Sunday, March 19, 2017

Publishing and Marketing Panel, May 6, at A Day for Writers

Publishing and Marketing Panel
Scheduled for
A Day for Writers,

 Jackson County Library, 310 Keener St. Sylva, NC 28779

NCWN-West and the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva, NC will sponsor A Day for Writers 9:00 – 4:30 PM, Saturday, May 6 at the library.

A Marketing and Publishing Panel will take place in the Community Room at the end of the day. We are fortunate to have Tom Davis of OldMountain Press, Tara Lynne Groth, a freelance writer, and former public relations director who studied advertising communications and minored in career writing and literature, and Deanna Klingel, author of 13 books, who sells her books face to face, and seems to have the key to making the sale.

Tom Davis is publisher and owner of Old Mountain Press. He helps writers publish their work when they don’t want to go the traditional route by submitting to agents and New York publishers. He and his wife, Polly, are also writers. He appeared in Hayesville a few years ago as part of a similar panel and drew interest of many who attended. His website is one of the best for answers to your self-publishing questions.

Tara Lynne Groth has made her living entirely by the pen since 2010. Her magazine articles have appeared for more than a decade in magazines and newspapers. She has written for trade and consumer publications including GRITProduce BusinessBlue Ridge CountryDurham News and more. Tara Lynne is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, an invitation-only network of just over 1,000 independent working writers.
Her blog, breaks down misconceptions about freelance life.   Visit her website:

Deanna Klingel writes primarily, not exclusively, for young adult readers. She has thirteen books published and others in the queue. Among her books for small children are the Little Beth books which she wrote for her children years ago.
One of the picture books is also in Spanish, and there are teacher/classroom study guides for two historical fictions. Many of the books have received recognitions and awards. Two of her short stories were contest winners. She's a member of SCBWI, ACFW, Catholic Writers Guild, and NCWN.

She blogs twice a week at, and travels with her books across the South and beyond, appearing at schools, museums, and events. Her books are widely distributed and are available wherever books are sold.

Although this panel discussion is not on your application form, there is no need to sign up. We have room for everyone to attend. See the Schedule for the day Here.

You can ask the panelists your questions about publishing and marketing during the Q and A session.   

Be sure to stay all day. You don't want to miss this part.

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