Members Meeting--Independent Publishers Panel

  • Saturday, May 18, 2024
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Monthly Meeting: Independent Publishers Panel

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Please join us on Saturday, May 18th, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. PT as our distinguished panel of Independent Publishers provides Capitol Crimes with a look at different publishing options available to unagented authors.

SHAWN REILLY SIMMONS is an Agatha and Anthony Award-winning author and editor. She’s written eight novels in her Red Carpet Catering mystery series, and over twenty-five of her short stories have appeared in various anthologies. She is co-owner of Level Best Books and serves on the Bouchercon board of directors. Shawn is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, the Crime Writers’ Association, and International Thriller Writers. She lives in historic downtown Frederick, Maryland.; Facebook: @ShawnReillySimmonsAuthor; Twitter & Instagram: @ShawnRSimmons

JENNIFER MCCORD is an Associate Publisher and Executive Editor for Epicenter-Coffeetown-Camel Press.  She is also an educator, writer and publishing consultant in Seattle, Washington. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Jennifer has worked in many areas of the publishing industry—from national book retailers and New York publishers to small presses and self-publishing ventures. She has served as advisor or board member to University of Washington Continuum College Writing Programs, Write on the Sound Conference, and as past president and board member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Assn.; Facebook:

FAITH MATSON  is the Senior Editor and Publicist at Oceanview Publishing, where she has worked since 2021. Originally from Colorado, she moved east to Florida for college, graduating summa cum laude from Florida State University’s Editing, Writing, and Media program. In her free time, Faith is an avid reader, crossword puzzle enthusiast, and amateur gardener.; Facebook:; IG: @oceanviewpub; Twitter(X): @oceanviewpub; Tiktok: @oceanviewpub

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