Informal talks with authors on their path to publication.

  • Virtual (on Zoom)
  • The last Thursday of every month
  • Question & Answer session included
  • 7 – 8 PM
  • $5 Suggested Donation

How does a manuscript become a physical book? What’s it like working with an agent? Should you self-publish, go indie, submit to contests, or send hundreds of copies to publishing houses all over the country and hope for the best? (Pro tip: don’t do the latter!) 

Author Advice is a monthly, informal talk with an author (Q&A included!) about their personal paths to publication. They’ll break down why they did what they did to make their book a reality, and what they learned from the process.

May 26 – 7 PM: Brian Heinz

Brian Heinz is an award-winning children’s author with 19 published books from eight publishing houses. His work includes picture books in multiple genres and age groups including fiction, nonfiction, historical, true-to-life animal adventures, light fantasy, and verse. His 35-chapter thriller novel “Peabody Pond” for middle school readers was released by 4RV Publishing in the Fall of 2019. He is a founding member of the Long Island Children’s Writers and Illustrators and a long-standing member of The Authors Guild and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI.) He presents programs more than 90 days each year at schools and professional conferences which include keynotes, writers’ workshops, and dynamic assembly programs. Feel free to visit his website at for additional information.

Upcoming Author Advice Schedule

  • Jan 27 – Kate Messner
  • Feb 24 – Jamie Sheffield
  • Mar 24 – Curt Stager
  • Apr 28 – Adam Falkner, Roya Marsh, Arhm Choi Wild
  • May 26 – Brian Heinz
  • June 30 – Chris Tebbetts