Forge Your Own Path in Publishing

rlnaquin 2014R. L. Naquin wrote her first novel during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and after editing she submitted to 31 agents with no bites. She didn’t give up. Naquin submitted her manuscript directly to Carina Press, a digital publisher, and four months later she scored a six-book contract. The first book in her Monster Haven series, Monster in My Closet, was just released in print, and you can check it out at your library.

On Saturday, August 23rd, Naquin will share her insight and advice on forging your own path in writing and publishing at the library’s Local Author Workshop.

Naquin says, “There are so many paths for writers to choose from– agented, traditional, indie, self-pub, digital-first, hybrid — it’s difficult for an aspiring author to make decisions with everyone telling them what they SHOULD do.  I’ll tell my absolutely ridiculous and unlikely story of how I got published, then share the choices I’ve made to move forward from there, creating a hybrid career that’s working better for me than if I’d limited myself to a single path.”

Sign in begins at 8:30 in the library’s Marvin Auditorium. Call 580-4540 or send a message to to register, or just show up at our library’s Marvin Auditorium on August 23 ready to learn and be inspired. Free coffee and breakfast will be available while supplies last.

Want to meet R.L. Naquin? Speakers will be on hand with books for purchase and signing from 12:45-2 p.m. Tell everyone you know on facebook and real life, this event is too good to be missed!

Check out the event blog for full speaker bios and program descriptions.

Miranda Ericsson

Miranda has a passion for local and regional writing, and loves to tell readers about fantastic work written in our home state. Creative writing is one of her favorite ways to spend time, so she works with library programs and events that encourage people in our community to get writing. Ask her for more information about the Community Novel Project, Local Author Fair, and NaNoWriMo.