Author Launch 2016

Sign up to be featured during the annual
Redwood Writers Author Launch event this summer.

Listen to excerpts from new books published by our members since last July,
meet local authors and pick up signed copies of their books.

Join us for this FREE EVENT as we celebrate our club’s many talented writers.

If you are a Redwood Writer member who would like to have a book featured during this event, please review the Author Submission Guidelines listed below to see if your book qualifies.


Sunday, July 10, 2016
2 – 4:30 p.m.
Flamingo Hotel, Empire Room

FREE for the general public
and RW members


Authors, don’t wait too long to sign up!
Space is limited and there is always a waiting list.

Does your book qualify?

  • Membership Status: You must be a current Redwood Writers member in good standing.
  • Publishing Dates: Your book—in print and/or
    e-book format—must be published between July 1, 2015, and May 1, 2016.

Submission Requirements:

Authors who wish to participate must use the online form at the bottom of this page.
No later than May 1, 2016, by 9 p.m., please provide the following:

  • Headshot: A 300 dpi (high-resolution JPG format) photograph of yourself.
  • Book Cover Image: An image (JPG format) of your book’s front cover only.
  • Author Bio: Limit your author biography to a maximum 50 words. Prior to submission, please edit bio for errors.
  • Book Blurb: A short, well-edited book blurb limited to 50 words.

Before You Submit:

Featured author spaces are limited and there is always a waiting list.
Therefore, participating authors will be ineligible for future book launches if they
1) do not show up to the Author Launch event on July 10, 2016, and/or
2) back out after JUNE 1.

If you have any questions regarding this policy or other event information, please contact Author Launch Chairwoman Jeane Slone at [email protected]

Event Day Details:

  • A Dozen Books: You must bring at least 12 copies of your book to sell.
  • Arrive Early! All featured authors should arrive at least 30 minutes early (at 1:30 p.m.) to set up your books for sale on the provided tables.
    (GENERAL MEMBERSHIP NOTE: Only featured Author Launch writers will be able to sell their books on the day of the event.)
  • $$$$$: Authors are responsible for bringing $$$ change $$$ to offer your book customers. Authors are allowed to sell books using their own credit card merchant accounts.
  • Guests: Please ask your guests to arrive at 1:45 p.m. Remember, admission is FREE for everyone on the event day, so invite a lot of friends!
  • Author Readings: Each author will have a maximum of five minutes to read a selection from their book. Your reading opportunity begins as soon as you reach the podium. Prior to the Author Launch, please be sure to practice your selection and time your reading ahead of time to prevent being cut off by the moderator prior to finishing your selection. We want everyone to have an opportunity to use their time allotment, so please be respectful of the many featured authors and limit your reading to a maximum of five minutes.


Please send questions to Author
Launch Chairwoman Jeane Slone:

[email protected]


Click here for more information about
the featured 2016 Author Launch writers.


 Author Submissions Open March 1, 2016!