Just as the invention of the printing press allowed a broader audience to expand their knowledge by reading, so has the introduction of eBooks and audiobooks in this century. Writers and readers are no longer bound to the constrictions of traditional publishing and distribution. Author Mandy Jackson-Beverly will review the three primary publishing options available to authors today at the Ojai Library, Wednesday, September 25 at 6 pm.
The event is free and open to the public. The event is presented by the County of Ventura and the Ventura County Library. It will begin at 6 pm.
As a lifelong bibliophile and lover of the arts, Mandy is familiar with the challenges faced by creatives. Born in Pyramid Hill, Victoria, Australia—population 419— Mandy grew up around the rugged coastline and rolling hills of Tasmania. Upon moving to England, she discovered the tantalizing London fashion scene and fell in love with the concept of the creative collective. Later in Los Angeles, she found her creative freedom among the thriving, no-holds-barred visionaries of the music video world.
Mandy has worked as a costume designer and stylist for an array of creative dynamos including photographer Herb Ritts; directors Joel and Ethan Coen, David Fincher, Diane Keaton, and Julien Temple; and music icons David Bowie, Madonna, and Tina Turner. She taught high school art and theater, Advanced Placement art, and contributed to The Huffington Post and USA Today. She is a book reviewer for the New York Journal of Books and is on the board of directors for the Small Publishers, Artists & Writers Network (SPAWN). Mandy teaches workshops at writers conferences and is a writing coach and public speaker.
Author of A Secret Muse, The Devil And The Muse, The Legend of Astridr: Birth, and The Immortal Muse. www.mandyjacksonbeverly.com