James R. Callan









2014

January 18, Callan presented a workshop on How to Write Great Dialog at the Franklin County Arts Alliance Literary Program.

March 7, Callan presented a two hour workshop on How to Write Great Dialog to a full house at the Puerto Vallarta writer's conference.

On April 25, Callan presented a one hour workshop on Character Development at the Northeast Texas Writers' Conference in Mt. Plesant, Texas.

On April 26, Callan presented a one hour workshop on How to Write Great Dialog at the Northeast Texas Writers' Conference in Mt. Plesant, Texas.

On May 10, Callan will give a 2 hour workshop on character development at the Bedford Public Library, Bedford, Texas.

On May 12, Callan will give an hour workshop on Character Development in Tyler, Texas for the East Texas Writer's Guild.

2013

January 12, Callan presented a workshop on character Development at the Franklin County Arts Alliance Literary Program. There was a nice crowd and they all seemed receptive to the program.

February 22, 23, 24, Callan was invited to be on the faculty for the Puerto Vallarta Writers' Conference. He presented two workshops on Character Development. He also chaired a panel on the Future of Publishing. Both workshops were well received.


2012

May 26, A Real Bookstore, located in Allan, a northern suburb of Dallas, hosted an autographing session for James R. Callan. Callan autograph both his 2012 books, Cleansed by Fire and Murder a Cappella.

June 1, Callan autographed his books at the Pittsburg Library's First Friday program.

October 13, Callan participated in the Mt. Vernon's Fall Festival, autographing books in the library.

October 20, James R. Callan helped celebrate the opening of the new Mt. Pleasant library by signing copies of his two 2012.

October 26, Callan partipated in the Wylie College book fair from 2 until 6, selling and autographing his books.

In November, James R. Callan was part of the Mount Pleasant Holiday festival. It was a two day program and he sold a good number of books, almost equally devided between Cleansed by Fire and Murder a Cappella.

In December, Callan was part of the Ben Wheeler Book Fest.


2011

Fall, 2011, James Callan organized a Fall Workshop entitled "Getting Published in Today's Market." He had three top-notch speakers on the faculty. They were:

  • Caleb Pirtle, publisher of Gallivant Books. Caleb is also an author, having more than 50 books published.
  • Rusty Shelton, President and CEO of Shelton Interactive, Inc., a first class pr firm concentrating on promoting books. His clients include Chicken Soup for the Soul, the Harvard Medical School, IBM, Zondervan, and others.
  • Stephen Woodfin, a lawyer for 25 years, and the author of several legal thrillers.
The workshop focused on self-publishing, E-publishing, Small independent press publishing, Social media promotion, Building a digital platform, and Promoting your books.

The workshop attracted a full house and post-workshop comments were very favorable, many saying it was the best workshop they had attended. Helps to have a great faculty.



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