Get Creative and Get Published!

If you are a budding author and want to know the best ways to get published and to market your book, this is the meeting for you! A panel composed of Gloria Campbell, author, editor, and founder of the publishing institute will be joined by two local authors (Mark Waterbury and Layne Maheu) who will share with you some ideas for how to get your work published and promote your work in this new world of ebooks and self-publishing.

Gloria Campbell has 38 years of experience as a technical writer, editor, and instructor. She co-developed the Technical Communication programs at Bellevue College and was program advisor until May of 2011. She is also founder and director of the Publishing Institute which offers a variety of classes for writers and editors as well as one-on-one coaching. Currently she is editing several books and guiding writers through the world of book publishing. She has a B.A. and an M.A. in English from the University of Washington.

Mark Waterbury received a Ph.D. in materials science from Michigan State University, worked as a scientist for the U.S. Air Force, wore a suit in a large engineering firm, and served as CTO for two startup companies. Having a tendency to print things, he has been independently publishing his own material in print and online for many years. He is the author of The Monster of Perugia - The Framing of Amanda Knox, of a novel, Existence Simplified and the Butterfly Effect, and is currently writing Secrets of the Singing Bowls, which will attempt to make non-linear physics a compelling read.
Layne Maheu is the author of Song of the Crow, 2006, Unbridled Books: A Booksense Pick, which also received a starred review from the Library Journal. His fiction has appeared in Ascent,Northwest Review, Mississippi Review, and others; and his non-fiction in The Goleta Sun, Berkeley Voice, and more. He's currently in the editing process with his agent on a historical novel about the early days of aviation set in France, and has taught classes in the structuring of fiction at the Richard Hugo House and at the Center for the Sustainable Book Arts on Vashon Island. He is a recent graduate of the Technical Writing and Communication program at Bellevue College.

Date Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Topic Get Creative and Get Published!
Presenter Gloria Campbell, Mark Waterbury, and Layne Maheu
Time 6:00 PM-8:30 Networking and light refreshments prior to meeting
Location Bellevue College Room C120-B For directions, see map
Registration Register online or call 206-623-8632
Cost $10 for members; $15 for non-members; $5 for students and unemployed members