Session Description

So, you want to write a book—now what? Getting the idea in your head onto the printed page and bookstore shelves can be a bit complicated, somewhat like navigating through a labyrinth as daunting as writing the book itself. However, as the book publishing industry shifts toward digital publishing, options in addition to traditional publishing, have provided new opportunities. Our session will prepare you for the adventure ahead and help you avoid the pitfalls that might make the difference between success and failure.


Lawrence Kelter hails from New York but now calls North Carolina his home. He is the bestselling author of more than thirty novels including the Stephanie Chalice Mystery Series that has topped bestseller lists in the US, UK, and Australia. In 2017 he penned Back to Brooklyn, the studio-authorized sequel to the cult comedy classic My Cousin Vinny. His works are both traditionally and independently published. Early in his writing career Lawrence received direction from literary icon, Nelson DeMille, who edited portions of my early work. Well before he said, “Lawrence Kelter is an exciting new novelist, who reminds me of an early Robert Ludlum,” he said, “Kid, your work needs editing, but that’s a hell of a lot better than not having talent. Keep it up!” Lawrence’s novels are quickly paced and are crammed full of twists, turns, and laughs.