Free Programs – Denver

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June Free Program

Sarah HeggerAnd They Lived Happily Ever After:
Crafting the Romance Novel
Sarah Hegger

Saturday, June 24 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Sam Gary Branch Library

Sarah has planned an interactive, writing-craft-based class. It will include a brief precis of the romance market and then cover the aspects that differentiate romance from other genre fiction. She will teach the essential elements of romance novels and the craft behind the elements. This will include writing sex scenes.

Born British and raised in South Africa, Sarah Hegger suffers from an incurable case of wanderlust. Her match? A hot Canadian engineer, whose marriage proposal she accepted six short weeks after they first met. Together they’ve made homes in seven different cities across three different continents (and back again once or twice). If only it made her multilingual, but the best she can manage is idiosyncratic English, fluent Afrikaans, conversant Russian, pigeon Portuguese, even worse Zulu, and enough French to get herself into trouble.

Mimicking her globe-trotting adventures, Sarah’s career path began as a gainfully employed actress, drifted into public relations, settled a moment in advertising, and eventually took root in the fertile soil of her first love, writing. She also moonlights as a wife and mother.

She currently lives in Colorado with her teenage daughters, two Golden Retrievers, and aforementioned husband. Part footloose buccaneer, part quixotic observer of life, Sarah’s restless heart is most content when reading or writing books.

Sarah is the recipient of the 2015 EPIC Award for Historical Romance. She is represented by Nalini Akolekar of Spencerhill Associates.