NMU Lecture series #1 — My Twenty-Year Self-Publishing Odyssey – Lessons for Aspiring Authors

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UPPAA Speakers Bureau Presents: Anne Miller – Author of The Last Photograph

Presentation Title:  “My Twenty-Year Self-Publishing Odyssey – Lessons for Aspiring Authors”
When: October 1st, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:30pm.  Admission is free.
Where: Lydia M. Olson Library, NMU campus

Every writer dreams of becoming an overnight success, but it doesn’t always happen that way. And sometimes it doesn’t even happen with a publisher. I’ll discuss how I took the scenic route to becoming a self-published author, all the potholes and detours I endured along the way, and how I still surprise myself each and every day growing and changing in ways I never could’ve imagined.

I may not be on The New York Times Bestseller list yet, but you can say you knew me when. On our odyssey, we’ll be hitting all of these waypoints:

  • The Birth of a Wisconsin-Born, Yooper-Bred Author
  • Destroying the Self-Publishing Snob
  • Avoiding the Self-Publishing Magicians
  • Surviving the Free-Fall of Doubt
  • Keeping the Author Within You Alive in the Real World
  • Success and the New Hurdles That Await You
  • The Metamorphosis of an Author

About the Author

Anne Miller is the youngest of four children. She was born in West Allis, Wisconsin and moved with her family to the U.P. when she was two years old. Her passion for writing began when she was ten years old when she wrote her first novel, The Summer Murder, and she hasn’t quit since.

She attended the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay for two-and-a-half years where she majored in English-Creative Writing with a minor in Communications.

After college, Anne excelled at several different day jobs throughout the years, including grocery store clerk, hotel night auditor, and hospital housekeeper. She is currently a customer service representative/bank teller. All of her job positions have enhanced her storytelling skills.

Anne is also a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan. She enjoys reading, and her latest obsession is the Outlander series of novels. She lives in the same small town she grew up in. The Last Photograph is her first published novel.  She is currently living in Iron County. Visit her at  http://www.millerslastphotograph.com

About the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association (UPPAA)

The UPPAA was founded in 1998 as a non-profit 501(c)2 corporation with the goal of educating and empowering authors of the U.P. Among its outreach programs are a Speaker’s Bureau, a contest for young writers (grades 5 to 12), and an annual journal The U.P. Reader. Learn more at www.UPPAA.org.

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