Opening Panel: How I Got Published — First-time Authors Share Their Stories

After breakfast and quick welcome and housekeeping announcements, you’ll hear from a few first-time authors who have relatively new works of creative nonfiction out on bookstore shelves, or have forthcoming titles.

Our moderator will ask questions about their writing process, and how they made the transition from unpublished to published. Bring your questions too as the panel will end with Q&A with our audience.


  • Amy Jo Burns: Cinderland
  • Tara Caimi, Mush: from sled dogs to celiac, the scenic detour of my life
  • Kathleen Frazier, Sleepwalker: The Mysterious Makings and Recovery of a Somnambulist
  • Lisa Jakub, You Look Like That Girl
  • Amy B. Scher, How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can: A Total Self-Healing Approach for Mind, Body and Spirit
  • D. Watkins, Cook Up

Moderator: Donna Talarico

Location: Heritage Ballroom Salon C Date: August 8, 2015 Time: 8:45 am - 10:00 am amy jo burns Amy Jo Burns tara caimi holding mug in frong of shelf Tara Caimi kathleen fraizer Kathleen Frazier lisa jakub Lisa Jakub amy-scher Amy B. Scher d watkins D Watkins donna talarico with trees behind her Donna Talarico