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Speaker at April meeting

Writing for the School & Library Market Connie Goldsmith will be talking to us about how to approach the School and Library Markets. She will discuss these topics Define markets: trade, mass, school & library Her second career: Moving from nursing, to writing for healthcare professionals, to writing for the teen S&L market How she […]

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Speaker at March Meeting

Confessions of a Hybrid Author Constance Hale, the author of five books, including the best-selling Sin and Syntax, talks about the ups and downs of her surprising career as a writer. She tells us how ironic it is that someone who grew up on the beach in Hawaii became known as a “language maven” and […]

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Speaker at February Meeting

Inside the Mind of a Blueberry Finding your Silly Gene Peter Blueberry is a poet, author, illustrator, songwriter, retired architect, and a two-time cancer survivor. He is also a veteran, Vietnam Era. He lives in Citrus Heights, CA, with his wife and soul mate of 49 years. Much of his time is devoted to writing […]

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Speaker at January Meeting

Children’s Author Kathy Boyd Fellure Kathy Boyd Fellure is a hybrid author of children’s books, a novelist, and a photographer. She began her writing career in journalism and in the non-fiction genres. Wendy Lawton of Books & Such Literary Management Agency represents Kathy’s novels ~ On The Water’s Edge Lake Tahoe Trilogy. The first novel, […]

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Speaker at the November Meeting

Our speaker for the November meeting will be Cindy Sample. Having sold over 125,000 books, she will be doing a presentation on Creative Tips for Killer Sales. Cindy Sample is a former corporate CEO who decided plotting murder was more entertaining than plodding through paperwork. Her national bestselling mystery series, described as Erma Bombeck meets Agatha Christie, […]

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Speaker at the October Meeting

One of our own, Michael Brandt, will be detailing information useful for many writers Michael Brandt is an award-winning short story crime fiction writer and an extreme adventurer.  He has run marathons and mountain climbed on the seven continents and traveled to the four-corners of the world. He is a decorated retired LAPD homicide detective of 29 […]

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Speaker at the Sepember Meeting

Jim Azevedo, marketing director at Smashwords, will be speaking on “How to Publish, Distribute, and Sell Your Ebook” It’s easier to self-publish an ebook than you might imagine. In this jargon-free primer to ebook self-publishing, you’ll be presented an ebook publishing checklist covering everything you need to know to get started. The workshop will begin by […]

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Speaker at the August Meeting

Our August speaker, Linda Joy Singleton, is the author of over 40 children’s books! She will be speaking on “Publishing in a Changing Market.” She’ll share how she survived losing agents and long periods of no sales but kept working hard. She has four traditionally published books in 2016 with at least three scheduled for 2017. She’ll give helpful […]

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Speaker at the July Meeting

Our July speaker, Kris Calvin, will be discussing life experiences used in fiction and her hybrid publisher experiences. Kris Calvin is a past local elected official who knows politics from the inside out. She’s been honored for her advocacy on behalf of children by the California State Assembly and the California Governor’s Office. Kris’ education includes degrees from […]

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Speaker at the June Meeting

Another professor from ARC will be our June speaker: Lois Ann Abraham Lois Ann Abraham is the author of Tina Goes to Heaven (Ad Lumen Press). Tina Goes to Heaven has been described as “an emotional treasure” by Lydia Netzer, author of Shine, Shine, Shine and as “a crazy cocktail” by Joshua Mohr, author of […]

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