Shayla Raquel

Shayla Raquel

Editor / Panelist Guest / Writer

An expert editor, seasoned writer, and author-centric marketer, Shayla Raquel works one-on-one with authors and business-owners every day. She has edited over 300 books and has launched several Amazon bestsellers for her clients. Her award-winning blog teaches new and established authors how to write, publish, and market their books.

She is the author of the Pre-Publishing Checklist, “The Rotting” (in Shivers in the Night), and The Suicide Tree. In her not-so-free time, she acts as organizer for the Yukon Writers’ Society, volunteers at the Oklahoma County Jail, and obsesses over squirrels. She lives in Oklahoma with her dogs Chanel, Wednesday, and Baker.

Twitter: @shaylaleeraquel

Instagram: shaylaleeraquel




Friday, June 7, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma G

Character Building Exercises

Some characters spring forth, fully realized as Athena. Others might be throwaways, or that guy who annoyed you in high school. Panelists share tips and techniques for keeping characters real and memorable.

Panelists: Catherine Cooke Montrose, Carolyn Kay, vickey malone kennedy, Shayla Raquel, Christina Stiles, Craig Wolf

Tracks: Writing & Publication

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Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Boomer B

Social Media Marketing for Creatives

Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest...why (or why not) all? Simple how-tos for creative businesses on selecting and using social media to increase brand visibility and profit. There IS a method to the madness of self-promotion online to help you gain followers and maximize engagement, plus net more website traffic and sales.

Panelists: Shayla Raquel, Amber Hanneken, Seth Skorkowsky, Haileigh Todd, Kim Ventrella

Tracks: Business & Marketing

Tags: Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon | Location: Noble

Readings: SF/F

Panelists: Maureen McHugh, Shayla Raquel, Scott Zrubek

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Reading

Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma E - Autograph Tables


Panelists: J.H. Fleming, Shayla Raquel

Tracks: Autographs

Tags: Autographs

Sunday, June 9, 2019 Noon | Location: Boomer B

Successful Writing Habits

Writers share their tips for success. Covering everything from how to overcome Writer's Block to what to do when real life interrupts. Let our panelists share some tips.

Panelists: Jan S. Gephardt, Kevin J. Anderson, Rachel Caine, Shayla Raquel, Seth Skorkowsky, Caroline Spector

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Panel

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