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To Self-Publish: How and Why

Sep 17
Sep 17
2:00 - 4:00 PM CST
Cecelia Tichi
The Porch House at 2811 Dogwood Pl., Nashville, TN 37204
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Our meeting will cover the ins and outs of independent publishing, and the reasons why your best bet might be to take control of your project and see it through to publication. The moderator, Cecelia Tichi, author of numerous books, brings up-to-date experience to the topic and will lead the group through the promise (and, yes, pitfalls) of self-publication, whether one’s project is fiction or nonfiction. This will be a nuts-and-bolts session. For the moderator’s website:

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A native of Steel City, Pittsburgh, Cecelia Tichi is an award-winning author and faculty member at Vanderbilt University. Her books span American literature and culture from colonial days to modern times, but recently draw upon the Gilded Age (1870-1914) that prompted her book on Jack London and another on seven activists in that tumultuous era. Tichi’s What Would Mrs. Astor Do? A Complete Guide to the Manners and Mores of the Gilded Age (2018) segues to her new mystery series, A Gilded Death, together with Murder, Murder, Murder in Gilded Central Park, and A Fatal Gilded High Note. Cecelia is at work on a fourth historical mystery, “A Fatal Gilded Freefal.” She enjoys membership and posting in Facebook’s The Gilded Age Society.

Cecelia’s books have been reviewed in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, and elsewhere. Tichi’s five previous mystery novels (under Tishy), set in Nashville and Boston, have been praised by mystery guru Lisa Scottoline as “great reading,” and hailed by Booklist as “a real treat.”  She makes her home in Nashville, Tennessee.

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