Thursday Meeting – April 28th

April 28th, 2016 at 7:00 pm at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

Your Novel is Lacking Tension

Presented by Dwayne Clayden

A former police officer, Tactical Paramedic, and EMS Chief, Dwayne is an international speaker at EMS conferences and has published four textbooks. His short story “Hell Hath no Fury” is published in the anthology AB Negative.

Saturday Workshop – April 9th

April 9th, 2016 at 10:30 am at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

A Two-Part Workshop

Presented by Adam Dreece

Part 1 – Pulling it altogether. Going from idea to publish-ready, with some “writing outside your comfort zone” thrown in.

Part 2 – How to have a successful signing day and lessons learned.

Adam’s debut novel, ‘Along Came a Wolf’ launched his Calgary Herald and Amazon bestselling series, ‘The Yellow Hoods’. It was followed up with book 2 in the series, ‘Breadcrumb Trail’ that has been called “a powerhouse of young adult fiction”.

Thursday Meeting – March 24th

March 24th, 2016 at 7:00 pm at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Your Full Potential

Presented by Martin Parnell

Martin will review his school days struggles with the written English language and his first foray into the world of blogging while cycling across the African continent. He will share the trials and tribulations of self-publishing three books and finally the surprising twist that led him to have his first book, MARATHON QUEST, published by Rocky Mountain Books.

Saturday Workshop – March 12th

March12th, 2016 at 10:30 am at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

Self-Publishing: Maximizing Opportunities, Working Smarter, Tips and Trends

Presented by Lorraine Paton

Let’s talk about self-publishing! This Saturday workshop will be packed full of information about understanding your market, making it easy for your readers to discover your books, finding readers and keeping them. It will be focused on self-publishing genre fiction.

You may have heard some of this information before, but there will be a lot of new information too. If you have any questions, bring them to the meeting and Lorraine will do her best to help. Be prepared to think critically about marketing and your self-publishing strategies.