Book Writing Workshop Features Betty Webb On Aug. 23

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Beginning and experienced writers are invited to learn how to write and sell a book successfully at a writing workshop featuring nationally-known novelist Betty Webb, of Scottsdale.

Sponsored by Arizona Press Women, the event is set for Aug. 23, from 1-3 p.m. in the community room of the Payson Public Library, 328 McLane Road.

Cost is $20 and includes refreshments and handouts. To reserve a seat, contact Arizona Press Women by Aug. 22 at (928) 468-1983 or e-mail: cwailand@npgcable.com.

Webb is best known for her best-selling Lena Jones mystery series set in the Southwest. She will talk about "Avoiding the Deadly Writing Sins" and methods used by professionals to achieve success. This includes finding an agent, working with editors and increasing book sales through focused marketing.

An award-winning journalist who was book and entertainment editor for the East Valley Tribune newspapers for many years, Webb also teaches creative writing at Phoenix College. The New York Times calls her books "eye-popping" and Publishers Weekly says she writes "mysteries with a social conscience." Lifetime TV optioned "Desert Wives" for a TV movie and series. This expert will share myths about publishers and tips about how to find the right agent and publisher for your book.

Arizona Press Women is a nonprofit organization that offers college scholarships and presents educational programs to help writers and others in the communication field.

Seating is limited; reservations needed by Aug. 22.

For more information call (928) 468-1983 or (928) 468-9269.

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