The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Conference Schedule 2020

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Balancing it All: Combining Romance with Other Genres with HelenKay Dimon

Date(s): Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Heritage, University Club (view map)
Craft Talk, Discussion, Presentation
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Mixed Genre, Romance
Tags: Sex, Character, Plot, Love

About the Session

Romance is a great mix with paranormal, suspense, thrillers and mysteries. You see it in movies and on television. But making it happen on the page? Not that easy. Your job is to make the mix believable and seamless, keep the pacing tight but give room for the romance to breathe. We’ll discuss strategies on how to make that happen.

Meet the Presenter(s)

Photograph of HelenKay Dimon

HelenKay Dimon is a divorce lawyer turned full-time author of over forty romance novels and novellas. Her award-winning books have been showcased in numerous venues, including The Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune, and her books have twice been named “Red-Hot Reads” and excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine. She is an RT Reviewer’s Choice Award winner and RITA® Award winner in romantic suspense. She has taught romance writing and fiction writing at UCSD extension and MiraCosta College.