A warm, clear Florida night was a perfect backdrop for Read, Write & Publish! at Northstar Church in Panama City, FL. The editors and published authors from Energion offered their experience and encouragement to potential authors who came to learn and offer their manuscripts.
Lee Baker, Kimberly Gordon, Daniel Martin and Heath Taws read excerpts from their books, receiving chuckles and applause. Daniel Martin broke out his guitar and lent his musical talent to the evening, too! Editors, Henry Neufeld and Nick May, shared what they look for in a manuscript and how to “put your best foot forward” in a submission. Then came a free-flowing Q & A time with maybe the best part of the evening (from those authors’ point of view), an opportunity to speak with the editors about their work and even give over their manuscripts for consideration. We received several promising manuscripts that are now under consideration for publication!
“We will definitely consider another evening like this or maybe even a workshop for authors. We want to encourage and support new authors,” says owner, Henry Neufeld.