LEARNING FROM A CANADIAN BEST-SELLER AUTHOR
|Author, Kelley Armstrong|
Armstrong is a Canadian author of several immensely popular series, including Women of the Otherworld, The Darkest Power, the Cainsville series, The Blackwell Pages trilogy, and more, as well as several stand-alone novels. She writes both fantasy and crime novels, and writes for adults, middle-grade, and young adult readers. Her newest book, City of the Lost, is now available.
This is the second workshop for writers that I’ve attended of Kelley’s, and I recommend anyone flirting with the idea of writing as a career or those currently in the business to register for future workshops.
Kelley’s informative and entertaining discussion touched on many aspects of traditional publishing:
· Getting started
· Writing credentials
· Trunk novels
· Literary Agents
· Names of the five big publishing houses
· How to get published
· Royalty payments
· Best seller author rankings
· Money management
· Book cover art
· Television and movie book contract options.
So, if you’re sitting on the fence about exploring the business of being a published author – roll the dice. It might be a gamble worth taking.
Mystery Novelist, Donna Warner