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 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 or visit