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Anthony St. Clair | Mid-Valley

March 3, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Anthony St. Clair and the Business of Being an Author

We all want to do the writing, but we soon learn there’s a lot more to being a writer and author than just getting words on the page. We have to make room for what many consider the dark, disreputable, dirty part of writing. The business of being an author means also dealing with finances, marketing, time management, and more. But here’s the thing: these are essential… some can even be fun.
Anthony St. Clair was a wannabe author from middle school until 2011, when, with his pregnant wife’s blessing, he left a stable job to start his own business as a professional writer and author. Now nearly five years later, he’s still going, with regular articles, 4 books, and more. In this engaging discussion session, Anthony shares what he’s learned to help you take care of business while leaving time for what matters most: the writing.

Anthony St. Clair

About Anthony: Fantasy author and beer writer Anthony St. Clair has walked with hairy coos in the Scottish Highlands, choked on seafood in Australia, and watched the full moon rise over Mt. Everest in Tibet. The creator of the ongoing Rucksack Universe series, Anthony has traveled the sights and beers of Thailand, Japan, India, Canada, Ireland, the USA, Cambodia, China and Nepal. He and his wife (Suzuki music teacher Jodie St. Clair) live in Eugene, Oregon, and gave their kids passports when they were babies.

Anthony is best known for his Rucksack Universe books. This non-sequential series combines elements of urban fantasy, indie travel, magical realism, and alternate history. The stories are told in the spirit of Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Douglas Adams, and Tom Robbins.

About Our Monthly Mid-Valley Chapter Meetings & Speaker Series

Meeting Date & Schedule
Typically the First Thursday of the month (unless it conflicts with a holiday, usually Sept. and/or Jan.) from September-May. No meetings in December, July, or August.

6:30-7:00 p.m. Social Time and Refreshments
7:00-7:15 p.m. News, Upcoming Events, and Member Announcements
7:15-8:30 p.m. Speaker
8:30 p.m. Drawing for Free Gift
8:30-9:00 p.m. Questions and Book Signing

Cost
Chapters meetings are free to members of Willamette Writers and full-time college students, suggested $10 donation for non-members.

Meeting Location
Unless noted otherwise, all meetings are held at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., Eugene, OR 97405 (location and directions)

Details

Date:
March 3, 2016
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Website:
http://willamettewriters.org/mid-valley/

Venue

Tsunami Books, Eugene
2585 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405