Columbia Center for the Arts & Waucoma Bookstore
Self-Publishing Without Tears
Learn how to self-publish your books & turn screenplays into novels
with authors Ron Lovell & Nick Sherma
Saturday, May 3rd, 9am - 12pm at Columbia Center for the Arts
Cost: $50 (includes 3 hours of instruction, 2 books and snacks)
Space is limited! Register Early.
Workshop Fees are Non-Refundable
A college professor turned mystery writer and a screenwriter turned novelist will conduct the first workshop in the new “Creativity Lab” series at Columbia Center for the Arts “Workshop for Writers: Self-Publishing Without Tears” will be held Saturday, May 3 from 9:00am to 12:00pm at Columbia Center for Arts (215 Cascade St. Hood River). The cost is $50, which includes instruction, snacks, and two books: Murder Times Two by Ron Lovell & How to be a Hero by Nick Sherma.
Author & publisher Ron Lovell and actor & screenwriter Nick Sharma will present a guide to publishing and marketing books, from manuscript to finished product. Topics will include editing, page design, cover design, book registration, copyright registration, and promoting books including the preparation of marketing materials and working with distributors and bookstores. Lovell and Sharma will also talk about their writing process and how to turn screenplays into novels and novels into screenplays.
About the Instructors
Ron Lovell, a retired Oregon State University journalism professor and magazine writer, is the author of ten Thomas Martindale Mysteries. Lovell started Penman Productions in 2004 to publish the novels in his series. His latest, Murder Times Two, will be released April 1, 2014 Before his retirement from OSU, Lovell wrote 14 textbooks and hundreds of freelance magazine articles.
Nick Sharma is an actor, screenwriter and novelist. He has appeared in 13 feature films as well as television ads, numerous commercials, magazines and theatre productions. He has worked for some of the top companies including Lionsgate, Mercedes, and Intel. He has also written 4 screenplays and working on a 5th. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California. Penman Productions is publishing Sharma’s first novel, How to be a Hero, which he first wrote as a screenplay, “The Cup.” (Nick Sherma's filmography: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3211593/
About the Books
Murder Times Two by Ron Lovell
Lovell’s latest book, Murder Times Two, is actually two novellas, linked by common characters. In Carnival, Martindale is confronted by shady characters and a murderous clown when a traveling carnival comes to town, the fictional Taft-By-The Sea. How hard should it be to help an old girlfriend complete a photo assignment at the carnival? Innocent
features Lorenzo Madrid, Martindale’s attorney who played a key role
in several other novels in the series. When he tries to clear the name of a young man falsely accused of murdering a priest, he is kidnapped by a murderous drug gang.
How to be a Hero by Nick Sherma
How to be a Hero is the story of Amith and his best friend Shaneel
who live in a poverty-stricken village in rural India. Inspired by movies they see in an old, run-down movie theater, they imagine themselves heroes trying to escape the sickness and death that surrounds them. When someone close to them becomes sick, they embark on a journey to find the Holy Grail to cure all their troubles and the sick person. They head for the foreboding Indian jungle where they encounter wild animals and a dangerous storm. Hero is a story of friendship and love and success and failure and regret.
Please select "Pick Up In Store" for the shipping method when you check out. (There are no items to pick up in the store since this is a workshop, but the check out process requires you to choose a shipping method)