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2 Workshops to Help You Control Your Writing Career and Set Yourself Free

Saturday, April 6, 2019
Concord's Colonial Inn
Concord's Colonial Inn
48 Monument Square
Concord, MA  01742

Lisa Haselton
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Full day: Control Your Writing Career And Set Yourself Free
Morning Session: Indie Publishing For New And Traditionally-Published Authors
Afternoon Session: Marketing Your Book For Indie-Pubbed And Hybrid Authors

Control Your Writing Career and Set Yourself Free
 -- 2 workshops with Jess Lourey

and we'll be celebrating the New England chapter's 25th anniversary!

Morning Session: Indie Publishing for New and Traditionally-published Authors

Afternoon Session: Marketing Your Book for Indie-published and Hybrid Authors


Whether you’re in the middle of penning your first manuscript, you have a short story, novella, or novel you couldn't sell through traditional channels, or your backlist rights have reverted, learning to successfully indie publish (publish outside traditional channels) and market your work can set you free. 

The morning session will focus on the nuts and bolts of indie publishing: process, format, sales channels, and timeline. 

The afternoon workshop covers marketing. 

The sessions can be attended independent of one another. 

If you have one, bring a laptop and a short description of the short story, novella, or book (back-cover copy length) you’d like to focus on.

About Our Guest Presenter:
Jessica Lourey (rhymes with "dowry") writes about secrets. She is the bestselling Agatha, Anthony, and Lefty-nominated author of the critically-acclaimed Mira James mysteries, which have earned multiple starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist, the latter calling her writing "a splendid mix of humor and suspense." Jess also writes nonfiction, edge-of-your-seat YA adventure, magical realism, and feminist thrillers. She is a tenured professor of creative writing and sociology. When not teaching, reading, or dorking out with her family in Minneapolis, you can find her dreaming of her next story.


For her full bio, visit

And let's raise a glass!
The day will also have a celebratory theme as we recognize the New England chapter's 25th anniversary. We hope you can spend the full day with us 10:30-3:30!


Any portion of this exceptional day is free for current members (and 1 guest) of Sisters in Crime New England. 

Lunch is included for all-day and morning-only participants.

Non-members can attend for $50 for the full day; $35 for morning-only with lunch; $30 for afternoon only.

Overnight rooms available:
We have a block of rooms for long-distance travelers and others who don't want to worry about travel.

By phone: Call 978-369-9200 and mention the group name Sisters in Crime-New England Chapter 25th Gala to receive the discounted room rate.

By web: Visit Concord's Colonial Inn, click the "Book now" button at the top right of the page, and enter Group Code 0419SISTER to get the discounted rate by March 5Our block of rooms will be released after March 5.


Two room types available: The "Main Inn" (formerly known as the 'Historic Inn') is $159/night and the "Prescott Wing" is $139/night.


Additional information:
Any questions can be sent to Programs.