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May 8, White Deer

Luncheon Speaker, Twentieth Century Culture Study Club.

July 12-15 Route 66 World Festival

Texas Welcomes the World to Shamrock!

I will be signing books along with my WordsmithSix Critique Group in Shamrock on Friday and Saturday. We’ll be autographing our newly released short story Anthology, OUR TIME ON ROUTE 66, featuring a collection of short stories set at the iconic U-Drop Inn in Shamrock, as well as our other publications. Vendor booths will be open Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-4 at the Shamrock Community Center. Live music with the Road Crew, car show, Texas Theatre, Silent Auction, Rodeo, and Dance. Come by our booth and say hey!


Saturday, July 21 Texas High Plains Writers

Traditional Publishing vs. Indie.

I’ll be moderating a panel of local Indie authors and owners of small independent presses:

Rory C Keel, author and owner of Carpe Diem Publshing

Ryan McSwain, Indie Author

Vicki Schoen, author and owner of Yellow City Publishing

And me as Moderator. Indie Author and owner, small independent press NKB Books, LLC.

Take off your funky creative cap and put on your business suit; publishing your book is a business. We will look at industry statistics and discuss the status of publishing in today’s environment. I’ll be asking our panel questions which will cover the entire process from idea spark to book-in-hand. We’ll find out why they went Indie, the parts they enjoy about this business, how to budget time, what they got right, and the worst mistakes made along the way. Join us for a lively discussion.

I hope to see you at 10:00 AM, at the Chase Tower (9th Floor Ed Davis Room), in downtown Amarillo, on July 21. Bring pen, notebook and lots of questions.