Thea Rademacher | Presenter
Thea Rademacher received her B.A. from Macalester College, spending four years competing as a debater on the national collegiate circuit. Recruited by Baylor University as an assistant coach for their top-ranked squad, she received a Masters in Communication Studies from Baylor while coaching college debaters and teaching speech to undergraduates. She received a law degree, with honors, from the University of Minnesota where she was a successful moot court competitor. Her commitment to social justice led her to a staff attorney position with Kansas Legal Services where she represented abused women and children in family law cases. With a large case load, and near daily courtroom appearances, she also prevailed on two significant appellate decisions. She was the director of a non-profit organization working with at-risk mothers. She has training in family law mediation and is a certified life coach, knowledge that helped her significantly while raising four sons. After a very rewarding experience co-authoring and publishing a memoir with a WWII veteran, (A Drop in the Night, the Life and Secret Mission of a WW II Airman) she founded Flint Hills Publishing in 2014 and has dedicated herself to supporting books, over 40 titles to date, that have positive messages for the world. www.flinthillspublishing.com
Thea will be teaching a session on the following topic:
Protecting Your Rights as a Writer: Writing, Publishing, and the Law - What do writers need to know to steer clear of legal problems? Being an author requires you to understand you’ve created a business, and consequently, there are some down and dirty things you need to know about: defamation and other tort law claims, tax issues, contract provisions. If these matters are not fully understood before signing, an author could spend sleepless nights full of regret. Led by a former social justice lawyer turned publisher, this presentation introduces authors to a multitude of relevant legal issues with the idea that it is much better to avoid a problem than to have to fight to fix it. Recipients will receive an ebook written by the presenter and sample forms.