The POETS & WRITERS LIVE program featured authors and editors from “innovative independent publishers." Despite the diversity of the presenters, one message came through: writers need to be actively engaged in the publishing and marketing of their work. Jane and I were especially grateful for the panel entitled “The Savvy Self-Publisher.” It was led by Debra Englander who gave an overview of the self-publishing process and directed a conversation with award-winning author Jeffrey Blount, literary agent Anna Sproul-Latimer, and Bradley Graham of the book store Politics & Prose.
Jane and I have been in the same writers' group for 30 years. She recently wrote a book about Joseph Smith, which you can read more about on her site: http://janebarnesauthor.com/.