Brooke Warner

Speaker Brooke Warner

Publisher and Tedx speaker Brooke Warner will unravel the mysteries of publishing at this month’s meeting of the Tri-Valley Writers on Saturday, Nov. 16.

The audience will learn how agents determine if a book will sell, and a writer’s options when these gatekeepers don’t think so. Warner will explain hybrid publishing, which falls in between commercial publishing and self-publishing. Writers will learn both the appeal and the challenges of this new model.

Warner’s presentation is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton, 5115 Hopyard Rd., Pleasanton, with check-in at 1:30 p.m. The talk is hosted by the Tri-Valley Branch of the California Writers Club (CWC).

The session is open to people who make advance reservations and pay a fee at the door. Cost for CWC members is $14; for nonmembers, $18. Student fees are $6 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Anyone interested in the program or CWC may attend with no obligation to join. Reservations can be made by sending an email to reservations@trivalleywriters.org no later than Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Brooke Warner is publisher of She Writes Press and SparkPress, president of Warner Coaching Inc., and author of Write On, Sisters!, Green-Light Your Book, What’s Your Book, and three books on memoir. Warner is a TEDx speaker, a weekly podcaster of Write-Minded with co-host Grant Faulkner, and the former Executive Editor of Seal Press. She is a board member for the Independent Book Publishers Association, the Bay Area Book Festival, and the National Association of Memoir Writers. She writes a monthly column for Publishers Weekly.

The CWC Tri-Valley Branch invites writers of all genres and levels of experience to learn about their craft at its monthly meetings. For more information about the CWC Tri-Valley Branch, contact Lani Longshore at president@trivalleywriters.org or visit www.trivalleywriters.org.