Pathways to Publication Seminars, April 20, 2024 Osterville Village Library

It’s spring and time to make your literary skills blossom at the 

Cape Cod Writers Center’s

Pathways to Publication Seminars

April 20, 2024 at the Osterville Village Library

43 Wianno Avenue, Osterville, MA. 02655 


Book Marketing 10-12:30 PM  

Local author Pamela Kelley will share tips on how to effectively market your books–ebooks, paperback, and audio. She has been publishing for over ten years, both independently and in recent years also with St. Martin’s Press. She will share her release strategies, her use of social media and various advertising platforms to effectively launch a book and keep sales going long-term. She has strategies for every budget, for when you have more time than money and for when you can do a bit more. We’ll look at how to identify where your book fits in the market–what comp titles to use for marketing targets, and tools such as Bookfunnel that can help you to distribute ARCS and samples before your release and after. We’ll also discuss NetGalley and Goodreads.


Pamela M. Kelley 

Pamela M. Kelley is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of women’s fiction and suspense. Readers often describe her books as feel-good reads with people you’d want as friends. Her newest release is The Fifth Avenue Apartment and coming in 2024, Nantucket Summer House, The Seaside Sisters and The Christmas Inn. Please write to Pamela at to tell her what interests you the most in this session. 


Memoir Writing 1:00-3:30 PM

Finding Your Memoir Theme or Throughline: Memoirs are typically driven by a throughline that forms the main thread of the writer’s story–usually some version of the protagonist’s search for self. In this interactive workshop, we’ll refine and sharpen our central questions and focus on developing the connections that compel our readers to turn the page, and to create a story rather than a series of isolated events. By the end of the workshop, you will have a clearer sense of the story you want/need to tell and a potential structure for telling it.


Judah Leblang is a Boston-based writer, teacher, and storyteller and the author of two memoirs: Finding My Place (Lake Effect Press, 2012) and Echoes of Jerry (Red Giant Books, 2019). He has written three one-man shows, including “It’s Now or Never: My Life in the Late Middle Ages” (Best of Festival, Calgary Fringe 2019), which he has performed at Fringe Festivals and community venues in the US, and in Canada. He teaches memoir writing at GrubStreet, Literary Cleveland, and at the Alexandra Writers’ Centre in Calgary.

Morning/afternoon Sessions