We are the Portland, Oregon chapter of Romance Writers of America. Our mission is to educate, support, and mentor published and unpublished members in the profession of romance writing. We welcome anyone who is pursuing their dream of writing romance. If you are new to the area or want to learn more about our chapter, feel free to come for a visit. Check out the membership information or send an email to our Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEETING LOCATION: PCC – Sylvania Campus
(See meeting information below for room number)
9am Social hour in the TCB lobby
10am-10:30am. General meeting begins in TCB 218
10:30-12:00. Workshop (Room TCB 218)
March 11, 2017
Your Final Letter: and Why Authors Need To Write It Now!
Presented by M.L. Buchman
What happens when you die? No, really! Elvis’ estate was almost worthless when he died, it’s now worth $400M+. Jane Austen’s books were out of print for a decade, then a publisher purchased outright all copyright for a paltry sum and they haven’t been out of print since. If you want the complexities of your IP to survive you, it’s up to you to set it up now. Here’s an easy guide on how to get started.
M. L. Buchman has over 50 novels and 40 short stories in print. Military romantic suspense titles from his Night Stalker, Firehawks, and Delta Force series have been named Booklist “Top 10 Romance of the Year”: 2012, 2015, & 2016. His Delta Force series opener, Target Engaged, was a 2016 Romance Writers of America RITA finalist. In addition to romance, he also writes thrillers, fantasy, and science fiction.
In among his career as a corporate project manager he has: rebuilt and single-handed a fifty-foot sailboat, both flown and jumped out of airplanes, and designed and built two houses. Somewhere along the way he also bicycled solo around the world.
He is now making his living as a full-time writer on the Oregon Coast with his beloved wife and is constantly amazed at what you can do with a degree in Geophysics. You may keep up with his writing and receive a free 4-novel starter e-library by subscribing to his newsletter at: www.mlbuchman.com.