Publishing Summit 2017

Publishing Summit 

Saturday, September 16, 2017


Are you ready to make your long-time goal of publication, a reality?

This is the official page for the Publishing Summit 2017, a conference I have hosted for almost six years in partnership with the Loudoun County Public Library.

The event has been awesome and is ready to spread its wings to a new venue and a great line-up of content and speakers you can meet and learn about first, right here. 

Enjoy all there is to see and I look forward to your registering for the summit!

  • See Speaker Line-Up

  • See the Tentative Schedule

  • See all the Newsletters for the event. They include resources for your publishing journey and other news you can use and lots of fun stories

  • Why YOU Should Attend?


Del Walters

Welcome Speaker – Del Walters

Del Walters is a news anchor, investigative reporter, author and documentary filmmaker. He is the former co-host of the Al Jazeera America Morning News



zzmadeline.jpgMadeline Iva – In-depth Plotting Workshop

Madeline Iva loves writing about smart women, brooding heroes & hot romance. Madeline was a founding member of, a blog devoted to romance, sex, and gender. An MFA graduate in creative writing, Madeline is a teaching dork who lives with her one true love and messy garden in the blue ridge mountains.


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Tracee Lydia Garner

Tracee Lydia Garner is a best-selling, award-winning author. Her first book came out when she was just twenty-three years old. She will be doing the Self-Publishing Boot Camp session in the afternoon and tell you ALL that you need to know to put your book online (ebook) or in print (trade paperback) and start selling. There are just a few steps but the detail and intricacy of these steps can mean the difference between minimal funds to get your book up online/in print to the potential for a devastating financial loss with just ONE wrong but COSTLY move. She has taught this class at Northern Virginia Community College for the last three years and she is the creator of the Loudoun Writer’s Conference held for the last six years at the Gum Spring Library.

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8:45 a.m. Checkin  / Welcome

Keynote Address

Plotting Unleashed – In-depth Plotting Workshop

Session 2

Catered Lunch

Traditional vs Self (Indie) -Publishing Boot Camp Session 

Wrap Up & Closing – Realizing the Goal! What Now?


newsletter-icon-13*Archived Newsletters will be listed here

See the first one by clicking each of the dates June 1, 2017

  1. June 22, 2017 – She gave a great speech and then, she just left.





We are a firm believer that no one does something all by themselves. You know there is no “I” in Team. But it’s hard to find good help, right? And it’s hard to have all the steps you need for ONE single project in one place. No more hunting and searching and then feeling like you missed some significant piece of information. Once you learn all the steps and we do mean, ALL the steps, no smoke, and mirrors or bait and switch here; we’re going to cover every single component of publishing a book and you will know exactly what you need to make it happen and get it done! More importantly, you’ve likely already obtained some of the components and may be stuck. Thus you will get the right help to fill in the blanks. In addition to the Self-Publishing Boot Camp portion of the summit, you will:

  • Learn from Best-Selling Authors in all types of genres
  • Pros/Cons of Traditional vs. Indie Publishing
  • How to get your work “out there”
  • My brand NEW 30 Page Publishing Workbook Guide for all paid participants (only available to Summit participants)
  • Find out what it really costs to publish a book
  • Leave with a PLAN and more knowledge than you came with

All of this will take place in a fun, engaging and encouraging atmosphere because we are all about being uplifting, giving positive assistance and encouraging you, then, ARMING you, to obtain the proper tools and resources.


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Leesburg Junction

215 Depot Court, SE

Leesburg, VA 20175

The event will take place at the Leesburg Junction. Leesburg Junction is an awesome space that is also called a collaborative workspace and includes an event facility located in the heart of downtown Leesburg. They are located on the WO& D bike trail and you can enjoy lunch inside or walk just a few feet to enjoy sitting at the picnic tables in Raflo Park. The building is also near fine restaurants and unique shopping outlets for your leisure.

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