About this Event
Have you always wanted to publish your own book but don’t know where to start? Have a manuscript in the works but can’t seem to get it over the finish line? Well, you’re in luck! Join us for an evening with Courtney Kelly, author of Celeste Saves the City, as she walks you through the steps she took to make her dream become a reality. With over 2,000 copies of the book sold in over 10 countries, Courtney will share her experience and lessons learned.
Topics will include:
• Writing the Manuscript
• Deciding to Self-Publish
• Finding an Illustrator
• Selecting a Printing and Distribution Company
• Getting Translations Done
• Marketing and Promotion
Follow Courtney Kelly Books on social media @courtneykellybooks or visit them at www.courtneykellybooks.com
About the Book
Celeste Saves the City pulls readers into the life of a young girl forced to leave her beloved home as Hurricane Katrina threatens to flood New Orleans. Determined to make a difference in the future, she sets her sights on becoming a civil engineer. Using concepts from her studies, Celeste figures out how to protect the wetlands that slow down flood waters during bad storms and hurricanes.
Filled with elements of civil engineering concepts, while paying homage to the “Big Easy”, this semi-autobiographical tale elevates the need for continued efforts to protect coastal cities from the impact of catastrophic weather events.
About the Author
Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Courtney has been an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the construction and engineering industries for over 11 years. Currently based in Dallas, Texas, she is a commercial and heavy civil construction project management professional and a licensed professional engineer. Courtney holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, B.S. degree in Math, and M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Southern Methodist University and holds an MBA from Lamar University. She was selected as 2023 Engineering News-Record Texas & Louisiana Top Young Professional.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Whose Books Neighborhood Bookstore, 512 W. Davis, Dallas, United States