Published Author Coffee

It’s a tornado, it’s a hurricane, no….it’s just The Gale Force Winds of Change in the world of publishing!


coffee-heartAll published authors of LARA are invited to the Published Author Coffee at 9 am on June 14th before the LARA meeting.

What does published mean? Any author who has indy pubbed or traditionally pubbed a short story, novella, or novel.

What is the coffee about? Publishing! Anything that has to do with what happens once publishing happens.

Why are we having a published author coffee?  This is a less-formal event that allows pubbed authors to discuss what is and what isn’t working for them in publishing. The agenda is loose and flexible and this first meeting will be to discuss our individual takes on all these changes and what we have found is working for us. We’ll also brainstorm ideas for the next two published author coffees.

How often is the published author coffee? We’re not sure.  Let’s see if we enjoy it and if we learn from it. We’re thinking maybe four times a year?

If you’re a LARA member and have thoughts, suggestions, or questions about the Published Author Coffee, our beloved president Maggie Marr would love to hear from you! Please use our amazing LARA member comment form!

March Meeting: Self-Publishing Q&A

Join us on March 15th for questions and answers about self-publishing from two very successful self-published authors who know what they’re talking about!

We meet at Bridges Academy in Studio City. Doors open at 10am, and the meeting will begin at 10:30am and finish at noon.

See you then!


Pam-selfiePamela DuMond is a bestselling author in Barnes and Noble and Amazon bookstores. She discovered Erin Brockovich’s life story, thought it would make a great movie and pitched it to Hollywood. Pamela’s romantic YA time travel novel, The Messenger (Mortal Beloved, Book 1), was recently optioned for film and TV. She writes romantic comedic mysteries, YA, and New Adult romance including romantic comedy.

When she’s not writing Pamela’s also a chiropractor and cat wrangler. She loves reading, the beach, working out, movies, TV, animals, her family and friends. She likes her coffee strong, her cabernet hearty, her chocolate dark, her foods non-GMO and she lives for a good giggle. She lives in Venice, California with her fur-babies.


Maggie MarrMaggie Marr is the author of steamy contemporary romance, women’s fiction, and steamy new adult books. Her books contain alpha bad-boy heroes and feisty heroines. She got her start in Hollywood pushing the mail cart at ICM where she became a motion picture literary agent. Once her first book Hollywood Girls Club sold, Maggie left agenting for writing.

Maggie is a huge reader. She also loves all things ‘pop’ culture. She writes for film, TV, and ghost writes for celebrities. She has been featured on KCRW’s The Business and reviewed by Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Romantic Times. Maggie is eternally grateful for the graciousness and support of her readers. She lives and works in Los Angeles.