SBW Upcoming Events


SPEAKER SERIES & GENERAL MEETING
February 8, 2016
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Harry’s Hofbrau, 390 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose
CWC members $15 / non-members $20 (includes $10 for dinner / pay at door)

PANEL: SELF-PUBLISHING

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Panelists Chess Desalls, RL King, Mark Gelineau, and Joe King will share stories from their experiences self-publishing, emphasizing how they have benefited from the experience and offering tips and tricks for other self-publishing authors.

Chess Desalls is the author of the YA time travel series, The Call to Search Everywhen. She’s a longtime reader of fantasy and sci-fi novels, particularly classics and young adult fiction. Her nonfiction writing has led to academic and industry publications. She’s also a contributing editor for South Bay Writers. When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys traveling and trying to stay in tune on her flute.

R.L. King is the author of the Amazon bestselling urban fantasy series The Alastair Stone Chronicles and a game freelancer for Catalyst Game Labs, publisher of the popular roleplaying game Shadowrun. Her first novel in the Shadowrun universe, Borrowed Time, was published in Spring 2015, and she’s currently working on her second. She is an Active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the Horror Writers’ Association, and the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers.

Gelineau & King are the authors of the Echoes of the Ascended fantasy series. There are four different series in Echoes, all in the same world, but each following a different main character. They publish their stories each month as novellas. Their fourth novella, “Faith and Moonlight” won the Long and Short Reviews YA Book of the Month award for December 2015, and they have appeared in the Author Talk Series at Book Buyers in Mountain View. Their next novella, “Broken Banners”, will be available on Amazon February 15th.

DATE: Monday, February 8, 2016
COST: $15 members / $20 non-members (includes $10 for dinner)
LOCATION: Harry’s Hofbrau, 390 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose

Come for the panel, but also enjoy a piece of See’s candy. Edie Matthews will be bringing See’s candy to this meeting in celebration of Valentine’s Day!

GENERAL MEETING AGENDA
6:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm General Meeting
7:10 pm Break
7:30 pm Panel: Self-Publishers
8:30 pm Networking & Dessert
9:00 pm Close


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