University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Melissa Koberlein


Dr. Melissa Koberlein is a professor of communication and publishing in eastern Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband and their two daughters. There, she teaches courses in communication, pathways to publication for the aspiring author and self-publishing. She’s also the host of the Indie Chicks podcast, a show dedicated to publishing advice for writers. She writes novels that explore the worlds of tech, aliens and space with humor and heart. Her passion for stories comes from an imaginative childhood where every day ended with a book. Her recent novel, "Ashwater," explores what it means to be human when you’ve got a CPU for a brain. Her new book is "Mystics (Fireflies)."

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Scheduled events:
Workshop: A Guide to Book Cover Design
Are you considering self-publishing? Not sure about cover design? Or, maybe you’ve already published your novel but aren’t selling as you’d hoped? Join Indie Chicks podcast host, Dr. Melissa Koberlein, professor of publishing, and Geoff Notkin, designer and award-winning author, to learn how to design a cover that really SELLS YOUR BOOK! Geoff and Melissa will guide you through the design and marketing elements behind a great cover. Bring a copy of your book for an opportunity for critique.

Integrated Learning Center Room 125 (Seats 60)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Book / Movie Biz
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Melissa Koberlein, Geoffrey Notkin

Mystics (Fireflies) (Volume 3)
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Parker West Books
August 2016
ISBN 9780989142564
342 pages
$12.99, INSTORE
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THE THIRD AND FINAL BOOK IN THE FIREFLIES TRILOGY Will found love with Marley, in Fireflies. More/less

Razers (Fireflies) (Volume 2)
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Parker West Books
June 2014
ISBN 9780989142526
$12.99, INSTOCK
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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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