Bringing Something to the Table – Being a Sought After Speaker Before You Publish
4 Week Course, May 1-May 26, 2017
Price: TRRW Members – $15
RWA Members – $25
Non-RWA Members – $35
Instructor: Merien Grey
Merien Grey has been teaching professionally for fifteen years and been a paid speaker on the literary scene for five. She believes all aspiring authors can bring something to the teaching table and build their reputation by teaching what they already know or what they are willing to learn, even if they aren’t published yet. She will be teaching authors how to find relevant and interesting material in their own backgrounds, how to build engaging one hour presentations, how to present them in a dynamic manner at meetings, conferences and online to build an author’s reputation, and if they are good, even make some money. She will also cover how to promote and market yourself effectively as a speaker.
Instructor Bio: Merien has multiple degrees specializing in Anthropology, Sociology, English, and Communications Technology. She spent a decade traveling the world as a military intelligence analyst and instructor. Before becoming an author and presenter, her occupations ranged from soldier to bartender to a 911 operator for police, fire and medical aid. The last few years she been an active volunteer with several RWA chapters and is currently a member of the RWA national ethics committee. She has her debut releases in Regency Romance and Military Romance scheduled for later this year. Merien lives in the shadow of Mount Rainier with her husband, incorrigibly lazy dog, and a little one who rules the land with an iron hand and kisses, at least until bedtime.