Sunday, February 18, 2018

Opportunities for SharingwithWriters Subscribers in North Carolina or ????


The 2018 Registration Form for the 7th Annual Book 'Em North Carolina Writers Conference and Book Fair is now online at http://www.bookemnc.org/! We are accepting authors, publishers and literary agents for our next event, scheduled:

On Saturday, September 22
At Robeson Community College
In Lumberton, North Carolina

In past years, authors have registered at no charge and provided 40% of their proceeds to Book 'Em, which was used to increase literacy. RCC has streamlined the process, and now authors pay a flat $50 for a half table or $100 for a full table, and authors keep 100% of their proceeds. This results in authors pocketing more from their sales, and the income from the table rental goes directly to literacy programs.

(Shown at left: Dr. Pamela Hilbert, Crystal Edmonds, Susan Moore and Dr. James Bass accepting one of several awards for Book 'Em North Carolina.)

One of our headliners is Jeff Mudgett, the author of the New York Times bestseller Bloodstains, an intriguing story about his own ancestor, serial killer Dr. H. H. Holmes. Jeff’s journey began as research into his ancestry, leading him to America's first serial killer. As Jeff traveled the world, he uncovered evidence of hundreds of victims and discovered that Holmes could have been Jack the Ripper. His research led to the History Channel documentary series, American Ripper. The story of H. H. Holmes is also soon to be a major motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio as America’s first serial killer in The Devil in the White City based on the book by Erik Larson.

Jonas Saul, our second headliner, is the author of more than 30 novels with more than two million books sold, consistently outranking Stephen King and Dean Koontz on Amazon’s top 100 Most Popular Authors list. Two of his series have been optioned for television series and major movies, including his bestselling Sarah Roberts Series and his Jake Wood Series. Jonas travels the world scouting locations for his books, including living in Greece, Italy, Hungary and Denmark. He will be joining us from Kelowna, British Columbia. His next thriller, The Immortal Gene, will be released worldwide in 2018—with Book ‘Em North Carolina as one of his first stops.

Rounding out our trilogy of headliners is Elizabeth Massie, the two-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award for her novel Sineater and her novelette “Stephen”. She also won the Scribe Award from the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers for her novelization of the Showtime original television series, The Tudors. Her most recent works include the short fiction collection, It, Watching as well as stories in Christmas Horror, Vol.2 and Fantastic TalesThe House at Wyndham Strand, Massie’s new young adult historical horror novel, is scheduled to be out in late 2018—hopefully, just in time for Book ‘Em. Elizabeth lives in the Shenandoah Valley and also participated in many of the Book ‘Em Virginia events held in Waynesboro, Virginia.


Space is limited so authors, please register soon for the


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Howard-Johnson is the author of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. She is also a marketing consultant, editor, and author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers including the award-winning second editions of The Frugal Book Promoter (where she talks more about choosing and the advantages of winning contests and how to use those honors)  and The Frugal Editor. Her latest is in the series is  How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically. Learn more on her Amazon profile page, http://bit.ly/CarolynsAmznProfileGreat Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers is one of her booklets--perfect for inexpensive gift giving--and, another booklet, The Great First Impression Book Proposal helps writers who want to be traditionally published. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including one she encourages authors to read because it will help them convince retailers to host their workshops, presentations, and signings. It is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. In addition to this blog, she helps writers extend the exposure of their favorite reviews at TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com. She also blogs at all things editing--grammar, formatting and more--at The Frugal, Smart, and Tuned-In Editor (http://TheFrugalEditor.blogspot.com )

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Time for Authors Outside LA to Plan for Writers Conference, Great Weather



You are cordially invited to join o the Genre-LA 2018 Creative Writing Conference.  I will be speaking on marketing new books--and old. ("It is never too early or too late to market a book. "

This  educational and inspirational weekend will focus on the genres of Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Thrillers, Suspense, Mysteries, True Crime, Classic Romance to Urban Erotica, to Memoirs, Biographies, New Adult (YA), Christian, New Age, LGBT, Spiritual, Self-Help, and more. This will be a unique opportunity for writers to learn how to brainstorm and develop new ideas, visualize brave new worlds of wonder, create compelling memorable characters (both human and otherwise), plot and structure amazing story lines of imagination, and develop stand-alone award-winning novels, screenplays and graphic novels. PLUS, we will offer a general fiction writing track, which will (hopefully) include as many genres as possible and attract a broad-base of writers of books and screenplay to the event.

GenreLA 2018 will be held at Los Angeles California on February 23-25, 2018, and include a full weekend of panels, workshops and presentations with educators, noted speakers, and industry professionals  ­ and focus as always on the craft and business of writing. The conference differentiates itself by presenting unique creative writing program streams for (what we call the 3-A¹s) Aspiring, Active, and Accomplished writers of literature, as well as script writing for motion pictures, television, graphic novels and video games. Topics are offered in a progressive manner so writers are immersed all weekend in an exciting and educational environment. Attendees choose their areas of interest, and may change tracks at any time.  

This is a serious creative writing conference for writers, not a fan-based event. There are no costume balls planned, but festive attire, as well as business casual is welcome.
In addition to quality workshops, WC2 will offer fee-based ProCritiques of attendee¹s work in a one-on-one meeting with professional editors and/or literary agents. This is a terrific opportunity and a cost-effective way for writers to receive constructive, professional feedback and advice on a novel or screenplay, and increase their chance for success. As always, WC2 will also offer new talent with polished manuscripts free ProConsultationsto pitch literary agents and acquisition editors. http://www.wcwriters.com/1on1/index.html

We will continue to produce the very popular Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference June 22-24, 2018, the Digital Author & Indie Publishing Conference in the Fall, as well as a new wealth of workshops and retreats for writers of all levels and genres.

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Tony N. Todaro Michelle Pincus Lillian M. Todaro
Executive Director   VIP Faculty/Guest Liaison   CFO, ProCritique Manager
  

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Howard-Johnson is the author of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. She is also a marketing consultant, editor, and author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers including the award-winning second editions of The Frugal Book Promoter (where she talks more about choosing and the advantages of winning contests and how to use those honors)  and The Frugal Editor. Her latest is in the series is  How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically. Learn more on her Amazon profile page, http://bit.ly/CarolynsAmznProfileGreat Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers is one of her booklets--perfect for inexpensive gift giving--and, another booklet, The Great First Impression Book Proposal helps writers who want to be traditionally published. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including one she encourages authors to read because it will help them convince retailers to host their workshops, presentations, and signings. It is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. In addition to this blog, she helps writers extend the exposure of their favorite reviews at TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com. She also blogs at all things editing--grammar, formatting and more--at The Frugal, Smart, and Tuned-In Editor (http://TheFrugalEditor.blogspot.com )

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