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When: Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Where: Fairfield Inn, 6100 SW Meadows, Lake Oswego

William Thoma and Brian Neubauer of Axiom Shift Productions will speak on using video trailers as a means to promote your book, as well as to use in proposals to larger publishing houses.

One of their clients, Cheri Lasota, will explain how she is using a video trailer about her novel, Artemis Rising, as a way to get a contract with a major publisher.

About William Thoma

William graduated with a degree in English and Film Production from the University of Iowa. There he was also involved in theater acting and writing workshops. After graduating, he’s worked professionally as a videographer and editor for numerous companies and clients, including the US Army, Alcoa, JCPenney, Tecate, Qwest, and many more.

William founded Axiom Shift Productions to combine his interests in film production and interpreting literature. He also plays guitar for the newly formed local band, Lloyd Mitchell Canyon.

About Brian Neubauer

Brian is a fifth-generation Oregonian, giving him a deep affection for the Northwest way of life.  His affinity for the natural beauty of Oregon has led to a fascination with light and visual production.  Studying at the Northwest Film Center and with an experience of 12 years in Film and Video production on Features, commercials, and events, he has been able to bring life to many projects, as well as helped with his work with Media Literacy.

As a creative and technical director for Axiom Shift, Brian is able to bring his respect for the written word, a visual aid, as well as use his talents.

About Cheri Lasota

Founder and Principal Editor of Stirling Editing, Cheri Lasota has recently finished writing two novels and is working on a third. Cheri honed her editing and writing skills working for three school newspapers, including a stint as editor-in-chief of The Vanguard, a weekly student newspaper at the University of South Alabama. After receiving a B.A. from USA in film, she pursued a career in editing–first nonfiction, and then exclusively fiction. Her particular areas of specialty are historicals, romances, fantasies, mainstream, and thrillers. She also writes a blog for writers on various aspects of the craft.

For more information, check out NWABP’s website!