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ESBreaIT’S HERE. After two years of planning the California Dreamin’ 2015 Conference is finally here!!

As the Hotel Chair, I have been working closely with the Embassy Suites Hotel staff to make sure your stay during the conference is enjoyable. The hotel is adjacent to the Brea Mall and Target, in case you forgot to pack any necessities or left an electronic accessory at home.

For those who need a Starbucks fix, you can find one located in both Target and the Mall. There are several restaurants surrounding the mall and across the street, including TGI Fridays. The Hotel also provides a complimentary shuttle to nearby downtown Brea, where you will find movie theaters, women’s apparel stores, and more restaurants.

proper-tableSpeaking of food, I want to share with all of you the menu Chef Zeferino has put together for us over the course of the conference.

Our Friday night Dessert Reception will be a “Build Your Own” Ice Cream Sundae Bar in addition to fruit and cheese for your indulgence.

Saturday lunch will be a Soup and Salad Bar held in the Atrium.

Our other meal selections for dinner Saturday evening and Sunday lunch will be:


Kale Salad with Strawberries, Braised Beef Short Rib, Scalloped Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, and freshly made Crème Brulee. Kale Salad with Strawberries, Stuffed Portobello Mushroom served over Penne Pasta tossed in Olive Oil & White Wine with Red Bell Peppers & Artichoke Hearts, and freshly made Crème Brulee.


Spring Mixed Greens with Cherry Tomatoes, Julienne Carrots & Sliced Cucumbers, Chicken Saltimbocca, Wild Mushroom Risotto, fresh Green Beans sautéed in citrus butter and olive oil, and freshly made Sabayon with Fresh Berries. Spring Mixed Green with Cherry Tomatoes, Julienne Carrots & Sliced Cucumbers, Ratatouille served over Wild Mushroom Risotto, and freshly made Sabayon with Fresh Berries.

As a reminder, please be aware the hotel does not have a designated gluten free kitchen. Due to these circumstances, they are unable to guarantee that any menu offering can be completely free of allergens. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me via the conference website.

The hotel is also going to have a Specialty Cocktail called Cal Dreamin’ available in the Sweet Spot Bar and at the Dessert Reception and Saturday night dinner, prepared with Captain Morgan rum, banana liqueur, Malibu rum, orange juice, sour mix and grenadine.

It’s going to be a wonderful experience and we’re looking forward to seeing you all there.

Jann PictureJann Audiss has lived in sunshiny Southern California her entire life, and she’s been a member of RWA and the Orange County Chapter since 1992. She has held the positions of President and Ways & Means Director for OCC, and chaired the Orange Rose and Book Buyers Best Contests.

Currently, she is working on a romantic suspense under the pen name Jann Ryan to fulfill her publishing dream.

In 2011, Jann and ten other Southern California RWA Chapter members met at Ruby’s Diner in San Juan Capistrano and formed the first California Dreamin’ Writers Conference committee. And the rest is history.


  1. Liz Scott says:

    Please let the committee members from the other chapters know that everyone one of you/them, did an amazing job on the conference. Everyone was raving about everything!

  2. Maria Powers says:

    Thank you Liz! And we all thank you, the attendees. The conference wouldn’t be the same without all of you and the wonderful bonhomie you brought to the event. It really was a fabulous conference and hotel. Dinner Saturday night? I think I am still having dreams about those short ribs and potatoes. Sigh.

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