Award-winning writer Lindsey P. Brackett once taught middle grades literature, but now she writes her own works in the midst of motherhood. Her debut novel, Still Waters, influenced by her family ties to the South Carolina Lowcountry, is a story about the power of family and forgiveness. Called “a brilliant debut” with “exquisite writing,” Still Waters also received 4-stars from Romantic Times.
A blogger since 2010, Lindsey has published articles and short stories in a variety of print and online publications including Southern Writers Magazine Best Short Fiction (2015 and 2017). Her popular column appears in local North Georgia newspapers weekly. Currently, Lindsey is a general editor with Firefly Southern Fiction, an imprint of LPC Books, and she freelances as a writing coach. Previously, Lindsey served as Editor of Web Content for the Splickety Publishing Group where she wrote and edited flash fiction.
A Georgia native, Lindsey makes her home—full of wet towels, lost library books, and strong coffee—at the foothills of Appalachia with her patient husband and their four rowdy children. Connect with her at www.lindseypbrackett.com or on Facebook: Lindsey P. Brackett, Instagram: @lindseypbrackett, or Twitter: @lindsbrac.
Writing Through the Chaos: A Q&A with a Panel of Professionals
As a busy wife, mom, and writer myself, I am often asked how I do it all. Which only makes me laugh, because truth is, I drop a lot of those balls I'm juggling daily. However, I've learned some tried and true tricks that help me meet deadlines, make connections, and manage my household while building a career.
The vision for this workshop is that it be a casual time for so many who feel overwhelmed upon entering the publishing world to ask questions and receive feedback from a panel. This panel would include a variety of people who have several big things in common—they are all extremely busy, not just as writers, but as parents, teachers, entrepreneurs, etc.
The purpose of this class would not be to offer a how-to solution, but rather to foster conversation among colleagues about how we can best serve the Lord in our careers, our ministries, and in our homes.
Points for discussion might include:
How to Launch a Book
In this workshop, I will walk attendees through what I learned during my first book launch. Through the process of releasing Still Waters, an LPC book, in September 2017, I gained a long list of resources and tips to help new and indie authors launch their books. In addition, depending on the conference, I will invite successful authors to share their best tips for book launches.
We will discuss: