You've written the perfect manuscript. It was a labor of love and now it's ready for the world, but how will your readers find it?

Whether you use a traditional publisher or self-publish, marketing is up to you!

But how????

Called the best book marketer he's ever seen by Steve McCondichie, a publisher at Southern Fried Karma Press, T.M. Brown will reveal his secrets in this short seminar. T.M. Brown wrote a book for his grandchildren, then decided to sell it. Learn how he went from being a teacher and coach to a featured presenter at the Decatur Book Festival with glowing reviews of his book from Southern Writers Magazine and literary reviews. 

Learn how to market and sell your book!


Sat, November 25, 2017  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST


Columbus Botanical Garden 3603 Weems Road, Columbus, GA 31909

Legal Issues In Writing

You've finished writing the perfect manuscript, but have you thought through your legal rights and liability?

What about copyright? How safe is your work? Can you use trademarked names like Batman, Superman, Clorox? What's an ISBN? When do you need it? Why did Create Space issue you a second one? What's in this publishing contract? Are you about to be taken?

Anderson Harp will answer these questions and more!

Anderson Harp is the author of the thrillers “Retribution” (Kensington), “Born of War” (Kensington) and “Northern Thunder”(Archway/Simon Schuster). He served in the Marines, taught artic survival, mountaineering, and was stationed around the globe. He was the Officer in Charge of the Marine’s Crisis Action Team during the invasion of Afghanistan. He created the USO’s Operation Thriller and did two USO tours in the Persian Gulf visiting the troops. His writing has also appeared in The Huffington Post, CNN Larry King Live, NewsMax and The Big Thrill. He received a MFA in Literary Fiction from Queens University of Charlotte. NY Times best seller Lee Child said of Harp, “Tense and authentic – reading this book is like living a real-life mission.”  Bestseller Brad Meltzer noted, “Want to see what the military’s really like? Harp knows his stuff.” And bestseller James Rollins said, “Reminds me of Tom Clancy at his finest.” Harp recently signed a new three-book deal with his publisher.


Sat, January 13, 2018  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST


Columbus Botanical Garden 3603 Weems Road Columbus, GA 31909

Mission Statement

The Chattahoochee Valley Writers, Inc. seeks to nourish, stimulate and fund the development of literary arts by holding educational conferences, workshops, public readings and similar  activities to support the advancement of writers throughout the Chattahoochee Valley and beyond.