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Great New Workshops Available!!

In-Person Workshops, Study Along Workshops,

Novella Add-Ons, and the Special Fey Workshop…

That’s right, all available now and up on Teachable


Those of you who got this in the Fey Kickstarters, the code to get into it will be sent out early next week.  It is on the first page of Teachable and it takes the 11 videos Kris did in Lessons from the Fey and adds a lot more videos by me to it. I will dig down into the why of what happened, the writing ways Kris managed to keep going, and so much more about publishing and surviving as a long-term professional. This might be the most important business and publishing class we will ever do, right from 30 years of hard knocks and experience.

There are no assignments so it will not conflict with anything else you are doing, but it will take six weeks to go through with new videos every week. It is not available to Lifetime Workshop Subscribers. Sorry, this is a very special workshop. Don’t miss it!!


Great news, the May Romantic Suspense In-Person Workshop held in Vegas at the Resorts World has been confirmed. We have enough sign-ups to book the room. There is still room for four more, so contact me for more information and to sign up.  Cost is $750 for the class, dates are May 15-18 and Kris is teaching. And reading all stories from the Add-On Novella class as well.

Second Great News! The July Fantasy Thriller In-Person Workshop held in Vegas at the Resorts World has been confirmed. We have enough sign-ups to book that room as well. It is taught by Kris and there are still two spots open. Cost is $750 for the class, dates are July 17-20 and we promise you won’t be outside at all. And Kris is reading all stories from the Add-On Novella class as well.


Study Along and Novella Add-On… Time Travel Romance March 6th-9th. (In person cancelled.)

The Rest are In-Person with Study Along and Novella Add-On…

Romantic Suspense… May 15-18th... Taught by Kris in Person

Fantasy Thriller… July 17th-20th… Taught by Kris in Person

Romance Ghosts… September 18-21st… Taught by Dean in Person

Time Travel Mystery will more than likely go to only Study Along and Novella Add-on due to events in November here in Vegas. Dates are November 6-9 for the Study Along.

Science Fiction Mystery… January 8-11th, 2024… Taught by Kris in Person.


They are now all available on Teachable. Those attending either one of Kris’s In-Person classes will want to add on the Novella Add-On class. Kris will talk about it a lot in class.

Also on all of the Novella Add-On classes, Kris will be reading all the novellas.

Some great stuff, lots and lots of learning.

And we still have spots in the In-Person classes. Write me if interested. We will limit them.

And by the way, the reading list for the March Time Travel Romance Study Along is now up. Really fun list, as you might imagine.





  • Kris Rusch

    Typo alert: The July workshops are **July** 17-20 (It’s in the body of the second good news section). It’s correct below, so if anyone is wondering, the July dates are correct. And Dean is right: The only person who will be going in and out in the heat will be me. 😳

    • dwsmith

      Fixed, and yeah, Kris and I will be going in and out of the heat in July, not anyone taking the class. But we know how to do it. (grin)

  • E.R. Paskey

    March’s Time Travel Romance Study-Along looks like so much fun. “Kate & Leopold” is one of my favorite movies. This’ll be a great excuse to watch it again. ::grin::

    Is there something else major going on in Vegas in early November other than the 2023 20BooksTo50K conference?

    • dwsmith

      Formula One is racing on the Strip. The costs of rooms have gone from a hundred a night to $600 a night and up. They are building a multi-billion dollar facility just off the strip. It will change everything around town for a few weeks in early November. Far bigger than the Super Bowl coming here the following year.