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Galena LitFest: My Journey with Self-Publishing (hybrid)

February 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Preparing your story for self-publishing is important, no doubt. It is essential, however, to be aware of the actual process, avoiding the pitfalls here and there, is most crucial. Author and educator P.J. HarteNaus, will share her journey, offering insights and a step-by-step process developed by Whistleslick Press that you, the author, will find informative!

This program is hybrid and can be attended in-person at the library or virtually on Zoom. Please register here: https://forms.gle/QMeD5pcCimtSP1EU7

Galena LitFest is the tenth annual literary festival organized and funded by the Galena Public Library with support from the Friends of the Galena Public Library. Events will take place February through May 2024. Stay tuned as more events are announced!

P.J. HarteNaus, began her career teaching children literacy and history. Along the way, she was asked to save a one-room school in the Galena area for her Master’s Class and that is when the magic happened! Finding artifacts and interviewing the elderly students who once attended the old school in the 1940s, the stories came forth…stories worth telling. To their memories, HarteNaus added a little fiction, creating the anti-bullying, award-winning Belden Boy Series for children of all ages. The heart-warming tales, told from different perspectives of children in the 1890s. One thing led to another, and Whistleslick Press was formed, not only for the publishing of the author’s books, but for helping others to self-publish their own works. The Belden Boy Writing Camp in the little one-room school was also created to help young budding authors realize their dream of writing and illustrating a hard-covered book each summer…the journey continues!


February 17
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Galena Public Library
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Galena Public LIbrary or Zoom
601 S. Bench St.
Galena, IL 61036 United States
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