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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) Register by July 5 for a $10 discount! Become a member of WOTR!

Includes two 3-hour classes, an (optional) problem-solving session, and a box lunch

To register for the day: CLICK HERE


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.

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY: Check out the optional personal publishing session with a pro, below!


Whose Book Is It, Anyway?

Have you every struggled with crafting the perfect pitch or query letter? This workshop will cover writing pitches for query letters for the sales copy of self-published book. Libbie will discuss 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)

Olivia Hawker (also writing as Libbie Hawker) specializes in historical and literary fiction featuring complex characters and rich details of time and place. She is also the author of the runaway bestseller “how-to” guide for writers, Take Off Your Pants! Outline Your Books for Faster, Better Writing. She is a Washington Post and Amazon #1 bestseller and was a finalist for the 2017 Willa Literary Award. She primarily self-publishes her books, with close to two million copies!

She lives in the San Juan Islands of Washington State, where she homesteads at Longlight, a one-acre microfarm dedicated to sustainable permaculture practices. When she’s not writing, Libbie can be found in her garden, at her spinning wheel, or hiking the trails of San Juan Island, where she lives with her husband and two naughty cats.


Claiming Your Place, Keeping Pace

This workshop 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.

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.


One-on-One Publishing Problem Solving (Optional)

If you would like to schedule a 20-minute individual session with either one of the presenters, please submit your request by email with the subject line:  Wenatchee WOTR July 27th Workshop. Deadline: July 20th (Space is limited to 8 sessions for each presenter.)

Olivia Hawker: libbiehawker@gmail.com


Theresa Monsey (writing as Trish McCallan): trishmccallan2@gmail.com

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