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Working with Editors

April 30, 2016 at 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Marstons Mills Public Library 2160 Main Street Marstons Mills, MA 2648 United States

Behind the Scenes: Working with Editors Panel Discussion.

The author/editor relationship is vital to creating a good book. How they work together can make or break the final result. Join authors Karen Day and Gary Braver, and editor Rohma Abbas. Panel will be moderated by author, editor, and playwright Devon Ellington. Books supplied by Titcomb’s Bookshop, Sandwich.

Attendees will learn the intricacies of navigating the delicate author/editor relationship. They will get to ask questions of both authors and editors, and learn techniques that will help in their own editor/author relationships, where applicable. Book signing after the panel.

This event is free to the public, with a suggested donation of $5.

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Rohma Abbas is the editor of The Barnstable Patriot, where she writes, reports, edits, manages a newspaper staff, budget, the website, Facebook and Twitter. Rohma’s first reporting gig was covering the Hamptons. In 2013, she became a news editor at Times Beacon Record Newspapers, running the Times of Huntington and the Times of Northport & East Northport, launching their monthly magazine, Lifestyle. She serves as the alumni newsletter editor for Stony Brook’s School of Journalism and sits on their alumni advisory board. A Zumba enthusiast, she hopes to be a licensed instructor this year.

Gary Braver is an award-winning and bestselling author of eight critically acclaimed novels. His Flashback is the only thriller to have won a prestigious Massachusetts Book Award. His latest is Tunnel Vision. Braver’s novels have been translated into seven languages, three were optioned for movies, including Elixir by director Ridley Scott. As Gary Goshgarian, he an English professor at Northeastern University where he teaches courses in Fiction Writing, Modern Bestsellers, Science Fiction, and Horror Fiction. His website is: 

Karen Day is the author of the award-winning novels for middle grade readers, TALL TALES, NO CREAM PUFFS and A MILLION MILES FROM BOSTON, all published by Wendy Lamb at Random House. She has also taught fiction writing workshops for children and adults at Grub Street, The Cape Cod Writer’s Center conference and The Chautauqua Institute. Karen is currently working on her first adult novel. You can reach her at

Devon Ellington (Moderator) publishes under a half a dozen names in fiction and non-fiction, including the Jain Lazarus urban fantasies and the Gwen Finnegan paranormal mysteries. She is an internationally-produced playwright and radio writer. For many years, she worked backstage on Broadway and in film and television production. She’s worked as a freelance journalist, marketing writer, editor, and script doctor, and teaches writing & editing workshops all over the world. Ink in My Coffee:


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