March 4, 2014

Tucson Festival of Books – Coming Soon!

The Tucson Festival of Books is one of the top book fairs and author events in the country, and this year I’ve been invited to participate! It runs over the weekend of March 15-16 in – yep, you guessed it, Tucson, Arizona (where it is certain to be warmer than Boston, where I live).

I’m not just looking forward to my three workshop presentations, but to meeting a few of my favorite authors from among the 2,000 who will be in attendance. Maybe you’ll drop in and I’ll get to meet you, too!

I’ll be doing a solo workshop, “Writing Fiction for First-Time Authors.” I get to do this one because I’m not a first-time author any longer – not with the publication of Madrone, the sequel to Wild Blue Yonder, being published next month by Wheatmark. I’m pretty excited about Madrone, and will write about it again in another post.

I’m also doing a workshop with Barbara McNichol entitled “How to Edit Your Nonfiction.” Barbara is a deeply experienced publishing pro who has done every kind of editing, including developmental editing, copyediting and, on occasion, proofreading. Every author-client I work with wants to know who will help with editing, so Barbara and I know this is a hot topic.

Lastly, I’m on a panel discussion, “The Ghostwriter at Work,” with two other ghostwriters, Marilyn Pincus and Lynn Wiese Sneyd. All three of us have ghostwritten books for others, and have sworn an oath not to name names. But we’ll tell some great stories nonetheless, like the one about Bill Gates (not his real name!).

Take a look at all the great presentations here. You can search it for my name to see my three workshops and my co-presenters’ names and learn more about each of us. If you live in the area, or are in need of a weekend vacation in one of America’s most charming towns, I hope you’ll come to the Festival and even attend a workshop of interest. I’m sure looking forward to having a great time!

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