Sunday, October 12, 2014

Hey All - I'll Be Facilitating A Writing Workshop November 8! And, You Should Come

Yep, you read that right: yours truly will be facilitating a writing workshop November 8, along with the equally awesome Trisha Wooldridge and Jennifer Carson. The press release is below, but if you'd like more information (or sign up) email me at


Learn about writing craft, editing, publishing, and publicity with award-winning authors, editors, and publicists at Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester.

Worcester, MA, October 1, 2014 – On Saturday, November 8, Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester on 65 James Street will be offering an all-day Writers Workshop from 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM.  The workshop will have three parts: Writing and Editing, What to Expect from Publishing (On Your Own or With a Publisher), Marketing and Publicity of your Work.  The workshop will be run by Trisha J. Wooldridge, Jennifer Carson, and Jennifer Allis Provost—three friends and colleagues whose experience has covered all aspects of publishing, from writing to publicity.

Trisha J. Wooldridge is the author of two middle grade novels (under T.J. Wooldridge) as well as nearly a dozen short stories, two of which won EPIC awards as part of the Bad-Ass Faeries anthologies, and one which was nominated for a Stoker award from Epitaphs: Journal of the New England Horror Writers. Trish also is a senior editor for Spencer Hill Press, the president of Broad Universe, and has been a freelance journalist, reviewer, and editor for over ten years. Find out more at

Jennifer Carson is the lead imprint editor for Spencer Hill Middle Grade, an imprint of Spencer Hill Press.  Before becoming an editor for SHP, she was a freelance editor for many years. She specializes in fantasy world building and magic systems. Jennifer is also the author of the award-winning Hapenny Magick, and it's forthcoming sequel, Tangled Magick, as well as an award-winning fiber artist. You can learn more about Jennifer at her website: or

Jennifer Allis Provost wears several hats, but she likes author and publicist the best. As a publicist, she utilizes a combination of her marketing degree, ten-plus years of corporate experience, and vivacious personality to get her client’s titles in front of readers. She has published an urban fantasy series, Copper Legacy, and the epic fantasy Chronicles of Parthalan. Jennifer has also been featured in several horror and fantasy anthologies. Follow Jennifer (and learn about her other hats) @parthalan or visit her website at

Workshop participants can also choose to get a critique of the first five pages of their work, the query and synopsis submission package, or their marketing plan.  Cost for the workshop is $40 or $50 with critique.  Cost includes lunch and participants MUST pre-register.  Pre-register at the store, in-person or via telephone, or through one of the instructors. Final deadline for registration with critique is Friday, October 31. Item to be critiqued must be handed in at this time. Final deadline for registration without critique is Monday, November 3rd.

Sign-up and join us for a unique, all-day workshop on November 8th that will help you through the many facets of publishing with three professionals in the industry.

Contact: Patty Cryan

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