Monday, March 18, 2019 - Marketing Your Book and Yourself as an Author with Matty Dalrymple
Whether you land a publishing contract or go the route of self publishing, marketing your work and yourself as an author is a vital part of success. A concentrated and ongoing effort is vital. Matty Dalrymple has worked the process hard and she will focus on showing everyone the kinds of efforts she makes to keep herself and her writing in the public eye.
Matty Dalrymple is the author of the Ann Kinnear Suspense Novels The Sense of Death and The Sense of Reckoning, the Ann Kinnear Suspense Shorts, including Close These Eyes and May Violets Spring, and the Lizzy Ballard Thrillers Rock Paper Scissors, Snakes and Ladders, and The Iron Ring. Matty lives with her husband, Wade Walton and their three dogs in Chester County, Pennsylvania, which is the setting for much of the action in The Sense of Death and Rock Paper Scissors. They enjoy vacationing on Mt. Desert Island, Maine, where The Sense of Reckoning and Close These Eyes take place, and Sedona, Arizona, the setting for much of Snakes and Ladders and The Iron Ring.
Matty is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, and the Brandywine Valley Writers Group.
Our meeting place is the Black Powder Tavern, south of The King of Prussia Mall just off Rt 202. 1164 Valley Forge Rd · Wayne, PA. Across from the Gateway Shopping Center. The meeting officially starts at 7:00 pm but many of us come early (around 6:30) to eat and socialize a bit - but you can order your meal at any time during the meeting. We use a private room and the acoustics are great. You'll have no problem hearing our speakers or each other. Meetings officially end around 9 pm although some stay for more socializing afterwards.
Just a reminder that we don't get charged for the great room, but The Black Powder Tavern does have the expectation that attendees will order a meal. It is a fair expectation. The Restaurant offers a variety of sandwiches and entres on their menu and you can order from the entire menu. PURCHASING YOUR MEAL IS A REQUIREMENT OF ATTENDING THE MEETING. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Mark your calendar for every third Monday of the month. Feel free to tell others and bring a friend or two.
Mark your calendar for every third Monday of the month. Feel free to tell others and bring a friend or two.
This is a membership based group. Annual dues are $50 by check or cash (that's just $4.25 a meeting) and cover a variety of expenses including web site hosting, Meetup administration fees (you get the service free but I pay for them), the equipment, batteries, printing, guest speaker meals, etc. You are invited to attend one meeting for $10 as a sample, to see whether it is a fit for you. If you decide to pay the annual dues that evening, your membership dues will cover the meeting as well. Checks get made payable to Gary Zenker. Please cover the meeting or membership fee prior to the beginning of the meeting.
Also, check out our page on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mainlinewritersgroup. Monthly meeting information is not always up to date there.
We are flexible. We have never set a limit on the number of interested writers who can attend. If you show up without RSVPing or RSVP at the last minute, there is almost always room for you.