Bi-Monthly Programs

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Meetings are held on the third Saturday in odd-numbered months:
January, March, May, July, September, and November. 
The public and THPW members are invited to hear speakers on selected writing or related topics.
You may order a box lunch from our Hospitality Director between 9:00 and 10:15 or bring a sack lunch.  Box lunches are $10.
Meeting Location:
8201 Canyon Drive, Amarillo 
(335 Loop/
Hollywood Road)
(Note: We must occasionally switch our meeting location or we may need to change the date to avoid conflicts. So, please check the address and date for each meeting.)



Bi-Monthly Meeting
March 18, 2017

Bestselling Author Bethany Claire!

"How to Perfect Your Book Launch by Starting Early and Finishing Strong."

We’re very excited to announce the return of the dynamic Bethany Claire as the March speaker. No one is more committed to helping authors achieve success in publishing, whether Indie or traditional than this lady. Her advice is priceless and you can trust what she says. Bethany has spent four years as an Indie author and has published ten books. She knows what works and what doesn’t because she’s been in the trenches and has climbed onto every bestselling list, including USA Today.

Some of the subjects she’ll cover:

  • ·         How to create a timeline for publication
  • ·         How to set up Pre-Orders & why they are so beneficial
  • ·         How to execute a fantastic ARC (Advance Reader’s Copy) strategy to increase reviews
  • ·         Media idea to create a buzz
  • ·         How to create powerful social media posts for release day
  • ·         Teasers to get your readers eager and ready to buy
  • ·         Checklists and tips to keep you organized
  • ·         Resources to help you along the way

If you didn’t know why you should attend the March meeting you do now. Anyone serious about publishing should be there. We guarantee that you’ll find exactly what you need to help you become a successful author. Bring plenty of paper because you’ll want to take lots of notes. This talk will benefit you at any stage of your writing.

Bethany Claire is a USA Today Bestselling Author of the Scottish time travel romance novels in Morna’s Legacy Series, with more than ten books published since the release of her first novel in 2013. Bethany loves to immerse her readers in a world filled with lush landscapes, hunky Scots, lot of magic, and happy endings.  Last May, she traveled to Scotland with her extraordinary assistant and mother, Melody, where they explored the country that inspires Bethany’s novels. It was the trip of the lifetime and her experiences there inspired a new series of contemporary romance novels set in Scotland that she is working on now.

In addition to writing, Bethany is also a sought after self-publishing instructor and advisor who has helped many writers develop a road map to for how to start and succeed in Indie publishing. This March she will be launching a comprehensive online course all about self-publishing. She will also be teaching a week-long course, “Mastering Self-Publishing: Everything You Need to Grow and Cultivate your Own Publishing Empire,” at the West Texas Writers’ Academy in Canyon, TX this June.

Meeting Times:
Check-In and
Meet & Greet
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Business Meeting
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Morning Session
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Box Lunch
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
Critique Session
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

For information regarding how to join THPW and membership dues, see "Membership" link on left side of this page.

Non-members: There is a $10 guest fee to attend our bi-monthly programs.  If you join that day, the guest fee will be credited toward your membership fee. There is a $1 guest fee for middle school and high school students.  If a member invites you attend a program as their guest, the guest fee for that program will be waived. However, if you attend subsequent programs, we will ask you to either pay the guest fee or become a member.