December 13, 2017


October 26-October 28, 2017

23rd Annual Women Writing the West Conference “Set in the West: Cultures Old and New” LINK

Friday, October 27, 2017 2:50-3:50 p.m.

“Saddle Up and Find Your Fans” (Book Marketing)

Presented by:

Lynn Wiese Sneyd (LWS Literary) and Krista Soukup (Blue Cottage Agency)


Tucson Book Festival

March 14 and 15, 2015

Scheduled events:
The Inside Scoop from Book Marketing Pros
Peel back the curtain to reveal the secrets about marketing your book in a crowded marketplace.Integrated Learning Center Room 140 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)
Sun, Mar 15, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Book/Movie Biz
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area – Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  panelists: Lisa Dietlin, Krista Soukup, David Henry Sterry
Moderator: Grael Norton
Workshop: The Author as Speaker
One of the most effective ways to sell your book is to speak about it. Learn what makes a dynamite book presentation, regardless of your speaking experience.Integrated Learning Center Room 137 (Seats 60, Wheelchair accessible)
Sun, Mar 15, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Book/Movie Biz
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area – Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  Panelist: Krista Soukup

Novel in Progress Bootcamp: LINK

WHEN: May 17 to 23, 2015

WHERE: The Cedar Valley Center & Spa

Located 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee, near West Bend, Wisconsin.

The Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp is sponsored by the Wisconsin Writers Association, co-sponsored by the Chicago Writers Association, and receives additional support from our Creative Co-Sponsors.

Thursday, May 21
1 p.m. – Guest Speaker
Followed by Panel Discussion on “Today’s Blossoming Publishing Market: Traditional Agent/Publisher, Small Publisher, Self-Publishing, Opportunities on the Internet” (Krista Soukup, Blue Cottage Agency) 4 p.m. – Pitch writing practice, if time permits
Friday, May 22
1 p.m. – Advice on queries, pitching techniques & and best practices for winning over agents & editors, followed by Pitch Sessions with literary agents (Krista Soukup, Blue Cottage Agency)


Western Writers of America National Convention LINK

When:June 23-27, 2015

Where: Overton Hotel Lubbock Texas

Agent, Publishers and Publicist Panel followed by one-on-one sign up sessions.


When: February 2015, Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Franklin Arts Center, Crossing Arts Alliance
Classes: February 3: Publishing, February 10: Social Media, February 17: WordPress, February 24: Publicity for Writings


When: February 21, 2015
Where: Franklin Arts Center, 1001 Kingwood Street Brainerd
Featuring 21 Minnesota Poets , Reading, Exhibit and Reception.

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