Create Something Magical Conference

Want to Write? Love to Read?

Mark Your Calendar
for the 5th Annual Create Something Magical Writers & Readers Conference
Saturday, March 15, 2014

at the
The Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel

Featuring Keynote Speaker:

Sherrilyn Kenyon


Workshops Being Presented This Year Include:

Download a Printable 2014 Conference Schedule

Writers’ Track

Ultimate Submission: Create the Perfect Query & Synopsis
Judi Fennell & Stephanie Julian

Screenwriting Tools for Building a Novel
Kathy Kulig

Romance and the City: Developing Setting
Kate McMurray

Stories that Sell
Jenna Kernan & Laura Bradford

Writing at All Lengths: Novella, Category, and Single-Title Romance
Laura Kaye

Straddling the Fences of the New Publishing Frontier
Cat Johnson

Put a Little Mystery in Your Romance
Rosie Genova

Marketing, Publicity, Promotion, and Advertising: A Publisher and Author Perspective
Stephanie Evanovich & Bob Podrasky

What Happens When Your Imaginary Friends Stop Talking to You?: The Dreaded Creative Block
K.A. Mitchell

Seven Steps to Sensual Tension
Christi Barth, Laura Kaye, Joya Fields & Eliza Knight

Forensics for Fiction
Geoff Symon

Indelible Dialogue
Damon Suede

The Narrative Journey of a Relationship
Tere Michaels

Panic Free Pitching
Melinda Leigh

Writing the Can’t-Put-It-Down Novel
Anne Walradt

Readers’ Track

A Chat with Sherrilyn Kenyon

Building the Alpha Hero
Elisabeth Staab, Caridad Pineiro & Stephanie Julian

Book Cover Bingo
Laura Kaye, Christi Barth, Joya Fields, Eliza Knight

Plot on the Spot: How What-if Becomes a Novel
Melinda Leigh & K.A. Mitchell

Romance Family Feud
Laura Kaye, Damon Suede, Elisabeth Staab & Stephanie Julian

Tropes We Love (And Why We Do)
Tere Michaels, Kate McMurry, Damon Suede

Plot on the Spot
Melinda Leigh & K.A. Mitchell

And More…


Ready to Pitch Your Book? Here’s Your Opportunity

Attending Editors

Jillian Bell

Rich Johnson

Stephanie Murray

Renee Rocco

Kristine Swartz

Erika Tsang

Stacy Boyd

Carly Silver

Kerri Buckley

Mary Altman

Cat Clyne

Ellora’s Cave

Penguin – Inklit Imprint

Crescent Moon Press

Lyrical Press- A Kensington Publishing Corp. Imprint



Harlequin Books

Harlequin Books

Carina Press



Attending Agents

Marisa Corvisiero

Scott Eagan

Louise Fury

Michelle Johnson

Emily Keyes

Emmanuelle Morgen

Sarah Negovitch

Monica Odom

Bob Podrasky

Lois Winston

Michelle Wolfson

Lori Perkins

The Covisiero Agency

Greyhaus Literary Agency

The Bent Agency

Inklings Literary Agency

Foreword Literary Agency

Stonesong Agency

The Covisiero Agency

Liza Dawson Agency

The Stuart Agency

Ashley Grayson Agency

Wolfson Literary

L. Perkins Agency



Readers’ Track - $75 (Price includes access to all Readers’ Track Panels, Lunch, Book Signing, Pizza Party, and Close of Conference Party.)
Writers’ Track
Members – $125
Non-Members $145
(Price includes access to all Writers’ & Readers’ Track Panels, Lunch, Book Signing, Pizza Party, and Close of Conference Party.)


For questions about the conference please click here to contact Rayna Vause.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations on or after February 1st will receive a refund minus a $30 fee. Cancellations on or after February 15th will receive a refund minus a $65 fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received on or after March 1st.