So not only did you teach me about writing memoir, you also taught me about reading and thinking about how others write memoir. Thank you so much! Rebecca
Showing posts with label Books by Deanna. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Books by Deanna. Show all posts

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Submit Your Writing and Learn to Market Yourself and Your Work

Yesterday we held a panel discussion at our local library in Hayesville, NC. The subject was publishing and marketing your writing. 

We hear so many people say they have written a book but don't know what to do next. On the panel yesterday we heard from an author who has a regional agent who has been extremely involved in helping him with publishing his four novels. Two were published by a Memphis press, BelleBridge Books.


We heard from an author who travels far and wide to festivals, speaking events and other places where she finds the audience for her young adult books. She knows her audience and has done her research. 

One panelist was the owner of a small press that helps authors self-publish their books. As he said, it isn't as easy as one might think to publish your own book. He helps people with design, typesetting, covers and all the details many new writers would not know.

I spoke about my interview with Scott Douglas and Kevin Watson, owners of two small presses, Main Street Rag and Press 53 and what is expected of the writer once the book is ready to sell.

Our attendees were enthusiastic and had so many questions we ran out of time before we could complete the program.  Our handouts included some writing resources. I have a few of them below.

New Pages - find publications -

Writers Market   

Poets Market


 Poets and Writers Magazine

Main Street Rag Publishing -
Press 53 - 

Literary  Journal - The Journal of Kentucky Studies.  No fee to submit

The Write Life   -  - author Deanna Klingel writes clean books with a moral theme for children. Grandparents love them. She loves writing them.  Old Mountain Press. Author Tom Davis publishes anthologies with poetry and flash fiction or memoir. In a hurry to publish your book? Tom will help you get the book out in a short time. 

Wally Avett - author of four novels based on true events in Appalachia. 

Friday, February 28, 2014

A Rock and a Hard Place by Deanna Klingel

My good friend, Deanna Klingel, is launching a new book this weekend. I look forward to reading it as Deanna's books are all good. If possible, I want to go to this event.

Sunday, March 9, 1:00-4:00 pm
St. Jude Church, 3011 U.S. Highway 64 East, Cashiers
Deanna Klingel will celebrate the release of A Rock and a Hard Place, A Lithuanian Love Story. Lithuanian food, beverage, music, book discussion, reading, signing, and meet the couple about whom the book was written. Bring your friends and family. 

If you can't be there in person, you can still be part of the party. On Friday before the event, go to Behind the tab "Rock & A Hard Place" you will find recipes to try at home. On Sunday the day of the event, go to and order a book, then send e-mail with your name and address to She will send you the signature and bookmark for your book. Monday following the event enjoy photos of the event posted on facebook page Books By Deanna.

Isn't this an interesting way to make us all feel a part of the book party? Deanna will be guest of Coffee with the Poets and Writers on March 12 at Blue Mountain Coffee and Grill, 10:30 a.m. This restaurant is located between Hayesville, NC and Murphy, NC. 

I hope our local writers and poets will come out and meet Deanna who is a delightful person as well as an excellent author. 

I am reading Cracks in the Ice by Deanna at this time on my Kindle. Most all of her books are available in print and as an e-book.