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Start: 10:00 am
End: 1:00 pm
Fri., Feb. 28 • 10:00-1:00 pm • $60  As a writer, your first step to market your book is to talk to everyone. You never know who the listener might be: an agent, publisher, bookseller, or future reader. Acheson shares what works, what doesn't, and why. Learn the tools to create a well-honed, every-useful selling description. You'll leave the workshop with some essential sentences that can be expanded after you've won the audience's attention. The pre-class assignment is to write a thirty-second pitch, practice it out loud many times, and memorize it so it sounds like conversation. 
Start: 2:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm
Fri., Feb. 28 • 2:00-5:00 pm • $60  What is print-on-demand? How does it differ from self-publishing? Will either be easier, faster, or better than the route to a traditional publisher? All authors need to investigate the most appropriate method of publication before finishing a book. You owe it to yourself - and your pocketbook - to learn the advantages andpitfalls of each type. No method is appropriate for every book and every author. Is it important that your book be eligible for review and sold in bookstores? In the final analysis, will you earn more money with one procedure over the others? Alice Acheson has worked with all three publishing choices and will guide you through this crucial decision.  
Start: 5:30 pm
Nom Nom Paleo ($35.00) by Michelle Tam, the #1 and critically acclaimed Paleo food blogger, features over 100 flavor-packed, nutrient-dense recipes using real, whole ingredients. In Your Personal Paleo Code ($28.00), Chris Kresser uses the Paleo diet as a baseline from which you can tailor the ideal three-step program. 
Start: 6:30 pm
Tamara Ireland Stone presents Time After Time, a companion novel to Time Between Us. Calling Anna and Bennett’s romance long distance is an understatement: she’s from 1995 Chicago and he’s a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco. The two of them never should have met, but they did. They fell in love, even though they knew they shouldn’t. And they found a way to stay together, against all odds. It’s not a perfect arrangement, though, with Bennett unable to stay in the past for more than brief visits, skipping out on big chunks of his present in order to be with Anna in hers. They each are confident that they’ll find a way to make things work…until Bennett witnesses a single event he never should have seen (and certainly never expected to). Will the decisions he makes from that point on cement a future he doesn’t want? Told from Bennett’s point of view, Time After Time will satisfy readers looking for a fresh, exciting, and beautifully-written love story, both those who are eager to find out what’s next for Time Between Us‘s Anna and Bennett and those discovering their story for the first time. Tamara Ireland Stone grew up in Northern California. In addition to her work as a writer, Tamara co-owns a Silicon Valley marketing communications firm and enjoys skiing, hiking, and spending time with her husband and two children. Tamara and her family live just outside of San Francisco.  


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