The 2019 California Dreamin’ Writers Conference, held April 5-7 in Orange County, CA, features several superstar presenters from your chapter as well as keynotes by New York Times bestselling author, Tessa Dare, and LARA’s Theodora Taylor.

It’s the extras that make this intimate conference such a valuable experience: Friday Book Camp, the Friday Night Write-In, Agent/Editor Pitch & Critique Sessions, Special Author Critique Sessions and workshops from beloved local best-selling authors such as Barbara Ankrum, Kate Carlisle, Rebecca Forster, Megan Hart, and Jane Porter! Ingram Spark, Draft 2 Digital and Audible reps will be available for one-on-one conversations

Can’t attend all three days? You can still register for the Friday Book Camp! The rate is $99 for the standalone day with Janice Hardy and just $75 for conference attendees.

Friday Write-In – all CDWC19 and Book Camp participants are welcome to this free, fun Friday night event!

Free Agent/Editor Pitch Appointments are available for all conference attendees on a first come, first served basis. Don’t delay!

Visit for more information and registration.

Other Conference Extras:

Do you want to see if your latest story has what it takes to hook readers? The California Hooker Contest is still open for entries! The cost is $10 per entry (3 pages max) and the deadline to enter is March 1, 2019. Winners will be announced at the conference and on social media.

Agent/Editor Critique Sessions appointments are now available for a nominal fee.

Special Author Critique Session appointments are now available.

Be sure to visit our Conference Extra’s page  where you can add to your conference experience by scheduling a critique session or author headshots with Period Images.

Check out our schedule of amazing workshops!

CDWC19 Sponsorship Opportunities!

Looking to get more visibility for your author name and brand? Can’t attend, but still want to capitalize on that visibility? The California Dreamin’ Writers Conference is an ideal place to reach hundreds of readers (aka writers) as well as dozens of industry professionals.

Donate branded swag to the gorgeous registration goody bag sponsored by the conference hosts. Place an ad in the program. Submit a PowerPoint slide for the rotating slide show. It’s not too late to join us as a sponsor!

Check out all the fabulous sponsorship and advertising opportunities still available at the Conference Sponsorship Opportunities page.

Please direct your questions to the CDWC19 Sponsor Committee at