Join us for a discussion about the different paths a writer can take to becoming a published author, featuring three working authors with unique paths of their own.
Robin Devereaux-Nelson grew up in rural Michigan and has been a writer all her life. She has worked as a program developer and grant writer for the past twenty-five years, creating programs that focus on community arts for youth and for individuals with disabilities. In Violet’s Wake, a 2013 Fabri Prize Winner published by Soft Skull Press, is her first novel.
Jenny Milchman's journey to publication took thirteen years, after which she hit the road for seven months with her family on what Shelf Awareness called "the world's longest book tour". Her debut novel, Cover of Snow, was chosen as an Indie Next and Target Pick, reviewed in the New York Times and San Francisco Journal of Books, and nominated for a Mary Higgins Clark award. Jenny is also the founder of Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day and chair of International Thriller Writers' Debut Authors Program. Jenny's second novel,Ruin Falls, also an Indie Next Pick, just came out, and she and her family are back on the road.
Rick Murcer is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author from Michigan. An MSU alum, his first book, Caribbean Moon, a police procedural featuring Detective Manny Williams, found breakout success and was followed by five other books in the series, including the May 2014 release Vegas Rain.