July 15, 12:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m. at Duluth Branch Library, 3180 Main St, Duluth, GA 30096 (Georgia State University: Perimeter College – Dunwoody Campus, 2101 Womack Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338, Building N-C auditorium and café, is closed in June and July). (If you’re not on our mailing list, use the form here to add yourself so you will get any updates about this meeting.)

This meeting may be recorded; if so, the recording link will be shared in the following month’s eQuill newsletter.


12:45-1:30 p.m. Nosh and Networking Mixer for members and first-time visitors in the meeting room


1:30-1:45 p.m. AWC announcements and upcoming events with AWC President Jill Evans


1:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Kim Conrey & Patrick Scullin: Marketing for Writers – You Don’t Have to Spend a Fortune, but You Do Have to Invest in Yourself

Publishing a book, whether traditional or self-published, is quite an accomplishment. However, as nearly any author will tell you, it’s simply the beginning of the journey. With little to no marketing behind it, many books will never sell beyond friends and family, and asking for marketing advice may point you in numerous directions with people saying this or that works but offering no hard data. Let’s demystify the book marketing experience and drill down to what really works and, most importantly, why. This will include things like Amazon ads, Facebook ads, BookBub, BookFunnel, Bookstagram, BookTok, newsletters, website/landing pages, and much more.

Kim Conrey is the author of the sci-fi romance series Ares Ascending and the urban fantasy series The Wayward Saviors. Book One, Nicholas Eternal, will be available June 20, 2023. Book Two of the Ares Ascending series, Losing Ares, will be released on October 12, 2023. When she’s not working on her next book, you can find her trail running or cosplaying as a Box Hero Wonder Woman in Atlanta’s Dragon Con Parade. She also writes about living with the misunderstood condition of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Her stories and essays have been published in regional and local press as well. In addition, she serves as VP of Operations for the Atlanta Writers Club and collaborates on the Wild Women Who Write Take Flight podcast.



After a successful copywriting career, Patrick Scullin was a founding partner/Exec. Creative Director of Ames Scullin O’Haire Advertising/Atlanta in 1997, serving Georgia Aquarium, UPS, Mitsubishi Electric, Seagram’s Ginger Ale, Golf Pride Golf Grips, and many others. He sold his interest in the agency in 2018 to write novels (pdscullin.com) and humor (TrailheadsHike.com). Patrick served as a past president of the Creative Club of Atlanta and The Atlanta Advertising Club. He received the AAF Silver Medal Lifetime Achievement Award for contributing positively to the advertising profession and the community. Patrick is the VP of Marketing for The Atlanta Writers Club.





4:00-4:15 p.m. Book signing for Kim Conrey & Patrick Scullin in the meeting room