This is the second in a four part series of interviews I conducted on October 8th at the Central Library in Virginia Beach, Va during the Indie Author Day book signing.
Before we begin, I want to encourage everyone to visit and support your local library. Libraries have changed a lot over the last 10 years and you can see this by looking at the innovative programs they are developing to encourage lifelong learning and reading. Your local library is more than a just a place with a lot of books. It is a learning center that provides great opportunities for every community. For example the hosting of Indie Author Day events.
I would also like to encourage all independent authors to check out the indieauthorday.com indieauthorday.com web site. You can view the web cast that was shared on October 8th and find other Indie Author events being held this year and how you can participate in next year’s events. Just click on the “Author Inquiry” link and fill out the contact form.
Celebrating Crime Fiction and Classic Literature by Black Authors
Vernadine Merrick is the Water Vertical Marketing Manager for Sensus/Xylem North America, focused on developing growth strategies through intelligence & VOC, sales enablement and strengthening industry relations. Vernadine has 20+ years of experience in industrial automation and control systems and equipment for a variety of industries, including Oil & Gas, Pulp & Paper, Mining and Municipal Water. Marketing & Sales roles include strategy, market planning & analysis, global product management, market management, sales, and sales training. Vernadine has previously worked for ABB, Flowserve and Siemens. She holds a chemical engineering degree with an MBA.