MCRW September One-Day Event

Join us for in-depth workshops featuring presentations by alexis Daria and Christina Hovland!

DATE: Saturday, Sept 21, 2019

TIME: 9am - 4pm

PLACE: Comfort Suites Hotel

2521 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville

Join us for some amazing workshops that will serve romance authors at all levels, from not-yet-published to the bestseller. Here are the details!


9am - 10:30am (Alexis)

Novel Prep for Writing Fast 

Anatomy of a Scene 



10:45am - 12pm (Alexis and Christina)

Branding and Platform Building (to include)



Social media

Content strategy



1pm - 2:30pm (Alexis)

Graphic Design for Authors 



*this is about design and how to work with a designer.



2:45pm - 4pm (Christina)

Integrated marketing plans for authors 

Cost-effective advertising methods


Alexis Daria is the award-winning author of the Dance Off series. A romance writer, former artist, and native New Yorker, Alexis has a BFA in Computer Arts, but her most fulfilling job was as a group facilitator for a women’s empowerment community, where she coached other women in following their creative dreams. Her debut, TAKE THE LEAD, was a 2018 RITA® Award winner for “Best First Book” and was named one of the Best Romance Novels of 2017 by The Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly. She loves social media, and you can find her live-tweeting her favorite TV shows at @alexisdaria. 

Christina Hovland lives her own version of a fairy tale—an artisan chocolatier by day and romance writer by night. Born in Colorado, Christina received a degree in journalism from Colorado State University. Before opening her chocolate company, Christina’s career spanned from the television newsroom to managing an award-winning public relations firm. She’s a recovering overachiever and perfectionist with a love of cupcakes and dinner she doesn’t have to cook herself. A 2017 Golden Heart® finalist, she lives in Colorado with her first- boyfriend-turned-husband, four children, and the sweetest dog around. Find her at


Non-members - $60 (event + lunch)

MCRW members - $45 (Event + lunch)