Don’t forget our “Practical Tips for Authors” webinars continue on Thursday, June 2, with Brenda Spaulding discussing “Audio Books.”
Florida and Authors Association.
A Word from Member Services
In that our members are scattered throughout the state and the rest of the country (and even into other countries), one of the few networking opportunities we have aside from the actual conference is through our website Directory.
This is where you can see other authors, publishers, cover artists, editors, and illustrators. This is where you can contact them via their website or other info provided.
But that is only IF everyone participates in filling out a profile. If not, it looks like a vast wasteland, and renders this tool useless.
I have been weeding out members who lapsed years ago, only to find out they didn’t remember getting a renewal notice. I’ve contacted several to ask that they look in their spam folders, and sure enough – there they were.
So, I am asking everyone to do two things:
1. Check your spam folder for anything from FAPA and tell that folder, “Hey! This is not spam.”
2. Please go to myfapa.org and click on “login” and get to the Directory. Add your profile picture, something in the background to get rid of the generic greenish / yellowish blob with an open book, a short bio (Usually 100 words or less to tell someone why they should connect with you), your website address, and you can upload as many as THREE of your book titles. Got more than that? Great! You can add those to our bookstore by using the bookstore request.
One final thing: If you are not already in the Facebook Messenger Group FAPA Member Forum, please use this link to ask to join. It is one more way to get involved and connected. I have invited a bunch of you via email over the holiday weekend, but just in case, use this link:
Having trouble with the directory or anything else associated with your membership?
Don’t get frustrated and quit. Contact me at Pat.Stanford@MyFAPA.org.
I’m here to help.
Upcoming Contests & Industry Events
July 7-10 SleuthFest, Deerfield Beach, FL & Boca Raton, FL. http://www.sleuthfest.com
September 21-25 Novelist Inc Conference, TradeWinds Resort, St. Pete Beach, FL https://ninc.com/
The 621 Literary Reading Salon is a space for writers at every stage of their journey to gather, share, and connect. The Salon is hosted by 621 Gallery in Railroad Square, Tallahassee, FL on the third Thursday of the month at 7 pm. http://www.621gallery.org/
Poets & Writers has a well-organized list of conferences and residencies. You can search by event type, state, and admission.
The Association of Writers & Writing Programs has a directory of over 300 conferences, centers, and retreats.
Publishers Weekly keeps a list of key conferences and book fairs, worldwide. The list is ordered chronologically.
Poets & Writers Local is an app that lets you search for conferences near you.
Shaw Guides lists local, regional, national, and international writing conferences. Organized by month.
Writing Day Workshops are full-day “How to Get Published” writing events that happen all around the United States throughout the year.
Marco Island Writers focuses on helping local writers grow in their craft through networking and resources. https://www.