"Jacqui Jacoby will reveal the Lessons of Firefly in both sessions of our meeting. Though this TV show by Joss Whedon only aired through the fall months of 2002, it has continued to generate followers through word of mouth, DVD sales and followers known as "Browncoats". Firefly, created by the Rod Serling of our generation, was a masterpiece of writing. Each of its thirteen episodes taught character development, dialogue and plotting techniques. Its motion picture sequel, Serenity, not only touched on these subjects but added relationships, loyalties and loss to its repertoire. In this workshop, Ms. Jacoby use class participation and examples from the episodes to translate with words what Mr. Whedon was teaching us on screen. Joss Whedon has reviewed this workshop and has given his permission for it to be offered to The Romance Writers of America. As a die-hard Firefly fan who can quote dialogue and scene from both the series and the movie, Jacqui Jacoby knows how to get a crowd excited about the Lessons of Firefly. She is a workshop teacher who has appeared both live and online to give such classes as "From Austen to Aliens: How to Create Classic Tough Chicks" and "Behind the Scenes: The Research Before the Book." Winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award in Excellence, as well as the Suzannah and the Dixie for her books, Ms. Jacoby's articles have appeared worldwide. These days, Jacqui spends five days a week at her computer, creating her stories and writing her articles. "The most fun, though, is the research," she says. "I've worked with rock bands and spoken to the CIA to get info for books." A graduate of UCLA, Jacqui lives in the Arizona mountains with her husband of twenty three years and their three semi grown children."
Wow -- Jax here -- I like they way that sounds!! Now if I can just talk enough to make this true ... :)