Saturday, Oct 23rd, 2:30 pm
Palms-Rancho Park Library, Los Angeles CA
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writers understand whatÍs ahead for them on the road to publication and success.
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
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!
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 Examiner.com 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.
For more information visit: http://www.silversistersmysteries.com or www.morganstjames-author.com.
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
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, RedRoom.com 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