AUTHOR TALK: TALES OF A RELUCTANT WORLD TRAVELER
Sixteen weeks, four continents, three bungee jumps, and I couldn't come home soon enough. The one-hour event includes a humorous travel slide show, readings from my novel and performances from my acclaimed show.
WRITING LECTURE: A DEBUT NOVELIST'S ROCKY ROAD TO PUBLICATION
Discouraged about your publishing prospects? Don't be! I queried 110 agents and 15 small presses before receiving an offer from The Permanent Press, a publisher specializing in literary fiction. I will share tips I learned the hard way about approaching agents and negotiating a contract with a publisher. Audience: aspiring writers and authors
Price Range: $300-$1500
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
I am a lecturer, comedian, and novelist. My material is geared toward adults, particularly those who like fiction, live theater, and humor. I have lectured and performed at colleges, literary events, writing groups, as well as theater festivals around the U.S., and Canada.
I am easy to work with and reliable. (For fifteen years, I was a senior editor/senior manager for PC World magazine.)
For a list of references, see my LinkedIn page.
Randy Ross is a writer, performer, and Web consultant. His fiction and humor have appeared in The Drum, Black Heart Magazine, Side B Magazine, and Calliope, among others. His comedic novel, God Bless Cambodia, was sold to The Permanent Press, a publisher of literary fiction. Publication date: March 2017.
His one-man show, The Chronic Single's Handbook, based on the novel, has been featured at fringe theater festivals in the U.S., Canada, and Edinburgh, Scotland.
He writes a popular blog and lectures about self-promotion and marketing for writers. For seven years, Ross was the executive editor for an award-winning Web site (link hidden)). He holds a masters in journalism from Northwestern University.
Additional Booking Notes
For audiences fewer than 50 people, I will not need a microphone. The show will be like live theater. (The Chronic Single's Handbook is satiric play.)
For boisterous audiences larger than 50 people, I will probably need a microphone. (If you have a wireless mic, I can move around and act more. But it's not necessary.)
Influences & Inspiration
Spaulding Grey, Eric Bogosian.
New York City, NY
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