If you’re a writer, then you won’t want to miss MFRW Summer Camp. This free event is sponsored by Marketing for Romance Writers, which began as a Yahoo group of a dozen authors who wanted to know how to market their books. Today the group has nearly 1800 members. One reason I love this group so much is because of its frequent free workshops, including the 2nd Annual Summer Camp slated for July 12-14.
What will you find if you join the Yahoo group? A supportive environment to focus on learning marketing and publicity. We seek ways to advance our careers, brainstorm new ventures and ideas, get feedback, and find others interested in working together. You can take a class or teach one.
While promotions are not allowed on the Yahoo group, news about pitch sessions and calls for submission are. MFRW coordinates pitch events with publishers for our members. On Facebook, we promote and share news. We link our blogs in blog hops, pin books by members on Pinterest, show off our cover models, and share tweets on Twitter. Those are just a few of the activities of this dynamic group. We’re open to the entire literary community and we would love for you to join us.
What will you find during summer camp? Free classes, lots of them, in all areas of marketing and promotion. You can ask questions, pick up some new tools, and make new friends.
You can find more about the group and summer camp here. We hope you’ll join us!
To help spread the word about MFRW and Summer Camp, a bunch of us are taking turns blogging about the group and sharing a recipe. Today I’m sharing my special dessert, my Chocolate Heath Bar Trifle, which is sure to impress guests at summer barbecues. My husband loves this dessert so much that he recently asked me to make it for 50 co-workers!
1 box chocolate cake mix
2 boxes chocolate instant pudding
Package of crushed Heath Bar
2 small Cool Whip containers (8 oz)
Spread shortening over cake pan. Bake cake following directions on box. Then make chocolate pudding following the directions on box. Keep pudding at room temperature. Crumble up cake into chunks and set aside. In a large glass trifle serving bowl, layer half of the crumbled cake, half the pudding, 1 Cool Whip container, and half of the Heath bar candy. Repeat layers again. Refrigerate.
Note: Although this looks especially impressive in a glass trifle bowl, I’ve also used a disposable aluminum pan with a lid. It doesn’t look as magnificent, but it will still disappear quickly!