2021 Meeting Schedule


Meetings are 1-3:30pm unless otherwise noted. All events are also posted on the chapter Facebook page.

January 9: Sherry Briscoe, Moderator: 2021 Goal-setting VIA ZOOM

February 6: Michael Hauge: Story Mastery Webinar, full-day workshop. Details to follow. VIA ZOOM


February 13: Camille LaCroix: Forensic Psychiatrist: Personality Disorders– VIA ZOOM

Boise native Camille LaCroix started MD Forensic Psychiatry Services of Idaho, PLLC in 2008. Dr. LaCroix is Board Certified in both general psychiatry as well as forensic psychiatry. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. LaCroix is also a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a member of the private practice committee of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Dr. LaCroix was elected one of the Idaho Business Reviews Women of the Year 2010.



March 6: Elizabeth Kracht: Editing for an Agent– VIA ZOOM

Elizabeth Kracht


Elizabeth Kracht represents both literary and commercial fiction as well as nonfiction. She thrives on working closely with authors to build their careers. In fiction, she represents literary, commercial, women’s, thrillers, mysteries, historical, and crossover YA. In nonfiction, she is interested in high concept, health, science, environment, prescriptive, investigative, true crime, voice- or adventure-driven memoir, sexuality, spirituality, and animal/pet stories.




April 3: Jodi Thomas: Knowing the Rules Before You Play the Game– VIA ZOOM


Jodi Thomas is the NY Times and USA Today Best-Selling
author of over 50 novels and 15 short story collections.
As of July 2006, she was the 11th woman to be
inducted into the RWA Hall of Fame. She also served over
15 years as Writer in Residence at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.



May 1: Kathleen Sweeney: How To Create Professional Looking Images to Market Your Books and More with Book Brush https://bookbrush.com/   VIA ZOOM


Kathleen is the Manager of Marketing and Customer Service at Book Brush. She has over 19 years of client service and business assurance experience. She thoroughly enjoys working with authors and helping them create eye-catching images. Her hobbies include reading and turning socks right side out.

Join Kathleen Sweeney from Book Brush for a fun live walk-through of the Book Brush tools. Get ready to embrace the marketing side of writing & see why authors say Book Brush saves them both time and money!



June 5: Megan Bryce: The Great YouTube Experiment– VIA ZOOM


Megan will share her experience with putting audiobooks on a YouTube channel.







June 12-13
: Virtual Retreat. Level Up Your Craft VIA ZOOM

Saturday, June 12: 9am to 4pm*
Sunday, June 13: 10am to 3pm

This free, Zoom-based retreat is structured in one-hour blocks. Each hour includes a write-in. Some hours will also include a panel discussion, group discussion, or workshop. We’ll break for lunch each day at 12pm. The Zoom room will stay open for those who’d like to hang out. Stay tuned for a detailed schedule!

*Saturday afternoon from 1 to 4pm our (free) virtual retreat is open to the public. If you’re not a member of CBC-RWA, you can register at bit.ly/june12retreat. Saturday, June 12: 9am to 4pm*



July 10: We see a light at the end of the tunnel! The July meeting is a social event where we can all get together after more than a year. Order lunch if you want or just come to chat and have fun. Smoky Mountain Pizza & Grill on 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd. 83706











August 7:
Ricardo Fayet of Reedsy.com VIA ZOOM










September 11: Janis McCurry: Co-Writing: When Two Heads are Better Than One.



Janis will share her experience with co-writing a series and outline the logistics to think about before committing to a project.





October 2:  Jordyn White: Author Platforms–

An image posted by the author.


Jordyn will share the overall concept and strategies as taught by Joanna Penn, along with examples of strategies. It’s a good concept to understand, pros and cons, even if it’s not a strategy you’re looking to leverage.





November 6: Rick Just: For all our historical romance writers! The 10 Craziest Things that Actually happened in Idaho–



Author Rick Just is a native Idahoan who grew up on a ranch along the Blackfoot River. He is the author of two adult novels, four YA novels, and has written or edited several books on Idaho history.






December 4: Members Only Holiday Party