Let's Get To Know Author Jess Kotzer
It's a VERY special all about canadian books episode because it's all about Barrie. Barrie is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg people.
As a Barrie girl, I was thrilled to host an all about canadian books virtual event specially for Editors Barrie, featuring local author and collaboration specialist Jess Kotzer.
In this episode, not only will you get to know Jess, I'll also share how this program began (hint pandemic project).
Jess Kotzer is a writer whose experience with Lyme disease inspired her to publish It's Not Just Lyme (under the pen name Yessi Young). Her journey has taught her the importance of collaboration as a means for sustainable and enjoyable audience growth, and she's become an advocate for working with professionals like editors to create books that truly resonate with readers.
The Story Behind The Book
Jess discusses her journey with Lyme disease, how It's Not Just Lyme: Understanding the Metabolism's Role in Fighting Chronic Infections came together, what she did to sell 5,000 copies and the POWER of collaborating with other authors.
Thanks SO much for watching. A HUGE thank you to Jess. And a HUGE thank you to Editors Barrie. And a special thanks to JJ Wilson who was my editor for both Beauty Beneath the Banyan and Tears from the Sea.
Working with an editor is more than fixing your grammar. It also gives you the confidence to submit your work to publishers knowing that your manuscript is polished. Publishing is a VERY competitive industry working with an editor before you begin the query process isn't a bonus it's a MUST if you want to be published.
Stay tuned for new episodes, they're posted on Tuesday's and Thursday's, the 2nd and 4th week of every month.
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