Courtney Ieremia writing as Courtney Clark Michaels

Award-winning author Courtney’s passion for writing strong, independent heroines and sexy, smart men is equaled only by her passion for travel, online shopping, and patting other people’s dogs. With a degree in English and Criminology, Courtney writes contemporary romance from right here in Marlborough. 

2024 festival sessions

From Muse to Momentum: Outlining the Novel of Your Dreams

Workshop with Courtney Clark Michaels

11am-12.30pm, Sat 27 July, Marlborough Library at Te Kahu o Waipuna, $30

Get dreaming about your debut novel idea and head along to this workshop led by Marlborough author Courtney Clark Michaels. Despite strictly writing romance, Courtney shares her creative process that will help you turn any writing dream into a novel. Whether you’ve got a full-blown plot or just the name of your lead character, this workshop will help you whip it into shape.

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Happy Ever Afters  

Shaye Torrel, Cleo Browne and Sue Mackay in conversation with Courtney Clark Michaels

2.45pm-3.45pm, Sun 28 July, ASB Theatre Marlborough, $25

Four Marlborough authors share their journey to romance-writing success. Led by Courtney Clark Michaels, the writers discuss their initial attraction to writing romance and their long lasting commitment to the genre which promises readers a happy ending. They’ll also discuss how they turn their ideas into novels sold worldwide. The beauty of romance writing, Courtney says, is the opportunity to shine a spotlight on the themes that capture their attention.

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