F170. Authors Helping Authors: How Banding Together Can Help Boost Your Book's Visibility

Grand Salon B, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


Book coverage in the media is shrinking, while more books are being published each year. Authors need to take the marketing of their work into their own hands. Many authors are finding creative ways to band together to promote each other’s work through group blogs, online reader/writer discussion groups, and genre-based websites. Join us for a panel discussion of the benefits (and challenges) of cultivating a community of authors, and how banding together can help you find a wider readership.


Louise Miller is a writer and pastry chef living in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the author of The City Baker's Guide to Country Living. Louise is an art school dropout, an amateur flower gardener, an old-time banjo player, an obsessive moviegoer, and a champion of old dogs.

Emily Ross is the author of the young adult novel, Half in Love with Death, which was named a finalist in the International Thriller Writers Organization’s 2016 Thriller Awards. She received a 2014 Massachusetts Cultural Council finalist award in fiction for Half in Love with Death.

Jennifer S. Brown is the author of Modern Girls. Her fiction and essays have been in Cognoscenti, Fiction Southeast, The Southeast Review, and Bellevue Literary Review, among other places. She has a BFA in film and television from NYU and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Washington.

Hank Phillippi Ryan is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV, winning thirty-four EMMYs for her journalism. The bestselling author of nine novels of suspense, she's won five Agathas and the Mary Higgins Clark award. She is 2013 president of national Sisters in Crime.

Ann Garvin, PhD, is the author of the USA Today–bestselling book I Like You Just Fine When You're Not Around, The Dog Year, and On Maggie's Watch. A professor at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, she coruns The Fifth Semester and she is the founder and director of the Tall Poppy Writers.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside