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  • Sat

    South Bay Local Writers Group: Panel Discussion, "Local Authors Share the Real-World Stories of Their Path to Publication"

    10:30 am - NoonRedondo Beach Main Library

    For our March meeting, join in a roundtable discussion as a panel of “Local Authors Share the Real-World Stories of Their Path to Publication.”

    Moderated by group organizer Bo Folsom (Twenty Years Ago, self-published in 2013 as a free short story to Apple's iBookStore), the panel will address each individual's journey to realizing their goal of seeing their first book made available to the general public, as well as their plans and "lessons learned" as they prepare to publish their next book.

    Following an initial introduction to each author and their work, the panel will respond to questions and engage the group in a roundtable discussion.

    Shannon Hammer’s book Positive Portions Food & Fitness Journal, traditionally published by Fairview Press in 2010, led to appearances on TV, radio, and in web and print publications. She also built her own book's website. In support of a new novel, Shannon recently garnered interest from 7 agents at the SF Writers Conference just three weeks ago.


    Katharine Blossom Lowrie has published two novels (Penelope Pan and Hasherazade), including one under a pseudonym supported by a dedicated website. She is actively working on her next publication.

    Robert Downs has published three mystery novels (Falling ImmortalityGraceful Immortality, and LaCour's Destiny) and will release his next two later this year with Black Opal Books.

    Calling all writers for an opportunity to get together with like-minded others in a casual setting to maintain motivation and productivity.

    Our monthly large-group meeting typically convenes on the 1st Saturday morning of each month at the Redondo Beach Main Library. It is free and open to the public, constrained only by room size.

    Explore writing topics that would help further your efforts as an author. Have thoughts on what you'd like addressed during 2016? Contact the organizer directly: .

    Group organizer Bo Folsom brings 18-years of aerospace experience in systems engineering and project management to the South Bay Creative Writers Group. Additionally, Bo is a self-published author and served as a magazine editor/publisher in two of the nations top 15 markets, as well as providing small business consulting expertise. Currently, his supportive writer workshops provide an opportunity to share knowledge & fuel his own creative work.

    Stanton Swafford, the local writers group's founder, is a Los Angeles native and world traveler, US Navy Veteran, former undercover intelligence officer and jazz musician. He successfully self-published an espionage thriller, China Sea, as his debut novel in the Summer of 2015.

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1 Comment

  1. March 23, 2016    

    Looking forward to Jennie’s presentation on April 2nd. Thank you!

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