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Reaching Readers Workshops

July 27, 2019
$70/ $85
Wenatchi Hall, Wenatchee Valley College
United States

Write On The River presents:

Reaching Readers

Saturday, July 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 Wenatchi Hall, Wenatchee Valley College campus

FULL DAY: $85 ($70 for WOTR Members)  Become a member of WOTR!

Includes the all-day class and a box lunch.

To register for the day: CLICK HERE


Due to a family emergency, author Olivia Hawker cannot be at the workshop.

There is good news, however! Theresa Monsey, a valued voice at writing conferences, has generously agreed to extend her presentation. She will fold in Hawker’s intended review of the pros and cons of publishing options and then delve into her own specialty, maximizing indy publishing and maintaining a reader base.

Many regional writers will attest that Monsey’s workshops have been extremely useful, offering a clear and complete explanation of current industry strategies. (Both writers will be glad to conduct scheduled personal conferences online, after the weekend.)
A few seats are still available, so please feel free to invite a writing friend to register on-line this week or even sign up at the door on Saturday.

Join us for a day of workshops as two widely read and industry-savvy novelists discuss a wide range of publishing options and offer tips and tactics for keeping your book in view. Olivia Hawker (also writing as Libbie Hawker) and Theresa Monsey (writing as Trish McCallan) are both experienced in several aspects of contemporary publishing, are both highly-praised and eager to engage north central Washington writers for a full day.

Claiming Your Place, Keeping Pace

Theresa Monsey will focus on obtaining and maintaining visibility in a crowded literary market with social media promotion, book launches that increase readership and sales, and keeping in touch with your readers.

Taking over for Olivia Hawker, she will also delve into pitches and query letters as well as key elements in the range of publishing options from totally independent to bricks & mortar publishing, with an emphasis on “hybrid” (a combo of traditional and self-publishing).

Theresa Monsey (who writes as Trish McCallan) was born in Eugene, Oregon, and grew up in Washington State, where she began crafting stories at an early age. Her first books were illustrated in crayon, bound with red yarn, and sold for a nickel at her lemonade stand. She grew up to earn a bachelor’s degree in English literature with a concentration in creative writing from Western Washington University, taking jobs as a bookkeeper and human resource specialist before finally quitting her day job to write full time.

She self-published her first romance novel in 2011; it was a #1 Kindle favorite and spawned a four-book publishing deal with Amazon. She continues to write romance and has sold 700,000 books since that time. She lives today in Eastern Washington. An avid animal lover, she currently shares her home with three golden retrievers, a black lab mix and a cat.

To register for the day: CLICK HERE

Check-in at Wenatchi Hall opens at 8:00 a.m. Feel free to step in and out of ongoing workshops for your personal publishing appointment. At noon, enjoy an informal box lunch.

We’re excited to see you on Saturday!


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