Thrillerfest 2012 will remain in my memory one of the best experiences I’ve had, not only in terms of the people I met, such as Sandra Brown, Lee Child, David Morrell, Steve Berry, Douglas Preston, Catherine Coulter, Ted Dekker, and countless others, but because of the camaraderie we all shared as aviaries of a like plume. Of course, there were the fan boy moments where I found myself in awe of meeting several #1 NY Times bestselling authors who agreed to interviews on my internet radio show DIAGLOGUE: Between the Lines, but some of best memories were spending time with facebook friends whom I met for the first time in person, such as Aaron Patterson, Jeff Ayers, Alan Jacobson, and an whole entourage of their friends as well.
On Saturday April 09, 2011 1:00 PM, I will appear on an author panel at Barnes & Noble to discuss the topic:Â How to Get Published
Here’s the official announcement on the B&N Website:
Please join us as we host local authors Max Sturman, T.J. Johnson and Joshua Graham as they discuss how to get published. They will be sharing their stories as well offering insight and suggestions on how to get your own book published.
This will be interesting as I am not acquainted with Sturman or Johnson, and I don’t know what their take on it is.Â But the fact remains:Â There is no one way that is sure fire.Â One thing does stand out in common for all methods, However: Write a great book.Â Getting your book completed is an accomplishment, no doubt.Â Getting your book in print (paper or ebook) is still another achievement.Â And having a traditional or small press publish your work, still another.Â But that is just the beginning.Â It’s important to have a book that people will enjoy reading and enthusiastically recommend to their friends and family.
I’ll speak more about this on the panel on April 9th.Â But I hope if you’re in the San Diego area that you’ll come to this event.Â Afterwards, our books will be available for sale and autographs.
See you there!
I’ll be appearing at BORDERS El Cajon, CA for a book signing today!
159 Fletcher Pkwy El Cajon, CA 92020 (619) 593-5119