A retired Daytona Beach News-Journal editor and a best-selling author will team up to present a Writer’s Workshop, hosted by Friends of Deltona Library, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.
Cindy Casey, a long-time editor at the News-Journal, and Dusty Miller, a best-selling author, will present three programs followed by question-and-answer periods during the workshop. The programs include:
- Everyone Needs an Editor will discuss the different types of editors and how to choose the right one for your needs and budget.
- Book Publishing will cover several options, including self-publishing, indie press and mainstream publishing, as well as some real-life experiences of a published mainstream and indie author.
- Marketing Your Book will address a variety of different marketing techniques for getting your book out in front of potential readers and give you five simple ways to increase book sales.
The workshop is free, but attendees are asked to RSVP by registering online at Deltona Library or by calling the Information Desk at (386) 789-7207 ext. 21011.
Casey is a seasoned editor with a 40-year, award-winning journalism career with small and large daily newspapers, as well as industry and specialty magazines. She spent the last 12½ years as editor for the Community News, Features and Special Publications departments at the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
Prior to the News-Journal, Casey spent 10 years as director of the Publications Department and News Bureau for APCO International, a worldwide association located in Daytona Beach that supports police, fire and emergency dispatching. In addition to an award-winning monthly magazine, she and her staff edited, produced and marketed a library of technical books written by members dealing with spectrum, frequency coordination and 9-1-1 dispatcher training.
Currently, she is working with several authors in editing and marketing their latest books.
Miller has published five non-fiction books generated by her work as a trauma and addiction specialist. Best-seller Women Who Hurt Themselves launched her writing career in mainstream publishing.
Ready for a mid-life change of focus, Miller went on to a new career as a mystery writer. Danger in the House, Levellers Press 2019, completes the Alice Ott Mystery quartet. Recently, Danger in the House earned a four-star rating from onlinebookclub.org – the club’s highest ranking.