MELBOURNE – Authors for Authors will sponsor its annual Writers' Conference: Write, Publish, Sell! on April 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hilton Rialto Melbourne located at 200 Rialto Place in Melbourne.

This conference is open to those with a love to read books and those who enjoy writing them. Readers are welcome to spend the day with new and experienced authors to learn what's trending in the world of literature. Authors will learn how to write better, publish more, and market effectively to increase book sales.

The keynote speaker will be John Torres, an award-winning investigative journalist with Florida Today, with a presentation on The Power of Words. There will be vendors and multiple breakout sessions by multi-published authors including Valerie Allen, Bill Allen, Dave Baranek, Eva Marie Everson, Terri Tally Venters, Chrys Fey, Pattie B. Jefferson, Judy Linquist, Michael Mammay, Yvonne Mason, Maritza Mejia, JR Sharp, Brian Steinberger, Chris Coad Taylor, Dr. Martha Watts, Karen Whiting, and Linda Zern. There are 16 genre discussion groups to choose from and the opportunity to network with authors, editors, and publishers.

There are several scholarships available for educators working in public, private, charter and home schools. Contact Valerie Allen at for scholarship information.

Authors for Authors co-founders, Marshall Frank, Holly Fox Vellekoop and Valerie Allen focus on the joy of reading and improved literacy. They create venues for authors to meet the reading public via writers' conferences, book fairs, book launches, book displays, workshops, and author gatherings.

For a registration form and more information, visit or for questions, email

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