Arizona Professional Writers to offer Phoenix workshop Jan. 21

Arizona Professional Writers (submitted photo)

Arizona Professional Writers (submitted photo)

Arizona Professional Writers is offering “What’s New in Self-Publishing”, a two-hour workshop for writers to hear from the experts to gain some useful tips about this emerging publishing genre.

The workshop will be held 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Shepherd of the Hills United Church of Christ, 5524 E. Lafayette Ave., Phoenix.

Registration with breakfast pastries and coffee starts at 9:30 a.m.

“What’s New in Self-Publishing” will feature a panel of industry experts, beginning with Linda F. Radke, president and founder of Five Star Publications, Inc., and author of “The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing” and “Linda F. Radke’s Promote Like a Pro,” who has more than 30 years’ experience in the traditional, partnership and self-publishing arenas and serves as a publishing consultant, according to a press release

Other panel members include:

  • Connie Cockrell, a self-published author of 13 books who has been included in five anthologies and after her daughter challenged her to write in 2011.
  • Linda Smock, a retired elementary school teacher and children’s author who has self-published seven picture books featuring characters based on animals in her household and neighborhood on CreateSpace and Kindle in the last year.
  • Brenda Warneka, an editor and writer, who has edited a variety of books, including “Skirting Traditions: Arizona Writers and Journalists, 1912-2012” for Arizona Professional Writers.

Following the workshop, attendees are invited to meet for a no-host lunch at Kitchen 56, 3433 N. 56th St., in Phoenix.

The workshop is free for members of Arizona Professional Writers and $10 for the public.

To register in advance with an e-mail:, and include credit card information; or mail a check to: Barbara Lacy, 5425 E. Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley, AZ  85253.

For more information, contact Barbara Lacy at 480-620-1358.

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