Bestselling authors can count on their books gracing bookstore shelves from coast-to-coast, but authors on the way up need to work harder to claim that valuable space. As a published author and a bookstore owner, Kris Neri sees the book business from multiple sides. She also knows that some authors make mistakes in their attempt to get their books into bookstores. She will share the knowledge she's gained in her years as a bookseller, including the workings of independent bookstores and the best ways for authors to approach them. She will also discuss how writers who are currently unpublished can build relationships with booksellers, so when they are published, those booksellers will want to hand-sell their books. She will pepper her talk with real life anecdotes of the best and worst approaches she's seen authors make, and will provide a handout filled with valuable gems every author should know.
Kris Neri writes the Tracy Eaton mystery series, featuring the daughter of eccentric Hollywood stars, the latest of which is Revenge For Old Times' Sake, as well as the Samantha Brennan & Annabelle Haggerty magical mysteries, Magical Alienation and High Crimes on the Magical Plane, featuring a fake psychic who teams up with a Celtic goddess/FBI agent. Her books have been honored with Agatha, Anthony, Macavity and Lefty Award nominations; she is a three-time Lefty Award nominee for Best Humorous Mystery. Kris teaches writing for the prestigious Writers' Program of the UCLA Extension School, and with her husband, owns The Well Red Coyote bookstore in Sedona.
Remember, our forums will now be at the Inn Suites at I-10 and St. Mary's. We will start at 11am and it will be $25 with registration ($30 at the door). Call in your reservations to 546-9382 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by the Wednesday prior (in this case, June 13).
Author Duke Southard will present his popular program, "Adventures of a True Crime Neophyte." He highlights his journey into the true crime genre of writing with his current work in progress, Murder In A Small Town: The Tragic Death of Stacey Burns. The book is based on the brutal stabbing death of a well-loved school nurse and mother of five in a small town in New Hampshire. Updated information on this project based on recent interviews conducted in New Hampshire will be discussed as well.
Duke is the author of two novels and two non-fiction books. Several of his short pieces have won awards in The Society of Southwestern Authors annual writing contests. He is retired from 35 years in public education and now lives in Green Valley after spending 40 years in New Hampshire. Complete information may be found on his website (www.dukesouthard.com).
Remember, our forums will now be at the Inn Suites at I-10 and St. Mary's. We will start at 11am and it will be $25 with registration ($30 at the door). Call in your reservations to 546-9382 or e-mail email@example.com by the Wednesday prior (in this case, July 11).
The Four Points Sheraton will be closed for renovations so our Forum Committee has selected the Tucson City Center InnSuites Conference Suite Resort, 475 N. Granada Avenue, as our meeting place for the next several months. This will be at the same time—11 am to 2 pm., the third Sunday of the month.
We'll be enjoying a great luncheon in restful, elegant surroundings at the same great price of $25 with RSVP by phone or email, and $30 at the door. (We ask that if you can't make it you call or email SSA your cancellation within 24 hours prior. If you do not do this, we are charged for your lunch.) Watch your e-mail for further news blasts.
Forums Will be at Tucson City Center InnSuites
LOCATION: Tucson City Center InnSuites Resort, 475 N. Granada, Tucson, AZ 85701
DIRECTIONS: 1) From the east follow Speedway to the light before I-10. Turn left on Main (Main becomes Granada), take Granada past St. Mary's then turn right into their east entrance.
2) From I-10 take St. Mary's east turn just before the light into the north entrance or keep going to the light at Granada then turn right, then right again into their east entrance.