The editing and writing staff here at Midnight Publishing loves fall just as much as you: we can actually open our windows, everything is pumpkin spice-flavored, scarves and boots are unearthed from our closets, and there are a lot of events for writers and authors taking place around Phoenix, Arizona in fall of this year.

Midnight Publishing is an editing, writing, and marketing company based out of Phoenix, with our main goal being to enable our clients to put their best book forward; whether it be copyediting, a substantive and developmental edit, a final proofread before publication or query, a self-publishing consultation and more, our award-winning staff has over seven years of experience in the writing and publishing industry.

With this much experience, every member of our writer staff knows how important it is to better your craft and maintain your passion for it by becoming involved in your local writing community. That’s why we make it a point to share with our Phoenix clients the various events scheduled throughout this season, so that you can meet some fellow authors, maybe get a book or two signed by best-selling local authors, and keep working on that novel (National Novel Writing Month is also just around the corner!). Here are some of our favorite events for writers scheduled for October of this year:

1. The Heart of it All: Telling Your Story

Saturday October 8, 2016: 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by the Arizona Authors Association, this workshop focuses on how you can use words, music, and imagery to tell your story and inspire authors. It’s held at the Pima County Public Library in Tucson and is led by Nancy Elliot, a local musician and storyteller. Find more info here.

2. Character Safari: Remember and Write the Stories of Your Life

Thursday, October 20, 2016: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Held at local restaurant Duck and Decanter, this seminar focuses on writing your autobiography and is taught by award-winning author and coach Jan M. Whalen. Learn about ways to craft your memories on the page, perfect your bio, and focus on leaving your legacy by purchasing a ticket here (they’re $45 each and include a workbook).

3. Book Signing with Local Arizona NYT’s Best-Selling Author Aprilynne Pike for her New Novel, Glitter

Tuesday, October 25, 2016: 7 p.m. to undetermined

Changing Hands bookstore in Tempe will be hosting this beloved and locally based author to discuss her new book, Glitter, a sci-fi novel set in the future but with characters who live in Versailles like it’s the eighteenth century. Melding futuristic technology with Victorian themes, a strong female heroine begins selling a drug called “glitter” to escape her future with a ruthless would-be husband. Mingle with other bibliophiles and meet one of the most acclaimed authors in the area this night! We’ll see you there! For more information, go here.

Have a suggestion for Midnight Publishing to add to our local events list? Comment down below! And in the meantime, contact us at any time for a free sample edit of your manuscript—we provide complimentary samples of your first 1,000 words, so you know that when you hire Midnight Publishing for your editing, writing, or marketing needs, that we’ll more than deliver. Midnight Publishing: trusted with over five million words since inception.