Conversations with Frances

Conversations with Frances Webinar Series

Coming March 1, 2017 – Kevin Tumlinson

Kevin Tumlinson

Kevin Tumlinson is an award-winning and bestselling author of novels and nonfiction. In August 2016, Kevin was invited to become the public face of Draft2Digital—the leading publishing aggregate for indie authors. As the Director of Marketing for Draft2Digital, Kevin helps indie authors build and grow their publishing businesses and reach greater success.
In addition to his work as an author and his role at D2D, Kevin is a prolific podcaster, having acted as host and co-host for numerous programs, including Self Publishing Answers, Creative Writing Career, and his own popular Wordslinger Podcast. In his role as a podcaster, Kevin has interviewed some of the top names in a variety of fields, including many New York Times Bestselling authors. Andy Weir (The Martian), Larry Niven (Ringworld) and David Brin (The Postman) are among his most popular guests.
Kevin’s career spans back to his first paid writing assignments at 12 years old, and he has worked as a writer for newspapers and magazines, film and television, software and technology, and now the indie publishing industry. With more than 30 novels, novellas, and non-fiction books in print, Kevin is considered a prolific author, and was named one of Shelf Media Group’s 100 Notable Indies in 2016.
Learn more about Kevin and his work at and more about Draft2Digital at

Learn more about Kevin, his success as an author, and Draft2Digital, during what will prove to be an exciting webinar.

Conversations with Frances


Coming March 9, 2017 – Lisa Tener

Lisa TenerAwarded the Silver Stevie for “Mentor/Coach of the Year – 2014” by the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, Lisa Tener is an inspiring book writing and publishing coach, author and speaker. Her clients have signed five- and six-figure book deals with HarperCollins, Simon and Schuster, Random House, Scribner’s, HCI, Beyond Words, New World Library, Hay House, New Harbinger, Yale University Press, Johns Hopkins University Press, ABC-CLIO and other major publishers, as well as self published.

Lisa Tener’s clients have appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, CBS Early Show, Good Morning America, Fresh Air, CNN, Fox News, in the New York Times and much more. Lisa’s many awards include The Gold Stevie Award for “Company of the Year – Media and Entertainment – Small Businesses in 2016 (International Business Awards), The Providence Business News Women Acheivement Award, and both The Gold Award for Marketer of the Year in Media and  The Silver Stevie Award for Best New Service of the Year-Media (for her Bring Your Book to Life Program), both from the American Business Awards 2012. She’s also a blogger on books and publishing for the Huffington Post.

Learn from Book Coach Lisa Tener on how to write a top-selling nonfiction book.

Conversations with Frances

Amy Collins

Coming April 5, 2017 – Amy Collins

Amy Collins is the President of New Shelves Books, one of the largest book sales and marketing content providers in the US.

As a former Book Buyer for a chain of bookstores in New York and Sales Director for a large publishing company, she has spent her career working with Barnes & Noble, Target, Costco, Books-A-Million, Wal-Mart, and is a trusted expert, speaker, and recommended sales consultant for some of the largest book and library retailers and wholesalers in the publishing industry.

In the last 20 years, Amy and her team have sold over 40 Million books into the bookstore, library, and chain store markets for small and mid-sized publishers.

Hear what she has to say about getting your books more attention online and on Amazon.

 Conversations with Frances

Coming April 27, 2017 – Howard VanEs

Howard VanEsLet’s Write Books, Inc. is a full-service publishing company specializing in working with independent authors. It’s mission is to help writers turn their manuscripts into books they can be proud of and to meet the desired goals of each author we work with.

Howard Allan VanEs, M.A. is the founder of Let’s Write Books, Inc. He takes great pride in providing an outstanding level of personal service while embracing the latest in publishing trends, tools, and modalities.

Howard has 27 years of writing experience in every format imaginable, including writing 25 books of his own as well as numerous books and information products for others.

His firm provides the following services: book design and publishing, eBook formatting, editing, ghostwriting, audiobook creation, and book marketing.

In this session, Howard will share his top book-selling strategies so that your books can maximize their readership and maybe even join the ranks of a bestseller.

Conversations with Frances

After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the upcoming webinar’s details.


Future Webinars

In case you’d like to plan ahead, here’s a list of future panelists:


  • Helen Sedwick, attorney and publishing expert, May
  • Nina Amir, nonfiction and certified high performance coach, June 1
  • Chris Syme, social media expert, July
  • Dave Chesson, developer of the Kindle Calculator and Kindle Rocket
  • Michael Anderle, bestselling indie author

Practical tips for marketing your books on the social web