Is your writing career all that you want it to be? Do people in the biz know you? Are you connected with the readers you want? A solid author platform from which to launch your writing aspirations is a must for today’s writers and published authors.

Liesa Malik, RMMWA member and long time marketing consultant will approach author platform from the perspective of actions you can take now to enhance your career in the writing and publishing industry. Together we’ll discuss the five portions of a solid platform cycle including visions, lists, actions, results, and marking success. We’ll also cover the concepts of long tail marketing and how understanding this concept can lead to the 1,000 true fans needed for a successful writing career.

Liesa is a freelance marketing consultant with a degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida. She has started or co-founded four businesses in her career and has extensive experience in corporate branding and communications. A cozy mystery novelist who currently lives in Littleton, CO, Liesa is a long-standing member of Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. For more information, please visit her website at

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