How to Write and Self-Publish a Book of Family Stories
Kathy “Kanika” Marshall
Author and Artist
In 2017, Kathy “Kanika” Marshall wrote The Ancestors Are Smiling! which is a collection of uplifting, funny, touching, maddening, and sometimes harrowing real life stories, creatively told by Marshall’s ancestors and their descendants.
In 2018, she published a research-oriented storybook investigating her enslaved ancestors from Maryland, entitled Finding Otho: the Search for Our Enslaved Williams Ancestors. These true stories are woven by Marshall with the African fabric of American historical events. Marshall has been exploring her family roots off and on since 1976 and is a self-avowed missionary for family history, encouraging others to write their own family history stories NOW!
Marshall was a researcher, analyst, and technical writer for the California Highway Patrol for 36 years. In addition, she has been the owner/artist for her Kanika African Sculptures business since 1993, sharing her love for African fabric, clay, welding, and ethnic-inspired, indoor-outdoor sculptures.
This presentation will provide attendees with a useful list of hints, tips and examples that will give them the tools to write and successfully self-publish their own family history book. Attendees will learn how to plan their own book, set up an effective book framework, gather information, write their book, and self-publish their own masterpiece.
First Friday Network Meeting, April 5, 2019
9-11 AM Coco’s, 7887 Madison Avenue, Citrus Heights
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The California Writers Club–Sacramento Branch Networking Meeting is held the first Friday of every month at Coco’s Restaurant, 7887 Madison Avenue, Citrus Heights, at the corner of Madison and Sunrise, starting at 9 a.m. Meetings are free. Attendees pay for their own breakfast.
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