2018 FAPA Conference Speakers


Lisa Black

Forensic Scientist and NY Times Bestselling Author

Lisa Black has spent more than twenty years in forensic science, first at the coroner?s office in Cleveland, Ohio and now as a certified latent print examiner and CSI at a Florida police dept. Her books have been translated into six languages; one reached the NY Times Bestseller?s list and one has been optioned for film.

Don?t Be Clueless ? When to Hire an Editor, Publisher and Agent
Friday 2:30 to 3:30

Talya Tate Boerner

Author, Blogger, Free-lance Writer

Talya Tate Boerner, a fourth-generation Arkansas farm girl, has been published in Arkansas Review,?Fourth River Literary Journal, and Deep South Magazine. She writes regular columns for Delta Crossroads and Farm Bureau?s Front Porch magazine.

Social media and Creative Marketing Ideas
Saturday 2:25-3:45

Angela Bole

CEO Independent Book Publishers Association

Angela Bole is chief executive officer of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), the largest book publishing association in the U.S. serving independent publishers and self-published authors. IBPA?s mission is to lead and serve the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success.

Publishing Industry Standards Checklist
Saturday 8:25 to 9:15

Patricia Charpentier

Owner of Writing Your?life

Patricia Charpentier, author of the multi-award- winning book, Eating an Elephant: Write?Your Life One Bite at a Time, teaches, writes, edits, ghostwrites, and publishes personal and family history and life-based stories. She is a popular speaker who, since 1999, has helped hundreds of people write and publish the most important stories of their lives.

Be a Speaking Sensation
Friday 1:15 to 2:15

Dianna Collier

Owner and agent of Collier Associate

Collier Associates is a?boutique literary agency based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. They represent?over one hundred clients who are published by major publishing houses in the United States and abroad. Their primary interests are in well-written material presented in an unusual way.

The Changing?Roles of Agents
Saturday 1:30 to 2:30

Frances Keiser

Owner Sagaponack Books & Design

Frances Keiser has twenty years’ experience in the publishing industry and has worked in every facet of independent publishing. Her book designs include novels, memoirs, business books, art books, and children?s books in hardcover, softcover, and e-books. Keiser has authored two book series, which have won many national awards, and she writes a weekly newspaper column.

The Basics of Book Format & Design
Friday 12:00 to 1:00

Derrick McClain

Audio Book Narrator & Voice Talent

Derrick McClain is the founder of Wildwood Audio, a small audiobook services company dedicated to assisting small publishers, independent authors, and home-studio narrators. Derrick narrates, produces, and completes post-production services for audiobooks of all genres while embracing every opportunity to assist colleagues and other industry professionals in achieving their audiobook ambitions.

All about Audio Books
Saturday 9:30 to 10:45

Tiffany Padgett

Ingram Content Group

Tiffany Padgett is a manager of sales accounts at Ingram Content Group. She educates and assists mid-sized publishers in how best to utilize Ingram?s POD, digital and global distribution services to maximize their revenue.? She assists in the coordination of programs and events geared specifically towards small- and medium-sized publishers, including the Lightning Source-hosted Indie Days conference.

Ingram Aerio and Print-on-Demand
saturday 11:00 – 12:00

Josh Persad

Orange?County Library System

Josh Persad works for the Orange County Library System located in Orlando, FL. He serves as Assistant Manager for the Acquisitions Department which oversees the collection of physical and digital materials for 16 Library locations. Josh has worked in Public Libraries for the past 14 years. He believes in the importance of Libraries and considers himself an ambassador for sharing Library resources to the community. Josh lives in Altamonte Springs, FL, and when not working, enjoys gaming, basketball, and jogging.

How to Sell to Libraries, Bookstores & Libraries Panelist
Friday 3:45 – 4:45

Joanne Sinchuk

Founder of Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore

Joanne Sinchuk is the former owner, and current store manager, of Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Pineapple Grove in Delray Beach, the only mystery bookstore in the state of Florida. In addition to running the bookstore, Joanne is Director of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association, and a member of Southeast Independent Booksellers Association, Florida Romance Writers, and Mystery Writers of America.

How to Sell to Libraries, Bookstores & Libraries Panelist
Friday 3:45 – 4:45

Charles Todd

NY Times Bestselling Author

Charles Todd is the 2017 winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Award (The Shattered Tree) and is part of the mother-son writing team with Caroline Todd, known for historical mysteries. They are the authors of 32 novels, the short story anthology Tales, and have published 16 short stories.

Lunch Keynote
Saturday 12:00 to 1:00

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