Author platform workshop scheduled

Bernadette Marie

A free workshop in Grand Junction will offer information to published and aspiring authors about developing platforms to promote their books.

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers has scheduled the workshop for 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 3 at the Business Incubator Center, located at 2591 Legacy Way. For reservations or additional information, email Terri Benson at

Bernadette Marie will lead the workshop and cover such topics as website development, newsletters and online marketing. She’ll discuss the available options for aspiring authors as well as those for published authors.

Marie has written and published more than 35 books. Her series featuring the Keller family has been best-seller charts since its release in 2011. She established her own publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, in 2011 to bring her work to market as well as offer opportunities for others. Marie also owns Illumination Author Events, which offers industry education as well as smaller author and reader events.