Come join me at the James River Writers Conference in October!

JRW Conference LogoAfter waiting months to share this exciting news, I’m beyond thrilled to announce I’ll be presenting a Cash & Creativity: How Cleaning up Your Finances Can Spark New Creative Success master class at the James River Writers 2017 Conference on Friday, October 13 in Richmond, Virginia!

The list of conference speakers and master classes plus all the registration details just went up online  – I’m so honored to be included in this stellar group of writers (including the brilliant Meg Medina, one of my all-time faves) and industry professionals.

Hope to see you on Friday for my master class, and throughout the weekend at the main conference, too!

Announcing new Cash & Creativity private online classes!

You–yes, you!–and your friends and colleagues are all warmly invited to be a part of Cash & Creativity: How Cleaning Up Your Finances Can Spark New Creative Success, a private three-week online class taught by Angele McQuade, author of INVESTMENT CLUBS FOR DUMMIES and monthly columnist for Better Investing magazine.

Course Description: If you wish you could earn more from your writing or you’ve been feeling stuck in creative quicksand, the problem might not be your writing, but how you deal with money. Uncertainty or fear about your finances—regardless of your net worth—can shut down your creativity in unexpected ways.

This three-week online, interactive course will help you uncover the truth about your finances, tie up energy-draining financial loose ends, and learn simple, more effective ways to organize and manage your money. You’ll then use similar strategies to tie up your creative loose ends, prioritize your projects, and craft a reimagined vision for your writing career.

With help from written lessons, handouts, homework assignments, and personalized feedback and support from your instructor, you’ll finish the class with a clear picture of your current finances, new strategies for keeping your financial life organized going forward, and a plan for taking enthusiastic, dedicated action toward both your creative and financial goals.

When: a three-week period scheduled at your group’s convenience

Where:  in a private online forum (exact details to be decided by each group

Cost: $125 per student for the three-week class
Payment may be made by credit card through PayPal (2.9% PayPal fee will be added) or by check. This class should qualify as a tax-deductible business educational expense for any writer/creative professional, and receipts will be provided for this purpose.

Course Logistics: This course will take place in a private forum online. Lessons and exercises will be posted daily, and students can read/respond at any time.

To arrange a private class, please email  Angele (angelemcquadeauthor@gmail.com)  for detailed schedule, payment, and class enrollment information. There is an 18 student minimum and 35 student maximum for private classes. Payment must be made in full before the class begins and is non-refundable. All class lessons and materials will be sent by email to any student who registers but is later unable to participate.

Angele is also available to teach Cash & Creativity at your RWA, SCBWI, MWA, SinC, SFWA, ASJA, or other writing group event, or as part of your organization’s own online educational program. She also speaks to investment clubs, financial organizations, small businesses, and corporations, and at personal finance and other events with a version of her Cash & Creativity workshop focused on sparking new success in careers outside of writing.
Praise from some of 2016’s students:

“So different from the other classes, and because of that, so refreshing!!!”
“Very impressive talk. I enjoyed the class and learned a lot.”
“Thank you for engaging your audience with the simple exercises. Very thought-provoking!”
“Excellent format.”
“Very powerful words. Great info! Thank you!”

About the instructor: Angele McQuade is the author of two books about investing, including INVESTMENT CLUBS FOR DUMMIES, and has been a monthly columnist for Better Investing magazine for more than fifteen years. She’s taught Cash & Creativity and other classes about personal finance, writing, and creativity across the United States and in Berlin, Germany, and presented at both RWA’s and BINC’s national conferences in 2016.
Angele also writes novels for children and young adults, and is a member of SCBWI, RWA, WRW, YARWA, and the Authors Guild. She is represented by Jennifer Laughran of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. You can find Angele online at www.angelemcquade.com and on Twitter at @angelemcquade.

It’s San Diego time, baby!

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Tomorrow at noon, I’ll be hopping on Amtrak’s Surfliner and riding the rails down the coast to San Diego, where I’ll be attending the Romance Writers of America (RWA)’s annual national conference for the very first time.

On Wednesday, you can find me hanging out with my fellow young adult writers at YARWA’s Day of YA (check out this fabulous line up!). Thursday through Saturday, I’ll be keeping busy choosing from dozens of educational workshops taught by some truly amazing writers. And on Friday,  I’m beyond honored to be teaching a workshop of my own!

If you’ll be in San Diego, too, please come hear me present  Cash & Creativity: How Cleaning Up Your Finances Can Spark New Creative Success on Friday, July 15th at 11 am in Pacific Ballroom 14.

It probably goes without saying, but this California girl is fully way stoked to be back in her home state. See you in San Diego!