Indy Authors Discuss the New Climate of Publishing

The Indy Writers’ Group will host a round table discussion to discuss the current world of publishing.

E-publishing to giant presses, query letters to multiple book deals – pre-published writers will sit equally with well-known published authors and talk about the pitfalls they have felt and the mountains they have overcome to seek and succeed at publication.

Confirmed authors to appear are Jamie Carie (Snow Angel, The Duchess and the Dragon), Kate Chaplin (The Belief Test, First They Came For…), Debra Kemp (House of Pendragon Book 1: The Firebrand, House of Pendragon Book 2: The Recruit), Ellen Tevault (Gay Lifestyle Monthly, Best Date Ever), and Laurelei Dabrielle(In Her Service: Reflections from a Priestess of Aphrodite).

The event will take place June 22, 2008 at the Lawrence Public Library from 1:30pm-4:30pm. Free admission. Writers of all background and experience levels welcome. For more information, or to schedule an interview with the authors, email indywritersgroup(AT)

About Jamie Carie
Jamie’s first novel, Snow Angel, has been flying off the shelves since its fall 2007 release. This spring she found herself nominated by the Romance Writers of America for a RITA award. Her latest novel The Duchess and the Dragon was released earlier this month to rave reviews. Her third novel, Wind Dancer, is slated for a January 2009 release. Currently Jamie is working on her fourth novel.

About Kate Chaplin
Named a “Naptown notable resident” by as well as one of the “most talented writers around today” by the Writer’s Page, Kate Chaplin is an author and film maker whose projects have appeared on MTV, local television, film festivals, in print and online. She is the author of The Belief Test and the writer/director of such films as LOSS and First They Came for…

About Debra A. Kemp
Ask Debra why she writes about King Arthur, and she’ll tell you she was summed to do so. The multiple award-winning Debra Kemp is the author of the House of Pendragon Series. She has been favorably reviewed in Arthurianna, Readers View and Crystal Reviews. She is the recipient of such awards as the National Indie Excellence 2007 Book Awards, and the 2007 USA BookNews Best Book Awards.

About Ellen Tevault
Ellen Tevault is a freelance writer, proofreader, editor, and researcher. She is the editor of Gay Lifestyle Monthly, Eros Monthly and Eternal Press. She has had stories published in various anthologies, newsletters, and the Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. She has written book reviews for JIST Publishing, Rainbow Reviews and Speak Its Name at

About Laurelei Dabrielle
Laurelei is the High Priestess of Dragon’s Eye Coven within the Clan of the Laughing Dragon and a principal dancer with the Jewels of the Temple (a Pagan dance troupe). She is a Priestess of both Aphrodite and Brighid and has recently published a book in service to Aphrodite entitled In Her Service: Reflections from a Priestess of Aphrodite.

About the Indy Writers’ Group
Founded in 2004 by Kate Chaplin, the Indy Writers’ Group is a supportive community of published and pre-published writers of all genres. IWG offers workshops, signings, and bi-monthly meetings for critique and support. IWG is a diverse group with strengths in various areas, such as self-publishing, e-publishing, small presses, freelance writing, technical writing, editing, etc. Within the network of in person events and online you’ll find a community of writers with various backgrounds and experiences that understand the pitfalls and success that plague writers today.

This program is not sponsored by the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library.

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