Friday, September 27, 2013

SLWG presents Kelly Cochran 10/5 on “Becoming an Independent Author”

Independent author Kelly Cochran will share her journey to publication, from making the decision to go the independent route to holding the book in her hands, at the St. Louis Writers Guild workshop from 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 5, at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road in Kirkwood. Free to Guild members, $5 for nonmembers.

Sharing both the good and bad of her experience, Kelly will discuss the paperwork involved in publishing, book formatting and book cover options, software and services, marketing, and other topics. Her Independent Author manual will be available for sale and includes useful information to help guide you along the path to publication.

Kelly is no stranger to taking alternate paths to meet her goals. Having missed the deadline to register for her classes at the University of Florida's School of Journalism, she suddenly found herself in a truck heading north. She earned a degree in Technology and Management at the University of Maryland and after 20 years in the field of Information Technology, she is once again pursuing her love of writing and is excited to be an independent author. Her book, Buying Time: An Aspen Moore Novel, is the first in a St. Louis-based humorous mystery series.

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