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Mt. Diablo (In-Person): The Five Bios Every Author Needs

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Five Bios Every Author Needs

June 10th, 2023 at 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Joey Garcia is an editor and author platform coach. She helps writers get known while they’re writing a book, so when it’s published, there’s an audience waiting to read it. Joey’s clients have been interviewed by, or have bylines in, The Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian magazine, Ms. magazine, CNN, and The Tamron Hall Show, among others.

Joey is the indie author of When Your Heart Breaks, It’s Opening to Love and has been a featured Relationship Expert in HuffPost, USA Today, Deutsche Welle, KVIE public television, Global Woman TV Sweden, Australia’s Ticker News and Slate’s Dear Prudence podcast. In 2017, Joey established the first-ever literary fellowship in Belize, her birthplace. She partners with literary agents to co-lead an annual retreat in Belize for writers from all over the world.

Start your New Author’s Platform

What we will Learn:

  • The differences between bios that create opportunities and those that create obstacles
  • The value of including a media market in your bio
  • What agents and media outlets consider red flags in an author’s bio
  • Book sales (without sounding pushy)


  • 10:30 Check-in
  • 11:15 Writers Table
  • 12:00 Buffet Lunch
  • 1:00 Featured Speaker

Meeting Fees:

  • Members $25.00
  • Guests $30.00

*Member price increases to $30.00 at noon on June 7th


June 10
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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