Join us this weekend, Saturday, May 2, 9:30 am–12:00 pm at the Circular Congregational Church of Charleston on 150 Meeting St. for a special LILA Write Charleston! Workshop: Indie Published — The Perils, Pitfalls and PERKS!

About the Workshop

Led by Where Writer’s Win’s Shari Stauch, this special workshop will feature a trio of authors who’ve “been there, done that” with their indie-published work, including Sherry Dixon, Kelly Owen and Michael Hurley, each with incredibly useful insights to help you past the perils and onto the perks of today’s indie-publishing intricacies!

Each of the three indie-published authors have demonstrated strengths in the indie-publishing arena, from identifying and working with editors and cover designers, to finding reader and editorial reviews, to creating unique opportunities for book sales, including launch parties and book signings.

We’ll provide the panelists, knowledge, coffee and donuts — You bring a notepad/pen and/or laptop and questions you have about your own project!

About the Panelists

Dixon_SherrySherry Dixon was born to parents of Guamanian and Sicilian descent. She is the second of seven children and lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her Natural-Destiny-FINAL-ebook-cover-187x300husband, Don. Sherry and Don have five children and eight grand children.

Sherry is the author of Natural Destiny, her first book, based on her mother’s true-life childhood POW  experience on Guam during WWII.

2fMichael Hurley and his wife Susan live near Charleston. Born and raised in Baltimore, Michael holds a degree in English from the University of Maryland and law from St. Louis University.

The-Prodigal-Second-Edition-FrontThe Prodigal, Michael’s debut novel from Ragbagger Press, was awarded the Chanticleer Reviews Grand Prize and a Somerset Prize for fiction. It also received numerous accolades in the trade press, including Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, ForeWord Reviews, BookTrib, and IndieReader, and has been optioned for film by producer Diane Isaacs, former head of Green Moon Productions.

Michael’s second novel, The Vineyard, was released by Ragbagger Press on  November 25, 2014. Kirkus Reviews calls it “deliriously satisfying” and “addictive, escapist reading.” Chanticleer Reviews calls it “a riptide of a novel…powerful writing that is finely nuanced.”

Kelly-OwenIn August 2014, Kelly Owen self-published her first novel, The College Chronicles: Freshman Milestones through the company she founded with her husband—Boxer Publishing. She teaches academic writing at College of Charleston, and when not in a classroom, Kelly pounds the keyboard for the second book in this four-volume series.48d569_e3606f77cf0844c2b3e56d791f62305d.jpg_srz_p_550_852_75_22_0.50_1.20_0

About The College Chronicles: Freshman Milestones: A devastating rape, mysterious suicide, and a secret group intent on exposing a scandal that will forever change the school: Cadence Cooper discovers the details of each during her freshman year at Charlestowne College. Get set to study sex and sociology, beer and biology in The College Chronicles: Freshman Milestones.

1. Shari_StauchCreator of Where Writers Win, Shari Stauch has been involved in publishing, marketing and PR for 30 years. She is also the principal author of the WWW blog, and speaks at conferences around the country.

WWW_logoThe Where Writers Win team’s collaboration that appeals to all emerging authors is The Winner Circle – vetted book review directories, book clubs and other curated resources just for authors.

This workshop will put you on the right path as you embark on your own journey as a indie-published author! Questions? Email — We look forward to seeing you May 2, 2015!

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