Pickerington Book Festival
Jun 11 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Ready, Set, Plot! Imaginative and informal interactive session where students, readers, and/or aspiring writers can learn to plot by doing. We pick a genre, a plot type, setting, and characters, and then start off with an inciting incident and follow the building blocks of story to see where they take us. The results are often hilarious and always wonderful, and they’ll illustrate techniques that give real insight into the process of a working author while spurring confidence and creativity.
I’ll be joining the festival via Skype at from 10:00 am to 11:30 am!


Webinar — Preparing for a Book Launch @ Online
Aug 29 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Learn From Home with this Webinar!

Ten Steps to An Effective Book Launch

Aug. 29, 7pm to 8:30pm Central time

Does the thought of launching a book into the world, getting readers, then getting more send you shivering into a cave and slamming a door behind you? Never fear! This webinar from the Austin, TX is here to help.

Whether your publisher is pulling out all the stops for your book launch or you are going it alone, there are a number of things you can do to make sure your book gets the critical word of mouth, reviews, and sales it needs up front. This presentation will walk authors through the basic considerations of putting together a marketing plan, schedule, and budget for taking smart and cost-effective steps to launch their baby into the world.

Go to the Austin SCBWI Website for more information.