Saturday, September 14th, 2019 

Time 10am to 3pm 
Location: 4-H Conference Center

7100 Connecticut Avenue 

Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Schedule

10am to 1230pm – Speaker – TBD

12:30pm – 1:30pm – Break

1:30pm to 3pm  – Annual General Meeting 

We’ve got Tracey Garner and she’s gonna talk about Character Development!

Characters ARE the story, end of story – This workshop will give participants the components of strong character development to ensure they have full bodied, well thought out, well planned and complex characters to compel the reader and drive the story to the very end.

Speaker Bio
Tracee Lydia Garner is a best-selling author, speaker, writing coach, and course–creator. She was born and raised in the DC Area. She holds a degree in Communications from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Before Tracee ever entertained the idea of writing full-length novels, she was a poet contributor to alma mater’s literary magazine. She tremendously enjoys the written and spoken word.

Tracee’s first book came out when she was twenty-three. Published by the, then named, Black Entertainment Books (BET), this book helped launch her career as one of the youngest African-American writers. In its prime, BET Books was the largest publisher of romantic titles featuring people of color as the main characters.

Tracee submitted her novella, Family Affairs, to the BET Books’ contest where it made it to the finals and eventually won the grand prize. She has continued her writing and publishing journey for 20 years now and is set to release her 9th and 10th titles later this year.

Tracee has served as an adjunct professor at the Northern Virginia Community College’s both Loudoun and Annandale campuses teaching How to Write the Novel, Self Publishing Boot Camp, Small Business Marketing, and PR classes. In addition to writing and teaching, Trace enjoys marketing, graphic design, making videos for her books with popular apps, event and conference planning, and reading, of course. She confesses she is a recovering shopaholic.

Tracee is a member of the Washington Romance Writers (DC) Chapter–Faith, Hope and Love, online ONLY chapter of the RWA; the Association of Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), ACFW Virginia chapter, Sisters In Crime (SinC), and the Alliance for Independent Authors.