IMPORTANT: All events are listed in Eastern Time. e.g., 1:30pm US Eastern = 6:30pm GMT (United Kingdom)

There is more to being an author than simply writing and selling books. Attending conferences, conventions, and reader events, or, hosting workshops, sitting on panels, and participating in industry events are all great ways to expand your career. Whether you aim to be more active with your local library or school system, or you want to get a chance to attend that pricey convention, there are methods for saving money or getting your dollars’ worth. Award-winning author Valerie Willis will dive into what the various events can provide you, why you would choose to participate in them, and ways to save money when possible. She’ll cover everything from hosting workshops to securing book signings and selling more books. 

About the Presenter: 
Valerie Willis is a sixth generation Floridian who loves crafting novels with elements inspired by Mythology, Superstitions, Legends, Folklore, Fairy Tales and even history. Her fantasy romance novels within The Cedric Series are a wonderful blend of genres that appeal to a wide-range of readers, whether they like paranormal, fantasy, romance or action adventure. She braved the Independent publishing route at the end of 2012 and has devoted herself to being a pillar of “Self-Publishing How-to”, from formatting of both print and digital versions to book cover designs. You can often find this Author hosting workshops about writing and self-publishing in the Orlando, Florida area or working on her next novel. She loves to inspire other writers and creative minds. Be sure to visit her blog for some of the advice she has to offer, from a perspective that has influences from Game Development and Graphic Design.