Aspiring writers and short story contest enterers (that is so a word): Mark your calendars for 10:00 AM Saturday, October 13, when Traverse City-area author Mardi Link visits the Grand Rapids Public Library’s main library downtown as part of the Write Michigan contest.
The true-crime author and memoirist will talk about how she has managed to continue to do what she loves — write books — and still pay the bills She has been published by a university press, freelanced for local and regional publications, received grants, written for free and even used Kickstarter, a crowd-sourcing website, to keep the words coming. She recently signed with a New York literary agent who sold her memoir to Knopf at auction.
And the fun doesn’t stop there, folks. Following Mardi’s talk, from 11:00 AM to noon, is GRPL’s local author book fair, where more than 25 area authors will be on hand to sign and sell their books and share their knowledge of the process.
Posted by: Morgan J.