Pursue publication at this talk at the Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, MO, 64157. Free but registration required.
Local self-published authors Gordon Kessler, C.M. Lance and LaDene Morton will take questions, share their stories and explain why they chose the self-publishing path. Open to teens and adults.
Gordon Kessler is a thriller novelist living in Kansas City with his golden retriever, Jazmin (Jazzy Brass). His thriller novels Jezebel, Dead Reckoning, and Brainstorm are all in both paper and eBook. His latest men's action/adventure thriller series, "The E Z Knight Reports," include the novels Knight's Big Easy, Knight's Late Train and Knight's Ransom. He has taught novel writing for several community colleges, worked over twenty years for the BNSF Railway, and is a former US Marine Recon Scout, Super Squad team leader, parachutist and troop handler. He enjoys SCUBA, sailing, snow skiing and sharing time with his kids and grandkids.
An Aerospace Engineer, Accountant, Product Manager, Operations Director, Sales Executive, and Writer in that approximate chronological order, CM Lance is the author of Wizard Dawning and Wizard's Sword, the first two books in the Battle Wizard Saga, a contemporary fantasy series.
He has always enjoyed writing, even though early writings were mostly Product Specifications, Sales Proposals, and Departmental Budgets. Most readers assumed those were fictional. Currently he resides in Kansas with his Interior Designer wife and two Granddogs.
To find out about other book projects and more about the Battle Wizard visit http://cm-lance.com
LaDene Morton is a writer of fiction and non-fiction in all their various forms. For the past thirty years, she spent her writing energies helping the non-profit world navigate through plans, changes, strategies and initiatives using her many and various talents of writing, analysis and presentation, all rolled up into story-telling forms. For the past ten of those thirty years, LaDene has turned her focus to publishing. Her first major work of fiction, What Lies West, is a homage to all the elements she loves about the western stories she grew up with in film and television. For that effort, she couldn't have been more delighted to have the book named a WILLA Literary Award Finalist in 2010 from Women Writing the West.
Most recently, she's turned her attention to her current home town of Kansas City, itself a place rich in western history. Her two recent books from The History Press draw out the stories of two of Kansas City's most well-known and beloved neighborhoods, Brookside and Waldo. These books have helped her create a following and keep her out in community, where she finds constant ideas for future projects. Her current works-in-progress include another non-fiction history, a Holocaust survivor biography, two novels set again in the mythical American West, and several other ideas that simply won't leave her alone. She couldn't be happier.