Saturday, June 11, 2011

Gary S. Roen to Speak Thursday, June 16

Gary S. Roen, syndicated book reviewer/writer, publishing consultant, author and agent, has been writing his appraisals of books for 30 years. His reviews have appeared in over hundreds of daily, weekly newspapers, and other periodicals that currently include, Midwest Book Review, St. Cloud In The News, five editions of magazines from Gage Publishing and Arrhythmic Souls. He is the resident book critic for the internet radio show The Andromeda Library and a guest on the Ed Tyll Show 810 AM WEUS Orlando.

His articles have appeared in publications such as Strange New Worlds, City Limits, Florida Card and Comic Trader, Alley Cat Magazine, Crime Book Digest, and Eleven Magazine Backstage Pass Extreme, Xcitement, Nightmoves and V2.

Over the many years of his career Roen has been the Promotion/Sales Representative for several publishing houses. He was a talk show host on the Rollins College radio station incorporating interviews, reviews and news on current book releases. He was co-host on a weekly radio talk show on "Desperate and Dateless" WGT 540 AM, and he was also the roving reporter for "The Tourist Breakfast Travel Show" on station WOKB 1600 AM. He frequently appeared on The Michelle Valentine show on cable. He also works for numerous companies in the field of market research in the Central Florida area as an independent contractor.

Roen is the author of two books of poety, "Look at Me World", Chataeu Publishing, "Made By Man", Nest Egg Publications; his poems have also been published in other small magazines. He is now writing short fiction and publishing in numerous publications. Computer Legends Lies and Lores Ageless Press, Anotherealm SF magazine, and Mercury Sky online. He has also published short fiction for Nest Egg Publications. He is also the author of a satirical play entitled "Vamp". He is a member of Science Fiction Poets of America (SFPA). His short fiction fantasy/sf has been published in numerous publications. He is in the process of putting together a collection of his short fiction for publication. He is the co-author of "Cats, Cats and More Cats", Royal Fireworks Press.

He is a book agent with clients who write in the following genres: true crime, horror, fantasy, sf, and non fiction. He is consultant to authors and publishers to avoid costly mistakes.

On Thursday, June 16, Roen will talk to First Coast Christian Writers about hiring an agent and dealing with reviewers.

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