Showing posts from May, 2016


Airplane rides, lakeside hours, WiFi-free cottages...summer offers myriad settings and opportunities for reading. I'm still mired in end-of-school-year commitments, bandaging my heels from the paper cut nips of freelance deadlines. But a girl can dream, right? A girl can build a library, right? Here's what I've got so far...

Mid-Career Monday: Publishing Across Platforms with Elana Johnson

Elana Johnson is a writer, teacher, tech wiz, and publishing pro extraordinaire. Today we celebrate her latest traditionally-published romance, UNTIL SUMMER ENDS , but Elana has written YA fiction (dystopians, verse novels, romances) for publishers large and small in addition to successfully self-publishing romance novels as Liz Isaacson .  So, I asked her... How did you decide to pursue a two-track (self- and traditional-) publishing career and what insights about this decision might you share with other post-debut authors?

FREE CLASS THIS SATURDAY at KCLS WOODINVILLE: The Writing Business with Martha Brockenbrough

SATURDAY, May 14, 2016 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Woodinville Library 17105 Avondale Road NE, Woodinville, WA The next class in this FREE writing workshop series,  taught  by the dynamic dynamo  Martha Brockenbrough ,  is...  The Writing Business Grammarian extraordinaire, award-winning author and bookish fashionista, Martha knows the publishing industry inside and out. Bring a pencil and notepad this Saturday and get ready to learn how to plot the next moves for your manuscript. Here's what Martha will cover: When is your manuscript ready to submit?  How do you write a query letter, find an agent or get more involved in the writing community.  A discussion of the writing process, finding our way to our best writing genre, and defining success in a writing career.   Martha's workshop is open to writers in grades 7 to adult. Registration is not required but, if you're so inclined or want more details, visit  Woodinville Library Program Information Pa


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