Dr. William H. Reid, author of ‘A Dark Night in Aurora: Inside James Holmes and the Colorado Mass Shootings,’ is the featured speaker at an hsbWriters workshop from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan 21, in Horseshoe Bay. Courtesy photo
Dr. William H. Reid, a forensic psychiatrist, blues-folk artist, and author, will discuss traditional publishing vs. self-publishing during a workshop from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at The Church at Horseshoe Bay, 600 Hi Ridge Road. Tickets for the hsbWriters-hosted event are $40 and may be purchased online or at the door.
“The publishing world is rapidly changing,” said Paloma Guerrero, president of hsbWriters, a nonprofit organization for area writers, editors, and illustrators. “Having this opportunity to hear about traditional publishing from an insider who just also happens to be a skilled instructor is the candy of life.”
Reid is the author of “A Dark Night in Aurora: Inside James Holmes and the Colorado Mass Shootings.” His mother, the late Lucile Reid Brock, wrote two books of her own while living in Horseshoe Bay: “Taos Then: Only-in-Taos Stories, From a Bride Who Lived Them” and “M.D. Pursuit (and Beyond): A Wife’s Medical School Sketches in Word and Watercolor.”
His workshop, “Getting Your Work to ‘Traditional’ Publishers,” addresses the complex and often difficult path to being published and how to decide between traditional, self, or hybrid routes. He also will talk about finding and working with legitimate agents and publishers.