Raleigh, NC, April 15, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Creative writing students at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh heard from award-winning author Jon Batson during the Career Week Lunch held at the school. Students interested in writing as a career met with the lyricist turned author to discuss the mindset, how-tos, benefits and pitfalls regarding this career choice.
“Being able to encourage young writers to follow their creative dreams, develop their writing skills, and the importance of reading other authors were three tips I shared with the students,” said Batson. He also answered questions regarding the differences, benefits and drawbacks of self publishing versus traditional publishing.
Batson is the author of eight novels and a number of award-winning short stories in a variety of genres. His most recent novel “Terminal Research” is the third in a series of fact-based-fiction conspiracy books that feature investigative journalist Jack Richmond.
For more information about Jon Batson and his published works visit http://www.TheRealJonBatson.com
About Jon Batson:
Award winning songwriter and author, Jon Batson is a storyteller at heart with books, CDs and five Hollywood produced musicals to his credit. Jon has performed before the Kennedy family in his hometown of Washington, DC, and the Vice-Premier of China while touring in Beijing. Batson’s writings range from micro, flash fiction, and short fiction to novellas, novels and sagas. Favoring fact-based-fiction, "The Rands Conspiracy," "Deadly Research," "Research Triangle" and the third in the series, "Terminal Research," get readers thinking with new eyes about current situations they see and hear in the news. His stories have won first place in the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society's Short Story Contest, and honorable mentions in the Writers of the Future sci-fi contest. His sci-fi saga "Fade to Black" and three anthologies of his short stories are popular reads. His works are available on Amazon and local bookstores. His independent publishing company, Midnight Whistler Publishers, offers book publishing services focusing on non-fiction manuscripts and helping writers make the transition to eBooks. He currently lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife, Eileen. Visit Jon on the web: http://MidnightWhistler.blogspot.com/ www.TheRealJonBatson.com/