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Meeting on November 17, 2015 —

Shana Galen — Author Brand: What It Is and Why It Matters

Shana Galen 2Author of twenty-five novels and six novellas, Shana Galen has been branded and re-branded numerous times. In this workshop she discusses:

  • The basics of brand
  • How to determine your brand
  • When to know when its time for you to re-brand
  • Surviving re-branding
  • Using your brand effectively with publishers, readers and the media.

No matter how many novels you’ve written or whether you’re a hybrid author, published traditionally, or strictly indie, this workshop has something for you.

About the Speaker:  Shana Galen is the bestselling author of passionate Regency romps, including the RT Reviewers’ Choice The Making of a Gentleman. Kirkus says of her books, “The road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun,” and RT Bookreviews calls her books “lighthearted yet poignant, humorous yet touching.” She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston’s inner city. Now she writes full time. She’s happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making.

This chapter complies with RWA’s bylaws and policies on chapters. All members of this chapter must be members in good standing of RWA during their membership in this chapter. Visitors may attend two chapter meetings prior to applying for membership in the chapter.