Mr. Jimmy Butts

Mr. Jimmy Butts

Lena Dooley. This author has sold over 800,000 books!!!

Lena Dooley. This author has sold over 800,000 books!!!

Jim Hart of Hartline Literary Agency.

Jim Hart of Hartline Literary Agency.

This past weekend we celebrated our 28th anniversary of Northeast Texas Writer’s Organization’s Writers’ Roundup. Although our attendance was down a bit, it was a great conference. Those above are just a sample of the fine speakers willing to share their knowledge.

I’m sad I don’t have a picture of presenter, Mr. Fred Campos, who gave a wonderful presentation about social media and how important it is. He gave inside info of how to make it work for you. If you need a program on Social Media, I highly recommend him and his company, fcampos@FunCitySocialMedia.com or at the site below:
DFWWebsiteDesigners.com He’ll customize a program to fit your company and your needs and he presents it in a fun way.

If you attend a conference, not only will you hear good speakers, you’ll get to talk with agents and other authors, who will share their publishing experiences. You’ll learn what marketing methods have worked for them and what hasn’t. You’ll get information about what websites are beneficial…names of editors, cover designers, and printers.

Our directors this year were husband/wife team, Ron and Caryl McAdoo and they did a fabulous job. Caryl landed an agent at our 2012 conference and just had a book released by Simon and Schuster (Howard Division)…Vow Unbroken (Historical Christian romance) Be sure and check it out on her website www.CarylMcAdoo.com

If you’re a writer…at any stage from beginner to published, I hope you’ll find a conference near your area and attend.

Oh…and did I forget to mention the best part? This was the first year for our conference to sponsor a First Chapter Contest…and guess what? I won for the first chapter of my College-age Contemporary Romance, TELL ME a SECRET, scheduled for release next month! I’m so excited. I’ve been working on this story for e-I-g-h-t looong years and it’s finally going to be out for the world to read. I’m anxious to share Maggie and Jace’s story.

Keep watching for the cover reveal, coming soon!!

P.S. If anyone can tell me how to increase the size of my font on wordpress, please do so. I worked for two hours today and thought I had it fixed…and it seems I don’t!!!!#%*

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