THE LIAR’S CLUB
The writing life is always interesting but it isn’t always fun. Most writers don’t make enough cash; reviewers can be savage; with the sagging economy book sales are down; and publishers mostly don’t spend much bread on promotion.
To want to be a professional author you really need a lot of optimism, or you need to be just on the useful side of delusional. Often both. One of the key elements to making this wacky profession work is ‘networking’. Two writers together can do more than two writers alone. Not exactly a new concept, but it’s nice to discover that it still works.
Yesterday I met with three friends who are also professional authors and together we created a new organization: THE LIAR’S CLUB. (Why that name? Well...let’s face it, we’re authors, we make stuff up for a living.) We started the group to network with each other authors, but over the course of a long and very funny lunch at the Irish Pub in Philly, we agreed that we could also do a lot of good for the writing and reading community. So...we're cooking up plans to do joint signings, workshops, panel discussions, speaking engagements, contests, mentoring and more.
The one certain thing is that we’re going to have fun. No doubt about it. But I got a feeling that Liar’s Club is going to make itself heard. Count on it.
Here are the founding members:
L. A. Banks (www.leslieesdailebanks.com), author of the insanely popular Vampire Huntress series of novels.
Jon McGoran, www.jmcgoran.com, who writes forensics mysteries under the pen name of D. H. Dublin. The third in that series, FREEZER BURN will be out in June.
And my website is www.jonathanmaberry.com
There are some other folks who will be joining us. I’ll catch you up on those later
Right now, do yourself a favor and check out my co-conspirators in the Liar's Club!
Causes Jonathan Maberry Supports
PETA, National Writers Union, RIF
American Library Association