Monday, November 04, 2013


Last Friday evening, I was fortunate enough to be on an author panel at an event in Mansfield, Texas The evening was directed at encouraging upcoming and beginning authors.The others on the panel were:

Diane Kelly is the author of the Death, Taxes and . .  . series. Diane spoke on “Saying It With Style.” If you’ve read her books, you realize she knows her subject well. Her mystery series is fun and fast paced. The first one is DEATH, TAXES, AND A FRENCH MANICURE. Diane is a CPA and tax attorney who writes full time for St. Martin’s Press.    
Diane Kelly

Liliana Hart is a NYTimes and USA Today bestselling author who is self-published. She has three series going: the Mackenzie series, the J J Graves series, and the Addison Holmes series. Liliana spoke on “Secrets to Sizzling Suspense.” Her books are sizzling, so she knows her subject. Liliana has been especially gracious to share her marketing knowledge with other authors.

Liliana Hart

Sherrel Lee is a Daphne Du Maurier Finalist and fantasy author who spoke on “Covers Draw Readers.”  Using a power point presentation, Sherrel demonstrated good and bad covers.

Sherrel Lee

Ken Aldridge is a former FBI agent who now writes crime novels using his years of catching criminals as a basis. His topic was “Is Writing A Novel On Your Bucket List?” He discussed the good and bad experiences he’s had in publishing. Sorry, I don't have a photo of Ken.

You know that I am an Award Winning and Amazon Bestselling Author of Western Romances. My topic was “Layering A Novel.”  I have no idea whether or not my portion of the evening was effective, but many attendees took notes as well as my handout.  I hope I helped someone.

The members of the Friends of the Mansfield Library did a wonderful job setting up the event and selling our books for us. I must say this was the best organized of these events of which I’ve been a part.  So, there you have one of the fun parts of being an author.

If writing a book is on your bucket list, attending events like this in your area will provide encouragement and tips for success. 

Thanks for stopping by!

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