Saturday, September 23, 2017- 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Self-publishing Roundtable ($65)

The Writer's Center ( Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital)
921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, D.C.
(Bring all of your questions about the pros and cons of self-publishing 
to this roundtable discussion led by PR Consultant Cherrie Woods 
and her guests Publisher/Editor Austin S. Camacho and  Romantic Suspense Author, Deliah Lawrence. 

Guest Faciliators:

Deliah (“Dee”) Lawrence is a Maryland-based attorney, author, blogger and romance workshop facilitator who writes romantic suspense novels as well as poetry and short stories. Her debut novel, Gotta Let It Go set in Baltimore, won the 2011 Finalist Next Generation Indie Book Award in the multi-cultural fiction category. Dee’s short stories have been featured in the Creatures, Crimes and Creativity 2013 and 2014 anthologies. 

Austin S. Camacho is the editorial director for Intrigue Publishing, a Maryland small press, and works with their authors to improve their manuscripts. As well as the author of six novels about Washington Dc-based private eye Hannibal Jones, Camacho is also past president of the Maryland Writers Association, past Vice President of the Virginia Writers Club, and an active member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime. 

Register here! / Limited capacity

 Saturday, October 14, 2017- 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Indie Author Day (FREE)

Baltimore County Library (Perry Hall Branch) 
9685 Honeygo Boulevard
Hear from successful self-published authors, explore ways to market your work and more. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to connect with the writing community!

10:30 a.m. Promoting Your Own Book: Cherrie Woods, PR consultant and author of Where Do I Start? 10 PR Questions and Answers to Guide Self-Published Authors, shares public relations tips on how to make your book stand out from the crowd.

Complete day's program here!



Book A Workshop

Promoting Your Own Book I (For Writers/Authors at All Stages in the Writing Process)

With over 750,000 books being published each year in the U.S. and over half of them by self-published authors, how does a author stand out above the rest? This workshop teaches authors how to choose the right book cover, develop a strong "Author PR Toolkit" (headshot, bio, book synopsis and website), how to choose the right book cover? What type of online presence authors need to have and where to sell their books. (90 mins.)

Promoting Your Own Book II (For Authors with a Published Book)

Attend this workshop to learn public relations strategies to increase your book sales. Topics include: how to get local media coverage, where to look for reading opportunities, how to develop/strengthen your brand and how to develop a strong author platform. (Workshop will include a five-minute book cover assessment). Attendees are encouraged to bring a printed copy of their book. (3 hrs.)

Marketing and Public Relations (PR) on a Dime for Visual Artists

This workshop will give visual artists insight into the world of marketing and public relations to help them learn about the general art-buying public, discuss their plans for their art, learn how to create a brand and how to get their art “scene.” (2 hrs.)

(Workshops’ costs vary depending on number of attendees, location and length of workshop)


Book A Workshop 



"This is the first time we’ve had Cherrie Woods present at our library and I look forward to having her bring her energy and expertise back again for more workshops on helping writers get their works known to the reading public."

– Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Branch

"Cherrie Woods gave us lots of useful tips & tricks for navigating the self-publishing world. Her speaking style was engaging and her presentation software was easy to read and fun to follow"

– 2015 DC Author Festival Chair, Washington, DC

"Cherrie Woods’ workshop for authors was on point and incredibly insightful! It was jam packed with great ideas writers can use immediately. Based on our attendees’ evaluations, her workshop was one of the very best they had ever attended!"

– Black Writers Guild of Maryland