Join us for the next League Meeting
Writing the Back Cover Blurb
and Author Bio
Thursday, October 3, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
– Free and open to all. –
Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. & continues after the program.
With Guest Speaker D. A. (Dorothy) Featherling
Next to the cover of a book, the back cover blurb is the most important reason a reader will consider buying a book. If the copy doesn’t intrigue the reader and make them want more, a potential buyer will walk away. Featherling will cover five steps in writing an effective blurb which can be applied to both fiction and non-fiction. The blurbs can also be used as the basis for publicity pieces as well.
Additionally, she will detail steps both published and yet-to-be-published authors can take to prepare, or update, an author biography. Since these are used extensively throughout an author’s career, it’s imperative the information contained in a bio be appropriate and sufficient. You may have more to say about yourself than you realize as you learn these suggestions.
D. A. (Dorothy) Featherling is a multi-published, award-winning author of over two dozen books, both fiction and non-fiction. She writes for adult and YA audiences. Her Time Game series of books, and the accompanying board game, are sold online and in local stores. Her other books are available on Amazon and her website. She is currently the Vice President of San Gabriel Writers’ League.