Indianapolis, IN (PressExposure) February 19, 2011 -- The Truth about Getting Published:
A Seminar for Writers in Indianapolis at Marian University, Marian Hall #222.
Register on-line with Indiana Writers Center [http://www.indianawriters.org/singleclasses.html]
Instructor: Jeff & Alicia Rasley
Sunday, February 27
In a three-hour program by Alicia and Jeff Rasley, this married couple of authors will provide straight-forward advice about the path and the pitfalls of getting published in both fiction and non-fiction. The publishing world has changed radically since Alicia's first novel and Jeff's first article were published in the early 80's. They will share their experiences and insight to writers who want to see their work reach an audience greater than Facebook friends. These two writers will give an inside view of publication in both traditional and alternative markets and media, and give unvarnished information about the rewards and costs, financial and psychological, of sharing your books and articles with the public. The program will follow a seminar-style format, with time for questions and discussion.
Alicia Rasley is a multi-published novelist and author of several "how to" books for writers. She has held adjunct teaching positions at Butler University, University of Maryland, IUPUI, Ivy Tech, and the MFA program at University of Southern Maine. She received her B.A. and two Masters Degrees from Butler University. Her most recent novel, The Year She Fell, was published by Bell Bridge Books Nov. 15, 2010. It has since held the number 1 position among Kindle bestsellers.
Jeff Rasley has published over thirty articles in magazines as diverse as Newsweek, Chicago Magazine, Chrysalis Reader, Faith and Fitness, and Adventure Travel International Magazine, as well as two academic journals. His first nonfiction book, Bringing Progress to Paradise, was published Oct. 1, 2010 by Conari Press. He practiced law for thirty years and currently directs a philanthropy project in Nepal and organizes Himalayan trekking expeditions. He received a B.A. from University of Chicago, J.D. from IU Indianapolis Law School, and M.Div. from Christian Theological Seminary.