October 2013: The Business of Writing with Deborah Cooke

Deborah will be presenting an extended afternoon workshop to ORWA, with two sessions covering a broad range of information from the business side of writing. Her first session entitled the ‘the buffet of publishing options’ will cover single title and category print publishers, digital publishers and a number of alternative publishing options. She will also discuss the ‘path to publication’ and ‘production and payment timelines.’

In the second session of the afternoon, Deborah will move the focus to you and ‘what do you bring to the party?’ Topics covered in this session will include ‘understanding the romance genre’, ‘defining what you do well’, ‘making alliances’, ‘agents’ and ‘author brands.’

About Deborah Cooke

Deborah Cooke has an honours degree in history, with a focus on medieval studies. She is an avid reader of medieval vernacular literature, fairy tales and fantasy novels, and has written over fifty romance novels and novellas. As a multi-genre author, Deborah writes contemporary, paranormal romance as Deborah Cooke, as well as medieval romance and fantasy romance set in other times and places under the name Claire Delacroix. She has also written time travel romance and mainstream with romantic elements as Claire Cross.

Event Details

October 6, 2013 – 12:30 PM-4:30PM

Hall B, Mlacak Community Centre, Beaverbrook Kanata