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Self-Publishing Panel: Authors Share the Good, Bad, and the Ugly

A panel of self-published writers discusses their biggest mistakes, their most valuable lessons, and what they would do differently if time travel becomes available. Our three authors will field questions from you. Send your questions in ahead of time to [email protected], or just bring them to the meeting. They love surprises.

Thursday, January 17, 2019
7:00 – 9:00 PM

Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

Meet the Panel:

Eileen Haavik McIntire
Eileen writes the 90s Club mystery series featuring the able, alert, and active 90-year-old amateur detectives at Whisperwood Retirement Village. She also writes the Shadow series of historical mysteries. She is currently president of the Maryland Writers’ Association and enthusiastic member of Sisters in Crime. She and her husband Roger McIntire, established their publishing company, Summit Crossroads Press, in 1993 in the dark ages before Print On Demand and before Amazon. POD and Amazon make self-publishing affordable and offer a marketplace but also highlight the need for polished writing, good editing, and good design. Find her at Websites:, and Facebook: Eileen Haavik McIntire, Author

Lisa Trovillion
L. R. Trovillion earned degrees in Russian Language and Literature that landed her jobs as a translator, teacher, reporter, editor, and stall cleaner. Nowadays, she makes her home in Maryland on a small horse farm, which she shares with her husband, daughter, and an assortment of four-legged creatures who think they run the place. Her Young Adult novel, False Gods, first in the Maryland Equestrian Novel series, has earned great reviews and awards. Other work has appeared in Baltimore magazine and the inspirational Chicken Soup for the Soul series. When not writing, she's usually thinking about writing. Please visit her at

Mary Patrick
Mary self-published her first fantasy novel The House on Moss Swamp Road in 2017. It won the Maryland Writer’s Association (MWA) novel award in the Fantasy/Sci-Fi category in 2018. Since then, she’s authored another book, Veiled Horizons and is undecided to get traditionally published or stay independent. New to writing, she continues to improve her craft by taking online courses and submits stories for feedback to the online writer's community, Becoming Writer. Mary lives in Columbia, MD with her husband, and near her three adult sons and their families, she enjoys her time as the vice president of the Howard County chapter of Maryland Writer’s Association. You can find her at

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