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Sunday, June 9th, 2013, 3:00-5:00 pm
Buzzy Martin & RW President Robbi Sommers Bryant
Which publishing road should you take? Is there a definite answer to that question, or does it vary for each person and situation? Two veteran writers meet to tell tales of the positives and negatives of traditional and independent publishing: charismatic musician Buzzy Martin, author of Don’t Shoot! I’m the Guitar Man, and Redwood Writers spirited president Robbi Sommers Bryant, whose newest book, Dream, won second place in the Los Angeles Book Festival, Best in Genre. Michelle Wing serves as moderator.
Buzzy Martin has been performing music, teaching at-risk youth, speaking and mentoring for many years and has shared the stage with the likes of Sammy Hagar, The Doobie Brothers, Sammy Kershaw, Bob Seger, Leon Russell, Pam Tillis and many others. Speaking and performing in front of large crowds and being able to be personable is a talent, and one for which Buzzy definitely has a gift. Being a published author of the Penguin/Berkley book, Don’t Shoot! I’m the Guitar Man, has given Buzzy the opportunity to share his incredible message of “Education Not Incarceration” through music to the world.
Buzzy has shared his message with Colleges and universities such as Yale, Rotary Clubs, schools at all levels, juvenile detention centers, legal, professional and judicial groups. www.buzzymartin.com
In addition to Dream, Robbi Sommers Bryant is most recently the author of the novel The Beautiful Evil, which has won the BAIPA Award for Best in Genre as well as Honorary Mention in the Los Angeles Book Festival in fiction and was a top finalist in the Kindle Book Review Contest.
In total, she is the author of one novella, four novels, five books of short stories and a book of poetry. Robbi has had articles published in magazines such as Redbook and Reader’s Digest. Besides her writing, she is also web editor for the Redwood Writers website, a professional editor specializing in Tempo Editing, and a creativity coach.
Robbi is also an active member of the Bay Area Independent
Book Publishers Association. www.robbibryant.com
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AUTHOR SUPPORT GROUP: Meets every month, 1:00-2:15 pm, before the general meeting.