What: January Meeting and All Day Workshop

Join Us January 25


Is Proud to Present

Award Winning Author, Hallie Ephron

Presenting Her Romantic Suspense Workshop


8:00 - Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - Introductions

9:15-10:30 - What makes (or torpedoes) a page turner?

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-Noon - Character and Story: Getting Them to Dance Together

Noon-1:00 - Lunch Buffet

1:00-2:30 - Structuring Forward Momentum

2:30 - Snack and Raffles

3:00-5:00 - Narrative Voice and Viewpoint

5:00 - Workshop Concludes

Where: Richardson, TX

When: January 25, 2014

Hotel Information:

Holiday Inn Select Richardson, TX

Plan on staying at the hotel for extra fun on Friday and/or Saturday night. We have a block of rooms held for the event, with a special room rate of $79, and several members already plan on staying for the weekend to enjoy fellowship, plotting and, of course, that all-important networking time in the Holiday Inn bar.  Be sure to book your room early!

Registration Costs:

Advance Registration Required

Registration ends January 21. No at-door registrations accepted.

Workshop Cost

DARA, NTRWA, and Yellow Rose members: $60.00

Non-members: $75.00

Please note that if you registered as a DARA member and your dues are not current as of January 25, you will have to pay an additional $15 at the door.

Location Details:

1655 N Central Expy

Richardson, TX 75080

Phone: (972) 238-1900

Speaker Information:


Hallie Ephron is the writer of multiple suspense novels, including Never Tell A Lie, which was nominated for multiple awards and was adapted for film as And Baby Will Fall for the Lifetime Movie Network. Hallie loves to teach and provide writing workshops. She published Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel: How to Knock 'Em Dead with Style, which was the first how-to-write book nominated for the Edgar Award. Hallie is also an award winning book reviewer for the Boston Globe.