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November: Making Crime Pay via Independent Publishing with Jeff Carson
November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm$20
Do you want to write full time? Many authors would kill for the chance to make up stories for a living, but how feasible is it to monetize your writing to the point of leaving your day job in the rearview? Local author, Jeff Carson, says very feasible, because he’s done it—without blogging, without Facebook, without Twitter, or other online ventures he found “too confusing for my small brain.”
Join Jeff Carson as he discusses his journey from not even knowing the elements of fiction, to earning a healthy income and writing full-time within two years.
Menu: Beef sirloin kabobs – herb dusted tender beef sirloin, onion, pepper, mushroom and tomato glazed with demi-glace over a bed of dirty rice along with a grilled vegetable salad of marinated and grilled seasonal vegetables and feta cheese, atop a bed of spring greens with sun dried tomato vinaigrette. Assorted desserts, iced tea, water and coffee are provided. Beer and wine are available for sale & vegetarian meal available upon request.
WHEN: Thursday night, November 9
6:30 p.m. conversation and networking; 7:00 p.m. dinner and program
WHERE: Colorado Automobile Dealers Association, 290 East Speer Blvd. (corner of Speer and Grant) about one block west of 9NEWS. Limited free parking is available along the South and West sides of the building, or on the street. CADA is fully accessible with an elevator available.
COST: If paying via PayPal, cost for meeting with meal is $20 for members; $25 for non-members. Payment at door for meeting with meal is $25 for everyone! Attending the meeting without meal is $5 through PayPal and at the door. RSVPs are necessary. Please email our Caterer Director, Susan Paturzo by Monday, November 6, to ensure your reservation or simply RSVP and pay via PayPal above. Walk-ins are welcome if space and food allows.
Jeff Carson Bio:
Jeff Carson is an Amazon-Bestselling author of mystery-thriller novels. His popular David Wolf series currently has ten installments, all set in the beautiful Rocky Mountain west.
Jeff graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Environmental Science and used that degree to weigh down paper on his dresser while he worked in the golf industry. After a decade, he decided he’d rather take a golf club to the back than work another year replacing divots, so he quit and went into internet/affiliate marketing and blogging with the goal of becoming his own boss. In the process, he discovered his aptitude for writing content but found the process less than satisfying and less than lucrative. A few years later he discovered his passion for writing fiction, and subsequently dove head-first into the self-publishing realm and writes full time.
The first novel in the David Wolf series, Foreign Deceit, is an international mystery-thriller he wrote while living in Italy for eleven months with his wife and son. Jeff acquired a love for adventure-thriller-mystery-suspense fiction at a young age by driving the vast landscapes of the western U.S. with his brother and father and listening to audiobooks. One leg of a trip from Denver to Payette, Idaho (to visit relatives) was always enough time to squeeze in a good Cussler, a Christie, a Child, a Silva, a Box, a Flynn, or the like. Now he incorporates many the same elements of those authors in his own writing.
Jeff and his wife, Cristina, currently live with their two sons in Castle Rock.