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HIGH SIERRA WRITERS

Next HSW Meeting 

August 14 at 10 am via Zoom. 

KITTY TURNER  WILL BE OUR FEATURED SPEAKER!

Build Your Author Brand – Book Marketing and Promotion

To succeed as an author, it is essential you learn the business of publishing. The process takes time, commitment, and investment, but I guarantee, becoming a bestseller will be one of the most rewarding things you have ever done for yourself.

In this presentation, I will guide you through the steps to build a comprehensive author platform and to market your books effectively. I published over 20 books, for myself and others, and have logged over 10,000 hours learning every aspect of the publishing industry.

PLUS, HOW TO USE AMAZON ADS TO PROMOTE YOUR BOOK

Rene Averett will share what she learned in two Amazon Ads classes. She will show you how to set up an ad on the Amazon dashboard–what to do, and what not to do–to get an ad running. She’ll also tell you why it doesn’t have to be an expensive process to improve your visibility on Amazon.

 

FIRST PAGES

Matt will be doing First Pages at this meeting.  If you have a first page you would like feedback on, please send it by Friday, August 13th to MattBayan@aol.com  For easy reading, please use 12 point Times New Roman and double space.  Do not include your name on the page, but indicate the genre. 

ZOOM Meeting Information

Will be posted on the Thursday before the meeting, so please check back.


 

WRITING CONTEST IS UNDERWAY!

I am sorry for the delays in getting the payment page updated. We have some problems with getting the PayPal buttons updated, so we are using last year’s buttons. They will work fine, but it doesn’t allow for the additional $5 fee for non-HSW Member entries. So non-members are still getting an opportunity to enter at member rates. All the Contest pages are up to date, so please check them out and work on getting those entries in by our October 15th deadline.

New Book Release!

High Sierra Writers has quite a few published writers in the group. We have a page featuring the various books grouped by author under genre. These are under HSW Writers link. As our authors release new books, we’ll feature them here . 

This month, Kelli Heitstuman-Tomko released her fourth book in her Johnny Lister Mystery series, Retribution in Grove Idaho. 

When a Dark Web site called #WWTLF, or Who Wants to Live Forever, directs participants to Grove, Idaho for a drug challenge, Idaho State Police investigator Johnny Lister finds herself responding to overdoses in her little town.

But the summer gets busier when Johnny discovers that someone is poisoning one of her mother’s former associates. Now Johnny is racing against an unknown timetable to find out who wants this woman dead when everyone in the victim’s life is an enemy.

Retribution in Grove Idaho is available in Kindle on Amazon.com. Paperback will be coming soon.

Please support our authors by reading and reviewing their books. 


POST OFFICE ADDRESS

Please send any snail mail payments or correspondence to: 

High Sierra Writers
PO Box 12241
Reno, NV 89510


CRITIQUE GROUPS

Looking for a group of writers to read and critique your work? Willing to reciprocate? Then we might have a group for you.

Please check out our Critique Groups page for more information. This is a member benefit.

Contact Linda, your Critique Group Wrangler, to join a Reno-based group this year! lynda.r.bailey@gmail.com. 

ATTENTION PLEASE!

Do you have a finished manuscript which needs just one more round of critiques before being sent off to the agent? Then contact me, Linda Enos, at lynda.r.bailey@gmail.com

 As a reminder, in a FM group, you take a month to read/critique a story, sharing your comments and suggestions at the end. Each story gets one month. 

If you have any questions, let me know!

Linda


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