Georgia State University: Perimeter College – Dunwoody Campus
2101 Womack Rd, Building N-C
Dunwoody, GA 30338 (cafe & auditorium)
- Nosh & Networking for members and visitors in Building N-C cafe: 12:45-1:30 p.m.
- Meeting for members and visitors in Building N-C auditorium: 1:30-4:00 p.m.
Club Business, Upcoming Events, and Announcements
1:45-2:45 p.m. Speaker: Amy Deuchler (“Get Heard: Benefits of and Strategies for Breaking into Audiobooks”)
Amy is a Chicago-based audiobook narrator who has narrated over 25 audiobooks in multiple genres. Her voice is warm, intuitive and clever, and has been described by listeners as “a very smooth voice” and “a delightful tone for the first-person perspective.” She also is an actor specializing in e-learning and radio and TV commercials. Amy is professionally trained in both fiction and nonfiction narration and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Marquette University and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a proud member of the Audio Publishers Association (APA).
On February 15th, Amy will give a primer about the importance of audiobooks in the literary landscape and the ways in which authors can turn their print/electronic books into audiobooks.
2:45-3:00 p.m. Break
3:00-4:00 p.m. Speaker: Trudy Van Boyce (“Build Your Story Like a Criminal Investigator”)
Trudy Nan Boyce received her Ph.D. in community counseling before becoming a police officer for the City of Atlanta. During her more-than-thirty-year career she served as a beat cop, homicide detective, senior hostage negotiator, and lieutenant. Boyce retired from the police department in 2008 and still lives in Atlanta.
In 2017 Boyce won the Georgia Author of the Year award and the Pinkley Prize for her debut novel, Out of the Blues.
From Publishers Weekly: “Boyce’s captivating third novel The Policeman’s Daughter featuring Atlanta PD officer Sarah “Salt” Alt (after 2017’s Old Bones) is a prequel about how Salt became a detective and introduces a cast of multidimensional characters that bring a gritty neighborhood to life.
On February 15th, Trudy will talk about how to approach your writing–be it fiction, memoir, or creative nonfiction–following the logic and inductive and deductive reasoning of a criminal investigator.
4:00 p.m. Book signing in cafe for Trudy Nan Boyce