Please join us for the first author event in our 2013-14 Geneseo Authors Reading series, featuring SUNY Geneseo student, Phil Freivald
Milne Library is proud to host Philip and Patrick Freivald, who will speak about their most recent novel, talk about the writing process and answer audience questions.
Wednesday, December 4th
Milne Library’s main floor (just outside the Digital Media Lab)
Refreshments will be provided.
Your Baby is Really Ugly: Writing a Novel for Publication
Anyone can write a novel. Think of a story, put the words on paper, and voila: you’re done. Writing a novel for publication and sale has many more aspects, and you’re probably doing all of them wrong. Come hear authors Patrick and Philip Freivald discuss the difference between good work, great work, and publishable work, and why you need people who will tell you that your darling little baby, the love of your life, is hideous.
Getting Published in Today’s Environment
So you’ve written a novel, and it’s good. In fact, it’s great. It’s so great that you think people will give you money to read it. You may well be right, but how do you know? Authors Patrick and Philip Freivald share their story of getting published in the ever-shifting world of literature.
Patrick Freivald is a high school teacher of Physics, Robotics, and American Sign Language, a beekeeper, a FIRST robotics coach, and an author. He lives in Western New York with his wife, various dogs, cats, and birds, and a few million stinging insects. His high-school zombie story Twice Shy and the sequel Special Dead are available online where books are sold.
Philip Freivald is a risk management analyst for a major payroll company, the lead-singer in a 90s rock band, and an author. He lives near Rochester, NY and is currently a SUNY Geneseo sophomore studying business administration.
Their collaborative book, Blood List, was released on November 15th. It is a story of a serial killer who is trying to save his father’s life.