Whether you’re trying to sell your first book or your fortieth, the road to publication is never an easy one to navigate. Let Liberty States Fiction Writers guide your way. A multi-genre organization, the Liberty States Fiction Writers is dedicated to the education and support of all fiction writers. We provide workshops, networking events and promotional opportunities to aid both published and yet-to-be published writers.
January 13th meeting
Ghosts, Mediums, and the
Paranormal, Oh My!
Psychic and author Marie Gilbert and Medium Beth Harper O’Brien share how they investigate the paranormal and how to incorporate various paranormal elements in your fiction. Marie will discuss how her dreams and prophecies have helped her craft various stories. Beth will what a medium does and the mechanics of ghost investigation. Beth and Marie will share information about their ghost hunting equipment and explain how and why they use their equipment in an investigation.
About the Workshop Presenters
Marie Gilbert is a published author who loves to write science fiction and paranormal stories. Marie’s Roof Oasis Series is a science fiction/apocalyptic tale with a twist. Marie is also a professional blogger and the South Jersey Italian psychic/medium who communicates with the dead. Marie offers spiritual advice using angel cards and does professional ghost investigations in the South Jersey and surrounding areas. For more information, please visit https://gilbertcuriosities.blogspot.com.
Beth Harper O’Brien saw her first spirit when she was just four years old, and despite her family’s insistence that she was only imagining things she knew what she was seeing was real. She has been sensitive all her life and able to see and hear spirits willing to communicate with her. Once an adult, Beth found a mentor who guided her and helped her to develop her gifts which she is paying forward. Last year Beth stepped away from her regular job as a medical assistant after twenty years to use her gifts full time to help others to heal. Beth is a psychic and medium as well as a reiki master; she is an ordained minister and recently officiated her first wedding ceremony. She also helps others to cleanse through the playing of crystal bowls and is also a paranormal investigator. For more information, please visit http://bethob67.wixsite.com/spiritual-healing.
Brown Bag Discussion
Following our monthly Featured Speaker presentation we are bringing back Brown Bag discussion workshops. On alternating months we will discuss topics related to technical issues and the craft of writing and/or host critique sessions. This month the Brown Bag discussion will be a critique.
Marie Gilbert will be signing copies of novels in her My Roof Oasis Series, a series of science fiction/apocalyptic tales with a twist. The first four books of the series are Roof Oasis, Saving Solanda, Beware the Harvesters, and Warriors in the Mist.
If you are an LSF Writers member with an upcoming release and would like to be a featured author, please e-mail us using the contact form in the Members Only section.
As a reminder, if you are a LSF Writer Member and have a new release, please send your cover and a short book blurb to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a Published Author, please send your photo and a short bio to email@example.com so we may prepare our 2017 Author Spotlights.
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The Liberty States Fiction Writers welcome pre-published writers at all levels as well as e-published, small press and traditionally published authors.
Yearly dues for new members are $50 and include attendance at monthly workshops, reduced conference rate, access to Members Only section with videos/podcasts of past workshops, monthly newsletters, promotional opportunities and more.
2018 Conference Registration is Now Open!
Want to Write? Love to Read?
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Saturday, March 24 thru Sunday, March 25, 2018
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
in Iselin, NJ
New York Times Bestselling Author
Award Winning Author
We have 24+ Writers’ Track Workshops and 16+ Readers’ Track Workshops for you to choose from as well as a Saturday Night party and Book Fair! Young Writers (17+) and writers at all levels who wish to either learn or refresh select writing skills can opt to register for the Young Writers Track on Sunday. Additional information on the workshops is availanle on the main conference page.
The Book Fair will be held on Saturday, March 24 and will be open to the general public in addition to all conference attendees. Any authors who have registered for the Writers’ Track may sell their books at the Book Fair. Authors will have a spot at a table and will be responsible for collecting payment for their own sales.