Working Writers Business Workshop - April 13, 2019

Learn From the Experts

SE "Susan" Smith is a USA Today & NYTimes bestselling author and savvy entrepreneur who has built a brand that includes print, online, and audio books for adults, teens, and children, with a variety of supporting merchandise available through her website.

Smith conducts her “Keys to Being a Successful Author” workshops in Florida and will present this information in a day of sessions, designed to help attendees build a business plan and publishing road map for their book and leave the workshop with a clear understanding of the current publishing industry.

Smith will be joined by Paul Heitsch, well-known narrator with Audible, Blackstone Audio, and

Donna McDonald, who published her first romance novel in March of 2011. Fifty plus multi-genre novels later, she admits to living her own happily ever after as a full-time author. Addicted to making readers laugh, she includes a good dose of romantic comedy in every book, and


Narelle Todd, a strategist and speaker with a knack for simplifying the marketing process for authors and solopreneurs. Narelle has successfully combined her Masters qualifications with real world business experience to assist business owners as they incorporate the latest digital marketing strategies.

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The Alleghany Inn in downtown Sparta is the conference hotel, with a special room rate of $68. +tax. Additional nights are available at that rate.



8:30-9:00 am

Continental Breakfast (included in workshop fee). Meet fellow attendees and your presenters.

Morning Session - 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 


· Writing skills 

· Types of publishing 

· Understanding branding

· How to market


Lunch – 12:00 pm

Working Lunch with discussion (Box lunch included in workshop fee*) 

*Catered by Horizon Bistro

Afternoon Session – 1:30-5:00 pm


· Problem solving

· Applying your new skills

· Taking control of your career/business

· Defining success 

· Building your business plan