September 2015 in Missoula, Montana: A Celebration of the Written Word
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Saturday, September 12 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Divergent Paths to Self-Publishing

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Self-publishing is an increasingly viable and respectable route for writers to find audiences for their work. From funding and editing to e-book creation and physical book printing, the options are exciting, scary, challenging, and numerous.  In this panel, three very different writers describe their paths to self-publishing.

Jess E. Owen is the author of the award winning YA fantasy series, The Summer King Chronicles. Janice K. Mineer self-published her first literary novel, Secret Heart of the Bitterroot, in March 2015, and is an award-winning poet.  Carol Buchanan may publish her fourth novel, The Ghost at Beaverhead Rock, in early September, although she says, “One of the best things about self-publishing is the freedom not to publish until the book is good enough.” She teaches self-publishing at Flathead Valley Community College. 

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Carol Buchanan

Owner, Carol Buchanan Books
Carol Buchanan writes in the frontier between fiction and history. Her first four novels – God’s Thunderbolt, The Devil in the Bottle, Gold Under Ice, and The Ghost at Beaverhead Rock – nailed the story of the Stark-McDowell family as tight to Montana's Vigilante history as... Read More →
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Janice Mineer

Janice K. Mineer is a graduate of Brigham Young University. One of her poems placed second in a national poetry contest and she has published an illustrated children’s book. Janice loves playing and teaching harp, reading, gardening and spending time on the lakes and rivers... Read More →
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Jess E. Owen

Founder, Five Elements Press
Jess E. Owen has been creating works of fantasy art and fiction for over a decade, and founded her own publishing company, Five Elements Press, to publish her own works and someday, that of others. She's a proud member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators... Read More →

Saturday September 12, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am MDT
Holiday Inn - Glacier/Yellowstone 200 S Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802

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