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Between traditional publishing and self-publishing there is small publishing. In this presentation, our speaker will discuss the place independent publishers occupy in the publishing ecosystem, comparing and contrasting the submissions processes, benefits, and challenges authors might encounter as they follow each publishing path.
Steven Radecki is the author of Building Baby Brother, short fiction, technical papers, and the non-fiction book Multimedia with QuickTime. Steven is also the managing editor of Paper Angel Press, Water Dragon Publishing, and Unruly Voices as well as executive producer of the Small Publishing in a Big Universe podcast. Steven is a member of the SFWA Independent Authors Committee and is a technical writer by trade.
Dr. Evelyn LaTorre
It might surprise you how beneficial thinking and writing about your life can be. This simple creative act tends to lead to insights into how your experiences fit together and explain who you are today. Writing about a positive or negative personal or family memory also has the potential to improve your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Dr. Evelyn LaTorre served in the Peace Corps in Peru and married a native from the Andes, which changed the trajectory of her life. Her first book, Between Inca Walls, won the 2021 Moritz Thomsen Peace Corps Experience Award and first place with Chanticleer Books. Her second book, Love in Any Language, received a Book Excellence Award and a five-star Readers' Favorite rating. She is a lifetime member of the National Association of Memoir Writers. For more information, visit https://www.evelynlatorre.com.
How do words and expressions come to us? How do we come to phrase our thoughts in one way rather than another? In everyday speech our ideas seem to flow directly into words with no intervening conscious process. In writing, however, there is often a pause after the occurrence of an idea--a pencil-chewing moment in which the writer considers the best way to express that idea. This moment can be magical, but also exasperating. This presentation will examine the "pencil-chewing moments" in a writer's life and the various things that might go into and come out of it.
Roy Mash is the author of Buyer's Remorse, a poetry collection. His work has also appeared in journals such as AGNI Online, Atlanta Review, Barrow Street, Nimrod, Poetry East, and River Styx. He was a long-time member of the Marin Poetry Center and is the recipient of the Atlanta Review International Publication Award.
When a radio talk show host, podcaster, or TV producer requests your bio before a scheduled interview, do you have the right document to send? What about bios for other opportunities related to the business of being an author? Too often, bios signal that a writer isn’t ready for the next stage of their literary career and that can limit the chances of their book getting into the hands of readers. From this presentation, participants will learn the five specific bios they should prepare in advance of their book’s publication, how to write each one, and how to use each to advance their writing goals.
Joey Garcia is a book editor and author platform coach. She helps writers get known while they’re writing so there’s an audience waiting to read their book once it's published. Joey’s clients have had bylines in The Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian magazine, and Ms. magazine and have appeared on CNN and The Tamron Hall Show. Joey is the author of When Your Heart Breaks, It’s Opening to Love and her poetry, short stories, and essays have received awards and been published in Calyx, Mslexia, Hippocampus, Creative Nonfiction magazine, Writer’s Digest, The Caribbean Writer, and Hypertext. In 2017, Joey established the first-ever literary fellowship in Belize, her birthplace. www.joeygarcia.com
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