‘Authorpreneurship’ and zombies

Ridge Writers will shine the spotlight on “Authorpreneurship: Writing, Publishing, Selling the Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” a program by Jonathan and Jynafer Yanez on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church.

Jonathan Yanez has authored more than a dozen fantasy novels. His works include “The Elite Series,” “The Nephilim Chronicles,” “Thrive, Bad Land” and “The DeCadia Code,” and have been both traditionally and independently published, released in ebook, print and audiobook format and optioned for film. His latest is under development and being adapted into a mobile game. His tenure in sales leadership and one-to-one client training have helped him counsel numerous authors to reach their publishing goals.

When not writing his next novel that more than likely includes some kind of zombie, superhero, angel or alternative steampunk universe, he enjoys running with his dogs and working out at the gym. President of the Orange County Branch of the California Writers Club, he holds the Jack London Award for his contributions to literacy, including partnering with Scholastic.

Jynafer Yanez, who directs the marketing and advertising side of their company, has led limited-budget as well as multimillion-dollar client campaigns. Leveraging her experience in behavioral marketing, psychology of influence strategy, results analysis, copywriting, events development and project management, she also runs her own marketing company for authors.

The public is invited to attend and admission is free.

Story First Published: 2019-02-01