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Indie Author Conference and Showcase

2019-10-12 10:00:00 2019-10-12 16:00:00 America/New_York Indie Author Conference and Showcase Two-in-one! A writer's conference in the morning and a huge local author fair in the afternoon with an exciting selection of books for all ages. Parma-Snow Branch

Saturday, October 12
10:00am - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-10-12 10:00:00 2019-10-12 16:00:00 America/New_York Indie Author Conference and Showcase Two-in-one! A writer's conference in the morning and a huge local author fair in the afternoon with an exciting selection of books for all ages. Parma-Snow Branch

Parma-Snow Branch

Auditorium (400)

Two-in-one! A writer's conference in the morning and a huge local author fair in the afternoon with an exciting selection of books for all ages.

Join us at the fourth Indie Author Conference & Showcase, a free conference for writers and a showcase of local self-published authors for readers.  

Conference / 10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  
In Administration Building Auditorium

Writers and authors: learn more about self-publishing. Attend one, two or all three sessions.

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10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. / J Thorn, “Understand Amazon.com”

Confused by Amazon's self-publishing jargon, like KDP, KU, and Page Reads? Discover what these mean and why you need to leverage the Amazon algorithm as an independent author. We'll go in depth on how to get your book seen, bought, and reviewed. J. Thorn is an author with over 1.5 million words in print. He has sold 175,000 books worldwide and has ranked as high as #5 on Amazon's Top 100 Most Popular Horror Authors list.

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11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. / Willie and Rachel Scott, “Protecting Your Work”

Willie and Rachel Scott of TKI Publishing will share some basic but essential information for you to consider about ISBN, barcode, Library of Congress Number, and Copyright. Willie and Rachel have been featured nationally and internationally on podcast, radio, television and more for their self-published book and organization Better Than Blended.  They developed TKI Publishing LLC to provide education and support to self-published authors. 

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12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. / Dustin Brady, "How My Self-Published Book Sold Over 100K Copies”

Dustin Brady self-published his children’s series, Trapped in a Video Game, three years ago. The series has since become an Amazon bestseller and gotten picked up by a traditional publisher. Dustin will walk through the brainstorming, writing, and marketing strategies he used to help his books stand out in a crowded marketplace and connect with an audience.

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Showcase / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  
In Parma-Snow Auditorium

Browse this huge local author fair with an exciting selection of books for all ages. Meet 30 local, independent authors and talk with them about their publishing experiences. Books will be available for purchase and signing, perfect for yourself or as birthday and holiday gifts. Our featured authors all published at least one new book in 2018 or 2019.

Showcase Authors: 

M. T. Bass / The Invisible Mind; The Darknet: Murder by Munchausen #2 (adult fiction)
J. D. Belcher / Hades' Melody: A Spiritual Awakening (memoir)
Dustin Brady Trapped in a Video Game series (children's fiction)
Patricia A. Broome
/ Redeeming Wasted Years: A Move from Time-Wasted to Time-Valued Living (memoir)
John C. Bruening / Midnight Guardian: Annihilation Machine; Quest for the Space Gods: The Chronicles of Conrad Von Honig (adult fiction)
T. L. Champion / Doggie Anonymous: Canine Confessions (adult fiction)
Michael K. Chapman / My Best Advice: Letters to Our Teenage Daughters; My Best Advice: Letters to Our Teenage Sons (adult and teen nonfiction)
Nancy Christie / Rut-Busting Book for Authors (adult nonfiction)
Vee Cole / Love Isn't Free: Dirty Intentions series (adult fiction)
Wanda M. Coleman / Taking Off the Makeup: Loving Yourself as God Loves You! (adult nonfiction)Monique L. Donaldson / In Too Deep (adult fiction)
Madeline Garner / Inside Incest (adult nonfiction)
Victoria Gatto / Hidden: A Novel (adult fiction)
Peter Hardin-Levine / Sanctioned (adult fiction)
Tyshawn Knight / Psych Ward Diary (poetry)
Liliana Leone / Les Cinq Eiffels First Adventure (children's fiction)
Nancy Loyan / Horse Power (adult fiction)
Lorna Makinen / Evil Under the Microscope (adult fiction)
Lorna Turnbull / Rescue at Dr. Skeebeet's Animal Hospital (children's fiction)
Wade Leslie Meyer / Horse Sense for Guys: An Amusing Look at Relationships (adult nonfiction)
Maritza Molis / Autism in Our Home: The Making of a Bittersweet Family (adult nonfiction)
Michelle Person / Kai and the Daddyman: The Adventures Continue; Nathaniel English and the King of Video Games (children's fiction)
Cathy Posner / Crafting a Resume That Lands You the Job: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Compelling Resume (adult nonfiction)
Jackie Pulpit / Questionable Morels: A Naturalist Selection Cozy Mystery (adult fiction)
Ann Rusnak / The Journey to ME: Empowering You to Live a Life of Unstoppable Success (adult nonfiction)
Willie and Rachel Scott / Better Than Blended (adult nonfiction)
Lena Shane / Belle and Her Beau (children's fiction)
T. J. Ski / The Spook Skelly Crew (children's fiction)
Monica A. Starks / Down But Not Out: My Journey with Chronic Kidney Disease (memoir)
Abby L. Vandiver / Secrets, Lies & Crawfish Pies; Love, Hopes & Marriage Tropes; Potions, Tells & Deadly Spells (adult fiction)
Rachel Zake / Pants Off/Dance Off: A Gentleman's Guide (adult nonfiction)

TAGS: | Writing | Author |

Parma-Snow Branch

pasmgr@cuyahogalibrary.org
Phone: 216.661.4240
Fax: 216.661.1019
Branch manager
Stacey Boycik

Hours
Mon, Jan 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jan 14 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jan 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jan 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jan 17 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jan 18 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jan 19 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch
Passport processing and photo services are available at this location 7 days a week, no appointment necessary.

Upcoming events

Mon, Jan 20, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Jan 20, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Auditorium (400)
Join us for a Sensory Friendly Movie event, where the sound is lower and the lights are brighter, and where talking, singing and moving is perfectly acceptable!

Mon, Jan 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Resource Room (75)
We are looking for volunteers to read to students during our after school Kids Cafe programs.

Mon, Jan 20, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Mon, Jan 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Book Discussion Books will be available at the circulation desk one month before the discussion.

Tue, Jan 21, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Jan 21, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Tue, Jan 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Explore hands-on digital creation using a 3D modeling program.

Tue, Jan 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Great for beginning fiction writers.
This event is full

Tue, Jan 21, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Wed, Jan 22, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Jan 22, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jan 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.
This event is full

Wed, Jan 22, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Learn how to borrow free eBooks eAudiobooks eMagazines movies and music from our Digital Collection anytime anywhere.

Wed, Jan 22, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Wed, Jan 22, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jan 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Conference Room A/B (75)
Come practice Tai Chi, effective exercises, for improving overall health by reducing stress while increasing flexibility and balance. All adults and fitness levels welcome. NOTE: 4-part series.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Jan 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jan 23, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Thu, Jan 23, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Innovation Center
Join us in the Innovation Center for a chance to explore exciting technology and equipment.

Fri, Jan 24, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Fri, Jan 24, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Sat, Jan 25, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Story/Craft/Resource Room (125)
Explore the concepts of matter & pressure in this highly interactive program. Mad Science will help volunteers defy gravity and present "cool" (dry ice) experiments with bubbling potions and more!
This event is full

Mon, Jan 27, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Jan 27, 10:00am - 10:45am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Children with varying learning styles and abilities will learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged.

Mon, Jan 27, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.
This event is full

Mon, Jan 27, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Innovation Center
Attend a brief orientation from 1:30-2:00 for our innovation center and then stay to start a project on one of our machines. A staff member will be available from 2:00-3:30 p.m. to offer assistance.

Mon, Jan 27, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Mon, Jan 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
Come trace Cleveland’s influence in the development of Rock and Roll music from the 1950’s to the present day with "Doc of Rock and Roll" aka Dr. Joel S. Keller.

Tue, Jan 28, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Jan 28, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Tue, Jan 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Innovation Center
Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator. Master the basics on Day One. Build on those skills to make a project on Day Two. Attendance on both days is required.

Tue, Jan 28, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Wed, Jan 29, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Jan 29, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jan 29, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Wed, Jan 29, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jan 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Conference Room A/B (75)
Come practice Tai Chi, effective exercises, for improving overall health by reducing stress while increasing flexibility and balance. All adults and fitness levels welcome. NOTE: 4-part series.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Jan 30, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jan 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Join us as we discuss The Gown : a Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson. Books will be available at the checkout desk one month before the discussion.

Thu, Jan 30, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Thu, Jan 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Innovation Center
Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator. Master the basics on Day One. Build on those skills to make a project on Day Two. Attendance on both days is required.

Fri, Jan 31, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Fri, Jan 31, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Sat, Feb 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Innovation Center
Learn about the equipment and software in the Innovation Center at the Parma-Snow Branch. Be sure to bring your library card or a photo ID.

Sat, Feb 01, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium (400)
TICKETED EVENT - $25

Mon, Feb 03, 9:30am - 2:00pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
AARP Tax-Aide offers free individualized tax preparations for low-to-moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 60 and up. Visit or call the branch during regular library hours for an appointment.

Mon, Feb 03, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Feb 03, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Tue, Feb 04, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Feb 04, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Tue, Feb 04, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, Feb 04, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Innovation Center
Learn about the equipment and software in the Innovation Center at the Parma-Snow Branch. Be sure to bring your library card or a photo ID.

Wed, Feb 05, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Feb 05, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Feb 05, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Wed, Feb 05, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Feb 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.
This event is full

Thu, Feb 06, 9:30am - 2:00pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
AARP Tax-Aide offers free individualized tax preparations for low-to-moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 60 and up. Visit or call the branch during regular library hours for an appointment.

Thu, Feb 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Feb 06, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Thu, Feb 06, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Innovation Center
Join us in the Innovation Center for a chance to explore exciting technology and equipment.

Fri, Feb 07, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Fri, Feb 07, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Sat, Feb 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Story/Craft/Resource Room (125)
Who is the Bully of Baker Street? Professional actors will use humor, logic & song to perform this original tale of the world's great detective. The show will take place in the auditorium-grades 1-6.

Mon, Feb 10, 9:30am - 2:00pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
AARP Tax-Aide offers free individualized tax preparations for low-to-moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 60 and up. Visit or call the branch during regular library hours for an appointment.

Mon, Feb 10, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Feb 10, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Mon, Feb 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Instill the love of art and creativity in your Elementary School child by allowing them to get their hands dirty and explore art in its many forms! No registration but supplies are limited.

Mon, Feb 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Whether you are a fan of manga or interested in learning about it, come to our meeting for great discussion and quirky tie-in activities.

Tue, Feb 11, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Conference Room A (30)
A nurse from University Hospitals will be available for free blood pressure screenings.

Tue, Feb 11, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Feb 11, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Tue, Feb 11, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, Feb 11, 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Resource Room (75)
After an optional love and friendship family storytime at 6:30, please join us for cookie decorating and Valentine making. Sponsored by the Friends of the Parma Library. Registration required.

Wed, Feb 12, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Feb 12, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Feb 12, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Learn how to borrow free eBooks eAudiobooks eMagazines movies and music from our Digital Collection anytime anywhere.

Wed, Feb 12, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Wed, Feb 12, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Feb 13, 9:30am - 2:00pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
AARP Tax-Aide offers free individualized tax preparations for low-to-moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 60 and up. Visit or call the branch during regular library hours for an appointment.

Thu, Feb 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Feb 13, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Thu, Feb 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Can't stomach the sweet stuff? Join us at our Anti-Valentines Day Party! Well have trivia, games, and giveaways.

Thu, Feb 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Resource Room (75)
P.A.L.S. stands for Programs for All Lives, a series of adapted programs created especially for customers with special needs.

Fri, Feb 14, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Fri, Feb 14, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Sat, Feb 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Innovation Center
Learn about the equipment and software in the Innovation Center at the Parma-Snow Branch. Be sure to bring your library card or a photo ID.

Mon, Feb 17, 9:30am - 2:00pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
AARP Tax-Aide offers free individualized tax preparations for low-to-moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 60 and up. Visit or call the branch during regular library hours for an appointment.

Mon, Feb 17, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Feb 17, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Auditorium (400)
Join us for a Sensory Friendly Movie event, where the sound is lower and the lights are brighter, and where talking, singing and moving is perfectly acceptable!

Mon, Feb 17, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Mon, Feb 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Books will be available at the circulation desk one month before the discussion.

Tue, Feb 18, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Feb 18, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Tue, Feb 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Great for beginning fiction writers.
This event is full

Tue, Feb 18, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, Feb 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
Join us for a series to learn to navigate everyday life in America by understanding the differences that exist in various cultures in the world. Each month will focus on a new topic.