June 13 – Ciara Knight

Demystifying Self-Publishing

Looking through the murky window into the world of self-publishing can be a horrifying experience. From the spooky tales of trolls, mind-bending woes of editors, screeching sirens of bad covers the process can be traumatic. Not to mention there are no guarantees that the ghost of sales will grant you a seat on the throne of the mythological world of New York Times. Then why take the plunge into the pool of the unknown? Because once you enter, the possibilities are endless.

Join Ciara Knight in an adventure through the hidden doors of production and advertising that leads to the magical unicorn of success.


blogpicCiara Knight writes to Defy the Dark with her young adult speculative fiction and romance stories. Her most recent #1 Amazon bestselling series, The Neuamrian Chronicles, released to acclaimed reviews securing a Night Owl Top Pick and five stars from InD’Tale Magazine, four stars from RT Book Reviews and has been nominated for a RONE award.

Ms. Knight’s contemporary romance series, Sweetwater County, has topped the charts. Winter in Sweetwater County hit #1 free in Kindle. Spring in Sweetwater County hit top ten on contemporary romance. The rest of the series has appeared in the categories of holidays, sagas, family and contemporary romance.

Her epic high fantasy romance, The Curse of Gremdon, was released to acclaimed reviews, scoring a Night Owl Top Pick and five stars from the Paranormal Romance Guild. Due to reader demand, The Curse of Gremdon will be re-released in March 2015 along with two additional books for the planned seven book series of The Shrouded Kingdoms Chronicles.

Ms. Kight’s book I, Rise From Darkness, from her debut young adult Battle For Souls series, secured glowing reviews and won July Book of the Month from Long and Short Reviews.

As an active member of the Professional Author’s Network, and a proud Geek Girl, she has organized and run several events, served on panels and has taught writing classes online and at conferences.


Members and guests must be 18 years or older to attend. 

Meeting cost: $15 (cash or check) at the door

Meeting Schedule:

9:00-10:00 Breakfast and Networking

10:00-11:00 Featured Speaker

11:00-12:00 Book signing/Business Meeting

Meeting Location:

Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria
200 Interstate N Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 952-7900