions. If you’re a plotter, you can dig deep into those four questions and figure out everything your plotter heart desires. If you’re a pantser, hey – it’s only four questions! How hard can it be? Follow these guidelines, and you, too will never have a character that acts ‘out’ of character – unless and until the plot you create forces them to. Bring your pencils, as this will be an interactive workshop.

About Christine

Christine Ashworth is the daughter of Chet Cunningham, a novelist who published over 350 novels before his death in March of 2017. You can still find his work on Amazon.

Writing since 2001, she is published with City Lights Press for her paranormal Caine Brothers series, Demon, Human, and Fae heroes and the women strong enough to love them. With Boroughs Publishing Group, she has her StarTide Agency series, contemporary romances set in a talent agency located in Hollywood. In August of 2017, her novella, Wolf’s Heart, hit the USA Today Bestseller List in the Venom and Vampires box set. In 2018, she’s launching her first Urban Fantasy series, not yet titled.

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!

Please Note Location Change for February’s Meeting!

Our regular meetings are held the first Saturday of the month beginning at 10:15, with an optional critique session immediately following.

We normally meet at the Azusa Public Library, but for this meeting only, we will meet at:

YMCA of Greater Whittier

12510 Hadley Street

Whittier CA 90601-3942

Community Engagement Room, 2nd floor

Please note:

Parking: Parking is available in the front of the YMCA. There is an overflow lot across the side street (Whittier Avenue). Street parking on Whittier Avenue is also available but may be time restricted.



Join EVA Members on Oct. 7, 2017 for a Workshop on Writing Description


October Workshop

East Valley Author’s October 7, 2017 meeting workshop is Making Description Work Hard for You, presented by award-winning author Beth Yarnall.

Description in a novel can be as dry as bone dust or treated like a laundry list. But done tight, description can draw the reader deeper into a character’s point of view and deeper into the story. Using description to achieve deep point of view is one of the most powerful tools’ in an author’s toolbox.

Learn how to use description to achieve deep point of view and to create stories and characters readers will remember long after the last page is turned.

About our Presenter

Best selling author, Beth Yarnall, writes mysteries, romantic suspense, and the occasional hilarious tweet. A storyteller since her playground days, Beth remembers her friends asking her to make up stories of how the person ‘died’ in the slumber party game Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board, so it’s little wonder she prefers writing stories in which people meet unfortunate ends. In middle school she discovered romance novels, which inspired her to write a spoof of soap operas for the school’s newspaper. She hasn’t stopped writing since.

For a number of years, Beth made her living as a hairstylist and makeup artist and even owned a salon. Somehow hairstylists and salons seem to find their way into her stories. Beth lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their rescue dog where she is hard at work on her next novel. For more information about Beth and her novels please visit her website- http://www.bethyarnall.com.

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.