Saturday, February 18th, 2012 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Tokyo Buffet, 7217 Greenback Ln, Citrus Heights, CA. DETAILS
Speaker: Cindy Sample, award-winning mystery author
Topic: “The pothole-filled path to publication and promotion”
February’s luncheon meeting speaker is Cindy Sample, author of Dying for a Dance and Dying for a Date. As her titles imply, her books are mysteries with a touch of romance and much humor. In Dying for a Dance, lead-footed Laurel gets talked into learning a choreographed foxtrot routine for her best friend’s wedding. After tripping her instructor and crashing into a pair of dance pros, Laurel discovers ballroom dancing can be dangerous. When she stumbles over the body of a dance instructor, she realizes it can also be deadly.
The title of Cindy’s talk is “The pothole-filled path to publication and promotion.”
“I’m a marketing nut, so I thought I’d discuss promotion and what it takes to sell books these days.” She will also address the difficulties of crossing genres; in her case, mixing mystery with romance and humor. She says publishers don’t always know what to do with those books. “I figure I’ve done almost everything you can on the way to getting published,” she said. “People are always interested in other author’s journeys, especially when they are with a traditional publisher, but I’m looking at other options going forward.”
Cindy is a former columnist for the Gold River Community Newspaper, and past president of the Sacramento Chapter of Sisters in Crime. She is co-chair of the Left Coast Crime Convention, which will be held at the Sacramento Sheraton Grand Hotel March 29 to April 1, 2012; www.leftcoastcrime.org/2012.
For more on Cindy, visit: www.cindysamplebooks.com.
Monthly luncheon is open to the public. Cost is $12 for members, $14 for nonmembers.