“Hybrid authors” aren’t just writers who run on a mix of coffee and wine. They are writers redefining their careers by taking advantage of the multiple publication pathways available to them. Self-publishing and traditional publishing are not mutually exclusive, and understanding the terminology of the evolving publishing world is only the beginning. We’re closing out the 2018 Writing Show season with a panel of three highly acclaimed, bestselling, and award-winning writers to show you the possibilities, as well as the pros and cons, of different approaches to your writing career.
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00; meet & greet 6:00-6:45; program starts at 6:45)
Location: Firehouse Theatre 1609 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23220
Price: $12 – Members; $15 Non-members ($5 for students)REGISTER NOW
Mollie Cox Bryan
Mollie Cox Bryan writes cozy mysteries with edge and romances with slow, sweet burn. The first book in her new mystery series, “Cora Crafts Mysteries,” is Death Among the Doilies, which was selected as “Fresh Fiction Not to Miss” (a subscription book box) and is a 2017 Finalist for the Daphne du Maurier Award. The second book, No Charm Intended, was named a Summer 2017 Top 10 Beach Read by Woman’s World. She also wrote the Agatha-award nominated “Cumberland Creek Mysteries.” Several of the books in that series were short-listed for the Virginia Library People’s Choice Award. Website: molliecoxbryan.com. Twitter: @molliecoxbryan
A native of metropolitan Washington, DC, Mychea holds a bachelor of science in graphic design and is the author of eleven fiction novels and two eBooks, resulting in over half a million book sales. She is also the writer and producer of three stage plays and a web series that were filmed in Maryland and DC.
Mychea has launched From Ground Zero to Published, an online writing and publishing course to help individuals looking to self-publish books or publish the traditional way. Find it on YouTube on Channel Mychea. Most recently she has ventured into public speaking and hosting seminars on publishing in today’s market, and she is currently working on a web series that will debut in winter 2018, and a film and stage play to debut in 2019.
In her spare time, Mychea loves to volunteer at men’s and women’s shelters; read romance, suspense and mystery novels; draw; plan events; and hang out with friends. Website: www.mychea.com, Twitter: @authormychea
Raised by wizards on the glorious peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro, Lee Savino grew up sword fighting shadows and befriending sherpas until she flew to the Ivory Coast to study shark-fighting.
She went to college for creative writing (Hollins University–graduated summa cum laude and won the Hollins fiction prize) and now writes fiction full time. Her Facebook group, Millionaire Author Mastermind, helps writers publish, market, and monetize their books, so they can earn a living doing what they love.
A dual resident of the US and her own imaginary world, Lee married a werewolf. They now have a son who’s pretty normal, except when he’s tired and turns into a Komodo dragon. And they lived happily ever after (except for the half hour before bedtime). The End.
Kristi Tuck Austin
Kristi Tuck Austin waded New York City sewers, ran from trains, and slid through a water pipe to the Harlem River while researching her novels. She’s celebrated Thanksgiving in the Paris catacombs, hiking, crawling, wading (again), and dining by candlelight. In her daily life, which is dry and aboveground, she’s the founder of Tuck Austin Associates, which helps authors increase their books’ discoverability. She’s a former JRW board chair and conference chair. Website: tuckaustinassociates.com. Twitter: @KristiAustin