Sisters in Crime Grand Canyon Writers proudly present Fireside Chats! Spend an evening with acclaimed, bestselling authors and learn from the masters – in the comfort of your own home.

Independence Day for Authors!
How to Be Your Own Publisher and How to Maximize YOUR Books Sales—No Matter Who Publishes Them.

Don’t Miss This Blockbuster Evening!
Barbara Hinske, bestselling author of the internationally-acclaimed Rosemont series, Guiding Emily and The Christmas Club 
Award-Winning Marketing Guru, International Speaker and Author,
Nicolette Lemmon, Award-Winning Marketing Guru, International Speaker

٭ What are the pros and cons of traditional publishing vs. independently publishing your own books? 
٭ How can an author who independently (self) publishes her/his work earn a six-figure incom
٭ Discover “The Key Factors”you must implement to successfully publish your own books.
٭ Who should consider independent publishing and when?٭ How can ALL authors increase their own book sales, regardless who publishes them?
٭ What are the critical steps to building your name as an author and increasing your book sales?٭ Learn the lessons and the secrets these two industry professionals have mastered—that will help YOU!

July Fireside Chat
Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:00 – 7:30 PM Arizona Time
(9:00-10:30 PM EDT) 6:00 – 7:30 PM Pacific Time

Read more about Barbara.
Read more about Nicki.

Mixing Genres to Create A Great Story

S. G. Wong, Internationally-Acclaimed Author and
National Sisters in Crime President

How do authors effectively merge genres to produce a blockbuster series?

Why does a fusion of genera attract so many readers?

Award-winning author Sandra (S. G.) Wong blended noir, historical and paranormal genres to craft a riveting, internationally-lauded series, with a whip-smart, female private investigator in 1930’s Los Angeles. How did she do it?

Learn how genre serves character. Discover why “worldbuilding” is for every writer. What makes your research your guide? Find out why tropes are not the enemy and when they enhance a story. Learn why mashup doesn’t mean messy—and it often means fascinating.

Don’t miss this extraordinary evening!

Read more about Sandra.

Thursday, May 13, 2021 6:00 – 7:30 PM Arizona Time
(9:00-10:30 PM EDT) 6:00 – 7:30 PM Pacific Time

Adding Heart and Humor To Your Novels

Ellen Byron, Bestselling Author, Agatha Award Winner, Lefty Award Winner  

How do authors effectively weave humor into the flow of the story? What makes a reader —or an agent or publisher—laugh out loud? When will humor hold a reader? 

Bestselling author, Ellen Byron, a multi-award winner for best humorous novels, shares her easy humor hacks, the importance of writing to real life reactions and her own tools for writing humor, successfully. Find out why “if you’re moved, your readers will be” and learn the key to writing humor and heart. Read more about Ellen.                

Thursday, February 4, 2021 6 – 7:30 PM AZ/MT (8-9:30 PM ET)


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