conf-poster-11x17print (1)I will be teaching three classes this weekend at the Chanticleer Writers Conference, register for the conference if you are interested in attending. Then I will be on hand at the Books by the BayFest on Sunday, which is free to the public from 1pm to 6pm. Hope to see you there.

Friday, Sept. 19, 1:45 pm – Social Shenanigans – Author specific activities you can get up to on social media to both have fun and boost your discoverability. Are you tired of just posting “buy my book” or not sure what to do? Come and get creative ideas that will spice up your platform with a little variety and make the chore of social media something you can enjoy.

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2pm – Wattpad Wonderful– What is Wattpad? Wattpad is a social media just for readers and writers. Wattpad has surpassed sites like Goodreads, reddit, and even Tumblr in the number of people in the US who visit the sites each month. And yet it is still a relatively unknown entity. But this is changing quickly. The news is getting out (in August Wired ran an article about an author who garnered over 800 million reads of her trilogy and 300 million comments), and more writers are wondering how they can use Wattpad to drive discoverability.

Saturday, Sept. 21, 4pm – What is a good web presence? – Your web presence is the basis of your author platform on the Internet. It is made up of more than just your social media posts. Learn about how your website, blog, social media, and general activity in the community come together to make up your web presence. Learn how to make the most of each component of your web presence, find your strengths, fill in the gaps, and bring it all together.