The “starving artist” cliché exists for a reason: no matter what kind of artist you are—actor, writer, painter, singer, photographer, dancer, etc.—earning a living is a struggle. Regardless of your talent and experience, which school you attended, or where you took an apprenticeship or internship, you will have to market yourself in order to sell your art. In fact, self-promotion is perhaps the most important way to turn your artistic passion into a full-fledged career. Thankfully the Internet has made it easier than ever to bring attention to your art form, if you know how to use it to your advantage. Read more…
Firdaus Emir, most commonly know by her internet personality as
Webgrrl, is an intuitive digital artist and publisher specializing
in unique creative arts of varied styles including Psychedelic,
Visionary, Photoartgraphy, Fractal compositions, with over 12 years
experience within the Music, Arts, Media and Entertainment
industries in Australia and recently Europe.
Novelist, Painter, Painting, Photographer, Photography, Poet,
Publishing, Short Story Writer, Writer
I am an author/writer with three novels and numerous short
stories, articles, and poetry published. Am also a painter
specializing in oils. Living on the island of Kauai in Hawai, am
also a photographer, both above and below the waves.
Mary Deal will discuss writing a thriller with a setting in
one’s hometown. Her childhood hometown area is California’s
Sacramento River Delta, and that’s where River Bones, a thriller,
Refreshments to follow the book signing.
The rest of the tour will include selling books at parties with
former high school friends, a class reunion, and traveling to
promote River Bones. She will be calling on as many bookstores as
possible in the upper Sacramento area with her brother and