Music City Romance Writers: Ami McConnell, Guest Speaker






I am pleased that I, at last, was able to attend a monthly meeting of the Music City Romance Writers. MCRW is a local chapter of the Romance Writers of America, the national organization to which I belong. Everyone was so welcoming!

I picked the perfect day to attend. The guest speaker was publishing pro Ami McConnell ( She knows everything about editing and publishing. I learned a lot. 🙂

Ami’s current project is a writers’ conference, Writer Fest Nashville ( The conference includes track for authors, songwriters, and screenwriters. If you are a writer, whether aspiring or published, you owe it to yourself to check out this exciting, new conference.

I am a writer. I write novels. My name is Tina Murray.



CD-Launch Party: Perfectly You


Recently, I had the great pleasure of attending Laurie O’Shea’s launch party for her new music CD, Perfectly You.  Laurie is an accomplished singer-songwriter and musician. I thoroughly enjoyed her inspiring concert, which featured cuts from her new album. She is, indeed, a budding celebrity.

The event itself was well-attended, a testament to Laurie’s popularity. The venue for the launch was Unity of Music City in Nashville, TN.  Prior to the show, guests devoured yummy treats, while chatting and networking with one another.  After the concert—and a standing ovation—fans lined up to buy signed copies of Perfectly You. If you would like to preview and purchase a copy, please visit or  I highly recommend it.