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Ending With A Bang

Five years ago, the ladies of Bad Girlz Write came together with the mission of helping spread our hard-won knowledge about publishing, combining our forces to support and promote each other, and finishing a very large jug of mimosas. In the time since then, we’ve done just that. We’ve written nearly SIX HUNDRED blog posts, expanded our ranks, attended numerous conferences, published and written untold numbers of books, and consumed a lot–and I mean a LOT–of alcoholic beverages.

And now, though it is bittersweet, we’ve decided it’s time to bring our time together to a close. Thank you all for being here with us through five fantastic years. The blog may be ending, but our friendship and our work never does. We’ll see you at the next RWA, on the shelf at Barnes and Noble, in a coffee shop hunched over a laptop…or maybe just at the bar.

Here’s to five fabulous years, and best of luck to everyone as we all go forth from here.

 

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Tiny Treats: A Holiday Collection

Perfect for this hectic time of year, Tiny Treats is an anthology of micro-stories, all with different holiday themes. The best part of all is it’s free!

25 different authors offer tales in perfect bite sized pieces. Several of our own Bad Girlz contributed: Jeanette Grey, Sally Kilpatrick, Heather McGovern, Tanya Michaels, and Trish Milburn, with Trish Milburn editing and organizing.

Pick up a free copy today!

Amazon – Barnes & Noble  Smashwords Tiny Treats website.

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http://tinytreatsfiction.wordpress.com/

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Welcome Our New Bad Girlz!

Bad Girlz Write is thrilled to announce the addition of 4 more Bad Girlz, rounding out our blog to a Lucky 13!

Wendy Bennett

Sally Kilpatrick

Tanya Michaels

Trish Milburn

We’re super stoked to have them! Please join us in welcoming these lovely baddies to the blog. They will begin blogging with us in the new year, starting January 6th, so be ready to kick 2015 off right!!!

WOOO HOOO!!!

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Moonlight & Magnolias 2014

This past weekend, most of the Bad Girlz attended Georgia Romance Writers’ annual conference: Moonlight & Magnolias (M&M for short). It’s always a favorite, with great workshops, pitch opportunities, warm atmosphere, familiar faces and a kickin’ awards ceremony and dance party the final night. The conference was Awesome! You can see from the pictures below, good times were had, learning moments and epiphanies were shared, but most importantly, there was a lot of quality writer time and good-for-the-ole-mental-health socializing. 😀

M&M technically begins on Friday morning, but most writers arrive Thursday to register, check-in, etc. We have absolutely NO pictures from Thursday, so let that lend credence to how hectic and FUN that first day is. It’s like a giant writer reunion!

Friday starts at 9am with workshops and pitch appointments. Our very own Jeanette Grey led a workshop on building an author website using WordPress (she’s our BadGirl tech guru too). Many of us attended, and all of us were too engrossed to take pictures. Trust us, she oozed technical authority, and looked MARVELous while doing so.

Next up was Frances Fowlkes’ workshop on historical fashion, from the inside out. She made over half of the outfits herself and everything was historically accurate, right down to the under garments. You’ll have to take our word on it. How great do they look all dressed up though?!?

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From left to right, Sydney Carroll in Regency, Jeanette Grey in Victorian, Chudney Thomas in Edwardian, and Frances herself in 1920s.

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Some attending Bad Girlz, in modern dress, with the models. I think we all agreed that we’re happy to be 21st century women.

Lunch featured the GRW speaker: Wendy Wax with a humorous and encouraging talk about the life of a writer and the people who are on this journey with you.

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Speaking of modern 21st century women, Jeanette, Heather and Fran went with a futuristic and heroic theme for the day. Marvel, Star Trek, and Star Wars. The trifecta of fangirling!

Once the first day, chock full of information and activities, is over, there’s time for dinner and socializing on your own. We made dinner reservations at a nice restaurant and the Scorpion Bowl happened.

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At its core, it’s a rum punch, but with a disinctive mid-century Polynesian-inspired flair. And sting! That little part in the middle? That’s the volcano of Bacardi 151. There was volcanic flame and some Nigerian funk music. Idek, but it was epic. For details, contact Sydney Carroll, our queen of all things entertaining & obscure.

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This may become a conference tradition.

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JennaP & McGovy at dinner.

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Cheers to the Bad Girlz!

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Group picture!

Saturday, Elizabeth Michels & Heather McGovern led their workshop on mastering the Big Black Moment. There were wands and Disney clips, but regretably, no tap dancing. Workshops filled the rest of the morning and lunch included an uplifting keynote speech by Marie Force. The afternoon offered more workshops, editor/agent panels, and Marie’s panel. That evening was the Maggie’s Awards Dinner and After Party. We were much better about taking pictures on the last night. 🙂

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Group picture with Killion Group’s cover model, Sergei.

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Our group shot that’s equal parts pageant elbows, cheerleading stance, sorority shot and rushing to take a pic before the ceremony begins. We tried! 😀

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Jeanette & Brighton looking fabulous.

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Robin & Lori are dazzling. #selfie

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McGovy & EMichels getting their fancy on.

That’s just about it for Moonlight & Magnolias 2014. One last thing, we did a raffle basket for GRW’s literacy fundraiser. Someone won it, but we have no idea who. Whoever you are, congratulations and we hope you enjoy! 🙂

See you in Atlanta next year!!!

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And The Winner Is…

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in our two year anniversary giveaway, celebrating two years of blogging together, our new crop of BadGirlz, and our brand new site design.

We are thrilled to announce the winner of the giveaway was Lauren H! (Lauren, we’ll be in touch via email soon about your prize.)

Stay tuned for more information about future giveaways and celebrations. In the meantime, happy reading and writing 🙂

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Bad Girlz Write Is Now Bigger & Badder!

Welcome to the newly revamped and expanded badgirlzwrite.com! We’re so glad you stopped by. We invite you to pour your favorite beverage and have a look around at our new design, which includes better mobile access, snazzy graphics, and more information about our authors and their books.

You’ll find our new schedule below, including our Temptation Tuesdays, featuring every kind of temptation imaginable. The first couple of Temptation Tuesdays will be this announcement (Ta Dah!) and a Moonlight & Magnolias wrap up, but after that…well, you’ll just have to wait and see! 😉 We look forward to blogging with our newest Bad Girlz and talking with you guys, so please don’t be shy. Comment, subscribe or drop us a note. Bad Girlz love to chat!

A special thank you goes out to Jeanette Grey and Brighton Walsh for all of their hard work on our fabulous new website. Snaps to you, ladies!

Week 1

Tuesday: Temptation Tuesday

Thursday: Heather McGovern

Week 2

Tuesday: Brighton Walsh

Thursday: Jenna Patrick

Week 3

Tuesday: Elizabeth Michels

Thursday: Lori Waters

Week 4

Tuesday: Frances Fowlkes

Thursday: Sydney Carroll

Week 5

Tuesday: Jeanette Grey

Thursday: Laura Trentham

In addition to welcoming our new bad girlz and highlighting our new look, we’re also celebrating our two year anniversary! All month long, we’ll be sponsoring giveaways, starting right now.

To enter for a chance at a $15 gift card to your choice of either Barnes & Noble or Amazon, follow the Bad Girlz on Twitter, and leave a comment letting us know what you think of our new look. The giveaway will run for a week, and we’ll announce the winner here on our blog.

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A BadGirl Photo Diary of #RWA14

A couple of weeks ago, four of the members of BadGirlzWrite traveled to San Antonio, TX, to attend the national convention of the Romance Writers of America.

One survived.

No, I’m kidding. Everyone made it home, and everyone had an amazing time.

Laura Trentham, Elizabeth Michels, Jeanette Grey, and Brighton Walsh

Laura Trentham, Elizabeth Michels, Jeanette Grey, and Brighton Walsh

Elizabeth Michels signing copies of her books from the Tricks of the Ton series at the "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing

Elizabeth Michels signing copies of her books from the Tricks of the Ton series at the “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing

Jeanette Grey signing copies of her RITA-finalist novella Take What You Want at the Samhain publisher signing

Jeanette Grey signing copies of her RITA-finalist novella Take What You Want at the Samhain publisher signing

Even at a conference, there is always time for fashion.

Even at a conference, there is always time for fashion.

Elizabeth Michels, Jeanette Grey and Brighton Walsh, prior to the RITA and Golden Heart Awards Ceremony.

Elizabeth Michels, Jeanette Grey and Brighton Walsh, prior to the RITA and Golden Heart Awards Ceremony.

Jeanette Grey, Brighton Walsh, and Laura Trentham before the RITA and Golden Heart awards.

Jeanette Grey, Brighton Walsh, and Laura Trentham before the RITA and Golden Heart awards.

The Bad Girlz toasting a very successful conference.

The Bad Girlz toasting a very successful conference.

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