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Local Author Series: Jodie Toohey

Local Author Series: Jodie Toohey

In this informal presentation, Jodie Toohey, local author and President of the Midwest Writing Center Board of Directors, will talk about her life as a writer and how she went from being a traditional nine-to-five employee in 2009 to being so fully immersed in the book industry today. Then, she will welcome questions, providing the best answers she can on writing, publishing, book marketing, juggling numerous projects, or anything else on attendees’ minds. 

All attendees will be able to enter a drawing for a bundle containing a copy of each of Jodie’s novels. Additional copies of all of Jodie’s books will also be available for sale at discounted prices, including her latest book, Shattered Pearl, available for direct purchase for the first time at the event. The event is free and open to the public.

Date:
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Time:
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location:
Eastern Ave. - Meeting Room B
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  Educational  

Jodie Toohey is the author of nine books: five novels, three poetry collections, and one non-fiction book. She also recently contracted with Arcadia Publishing to write Lost Restaurants of Davenport, due out sometime in late 2020 or early 2021. She owns a publishing company and helps authors, soon-to-be-authors, and want-to-be-authors from pre-idea to reader with leading workshops, coaching, consulting, editing, book formatting, and book marketing as the Wordsy Woman. She also serves as the President of the Midwest Writing Center Board of Directors. 

Fiction:

Melody Madson – May It Please the Court?
Missing Emily: Croatian Life Letters
Taming the Twisted
Taming the Twisted 2 Reconstructing Rain
Shattered Pearl

Poetry:

Crush and Other Love Poems for Girls
The Other Side of Crazy
Versed in Nature: Hiking Northwest Illinois and East Iowa State Parks

Non-Fiction:

Book Marketing Basics: The 5 Ps

 

The event is free and open to the public.

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