Hearts in the Sand Conference

Sponsored by Southwest Florida Romance Writers

Triple Your Fun in the Sun with Southwest Florida Romance Writers!

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Friday, Feb 23rd and Saturday, Feb 24th, 2018


Embassy Suites Hotel
10450 Corkscrew Commons Dr.
Estero, Florida 33928


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Friday Evening Reception for attendees, speakers, agent and editor.
Attend an intimate reception with an agent and editor (TBA) Friday night and schedule to pitch on Saturday!

Saturday Morning: Craft to Creativity; A Hands On Workshop with Carla Neggars
Craft:Tips, Hacks and Practical Steps to your best writing yet.
Creativity: Inspiration vs Distraction, best brainstorming practices and other fun ways to unleash your creativity.
Putting it all Together: An action Plan that works best for you!
Carla Neggers is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 60 novels, including her popular Sharpe & Donovan and Swift River Valley series. Her books have been translated into 24 languages and sold in over 35 countries. Whether creating stories of friendship, family and love or razor-sharp suspense, Carla always takes readers on a captivating journey.

Saturday Afternoon: How to Get Your Posts to Go Viral; Social Media Hacks and Best Practices with Tara Settembre
Get ready to learn amazing tricks and hacks to grow your social media channels and reach readers. Learn things like adding a photo to your tweet you can increase clickthrus by 18% and retweets by 150%. Posting huge news as a Life Event or live video post on Facebook will substantially increase who FB shows your news to. This is a once in a lifetime workshop where you learn to game the social media system and get your posts to go viral. A ‘Do Not Miss This’ presentation!
PR and media strategist Tara Settembre is a successful lifestyle blogger at TaraMetBlog.com and writer for the Huffington Post and TravelingMom.com. She was previously the Corporate Communications Manager at WWE and PR Manager for the Walt Disney Company. She launched and managed Pepsi, Chevrolet and DisneyBaby’s twitter accounts and handled social media for Stand Up to Cancer’s first national star-studded marathon.