Sep 022016

2016-09-10 M.CheathamOUR PROGRAM

Publishing with Create Space, Kindle, and ACX: Mary Lou Cheatham , an Independently Published Author, will discuss the process of utilizing Create Space, Kindle, and ACX to monetize book sales. Her own book has achieved first place several times in 2016 in the Amazon Best Sellers category of Historical Christian Romance and along thee way she has discovered a few tips that multiply earnings, tips she will be sharing with the group.


Mary Lou Cheatham began her life on a Mississippi farm north of Hot Coffee and south of Taylorsville. Mary’s parents, two of the world’s greatest storytellers, bequeathed a legacy of yarn spinning to their children and grandchildren. When she was ten years old, she decided she wanted to be an author. Life took her down other paths.

After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, in Hattiesburg, Mary taught English in Mississippi, and Louisiana. Later she attended Louisiana Tech University and became a registered nurse. Although four of her books are a series, The Covington Chronicles, each book stands alone. The Chronicles—Secret Promise, The Courtship of Miss Loretta Larson, The Dream Bucket, and Manuela Blayne—depict life in rural and small town Mississippi in the early 1900’s. Cheatham is working with a fellow writer, Sarah Walker Gorrell, on a fifth book in the series. All of Mary’s novels are available in paperback, Kindle, and professionally recorded audible books.

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  • October 08:
    Boot Camp at LSUS
  • November 12:
    Beth Cornelison – Tackling the Sagging Middle
  • December 10:
  • January 14:
    Elizabeth Essex – Program TBA
  • February 11:
    Kelly Coates Gilbert – The Writer’s Toolbox
  • March 03 & 04:
  • April 08:
    Betsy Ann St. Amant – Program TBA