Author Platform Panel on Friday June 21 at 4 PM--El Cabrillo

Building Your Author Platform panel is open to SBWC attendees, and the public may attend as well for only $15.

Every author is faced with the responsibility of promoting his or her own book, as well as as their own authority as an author.

Marla Miller, author , editor and writing coach, will interview four author platform experts.

Flor Edwards, author of Apocalypse Child, promoted her memoir extensively before it was published last year. Since this publication, she has been on the circuit and is regularly sought out as a speaker on her book, thus allowing her a great platform to sell more copies.

Hendrika DeVries memoir, When a Toy Dog Became a Wolf and the Moon Broke Curfew, will be published later this summer. She will speak about her extensive prepublication process, which comes as a surprise to authors who assume their work is done as soon as they turn in a final draft.

Jake Wachtel is a media and entertainment industry expert with a background in journalism, as well as being a producer, writer, and director on a range of projects for big name media entities. He supports authors in helping them to create a media presence.

Elizabeth Gould has been speaking and teaching in the area of her nonfiction book, Your Best Health by Friday: How to Overcome Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Trauma, PTSD and Chronic Illness. She has designed and created her own author platform.