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Webinar: A Tale of Two Indie Authors: Myths and Realities of Self Publishing
Thursday, June 18, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Category: Workshops/Webinars

A Tale of Two Indie Authors: Myths and Realities of Self Publishing

Presenters: Sheila Myers and Rachel Dacus

Host: Lisa Montanaro

June 18, 2020, 7pm-8:30pm ET

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Description: How would you like to be a fly on the wall for a conversation with two self-published indie authors? Well, you can!! Join us for a webinar with WFWA Members, Sheila Myers and Rachel Dacus, as they discuss their self-publishing experience and what lessons learned along the way. They'll pull back the curtain and share misconceptions about self-publishing, the realities of marketing, distribution, and royalties, and lots more. If you’re considering the indie route, and want to know what it takes to be a successful self-pubbed author, then you don’t want to miss this webinar. Come ready with questions!


Sheila Myers is a Professor at Cayuga Community College where she teaches ecology and coordinates the Honors Study Program. Sheila has spent most of her career working to educate the public about the natural world. Her first novel Ephemeral Summer (2014) is a contemporary coming-of-age story set in the Finger Lakes and intertwines many ecological themes throughout the story. Myers began writing a historical fiction trilogy about the infamous Durant family of New York after spending time at one of their Great Camps in the Adirondacks. Dr. Thomas C. Durant, is a main character on the AMC series Hell on Wheels. Sheila's last novel in the trilogy, The Night is Done, won the 2017 Literary Award from the Adirondack Center for Writing and a Kirkus starred review. Her essays and short stories have appeared in the Adirondack Life Magazine, The Stone Canoe Literary Magazine, Crossing Genres Magazine, Embark Magazine, History News Network, and the Women Writers Women’s Books blog. In addition to her speaking engagements at libraries and other venues, Sheila regularly visits and speaks with book clubs. You can connect with her via her website https://www.sheilamyers.com, twitter @sheilammyers or Facebook @SheilaMyersAuthor.

Rachel Dacus writes magical realism fiction and poetry. She is the author of The Invisibles, a novel of sisterhood and family secrets, called “an enjoyable, romantic read.” The Renaissance Club is a time travel romance featuring the great 17th century Italian sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini, who meets and falls for his superfan from the future. Dacus has written four poetry collections: Arabesque, Gods of Water and Air (poetry, prose, and drama), Earth Lessons and Femme au Chapeau. She lives in Northern California with her husband and Silky Terrier. When not writing, she raises funds for good causes. You can connect with her at https://racheldacus.net.