Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

February Meeting – Ask an Accountant Q&A session

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Date(s) - 02/22/2023
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Arts Council of Brazos Valley
2275 Dartmouth - College Station, TX 77840


To LLC or to not LLC?

That is the question…

Likely, it is in fact one of many questions you might have as an author or illustrator. What financial steps should you take before landing your first agent or contract? What is the easiest way to set yourself up for financial success? What are some common misconceptions about running a small business or working as a freelancer? Ana Kolasinski of Kolasinski Accounting and Finance will join us for a Q & A session to answer all your questions. There will also be opportunities for group members to share their own advice and experience.

Email your questions in advance in order to give our guest time to prepare by emailing


Gentle Critique info:

The meeting will be preceded by a Gentle Critique session from 9:30-10am. If you’d like to share your work in progress with others and receive or provide feedback, please bring printed copies of up to 5 pages of a manuscript to share. Zoom participants will be allowed to screen share in order to receive feedback. Please see this handy guide on critique etiquette if this will be your first time participating in a critique:

About Ana Kolasinski:

She has more than 15 years of experience and has worked with clients in the manufacturing, software development, non-profit, professional services, government and telecommunications industries both in Big Four accounting firms and private industries.Ana holds a CPA license in the state of Texas and is a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA) and the Tax Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Ana holds a M.S. in Accounting from Mays Business School at Texas A&M University and a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and is a native speaker of Spanish language.

As usual, our meetings are free and open to the public. We encourage you to invite members of the Brazos Valley writing community to join us!

We strongly encourage attendees to wear masks during our in-person meetings for the safety of our members and the wider community.