Meet EVA President, Kathy Lloyd

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!

I’m Kathy Lloyd and the proud President of RWA’s East Valley Authors Chapter.

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  The chapter contained traditionally published, indie published and unpublished writers so basically whatever route I wanted to go with my writing career they’d be able to point me in the right direction.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.

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 meeting is May 6, 2017 featuring Cami Brite, of Brite Designs. Find more information here.

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