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"Writers Of Color"
Unique Perspectives Across The Wider Literary Landscape
October 2012
GLAWS at Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach

GLAWS was proud to present a distinguished panel of authors of color in a candid and inspirational discussion of their writing, their careers, and how each one has overcome their own personal challenges to become successful.

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“Strategies for Self-Publishing to the Global Market”
September 2012
GLAWS at Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach

In his informative seminar, "Strategies for Self-Publishing to the Global Market", Keith Ogorek, self-published author and SVP of marketing at Author Solutions explained the three different publishing options for authors today and the four different paths you can pursue to get your book into the hands of readers. The event was held at Los Angeles Valley College, Monarch Hall and drew one of our largest audiences ever.

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"GLAWS Summer Party, Potluck Open Mic and more!"
August 2012

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"Write the Script For A Great Graphic Novel"
July 2012
GLAWS at Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach

This expert panel included Barbara Randall Kesel, Neo Edmund, Jim Krueger and Art Holcomb has successfully written scripts for everything from the Avengers, to Star Wars, Matrix, Batman, Indiana Jones, New Teen Titans, and many others. and will share the secrets of success with you. If you’re serious about the craft and business of writing, you must attend this FREE live presentation to further your career as a writer!

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"Confessions of a Former Literary Agent - Things I Couldn't Tell You Before"
June 2012
GLAWS at Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach

GLAWS member Denise Dumars shared some of her unique perspective on the Publishing Industry from the viewpoint of a professional insider. Now retired from a well-known and respected agency* to write and teach, her "confessions" details the good, the bad, and the reality of the Publishing Industry in New York.

This was not for the faint of heart or the squeamish. Come prepared for a different kind of reality show, and hopefully leave with a smile and a fresh outlook on the world of publishing as it exists today and the literary agents trying to survive it.

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"How to Use School Appearancers to Maximize Your Bookstore Sales"
May 2012
GLAWS at Mysterious Galaxy Redondo BeachDiana S. Zimmerman spoke on how to transform your appearances into three-hour lines to purchase your books. She also revealed how she leveraged her self-published fantasy book, “Kandide and the Secret of the Mists,” into the elite world of Scholastic Book Clubs and Books Fairs, and then sold double their original estimate.

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"Annual Business of Writing Roundtable 12.0"
April 2012
GLAWS at Mysterious Galaxy Redondo BeachGLAWS annual roundtable featured (L>R) Paul S. Levine, Dana Newman, Steve Fisch (M), Joan Resnick CPA, and Christine Valada, a distinguished group of industry experts who discussed copyrights, trademarks, and much more, as well as answered a wide range of questions for our capacity crowd. Details »»Photos »»


"Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2012"
April 2012
GLAWS at Mysterious Galaxy Redondo BeachGLAWS proudly presented a talented slate of almost thirty authors in Booths 970 at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 21 & 22, 2012 at USC Campus. Authors appeared and had their books available for sale and autograph to attendees and fans. We experienced record attendance, and our authors enjoyed meeting new fans and selling their great books.

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"GLAWS at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore, Redondo Beach"
March 2012
GLAWS at Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach

GLAWS presented a special personal appearace of talented science fiction, fantasy and mystery authors at the new Mysterious Galaxy in Redondo Beach, one of the premiere independent booksellers in Southern California.  

Authors appeared from 12 noon till 5 pm and had books available for sale and autograph for every attendee and fan.

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"Things I Wish I'd Known Before Becoming a Published Author" with Darlene Quinn
March 2012

Darlene Quinn at GLAWSThis was a great opportunity to discover the ‘must know secrets’ you should be armed with – even before you seek an agent, a publisher, or decide to self-publish.

International Award-winning author Darlene Quinn spoke about the path authors chose depends on their specific goals. If you want your books in the hands of readers beyond your family and personal friends your marketing plan will begin long before your publication date.

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WonderCon Anaheim
March 2012

Darlene Quinn at GLAWSA crowd of over 50,000 attended this three-day event in Anaheim, where GLAWS authors of many genres were able to meet and make new fans, and sell their books.

Pictured L>R standing are Leslie Ann Moore, Aaron Mason, Jackie Haumann, Tony N. Todaro and (seated) Ann Finnin and Cynthia Cordell.

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"What the Editor Sees - Why The First Three Pages of Your Novel Are Crucial"
February 2012

Sherwood Smith at GLAWSWhat compells editors to read past the first page--the first paragraph? Author and workshop leader Sherwood Smith held a special workshop focusing on those first crucial pages.

Using the workshop attendees as part of the process, we examined in depth how the reader sees text, and discuss strategies to gain reader investment. 

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"Write Your Movie -First- As A Novel"
January 2012

Richard Walter at GLAWSRichard Walter (Head of screenwriting at UCLA)addressed a large crowd for over two hours on how to write a screenplay first as a book, so you can market the movie rights more easily since the project is no longer ‘original’ but now an adaptation of material from another medium.

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