Worldbuilding and Setting with Kate McMurray

September 7, 2019
1-3 pm
4th floor classroom
Gershman Building at the University of the Arts 

PRW is happy to present a virtual workshop on worldbuilding and setting, taught by award-winning author Kate McMurray.

Kate McMurray writes smart romantic fiction. She likes creating stories that are brainy, funny, and of course sexy, with regular guy characters and urban sensibilities. She advocates for romance stories by and for everyone. When she’s not writing, she edits textbooks, watches baseball, plays violin, crafts things out of yarn, and wears a lot of cute dresses. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with two cats and too many books.

She is active in Romance Writers of America, having served as president of Rainbow Romance Writers, the LGBT romance chapter, and VP of programs and president of RWA NYC, the New York City chapter.

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Author’s Life + Business Planning + Craft: A Panel Discussion with Denny S. Bryce, Nina Crespo, and Pintip Dun

When: Saturday, March 16th from 1:30 to 3pm (after chapter meeting)

Where: University of the Arts: Terra Hall, 211 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, 9th floor conference room

Free for PRW members

$10 for guests

Author’s Life: Insights on increasing productivity and managing your schedule
Business Planning: Taking the chaos out of building your author brand – create a plan!
Craft: Writing the best book by nurturing your natural talent—honoring the value of craft

A panel discussion with Denny S. Bryce, Nina Crespo, and Pintip Dunn.

Author Denny S. Bryce is a three-time Romance Writers of America (RWA) Golden Heart® finalist, who won the Golden Heart® in 2014. She writes historical fiction and urban fantasy—and as of this month, her historical fiction novel, WILD WOMEN AND THE BLUES, will debut in 2021 from Kensington Publishing. She also writes for NPR Books, Washington Independent Review of Books, and Frolic Media and recaps Outlander on STARZ at USA Today’s Happy Ever After (archived column) and FROLIC Media.

Denny is a marketing and public relations professional and owner of an event planning firm, providing strategic business solutions for non-profit organizations and women business owners. She is also a member of the Historical Novel Society (HSN), the Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA), and the Romance Writers of America (RWA), where she serves on the RWA Board as PRO Advisor.

Find Denny at or on Twitter @dennysbryce

Author Nina Crespo writes sensual contemporary stories, and steamy paranormal tales, that will feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after. As a life and writer’s coach, with over a decade of coaching experience, she has assisted others in gaining clarity about what they want, and how to sharpen their practical thinking and decision making to achieve it.

What are writers saying about their time with Coach Nina?

“… With empathy and professionalism, she listened to my life as it related to my author career, and coached me through my roadblocks by navigating my priorities and goals.”

“As authors, it’s easy to lose perspective …Nina helped me define my specific goals, which allowed me to focus my energy and efforts only on things that will contribute to me meeting those goals. What a revelation!”

“…I identified areas in my professional and personal life that I could/should improve or target. Throughout our discussions, Nina provided useful tools that I continue to rely upon today.

Find Nina at or on Twitter @ninacrespo21

Pintip Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author of young adult fiction. She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B., and received her J.D. at Yale Law School.

Pintip’s novel FORGET TOMORROW won the 2016 RWA RITA® for Best First Book, and SEIZE TODAY won the 2018 RITA for Best Young Adult Romance. Her books have been translated into four languages, and they have been nominated for the following awards: the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire; the Japanese Sakura Medal; the MASL Truman Award; the Tome Society It list; and the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her other titles include REMEMBER YESTERDAY, THE DARKEST LIE, GIRL ON THE VERGE, STAR-CROSSED, and MALICE.

Find Pintip at or on Twitter @pintipdunn