Book Journeys: From idea to publication with Amparo Ortiz and Nikki Barthelmess
Live Session Q & A
Want to know what it takes to become a published author? Las Musas members and authors, Amparo Ortiz and Nikki Barthelmess, take you on a unique behind-the-scenes book journey! They will describe in detail how they took their books from idea to publication. They will also answer all your questions about the process.
Join them on Wednesday, October 28th at 4 p.m. PST/7 p.m. EST for this LIVE, free webinar, brought to you by Las Musas Books. Find your next exciting read!
This webinar will discuss:
-How did we come up with the idea to start writing our books?
-What methods we used to draft our manuscripts.
-How we conducted the reasearch necessary to make our stories as realistic as possible.
-How we worked with critique partners and BETA readers.
-What feedback we received from our literary agents.
-How was the submission process to publishers like. (Hint: nerve wrecking!)
-What happened when we got a book deal?
-How did we work with editors and inclusivity readers to polish our manuscript.
-How did we prepare for our book release date?
-We answer your questions.
Nikki Barthelmess is an author of young adult books, including THE QUIET YOU CARRY, QUIET NO MORE (Flux, Oct. 13, 2020), and EVERYTHING WITHIN AND IN BETWEEN (HarperChildren’s, fall 2021). Nikki entered foster care in Nevada at twelve and spent the next six years living in six different towns. During this time, Nikki found solace in books, her journal, and the teachers who encouraged her as a writer. A graduate of the University of Nevada, Nikki lives in Santa Barbara with her husband, daughter, and pride-and-joy Corgi pup.
Amparo Ortiz's debut novel, BLAZEWRATH GAMES, hits shelves on October 6, 2020 from Page Street Kids. Amparo was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and currently lives on the island’s northeastern coast. Her short story comic, “What Remains in The Dark,” appears in the Eisner Award-winning anthology PUERTO RICO STRONG (Lion Forge, 2018), and SAVING CHUPIE, her middle grade graphic novel, comes out with HarperCollins in Winter 2022.