Friday, March 28, 2014

Get a professional portrait at the conference by Michael Chansley

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Michael Chansley
I have been working as a full-time event and wedding photographer in Tucson since 2004 and am available for travel anywhere in the world for your event. Photography has been a passion of mine since before I can remember. I love capturing every last detail and sharing them with the world. I shoot with a photojournalistic, non-intrusive approach allowing you to be yourself on your wedding day and allowing me to capture real moment candids that you will cherish forever.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from Brooks Institute of Photography and am a member of many professional organizations including the exclusive Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) and Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI).  I am equipped with professional camera equipment made by Canon with a wide range of lenses and professional lighting equipment for any situation.  I am also able to edit and transmit images wirelessly on-site.
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Michael Chansley
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Goodie bags for Desert Dreams

Last night, at the Desert Rose Chapter meeting, we stuffed the goodie bags for the Desert Dreams conference. It was fun and games as well as work, but by now, we have the technique down pat, and it took little time indeed, with everyone racing to the finish.

In the process, I noticed some choice gifts for all our attendees.

First, the bag itself with the classic red and black look of previous Desert Dreams bags, is of great quality, not too thick, easy to carry, with a large outside pocket for notes and pads.

Each bag contains at least three books, actually four novels, since the fat book from Linda Lael Miller, Wild about Harry, also contains a bonus novel by Cathy McDavid, Waiting for Baby.  A Flower for Angela is a sweet romance by Sandra Leesmith, and Hush, by Carey Baldwin is a "scintillating suspense. A winner!" according to the New York Times. Not all the bags contain the exact same books, there are many more titles from equally talented authors. All the offerings are of great quality.

There are also, free eBooks you can download at your leisure from the website on the card, like Love Unleashed by Marcia James.

Luggage tags, pens, romance cards, magnets, bookmarks, candy, calendars... you name it, it's in the bag.

I also had a glimpse of some items that will go in the door prize and raffle baskets. Some of these baskets are huge. I hope you have room in your luggage if you win.

I, for one, am counting the days to the conference. This event is always a spring highlight in Arizona. Hope to see you there.

Vijaya Schartz

Blasters, Swords, Romance with a Kick

Thursday, March 20, 2014

PSYCHIC READING AT THE CONFERENCE with Deborah Wellborn, the Sunshine Psychic

Hello Romance Writers!

I am so excited! I will be doing readings all weekend at the Desert Dreams Conference.

for appointments at
or Text / Call me at 602-881-0436
You can also sign up at the conference registration desk.
There will be info on where my table will be at the registration desk and hospitality suite.

Readings are 15 minutes for $20
Yes, you can sign up for more than one time slot, separately or back to back if available.

Friday 9am to 5pm, 9pm to Midnight
Saturday 7:30 am to 8:30 am. 6pm to Midnight
Sunday 12noon and on.

Look for my conference raffle basket, "A Stargazer's Picnic Basket."
I'm predicting a dynamite conference experience.

I will be attending the conference as a writer, as well.
I simply can't wait!

See you there!
The Sunshine Psychic

Monday, March 3, 2014

Register before March 21st for the Desert Dreams Writers Conference

Just another reminder, registration for our Desert Dream Conference closes March 21st, if you haven't registered yet, please do so. This is the event of the year, workshops, networking, meeting editors and agents. It's also a lot of fun. You don't want to miss out.

In case you haven't checked out the website, we've added a few more editors. Jill Limber (past President with RWA) and Michelle Klayman President of Borrough's Publishing will be taking pitches along with Chris Keeslar. And Rachel Mueller of Bondfire Books has been added and she's looking for inspirational romances.

All of the workshops are listed on the website and the handouts will be uploaded to the Desert Dreams Yahoo Loop. If you're registered for the conference but aren't on the loop, make sure you apply today.

Our volunteers and organizers are working hard to make our hospitality suite worthy of its reputation. It will be a great room for everyone to go visit and relax, and meet unofficially and chat, along with scrumptious finger food. The hospitality suite will be open Saturday from 9am to noon, and from 3pm- to 11pm.

Find all the details on the website:

Please spread the word among your friends, on Fabebook and Twitter. This conference is so affordable and so well organized, with quality workshops tailored to the ever changing landscape of the publishing industry, including traditional, small press, and self publishing.

Hoping to see you there.

Vijaya Schartz
Blasters, Swords, Romance with a Kick