Friday, August 1, 2014

Self Publishing Summit

I am speechless. I was asked to join a Self Publishing Summit held at Truckee Meadows Community College this fall. It will be Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 6p.m. - 8p.m. and I would love to see you there!

"Discover which self-publishing options are best suited for you and your book from four authors who chose various publishing routes. Delve into book release timing, budgeting, marketing and more. After an information-packed presentation, ask panelists your questions and learn about the pros and cons of starting your own publishing imprint, publishing through a large house’s self publishing imprint, and doing it yourself through CreateSpace, Kindle and Smashwords platforms."

If you're in the Reno-Sparks area, and want to chat with authors, grab some books, and hear some valuable information, sign up and say hi! Here are the bios of the other authors:
Virginia Castleman
TMCC's writing instructor since 2001, Virginia authored the book "Mommi Watta-Spirit of the River," a Liberian legend, along with other children's articles. Recently, Simon and Schuster picked up her self-published novel, Strays, and will be releasing it next year. Besides teaching Writing For Children at TMCC, she is the regional advisor for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Virginia has a bachelor's degree in english and a master's in interdisciplinary studies from California State University-Chico.
Kathleen Berry
Kathleen Berry has managed the TMCC Writers’ Conference and the Nevada Ghost and Paranormal Series since 2008. She has worked with many of the West's best paranormal investigators and psychics. Stemming from her experiences, Kathleen published her spirituality memoir, "A Reluctant Spirit: A True Tale of God, Ghosts and a Skeptical Christian" and writes a weekly blog at Her book has received national accolades from Kirkus Reviews, calling her memoir “intriguing” and “a gripping account.” She’s authored dozens of articles for international and regional magazines, including Automobile Quarterly, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Nevada Magazine and more. She’s been a featured guest on the nationally syndicated Coast to Coast A.M. with George Noory—a program that’s heard by three million listeners across North America. A marketer and accredited public relations professional with thirty years of experience, Kathleen has been employed by Truckee Meadows Community College since 1996.
Patricia Cafferata
Attorney, author and historian, Patty Cafferata is a life-long resident of Reno, Nevada. She has had a diverse career in the law and politics. She served in the Nevada Assembly and when she was elected Nevada State Treasurer in 1982, she became the first woman elected to any constitutional office in the state. Cafferata has also served as district attorney of Lincoln, Lander and Esmeralda counties. Cafferata wrote and published seven books on Nevada history. These books include: The Goldfield Hotel: Gem of the Desert; Mapes Hotel: The History of Reno’s Landmark Hotel and Casino; Lake Mansion: Home to Reno’s Founding Families; More than a Song and a Dance: The Heyday of Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City, Nevada, circa 1863 to 1897; Tales of the Biggest Little City in the World: A Collection of Patty Cafferata’s columns on Reno, Nevada, Vol. I, II and III. And, she co-authored her mother’s memoirs, Barbara F. Vucanovich: From Nevada to Congress and Back Again published by the University of Nevada Press. Her latest book Christmas in Nevada, a history of how Nevadans have and continue to celebrate the holiday, will be released by the University of Nevada Press in the Fall of 2014.