Hook and Hold onto your Readers: Write a Book Series — with Kaz Delaney


11am – 1pm
Sunday 12th February

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Readers love a series. Some of the most treasured books of all time have been series — The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Millennium Series, The Chronicles of Narnia. A well-crafted series that resonates with readers can be the path to success and is proven to be one of the most assured ways of building a loyal fan base who will come back and back to find the next book to connect with beloved characters.

In this workshop we will discuss:

  • Defining series — the different types and their requirements
  • Where and how to begin
  • How to structure your series
  • Planning and pacing
  • The characters who will populate your series
  • How to keep the reader hooked
  • The pitfalls and things to avoid

About the presenter:

Award winning YA & children’s author, Kaz Delaney, and her alter ego, have currently sold 81 titles between them over a 29 year career. Her books have won many awards, among them the prestigious Aurealis Award for best paranormal and ARRA (Australian Romance Readers Association) awards. Her novel ‘Dead, Actually’ (Allen & Unwin) was also nominated for a Davitt Award, (Best crime novel, Sisters In Crime) in the YA section. Dividing her time between teaching and writing, Kaz formerly tutored Creative Writing for Charles Sturt University’s Enrichment Program as well as teaching and creating courses for the Australian College of Journalism.

Having always had a love of cosy mysteries, Kaz is having so much fun writing her Hart of Texas Mystery Series for U.S. publisher, TULE Publishing, that she worries it’s not legal! She’s currently writing the 6th book in the series which will see two more books released through 2023.

With their family grown and gone, Kaz lives with her husband at beautiful Lake Macquarie, Australia, in a part of the world she describes as a strip of land between the ocean and lake.

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