I’ll Be Presenting a Workshop at the West Virginia Writers Fall Conference

On Saturday, November 6, beginning at 9:30 A.M, the Cabell County Public Library Main Branch in Huntington, WV will host the annual West Virginia Writers Fall Conference. This event features eleven workshops from seven authors, including a Literary Laureate, award-winning authors, a screenwriter, and an award-winning poet. Admission is $25 for members of West Virginia Writers, and $50 for non-members. Masks and social distancing will be required.

More information on the conference and online registration are available through the West Virginia Writers website at https://wvwriters.org/fall-conference/

I’ll be presenting the Powerful Promotional Ideas for Authors workshop.

I was recently told by a West Coast television producer that I was the number one response to the Google search: “crime novel author Huntington WV”. Number two was Craig Johnson, Huntington native and bestselling author of the Longmire series. Oh, and number three was me, again.

So how does a self-published author of only one modestly selling crime novel and three spy novels get to be the top response in Google searches? How am I able to get invited to appear on television and radio shows to promote my books? I’m able to do so by knowing how best to promote myself and my books. This workshop will reveal the promotional techniques I use, most of which can be done at absolutely zero cost to you.

Hope to see you at the conference!

Writers Can Read is Back!

After a three-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Writers Can Read is back, and at a new venue. It will be held this Monday, June 15, at Huntington’s Heritage Station, 210 11th Street. Hope to see you there.

WSAZ-TV ran an interview with Eliot Parker, one of Monday’s readers, today on their Studio 3 show. Amusingly enough, during the interview they ran video recorded last August of the event where I was reading from “HPD”. So, I got some free promotion from the program, too!