USA Today bestselling author Kristy Tate will guide the class through an interactive plot-building workshop. By focusing on characterization, world-building, and the classic three-act story structure, Kristy demonstrates how to turn ideas into riveting stories. The 90 minute workshop is a hands-on learning experience where every class member is encouraged to participate. There will also be a question and answer period where Kristy, a hybrid author—meaning that she is both indie and traditionally published—can answer questions about the rapidly changing nature of today’s exciting publishing world.
Kristy Tate is also the former president of Orange County Fictionaires, Orange County's premiere writing organization whose members and alumni include National Book Award winner, Neal Shusterman and notables such as Elizabeth George, and T. Jefferson Parker. Kristy is both indie and traditionally published and has sold more than 100,000 books and given away many, many more.
She studied English literature at Brigham Young University and at BYU's international center in London. She's the mother of six children and one scruffy Schnauzer, a popular public speaker, a former president of a women's charitable organization, and is an international Amazon bestselling author with a passion for reading.