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Zara West
Zara West
Also Writes As:
Joan Itaska
Romance Genres:
Contemporary Romance,
Historical Romance,
Inspirational Romance,
Paranormal Romance,
Romantic Suspense,
Young Adult Romance,
New Adult Romance,
Erotic Romance
Speaks On:
Using the Arts to Intensify Plot, Setting, and Character. This is a hands-on workshop in which participants create artworks, music, dramatizations, and creative movements to deepen their understanding of the plot, characters, and setting they are writing about.

Bullet Journals for Readers and Writers. Can’t remember the title of the book you loved last month? Wish you could track your reading and discover which genre is really your favorite? Want to write reviews for Goodreads and Amazon? Try bullet journaling. It’s easy. It’s simple. It’s a creative way to express yourself. If you love coloring books, you will love this workshop! Participants leave with a started journal.

Create a Story Bible. In this workshop, we will look at a variety of analog and digital frameworks for creating your own Story Bible and then proceed step-by-step through the process of creating the documents needed to keep track of all those pesky story details in your current or planned WIP wi
Speaks To:
Writing Groups,
Book Clubs and other readers groups
Willing to Participate in Online Events:

Travels From:
Whitney Point
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Zara West is a multiple-published author of nonfiction in the fields of art, education, anthropology, technology, and history. As a romance writer, she’s written four award winning novels and many short stories. Her first romantic suspense series The Skin Quartet is being published by Wild Rose Press. She is a member and past president of Southern Tier Authors of Romance, a member of Kiss of Death, From the Heart, and Hearts Through History, and has been a judge for numerous chapter contests. Her short stories have won awards from Women on Writing, Stone Thread Publishing, Winning Writers, and Tryst Literary Magazine. Her novels have placed first in the Romance Through the Ages contest and the Pages from the Heart contest, third in the Touch of Love contest, fifth in the Fab5, and finaled in the Mslexia Novel Competition.

Zara blogs at:




For more information, visit her at www.zarawestsuspense.com

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