Time: 10 am
Location: Williamson County Library
Workshop: Community Building for Connected Books
World-building is always an important tool for authors and, when written well, your fictional town, apartment building or spaceship can become the basis for a long-running book series, allowing readers to return again and again to a place they love. Come hear from two multi-published authors about the pros and cons of a repeat location and some tips to keep in mind as you build your community for characters and readers.
Six-time RITA finalist Tanya Michaels is the award-winning author of over fifty books and novellas, including her ongoing Cupid's Bow, Texas series for Harlequin. She lives outside Atlanta with a wonderful husband and two smart-ass teens who are a lot like their mother
Tennessee native and former Golden Heart finalist Sally Kilpatrick holds an MA in professional writing and has published three women's fiction novels all set in Ellery, Tennessee (with a novella and another novel on the way in 2017.) Her tweets (as @SuperWriterMom) include info about her books, observations about the world in general, pictures of her cats and proposed lyrics to what will one day be the smash hit Laundry: the Musical!