SO YOU WANT TO BECOME AN AUTHOR class at ICL Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia


Jeanie Loiacono

3 Sessions, April 12, 19, 26, 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm, Cost: $16

This three-session course will only touch the tip of the iceberg on how to become a published author, yet it will empower you with the knowledge necessary to achieve your goal, whether fiction or nonfiction.

The first session, titled “So you want to write a book?” will cover topics such as all the roles of the participants in the publishing industry, misconceptions, and the two “Ps” — patience and professionalism.

The second, titled “Steps to Becoming an Author,” breaks down in detail what to do and when. For the last 45 minutes you will be blessed with special guest Wally Avett, author of Murder in Caney Fork, Last Bigfoot in Dixie, Rebel Bushwhacker, and Coosa Flyer. He will speak on his style and techniques, as well as the in-depth research required for each unique book, all of which are based on true stories.

The third, titled “Query, Synopses, and Manuscripts,” gives examples as well as hands-on guidance. In the last 45 minutes, you will have guest Jeanne Charters, author of Shanty Gold and Lace Curtain, the first two novels in the Daughters of Ireland trilogy, who will speak on historical fiction but specifically the study of foreign lands for her novels.

A facilitator of dreams, Jeanie Loiacono represents over eighty authors. Her forte is mystery, romance, thrillers, historical/military/southern fiction, and all quality fiction/nonfiction. Her passion is to see her authors succeed. “There is nothing more rewarding than to hold one of my author’s books and know I helped bring it to fruition. I am so blessed and privileged to be able to work with some of the most talented writers in the world.”  For a comprehensive list of ICL classes at Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia –