Speaker

Author Assistant

Maria Connor

I have worked as a freelance writer, journalist and author in print and digital media for more than 10 years. My publishing credits include daily and weekly newspapers, regional lifestyle magazines, national trade journals, academic texts, full- and novella-length fiction, e-zines, websites, marketing materials, brochures and newsletters.

My marketing and editing skills include social media management, blogging, search engine optimization, proofreading, copy editing, editorial review, copy writing, book promotion, content creation, digital photography, e-publishing, graphic design, layout and AP style.

I have also worked as an administrative support professional, project coordinator, event planner and budget administrator in the medical, academic, publishing and non-profit sectors.

I am a member of Romance Writers of America, and I have been active in the romance fiction community for more than 15 years, volunteering at both the national and local level. My first completed manuscript finaled in the 2011 Golden Heart contest. I write contemporary romantic fiction under the pen names EmKay Connor and Margo Diamond.