Have you got a book in you that is crying out to be written? Got a finished manuscript but are wondering what to do next? Or are you simply curious about what it means to be an author?

Sydney Freeline - the Sydney freelancers network - is holding a panel event covering all aspects of authoring and book writing on Thursday 13 June, 7pm, at the Toxteth Hotel in Glebe.

Join us for a discussion of the business of authoring, writing habits, pitching, self-publishing v traditional publishing, ebooks v print, ghostwriting, crowdsourcing, marketing/publicity and much more, with freelancers;

- Libby Harkness, ghostwriter and author of Looking For Lisa, Skin Deep and other titles
- Persephone Nicholas, author of Burned
- Bianca Nogrady, author of The End - The Human Experience of Death, and The Sixth Wave
- Keith Austin, editor and author of Grymm and the SMH Good Pub Food Guides
- Helen O'Neill, author of David Jones: 175 Years and Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret and Extraordinary Lives

When: Thursday 13 June, 7pm
Where: Fireplace Room, Toxteth Hotel, 345 Glebe Point Rd
Cost: Free but please RSVP to bianca@biancanogrady.com to give us an idea of numbers.

And if you needed persuading, Thursday night is $10 Pot of Mussels night at the Toxteth. 'Nuff said.

Freelance science journalist, author and broadcaster
www.biancanogrady.com, 0411 420 913, Blackheath, NSW, Australia

The End: The Human Experience of Death (Random House Australia, May 2013)
www.theendbook.net, Twitter: @TheEndBook

The Sixth Wave: How to Succeed in a Resource-Limited World (Random House Australia, April 2010)
www.sixthwave.org, Twitter @SixthWaveBook