An expert editor, seasoned writer, and author-centric marketer, Shayla Raquel works one-on-one with authors and business-owners every day. She has edited over 300 books and has launched several Amazon bestsellers for her clients. Her award-winning blog teaches new and established authors how to write, publish, and market their books.
She is the author of the Pre-Publishing Checklist, “The Rotting” (in Shivers in the Night), and The Suicide Tree. In her not-so-free time, she acts as organizer for the Yukon Writers’ Society, volunteers at the Oklahoma County Jail, and obsesses over squirrels. She lives in Oklahoma with her dogs Chanel, Wednesday, and Baker.
Friday, June 7, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma G
Character Building Exercises
Some characters spring forth, fully realized as Athena. Others might be throwaways, or that guy who annoyed you in high school. Panelists share tips and techniques for keeping characters real and memorable.
Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Boomer B
Social Media Marketing for Creatives
Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest...why (or why not) all? Simple how-tos for creative businesses on selecting and using social media to increase brand visibility and profit. There IS a method to the madness of self-promotion online to help you gain followers and maximize engagement, plus net more website traffic and sales.