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Out of Your Comfort Zone

How to make the most of Author Events - Simcoe NaNoWriMo

2022-11-08 19:00:00 2022-11-08 20:00:00 America/New_York Out of Your Comfort Zone One of the most effective ways to sell books is face-to-face. Learn from Colleen Winter how to find events, optimize your set up, engage readers, and sell books! Online - BPL Zoom 1

Tuesday, November 08
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-11-08 19:00:00 2022-11-08 20:00:00 America/New_York Out of Your Comfort Zone One of the most effective ways to sell books is face-to-face. Learn from Colleen Winter how to find events, optimize your set up, engage readers, and sell books! Online - BPL Zoom 1

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One of the most effective ways to sell books is face-to-face. Learn from Colleen Winter how to find events, optimize your set up, engage readers, and sell books!

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As part of November's writer's month Colleen Winter guides us next steps to success after writing your book.


Colleen Winter was born and raised in the mining town of Sudbury, in Northern Ontario, Canada. The city’s claim to fame includes being the sight of a meteor impact 1.8 billion years ago but also, and more importantly, includes 52 freshwater lakes within its boundaries.

Colleen Winter spent the first part of her working life as an electrical engineer and the second as a freelance journalist. Easily bored, she has moved onto a third career, where she combines the two through her own communications consulting business.

Throughout each stage of her working life, she has been fascinated by power and energy. It underpins our lives and the hidden influence it exerts over us informs her speculative fiction. Particularly, The Gatherer (2019), a near future thriller which was called ‘menacing and memorable’ and ‘an eloquently written dystopian debut,’ and the follow-up novel, The Disruptors, (2021) called ‘intense and riveting’ and ‘fans of Blake Crouch should read this book.’ The final book in the trilogy is coming in April 2023.

When she isn’t working or writing, Colleen can be found hiking or climbing the beautiful places of the world or sneaking out for early morning swims in whatever freshwater lake is nearby. She reads to get inspired by Martha Wells, Veronica Roth, Blake Crouch, Andy Weir, and Matt Haig. She is a member of Science Fiction Writers of America, The Writers’ Union of Canada, and International Thriller Writers.

Colleen lives in Ontario with her husband Ron in their empty nest with their loveable, psychotic, reactive dog Kira.  


Simcoe NaNoWriMo: Join 8 Simcoe County libraries as they celebrate National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and support writers on their journey to write a novel in one month with space to write, access to wifi, computers, resources and virtual socials/write-ins and events. Participating Libraries include; Barrie, Essa, Innisfil, Orillia, New Tecumseth, Tay, Clearview and Severn.


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