Energizing Writers Since 1995
Members include writers of fiction and non-fiction -- mystery, romance, poetry, Civil War, Appalachian women,
memoir, erotica, Roman historical, young adult fiction and non-fiction, children's books, local history, real estate, as well
as Southern fiction.
The High Country Writers organization meets the second and fourth Thursdays of most months from 10 a.m. to noon at the
Watauga County Public Library, 140 Queen St., Boone, NC. Visitors are welcomed!
We are pleased to announce the introduction
of a Writers Workshop which will be held on the first Thursday of every month. This is an optional meetings to be held in
addition to our regularly scheduled meetings. The first workshop will be presented by Judy Geary on Thursday March 6th.
The topic will be Editing and Critiquing.
How long these workshops continue will be dependent on member participation,
so let's see everyone there on Thursday.
Click here for our current calendar.
The member supplying our critique materials for our meeting on September 11th is Diane Blanks.
To download the material Click Here
Judy Geary To Host a Self Publishing Workshop at Watauga Art Council
publishing is the hot topic in the publishing world today. Even big-name authors with NY Times bestsellers under their belt
are releasing books under their own label, and we all know how our former member Hugh Howey got his start. Independent publishing
is not the right path for every author or for every book, but it always helps to know what your options are.
Judy Geary joined Bob and Barbara Ingalls in forming High Country Publishers in 2001 and still edits for its successor, Ingalls
Publishing Group, Inc, as well as editing and designing freelance. She has taught in the Department of Communication at Appalachian
State since 1985 and currently serves as Scenario Director (first evaluator) for the NC affiliate of International Future
Problem Solving and as an evaluator on the international level. Geary is currently in the process of designing the second
volume of the HCW anthology, High Country Headwaters II.
Geary is author of the Getorix Series: Celtic adventure in ancient Rome. Getorix: The Eagle and the Bull is recommended
for classroom use in 16 states, was a finalist in the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards in both YA and adult historical
fiction. The second, Getorix: Games of the Underworld, is internationally reviewed and commended for characters, plot and
for bringing alive the world of ancient Rome.
“Independent Publishing: FAQs”
Thursday, October 1, 10 am to noon
(Watauga County Arts Council)
377 Shadowline Drive
HCW member Judy Geary draws on her own experience of 13 years with Ingalls Publishing and freelance work in
editing, design and shepherding authors through the publication process, as well as the experience of other HCW members, to
offer a practical guide to the process of independent publishing. Get your questions answered about: How much does it cost?
What skills do I need to get started? How can I get help at a reasonable cost if I lack the skills myself? Bring your experience
to help others in the group.
program is part of the continuing series of skills workshops sponsored by High Country Writers. The workshops meet the first
Thursday of each month, at 10 am to noon, now at Blue Ridge Artspace. All HCW meetings are free and open to the public.
See you all at the Watauga County Arts Council on October 2nd.
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