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A GLAWS Special DOUBLE Speaker Event

Saturday, Oct 23rd, 2:30 pm
Palms-Rancho Park Library, Los Angeles CA

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CoverFew writers understand whatÍs ahead for them on the road to publication and success. And whatÍs the smartest way to achieve those goals. Now you can get an overview of the rest of your life as an author in one day!

First, author/educator Morgan St. James will first share her insight on “The Journey from Novice to Novelist (and the bumps along the way).”

Then author/educator Marcia Meier will help writers “Navigate the Rough Waters of Today’s Publishing World" with highlights from her new book.

This FREE event will start at 2:30 to allow for both presentations, Q/A, plus time to meet the authors and get signed copies of their books.  Morgan St. James will speak from 3:00-4:00 pm, and Marcia Meier will speak from 4:00pm to 5:00. You will have time to meet the authors and get signed copies of their books from 5:00pm to 5:20. The library closes at 5:30.

Come early for best seating. No matter what you are writing, plan to attend this GLAWS Special Speaker Event to further your education and career as a writer!
"The Journey from Novice to Novelist ...
and the bumps along the way!"Morgan St. James at GLAWS
"Navigating the Rough Waters
of Today’s Publishing World"
Marcia Meier at GLAWS

MORGAN ST. JAMES co-authors the comical crime caper series, Silver Sisters Mysteries, with her sister Phyllice Bradner. “A Corpse in the Soup” was named Best Mystery Audio Book 2007 by USA Book News. The second in the series, “Seven Deadly Samovars,” finds the Silver Sister twins tracking two bumbling Russian thugs from Juneau, Alaska to Seattle to Los Angeles. Book three in the series, “Vanishing Act in Vegas” is currently in work.  

Morgan’s short stories appear in many anthologies including the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series.  Writing as Arliss Adams, “Devil’s Dance” and “The Devil’s Due”, a set of romantic suspense  novels--will be released by L&L Dreamspell and Books in Motion in mid to late 2010. She writes a column for and edits the Sisters in Crime Southern Nevada newsletter “On the Prowl.”

In addition to the new Silver Sisters adventure, current projects include “Anything But Paradise,” a novel written as Arliss Adams with co-creator Meredith Holland. They describe it as “Nine to Five meets The First Wives Club in a government fiasco,” and a funny reference book entitled “You Don’t Say,” written with Mike Dennis, her collaborator on the column of the same name in the SinC/SNV newsletter.

Memberships include Sisters in Crime/LA, Sisters in Crime/Southern Nevada, Las Vegas Writer’s Group, Public Safety Writers Group and Henderson Writer’s Group. She frequently appears on author’s panels and Meet the Author events, as well as presenting writers’ workshops.

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Marcia Meier is an author, award-winning journalist, writing coach and editor, specializing in helping others realize their writing goals. Her book, Navigating the Rough Waters of Today's Publishing World: Critical Advice for Writers from Industry Insiders, was recently published by Quill Driver Books.

She writes for numerous publications, including The Writer magazine, Miller-McCune Magazine online, Santa Barbara Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and the Huffington Post. Her first book, Santa Barbara, Paradise on the Pacific, was published by Longstreet Press in 1996.

Following a 20-year career as a newspaper journalist, she served as director of college communications for a private liberal arts college and then directed the Santa Barbara Writers Conference for five years. Marcia has taught collegiate-level journalism and writing for more than 10 years, and recently launched a creative writing program for teen writers in her hometown of Santa Barbara.

She has recently had two of her poems and a short story accepted for publication, and is at work on a novel and a memoir. Marcia is a member of Pen USA and the Author's Guild.

Navigating the Rough Waters of Today's Publishing World, Critical Advice for Writers from Industry Insiders, by Marcia Meier, is the quintessential guide to finding success in a turbulent publishing atmosphere.

Meier, the former director of the acclaimed Santa Barbara Writers Conference, has gathered the latest thinking on the future of publishing from the top names in the industry, including The Writer publisher Elfrieda Abbe, literary agents Paul Fedorko and Jeff Herman, founder Ivory Madison, and publisher and author Dan Poynter.

Navigating the Rough Waters of Today’s Publishing World shows both new and experienced writers what’s happening now in fiction and nonfiction book publishing, including the new rules on packaging your book, working with agents, getting published in magazines and newspapers, online and e-book publication, and marketing and promotion. Written with clear-cut directions and filled with advice from the publishing world’s top experts, Navigating the Rough Waters of Today’s Publishing World is the writer’s must-have guide to getting published in the toughest market ever.

"Navigating the Rough Waters of Today's Publishing World is a compendium of practical, 'real-world' advice, insight, commentary, and instruction for writers seeking publication in today's increasingly volatile, rapidly evolving, and fiercely competitive publishing industry. (It) should be considered mandatory reading for anyone and all aspiring authors seeking to become successful professionals." - Midwest Book Review

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society is a 501(c) non-profit society that provides a forum for writers of all disciplines to meet and discuss the craft and the business of writing. GLAWS accomplishes this through monthly meetings, discussion forums, critique groups, special writer appearances, conferences, and other events conducted for the purpose of educating and mentoring writers of all levels of expertise. GLAWS Special Speaker Events are open to the public, and a great venue to meet other writers and expand your expertise.


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