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Meeting of the Southern Louisiana Chapter of the Romance Writers of America

Event Type: Adults
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 3/18/2017
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM
 Erica Spindler, a best-selling author who specializes in romantic thrillers, will present "25 Years, 35 Books: A Writerís Tale" at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 18, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.

Spindlerís presentation is part of the regularly scheduled meeting of the Southern Louisiana chapter of the Romance Writers of America.

This event is free-of-charge and is open to the public. Registration is not required.

Raised in Rockford, Illinois, Spindler had planned on being an artist, earning a BFA from Delta State University and an MFA from the University of New Orleans in the visual arts. In June of 1982, in bed with a cold, she picked up a romance novel for relief from daytime television. She was immediately hooked, and decided to write one herself. She leaped from romance to suspense in 1996 with her novel Forbidden Fruit, and found her true calling.

Her novel Bone Cold won the Daphne du Maurier Award for excellence. A Romance Writers of America Honor Roll member, she received a Kiss of Death Award for her novels Forbidden Fruit and Dead Run and was a three-time RITA Award finalist. Publishers Weekly awarded the audio version of her novel Shocking Pink a Listen Up Award, naming it one of the best audio mystery books of 1998.

Erica lives just outside New Orleans with her husband and two sons.

The Southern Louisiana Chapter of the Romance Writers of America meets monthly at the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie. Monthly meetings feature guest speakers who discuss all aspects of writing, editing and publishing. Topics frequently explore subjects other than romance writing though they focus on subjects that make writers better at their craft.

Library: East Bank Regional Library    Map
Location: Jefferson & Napoleon Rooms
Contact: Vicky McHenry
Presenter: Chris Smith