There are already great reviews coming in for Gillian Bagwell’s newest book, Venus in Winter. Gillian, as you will surely remember, is our July LCW Salon Presenter. She’ll also be using her background in theater to share tips on literary presentation and reading skills. This most recent praise comes from RT Book Reviews, which gave it 4 stars! “Bagwell’s third novel is an engrossing look at a powerful woman in English history. Spanning age 12 through 40, the story moves at a nice pace through the life of four-time widow Bess of Hardwick. With the book’s rich descriptions, readers will feel as if they are right there among the pomp and circumstance of 1500s England, as Bess finds herself thrust into the glamorous, yet treacherous, court life of King Henry VIII. As Bess navigates her rise through society and secures her place in history, Venus in Winter becomes a worthy epic novel.” —RT book Reviews We are looking forward to this riveting new historical fiction novel from Gillian and so should you! Please share this post, and if you are not already a member of Left Coast Writers sign up today right here!
LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Daniel Riviera, Entertainment and Intellectual Properties Attorney Monday, August 6, 2012 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera || 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com There are many legal issues that may arise as a writer trying to publish your material, some you may have never even thought of. That is where Daniel Riviera comes in. Daniel will lightly go over topics which include source materials and potential liability; collaboration agreements; protecting and submitting your work; agency and management agreements; option/purchase agreements; crowd-funding; self-publication; electronic rights. He will focus in his talk on the latest trends in
Monday, November 2, 2009 || 7pm || Byron Belitsos, Publisher, Origin Press, talks about the complex dance of author and publisher Book Passage – Corte Madera 51 Tamal Vista Dr., Corte Madera Marin-based small press publisher Byron Belitsos of Origin Press will share stories and wisdom drawn from his experiences of the publishing business over the last 15 years—with special focus on his perceptions of the many authors with whom he has worked. Belitsos has edited and published books on health, consciousness, spirituality, and politics, including Faith and the Placebo Effect by Lolette Kuby, Mind Science by Charles Tart, The Unfolding Self by Ralph Metzner, and Waking Up in Time by Peter Russell. He has also played the roles both of coauthor and publisher for several