I decided to cancel #platformchat this Friday, June 19th, because I'm setting up a killer chat for next week on Friday, June 26 (and I want to take a long weekend to kick summer off!).
While I'm busy canceling things, I may as well go ahead and cancel July 3rd in honor of Fourth of July weekend. Because we writers deserve some time to play!
Here are the all new and improved chat guidelines, if you would like to join us. I hope you will.
Our guests for Friday, June 26th are:
Jane Friedman is the editor of the nonfiction book, The Beginning Writer’s Answer Book. She is Publisher & Editorial Director at Writer’s Digest. Jane speaks regularly at writing conferences across the country and has been writing and publishing ever since graduating with a BFA in creative writing from the University of Evansville. Her blog is There are no rules.
Therese was a freelance health writer before she turned to fiction. She’s the co-mama of the popular writers’ blog Writer Unboxed and will have her first novel in a two-book deal published with Random House on October 13th. You can learn more about her book, The Last Will of Moira Leahy, at her website: www.ThereseWalsh.com or her blog, www.WriterUnboxed.com.
[One more guest TBA]
Christina Katz is the author of Get Known Before the Book Deal, Use Your Personal Strengths to Build an Author Platform and Writer Mama, How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kids (both for Writer’s Digest Books). A platform development coach and consultant, she teaches writing career development, hosts the Northwest Author Series, and is the publisher of several e-zines including Writers on the Rise. Christina blogs at The Writer Mama Riffs and Get Known Before the Book Deal, and speaks at MFA programs, literary events, and conferences around the country.
Meryl K. Evans is the author of Brilliant Outlook Pocketbook, co-author of Adapting to Web Standards: CSS and Ajax for Big Sites and contributor to many others. The long-time blogger and gamer has written and edited for a bunch of places online and off. A native Texan, she lives a heartbeat north of Dallas in Plano, Texas with her husband and three kiddos. Though born in silence, she tries to show that deaf people are just like everyone else. Follow Meryl on Twitter at @merylkevans.
Just wanted everyone to know to take the chat off your calendar this week and put it back on for next week!
Thanks! And happy official first weekend of summer!