book deal

There’s only one ticket left for Saturday’s workshop How to Get a Book Deal. Local authors Marie Sutton and Anne Riley will help you write the perfect pitch to sell your book idea to literary agents and publishers. Marie and Anne also will share the stories of how they landed their book deals, give tips on how to bring your book idea to life, and discuss the good, bad, and the ugly about publishing.

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Marie Sutton is the author of The A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham: A Civil Rights Landmark, which was published November 2014 by The History Press.

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Anne Riley is the author of the young adult novel Shadows of the Hidden, published December 2012 by Compass Press.

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If you don’t snag that last ticket here’s another event for your consideration:

Author Denise George, wife of Dr. Timothy George of Beeson Divinity School, will be hosting two all-day Book Writing Boot Camp seminars at Canterbury United Methodist Church in Birmingham on February 20-21 for current and aspiring authors.

Memoir-Writing Magic!

Exciting New Ways to Turn Lifetime Memories into Book-Length Memoirs

Friday, February 20, 2015

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Canterbury United Methodist Church, Mountain Brook

Lunch provided


Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing

The Major Advantages and Disadvantages of Each

Saturday, February 21, 2015

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Canterbury United Methodist Church, Mountain Brook

Lunch provided


If you register for BOTH all-day seminars, you’ll receive a special discounted price of $285.

To register, visit and click “Register.”

Looking Ahead

arc light

The next Arc Light Stories event is set for Saturday, February 28.  “LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD – Stories About Love” will be held at the Avon Theater.  The cost is only $5 at the door.  Doors open at 7pm, and stories start at 7:30pm.

Save the Date


The Y’all Connect social media conference has been set for June 12, 2015.