See You Sunday! Alon Shalev, Serial Fiction, and Club Elections!

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We hope all members can join us on Sunday for a very special meeting, featuring our own Alon Shalev as an expert on serial fiction for youth.

We will also be electing officers for next year. Please be sure to come and vote for our club leadership! Your voice is welcome, and important.

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May 17th SPEAKER— “Exploring the Complexities of the Fictional Series” with Alon Shalev

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Alon Shalev lives and writes in two worlds. He is the author of three social justice-themed novels and an award-winning epic-fantasy series. He swears there is a connection.

His first epic fantasy novel, At the Walls Of Galbrieth, won the Eric Hoffer Book Award – YA Category ,and was a Grand Prize Finalist. All his fantasy novels, published by Tourmaline Books, are first presented to Shalev’s sons, his harshest critics, each summer in a six-year family ritual. Book 5 will be released this summer and Book 6 in early 2016.

Shalev continues to write in both genres. Following the success of The Accidental Activist, Three Clover Press released Unwanted Heroes, which brings together an old, battle-scarred Chinese American war vet and an idealistic and pretentious young Englishman who share a love for San Francisco, coffee, and wine. Both are haunted by repressed memories of a tragic past. Shalev wrote a sequel and will discuss the complexities of building a series in both genres.

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Our CWC featured author will be Gini Graham Scott, who has authored over 50 books!

See You Sunday! Featuring dynamic duo Lloyd Lofthouse and Alon Shalev.

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We’re so proud to feature our very own Lloyd Lofthouse as our speaker this Sunday. Lloyd, the author of the award-winning My Splendid Concubine historical novels and much more, has years of experience in successful self-publishing. He is also a generous mentor to the club, keeping up the club’s marketing blog as a dual member of two branches.

But wait, there’s more! Alon Shalev, author of five novels (several of them published by Lloyd’s publishing house, Three Clover Press), will be our featured club author who opens for Lloyd.

Both Lloyd’s and Alon’s literary success are tied to the club, as the two of them founded our Marketing Success Group. This group meets on Sundays at 1pm before the meeting, and like all of our support/critique groups, guests are welcome to audit one meeting before joining the club.

We hope to see you Sunday for this exciting celebration of good writing and successful publishing. Lloyd’s talk is entitled, “You CAN Get Published,” and this duo is proof of that. The meeting is from 2-4:30, with plenty of time for networking with other writers, and the location is the Oakland Public Library (enter on Madison Street).