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Ask Us Anything: Traditional vs. Do It Yourself Publishing LIVE WEBINAR

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Online Webinar
Via Zoom

6/4/2020 From 8:00 PM CDT to 9:30 PM CDT

An evening devoted to that age old question, "Do I go with traditional publishing or do I do it myself?"



Join WLT Executive Director Becka Oliver in conversation with a publishing insider (Michelle Howry, Executive Editor at Penguin Random House) and a published author (Carolyn Cohagan, author of the novel The Lost Children as well as the Time Zero trilogy) as they consider this much-debated and often bewildering fork in the publishing road.

During this live Zoom webinar, our panelists will answer any questions submitted in advance via this Google form and there will also be time for questions throughout.

Chat box chatter will be encouraged - it's a great way to connect with writers and socialize while social distancing.

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Hope to "see" you there!


Our panelists for this event:


Carolyn Cohagan began her writing career as a stand-up comic, performing in comedy clubs all over the world, including New York, Chicago, London, and Amsterdam. Carolyn's first novel, The Lost Children, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2010. Her young adult dystopian novel Time Zero (She Writes Press, 2016) won eight literary honors, including the 2017 Readers Favorite Award and the 2017 International Book Award. The sequel, Time Next, was released in 2018 and the final book in the series, Time's Up, is forthcoming in 2020. She is the founder of Girls With Pens, a creative writing organization in Austin for girls ages 8-14.




Since joining Putnam in 2018, Michelle Howry edited the #1 New York Times bestseller I Really Needed This Today by Hoda Kotb, Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick Fair Play by Eve Rodsky, historical true-crime American Sherlock by Kate Winkler Dawson, and The Paper Solution by Lisa Woodruff (the “Marie Kondo of paper”). Throughout her career she has edited bestselling authors including Denise Kiernan, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Marshall Goldsmith, Sean Covey, Cat Warren, Harriet Lerner, the Forks Over Knives brand, and even Pusheen the Cat.