Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Thayer Memorial Library
The Secrets of Self-Publishing, with Ursula Wong

Join us for an overview of the self-publishing process. We’ll cover the importance of editing, e-book formats, print on demand, services for publishing on Amazon, and marketing. We’ll highlight work the writer must do even if they choose to publish traditionally. Attendees will leave the session with a working knowledge of the effort and expertise self-publishing requires.

150603_0026 Ursula Wong lived and worked on the family dairy farm started by her grandparents, who fled Eastern Europe and the Bolsheviks for a better life in the  U.S. After losing her father as a young girl, Ursula overcame poverty and went on to become a high-tech engineer. An adventurous traveler, scuba diver, and hiker, Ursula writes gripping stories about strong women struggling against impossible odds to achieve their dreams. Her work has appeared in Everyday FictionSpinetingler Magazine, and the popular Insanity Talesanthologies.

Her award-winning novel, Purple Trees, exposes a dark side of rural New   England life. It’s the story of a naïve girl who loses her parents, and grows up fast to find work and build a future, while the weight of the past threatens everything she loves.

Ursula taps her heritage in her WW II novel, Amber Wolf. Destitute after her parents are taken by Russian soldiers, young Ludmelia Kudirka joins the farmers fighting for freedom in a David-and-Goliath struggle against the mighty Soviet war machine. Rich with scenes and legends of Lithuania, Amber Wolf was recently released on Amazon.