13 March Panel – The Self-publishing Journey
Time 10 – 11:30 am
Venue Kempsey RSL
Time 10 – 11:30 am
On Sale 1 February 2021 (seats are limited book early)
This panel event is for anyone wishing to self-publish. Hear from this panel of experts who have all journeyed successfully down the path of self-publishing. This panel will arm you with vital industry insight on the steps needed to successfully self-publish and market your book, have good sales, and build your readership.
Here is your opportunity to listen and ask questions on all things self-publishing.
Meet the Panellists
Fiona McArthur, Tamara Williams, Greg Barron, Ann Rolfe, Annie Seaton, facilitated by Wendy Haynes.
Fiona McArthur – draws from her past life as a rural midwife, and shares her love of working with women, families, and health professionals in her books. In her compassionate, pacey fiction, her love of the Australian landscape meshes beautifully with warm, funny, multigenerational characters as she highlights challenges for rural and remote families, and the strength shared between women. Happy endings are a must. Fiona writes one book a year for Harlequin Mills and Boon, TULE Publishing USA, and Penguin Random House as well as launching six author-published books in e-book, print, and audio. She is the author of the non-fiction book Aussie Midwives and lives on a farm with her husband in northern New South Wales. She was awarded the NSW Excellence in Midwifery Award in 2015. Fiona won the NZ Koru Award for short romantic fiction 2019, and the Australian RUBY award for Contemporary Romance 2020.
Tamara William – Tamara’s writing journey began in 2015. Stepping completely out of her comfort zone, Tamara started writing a fiction novel that had absolutely nothing to do with health, hair, or Tapas bars. It was then ‘The Willow Tree Series’ came to life. Within eighteen months the series of five novels were written and self-published.
Tamara has since gone on to write a novel ‘Beneath the Snow of Gnojnik,’ based on a true story that has been published through a publishing company in England and another three-book series called ‘The Mosconi series’. Tamara has been fortunate enough to attend various author events from library talks, international author signings, and writers’ festivals.
Greg Barron – Crime, terrorism, history, international politics, and the wide-open spaces of outback Australia are all passionate interests of author Greg Barron. He has lived in North America, New South Wales, and in and around Katherine, Northern Territory. He once crossed Arnhem Land on foot and has a passion for the Top End landscape.
His books, published by HarperCollins Australia and Stories of Oz Publishing, are gutsy page-turners that tell the truth about the world. Rotten Gods was long-listed for the prestigious Ned Kelly awards, and has been lauded as “one of the most sophisticated geopolitical thrillers ever written.” Savage Tide was described by ABC Radio reviewer Rob Minshull as; “Both supremely intelligent and written at breathtaking pace.”
Anne Rolfe – Ann Rolfe is the founder of Mentoring Works. The consultancy specializes in helping to plan and implement mentoring programs and training, and provides a comprehensive range of resources providing clear, practical guidance based on extensive experience and expertise. Ann Rolfe has over thirty years’ experience in learning and development. She has spoken at national and international conferences in Australia, Canada, China, Singapore, The Philippines, and the USA. She runs regular webinars that are attended by participants all over the world. She runs regular webinars that are attended by participants all over the world. Australia’s most published author on mentoring, Ann has over a dozen books published on mentoring.
Annie Seaton – Annie Seaton lives by the beach on the east coast of Australia, following her lifelong dream of writing. Her love of books, reading, and writing began even before she started school and discovered libraries. Her working career before her writing career which began in 2010, was in libraries and education.
Her first twenty books were published by digital publishers in the United States, and her dream to write Australian stories for Australian readers and see her books in bookstores was achieved in 2015. Becoming a bestselling author was an unexpected bonus! Annie’s inspiration comes from the natural beauty of our Australian landscapes, and she is now published internationally in e-books, as well as print in Australia. Each winter Annie and her husband leave the beach to roam the remote areas of Australia for story ideas and research. 2021 will see the publication of her fiftieth book.
Book Sale – there will be an opportunity after the panel discussion to purchase signed books from your favourite authors.
‘The 2nd Saturday Workshops is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.’