Writing Modern Women’s Fiction (Afternoon)
with Mary Kay Andrews
We are thrilled to offer this workshop with New York Times bestselling author and “Queen of the Beach Reads,” Mary Kay Andrews Sessions will include defining commercial women’s fiction, analyzing what editors are looking for and what works and doesn’t work. There will be nuts and bolts sessions involving character, setting, plot and theme. Mary Kay will talk about her own unique and much-loved brand of women’s fiction, which she describes as a mash-up of romance and mystery with humor thrown in.
4 Afternoons: Monday 11/6–Thursday 11/9 | 1:30-4:30pm
A $100 combination discount will be applied when registering for the conference at the same time.
Mary Kay Andrews is the New York Times bestselling author of 30 novels (including The Homewreckers; The Santa Suit; The Newcomer; Hello, Summer; Sunset Beach; The High Tide Club; The Weekenders; Beach Town; Save the Date; Ladies’ Night; Christmas Bliss; Spring Fever; Summer Rental; The Fixer Upper; Deep Dish; Blue Christmas; Savannah Breeze; Hissy Fit; Little Bitty Lies; and Savannah Blues), and one cookbook, The Beach House Cookbook.
A native of St. Petersburg, Florida, she earned a B.A. in journalism from The University of Georgia. After a 14-year career working as a reporter at newspapers including The Savannah Morning News, The Marietta Journal, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where she spent the final ten years of her career, she left journalism in 1991 to write fiction.
Her first novel, Every Crooked Nanny, was published in 1992 by HarperCollins. She went on to write ten critically acclaimed mysteries under her real name, Kathy Hogan Trocheck. In 2002, she assumed the pen name Mary Kay Andrews with the publication of Savannah Blues. In 2006, Hissy Fit became her first New York Times bestseller, followed by fifteen more New York Times, USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestsellers.