Presentations, Author Talks and Writing Workshops


I’m available as a panellist, presenter and workshop host. I love to entertain, inspire and inform authors, entrepreneurs, memoirists, writing groups and business and thought leaders. Key topics include:

  • Your Pathways to Publication: Literary agents, traditional publishing, self-publishing and hybrid models
  • Self-Publishing: The nitty gritty of how to do it and how to do it well
  • Marketing for Authors: How to get visibility for you and your book
  • Write Your Way to Business Growth: How to Unearth, Write and Publish Unique Content to Enhance your Business
  • Writing Non-Fiction for Profit: The Business of Books
  • Book Marketing & Promotion: Strategies to increase sales and build your author brand
  • Get the Book That’s ‘In You’…Out of You: How to move from that first idea to first draft
  • Self-Publishing for Australian Writers: The perks and the pitfalls
  • Timelines to Publication: All the things you need to do in the year leading up to a book launch
Anna presented an online session for the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) which gave participants a huge amount of value, loads of information and lots of tips and tricks to self-publish nonfiction. The feedback was outstanding. It was fabulous working with Anna and we will definitely call on her again. A true professional.
– Jodie Spiteri-James, Professional Development and Events Manager, Australian Society of Authors (ASA)

A superb, well-informed, insightful, intelligent and very entertaining presentation with excellent engagement with the audience. More please! – Attendee at Lake Macquarie Libraries Write Here! Festival

People were energised and inspired by the information you shared. – Melanie Wass, President, Port Writers.

Anna presented to around 80 of our clients on the subject: ‘Boost Your BusinessL Write Your Own Book’. She was absolutely amazing, and everyone was totally engaged throughout the session. The content was spot on, very relevant and the way she presented the information was easy to understand, and took people along on the journey. Everyone was very complimentary at the end of the workshop, and left excited about the opportunities ahead and motivated to start writing – Robyn Simon, Business Advisor, Enterprise Plus



Sept 14-16 2023 – The Content Byte Summit

This event at Sydney’s Darling Harbour is for freelance writers and features some amazing speakers, sessions and panels across two days. I’ll be appearing on the Sept 16 panel with Ed Gandia, Kim Kerton and Rachel Smith of Freelance Jungle, the topic: ‘Maximising Your Impact Through Diversification: Podcasting, Self-publishing, Coaching and Courses’. You can learn more about The Content Byte Summit here.



Wednesday 15 Feb 2023  – Australian Society of Authors (ASA)

Timeline to Independent Publication. 7pm-8.45pm AEST. ASA Online event.

The many tasks involved in planning, writing, publishing and marketing a book can make even a veteran author and publisher feel overwhelmed. And if you’re self-publishing, even more so. But what if you had a guide to show you not just the myriad of tasks you need to tick off, but also the optimal timeline to do so? Join Anna Featherstone, author of Look – It’s Your Book! and founder of Bold Authors, for this fast-paced workshop, full of actionable information and useful tips. Anna will demystify all the little and large steps that you need to take – and when – to bring your book to market successfully.
In this presentation, you will:
– learn how to use the idea of ‘buckets’ to organise different tasks
– gain an understanding of the important (little and large!) tasks you’ll need to tick off before launch in the areas of writing, editing, design, publishing, marketing and distribution.
– discover the ideal timeline to complete tasks, ranging from 12+ months before launch right through until launch day and beyond.
– be able to ask questions at the end of the presentation, specific to your project.


FRIDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2022 – Freelance Jungle

Freelance Jungle Zoom – Rebekah Lambert with Anna Featherstone on self-publishing opportunities for non-fiction writers. available for Freelance Jungle Patreon supporters.

Freelance Jungle Author Talk


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26, 2022 – Small Press Network (SPN) Conference 2022

Publishing Timelines Workshop: The planning for every book should start up to a year before publication date. Anna Featherstone, the author of Look! It’s Your Book will demystify the timelines for editorial, marketing, design and production. Location: The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne and Online.


  • Hawkesbury Central Library, Windsor, NSW – 10.30am-12.30pm –Your Pathway to Publication – Let’s find the right pathway to publication for you. Learn about literary agents, traditonal publishing, entering awards, literary speed dating, indie/self-publishing, hybrid publishing, book proposals and pitch letters. Whatever your idea, wherever your story is at…let’s find a way to get the best version of it into the hands of readers. We’ll talk pitfalls and possibilities. See you there, bookings via the library.



  • Organised by Port Macquarie Writers Group – 1pm-2.30pm – Your Pathway to Publication – Pricing, RSVP & details via Port Writers

MAY 26, 2022

Hawkesbury Central Library, Windsor, NSW – 10.30am-12.30pm, Thu 26th May, 2022 – The Year You Write Your Non-Fiction Book – learn how to take your non-fiction book idea (memoir, lifestyle, self-help, business book, cookbook, reference book and more) from a thought in your head to a first draft before year end. This workshop will also suit writers who have already begun their manuscript but are getting nowhere fast. Book this workshop here.

MAY 10, 2022

  • Boost Your Business – Write a Book! Online with Southern Region BEC & EnterprisePlus – How writing a book can boost you and your business…and how to do it. May 10, 2022, 10am. ONLINE EVENT.

APRIL 23, 2022 

MARCH 2022