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ThomasAFowlerProfilePicApril Program

The Writer’s Conquest:
Marketing for Today’s Author

Presented by Thomas A. Fowler
Saturday, April 12, 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Sam Gary Branch Library
2961 Roslyn St.
Denver, CO 80238

In an ever-changing industry with constant advancements, an author brand can be outdated before it’s even launched. Whether you’re an aspiring writer just getting started, or an established author looking for strategies to refresh your brand, The Writer’s Conquest will provide insight into four major focuses every author should have: a brand that sells, focused marketing strategies, compelling campaigns, and adaptive testing. After all, if you are asking people to make a purchase, you have to know what it is that you’re selling. Within this workshop, inventive methods will be brought up so you can stay within budget, schedule your time, and concentrate your capacity where it belongs: writing. We’ll aim your brand and marketing toward specified goals with tangible measurements so you’ll know where you need to modify, and where you’ve found success that must be embellished. Use The Writer’s Conquest as the next step to build your author brand.

Thomas A. Fowler is a Broadcast & Digital Producer in advertising by day, writer of commercial-mainstream and science fiction by night. His feature length film, “The Code: Legend of the Gamers” was selected for screenings at comedy and international film festivals, and is available for instant streaming. His screenplay, “Dreams of Exile,” was a finalist in the Paranoia Horror Film Festival for Best Original Screenplay. Fowler’s action-based short story, “The Hour Wheel,” was selected for the anthology “Penny Dread Tales III: Volume III- In Darkness Clockwork Shine.” He is shopping his first novel to agents and seeking simultaneous representation for his screenwriting. From a marketing standpoint, Fowler holds an MBA in Marketing from Regis University with Academic Honors. He works as a Broadcast & Digital Producer at Vladimir Jones, a full service ad agency based in Colorado. He brings subject matter expertise in executing television, radio, interactive, and web production. In addition, he is the producer on all new business proposals and pitches for the agency. Clients Fowler has worked with include Xcel Energy, Broadmoor Resorts, 24/7 Networks, and the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park.

Bi-Monthly Programs: Western Slope

Western Slope Monthly Programs are free to both members and non-members. They are three to four hours long on a Saturday morning. Topics vary. Check the event for registration requirements. Questions? Contact

May Program
Social Media & Marketing Domination: A Writer’s Guide to Social Media, Branding & Guerrilla Marketing in the Digital Age
Presented by Julie Kazimer

Saturday, May 10, 8:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Grand Junction Business Incubator
2591 Legacy Way
Grand Junction, Colorado
Please RSVP to Vicki Law at

Expanded continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 A.M. and the workshop will begin at 9:00 A.M. and end approximately noon. From noon to 1:00 P.M. is networking, socializing and clean-up.

Social media, branding, and marketing are a large part of the publishing world today—and each is growing by the minute. It’s important for EVERY writer to know how to use social media, have a distinctive brand, and know how to market yourself for little to no money (because, let’s face it, sometimes being an author is one step above begging for change on the street).

In this workshop, you will discover how to use all the above elements to your advantage and grow your career, whether you’re just starting out or restarting your career. You will get an overview of social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+ and Goodreads, and begin to use them within the first hour.

You’ll learn how to create a profile on social networks, decide which platforms are right for you, and build a sense of community with others online. You will learn why and how to brand yourself, and then implement that brand in all your marketing and social media efforts.

Make sure to bring your smartphone, a laptop, or other device in order to start your social media world domination!

J.A. Kazimer is a writer living in Denver, CO. Books include The Junkie Tales, The Body Dwellers, CURSES! A F***ed-Up Fairy Tale, Holy Socks & Dirtier Demons, Dope Sick: A Love Story, SHANK, Froggy Style: A F***ed Up Fairy Tale and The Assassin’s Heart. She is currently working on a new fairy tale mystery for Kensington Books.

When Kazimer isn’t looking for the perfect place to hide the bodies, she spends her time surrounded by cats with attitude and a little puppy named Killer. Other hobbies include murdering houseplants, kayaking, snowboarding, reading and theater. After years of slacking, she received a master’s degree in forensic psychology, which she promptly ignored and started writing novels for little to no money.

In addition to studying the criminal mind, Kazimer spent a few years spilling drinks on people as a bartender and then wasted another few years stalking people while working as a private investigator in the Denver area.