The Many Paths of Romance Writing

Thursday, Sep 28, 2023
2:00 pm, ET
11:00 am, PT

Thursday, September 28, 2023
11:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm MDT, CST / 1:00 pm CDT / 2:00 pm EDT / 3:00 pm ADT / 3:30 pm NDT
60 minutes
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Love is in the air! Did you know that in the last few years, the overall sales of Romance books increased by 42 percent (Booknet Canada)? Join bestselling authors, Heather Grace Stewart and Sara Desai as they share the many paths of romance writing. Moderated by Tim Covell. This member-exclusive webinar runs 60 minutes including a Q&A period. TWUC members will have access to a recording of the webinar for 30 days.


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Heather Grace Stewart is a bestselling Amazon author, speaker, and poet. Her first poem was published in her school newsletter when she was five, and she's been hooked on writing ever since. She trained and worked as a journalist, started her own freelance magazine writing and editing business in 1999, and her first book, a nonfiction book for youth on Sir Wilfrid Laurier, was traditionally published in 2003. As a poet and novelist, she’s inspired by family, nature, and how digital technology both enhances and hinders relationships. She wrote and published four poetry collections before discovering her love of romantic comedy and screenplay writing. Her novels have been published as audiobooks and translated into Polish ebooks and audiobooks, and The Ticket was translated to French. Born in Ottawa, Canada, she lives with her family near Montreal, where she enjoys inline skating by the St. Lawrence River in summer and dancing while cooking to keep warm in winter. Visit and her Instagram @heathergracestewart to learn more.


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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Sarah Castille has written over 20 books under two pen names. As Sarah Castille, she writes sizzling contemporary romance and romantic suspense. As Sara Desai, she writes romantic comedy and cozy mystery. Sarah's books have appeared in People, Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire, Pop Sugar, Bustle, Buzzfeed, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Woman's World, Hello! Canada and more. Sarah lives on Vancouver Island with her family and assorted forest creatures. When not laughing at her own jokes, she can be found eating nachos. Visit Sarah at or


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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Tim Covell was born on Canada's West Coast, lived in central Canada, and now lives on the East Coast. He writes fiction and nonfiction, including short humour, poetry, biography, and journal articles. He is also an editor and operates a small publishing company. He served as the vice-president of Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada for four years, and is on the executive of Open Heart Forgery, a poetry cooperative. His day job is writing user instructions for security software. He holds degrees in English Literature, Film Studies, and Canadian Studies, and researches film classification and censorship. His first novel, Ocean’s Lure, a contemporary romance, was published in 2020. He is working on a second romance novel for publication late in 2023 and has several more outlined. Visit Tim's work on his website:


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This webinar is generously supported by the Access Copyright Foundation’s Events Grants program.