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2018-01/07 Self-Publishing with Maggie Espinosa

Date: Sunday, January 7, 2018 Time: 10am to 1pm Number of sessions: One Day Class! Members: $45 Nonmembers: $54 Location: San Diego Writers, Ink, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, 2nd Floor Above Women's Museum, San Diego, CA 92106
Gone are the days of sending your book manuscript to myriad editors in hopes of getting published. In the 21st century actualizing your tome is easier than you imagine. Having written and self published two books, I learned the ins-and-outs of what it takes to bring your dream of being an author to fruition. I’ll teach you how to research the market for competition; choose the correct format; whether to use four color, two color, or black and white; photos vs. no photos; layout; design; printing in the USA vs. China; proofing the final product; and much more. After learning these techniques you’ll be equipped to be an author.

Maggie_@_Paris_cafeAward-winning travel journalist, Maggie Espinosa, has a passion for exploring the globe and sampling the world. She amasses the indigenous qualities of a destination and unfurls them into colorful, alluring stories. Working in print, radio, television and social media, Espinosa’s travelogues encompass all mediums. Coverage includes national and international publications, syndicated radio interviews, and travel reporting on XETV Channel 6. She authored a pet-friendly travel guide – The Privileged Pooch, Luxury Travel With Your Pet in Southern California. Her second book – On A Mission – is slated to publish in August 2015. It profiles Espinosa’s 800-mile walk to visit California’s 21 missions. Yup, walk! Loco! She’s danced with Kuna Indians on Panama’s San Blas Islands; slumbered in Japanese Ryokans; lived on St. Croix; traipsed the City of Light for six weeks with her bichon frise pup; swam with nurse sharks in Belize; sat among millions of Monarch Butterflies at their wintering grounds in Michoacan, Mexico; mushed a team of Huskies in Fairbanks, Alaska; explored the Venezuelan Rain Forest; scaled Mt. Whitney; straddled the equator in Ecuador on her way to the Galapagos Islands; sampled limpet sea snails in the Azores; rode the Amtrak train across America; led group tours through Baja’s Guadalupe Valley wine country; and the list goes on. Through the years Espinosa’s taught travel writing at Grossmont College, and was a guest lecturer with Celebrity Cruises. She thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the attendees and teaching them how to break into the travel writing industry.

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