Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Linda Rader Overman: Publish or Perish and Live to Tell About It

Our presentation this month focuses on how to overcome some specific hurdles involved in getting a book published. As our presenter, Linda Rader Overman, says, "The fact is, in fighting your way to get published there are many, many steps." In response comes the question: "Do these always have to be done in order?" Other questions she will address include, "When you receive that umpteenth rejection, what do you do next?" and "How do you make your project stand out among the hundreds that come 'through the transom'?" This presentation, which she's titled "Publish or Perish and Live to Tell About It," will begin with a very short excerpt from her novel and conclude with a bit of time for questions from the audience.

portrait of writer Linda Rader Overman

After her presentation for us, Linda is book-signing at Barnes & Noble in Crocker Park. On Sunday, January 18th, at 1:00 PM she'll be at the Visible Voice bookstore in Cleveland's Tremont district.

Linda Rader Overman's list of publications spans fiction and nonfiction, poetry, letters, diaries and essays. These include photographs, narrative portraits, and personal and social history. Born in Hollywood, she holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, resides in Encino, California, and teaches English at California State University, Northridge. Her latest novel, Letters Between Us, is a murder mystery post-mortem, but also a tale of a precious life lost as told by the letters from a lifelong friend. This title has been honored as "Finalist" in "Fiction & Lit: Chick Lit/Women's Lit" category of National Best Books 2008 Awards sponsored by USA Book News.

Though she likes to write the old fashioned way with a fountain pen, Linda keeps a website at and blogs at nearby

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