Aimee Liu in conversation with Megan Beatie, Dr. Kate Gale, and Fauzia Burke
Novelist Aimee Liu and members of her publishing team will discuss the process of creating and publishing Liu’s novel Glorious Boy, revealing how this manuscript made it to the marketplace and met the many obstacles posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. These industry professionals will candidly share their experiences regarding publicity, social media, working with agents and editors, and the unique challenges of book publishing in 2020.
From Manuscript to Marketplace panel discussions will take place via Zoom and include time for Q&A. All writers are encouraged to attend, especially new authors looking to learn more about the business of writing and publishing.
Aimee Liu is author of the novels Glorious Boy, Flash House, Cloud Mountain, and Face, as well as the memoirs Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders and Solitaire. Her bestsellers include a Literary Guild Super Release and have been published in more than 12 languages and serialized in Good Housekeeping. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the Bennington Writing Seminars and teaches in Goddard College’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at Port Townsend, WA.
Megan Beatie is an independent book publicist with more than two decades of publishing experience. She has expertise in publicizing literary and commercial fiction, mysteries and thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, and books for young readers, as well as nonfiction covering pop culture, film, entertainment, health, lifestyle, parenting, and relationships.
Dr. Kate Gale is co-founder and Managing Editor of Red Hen Press and Editor of the Los Angeles Review. She is also the author of seven books of poetry and six librettos. She teaches in the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing programs at the University of Nebraska and Ashland University.
Fauzia Burke is the founder and President of FSB Associates, an online publicity and marketing firm specializing in creating awareness for books and authors. She’s the author of Online Marketing for Busy Authors and Chief Marketing Officer of Pub Site, a platform for building author websites.
About Glorious Boy
Glorious Boy is a novel about war and devotion, longing and loss, and the power of love to prevail. Set in India's remote Andaman Islands before and during WWII, the story revolves around a mysteriously mute 4-year-old who vanishes on the eve of Japanese Occupation. Library Journal calls the book “a riveting amalgam of history, family epic, anticolonial/antiwar treatise, cultural crossroads… a fascinating, irresistible marvel.”