Building a Following as a Writer Means Thinking Like a Business Owner, the April 13, 2024 program, for COFW by Gery Deer

DATE  | April 13th, 2024

  • 12:00 pm, Networking
  • 12:15 pm, Introductions & Incentives
  • around 12:30-12:45 pm, Business meeting (we are not sure how long Intro & Incentives will take)
  • 1:30 pm, Speaker

LOCATION   |    Zoom and  Meeting Room of Urbana Public Library, 1060 Scioto St, Urbana, OH 43708-2228. Room is just to the right as you enter the library. See below for further instructions.
TOPIC   | Gery Deer: Building a Following as a Writer Means Thinking Like a Business Owner

Building a Following

If you want to build your reader base, join us!

Expert Gery Deer will provide tips for building your brand and answer questions about promoting yourself and your work.


Attending Our Hybrid Meeting

This program is free for members and prospective members who have not yet visited for two complimentary meetings. For those members who cannot join us in person, join us via Zoom. The password will be posted in the Central Ohio Fiction Writers Google Group, and on the members-only Central Ohio Fiction Writers Facebook page.

If you are not a COFW member and wish to attend this presentation via Zoom, email Please note, the link spans from the moment we open the room to the social and introductions through the business meeting and this program.

It us unknown if the library permits food and drinks. 


About Our Speaker

Gery Deer is a white man with blond hair, wearing glasses

As Gery says, “I can’t give you my biography, I’m not done with it yet.” So our webmistress had to hunt for information. Here’s what she’s found. Gery Deer is the CEO and PR Director of GLD Communications. He has been a freelance journalist since 1987. He’s been nominated for multiple journalism awards, including a 2010 Pulitzer Prize nomination.

Gery is a writer, an entrepreneur, a speaker, a bullwhip artist, a coach, a cyclist, and more.

Learn more about Gery and his PR firm at his website.