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THE QUORUM HOTEL - Tampa, Florida
Friday & Saturday, September 14 & 15
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Visalia, CA - Rebecca Buckley CEO:
We are offering a unique opportunity to you to advertise your upcoming book release or books already on the market.
If you would like to advertise your product or business, here is your chance to do so.
If you'd like to be included as one of our sponsors at the 2007 conference, here is your chance.
AND in the next issue of BELLES LETTRES
(our quarterly newsletter)
Quarter page: $25.00
Half page: $40.00
Full page: $75.00
Click on this link to make payment and then email your AD copy to before September 5.
DAY ONE - Friday: appearing first in the marvelous cast of workshop and seminar leaders are Raleigh Pinskey and David Rosenberg, each presenting four-hour seminars, one in the morning, one in the afternoon. If you want to know how to write a book, go see David in the morning - "Developing a Novel: Start to Finish". If you want to know how to market and promote a book, go see Raleigh in the afternoon - "From Pen to Publishing to Promotion". Both are a must-see at this conference. That's on Friday. Then socialize with the presenters and authors from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening in the Quorum Hotel Restaurant/Lounge. Our own Mark Wirtz, author/comedian, may be appearing at a local comedy club later that evening in Tampa for the groups' enjoyment.
DAY TWO - Saturday: a full day of workshops and speakers. The Luncheon Speaker is Bob Sanders, co-owner of MUNDANIA PRESS (Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Horror, Historical). Bob's topic is sure to delight you: "How to Get a Publisher to Say 'Yes!'" He and his partner Dan Reitz will be on the Professionals Panel (consisting of David Rosenberg - Moderator, Raleigh Pinskey, Rebecca Buckley, Linnea Sinclair, Bob Sanders, Dan Reitz, Nicholas Conrad) in the afternoon and will be conducting author interviews after the panel. So here's your chance to pitch your book to a fabulous publisher. By the way, they're looking for the next best-seller.
Nicholas Conrad, editor with ELLORA'S CAVE and CERRIDWEN PRESS, will also be on hand for author interviews. Ellora's Cave is the well-known house of "Romantica", specializing in e-books; Cerridwen Press is a mainstream e-publisher. Both are well-respected in the independent publishing community.
The Happy Hour Speaker on Saturday is John Strelecky, the author of "The Why Cafe" - which has sold in 40+ countries, on seven continents, and has been translated into seventeen languages. A motivational speaker, John will share his why-cafe experience with you.
Then at dinner on Saturday two more dynamic speakers will take the podium. First to the stage will be New York Times Best-Selling Author, Tim Dorsey, speaking on "Writing about Florida: A Target-Rich Environment". His murder mysteries (now writing the eleventh) are the ones with the colorful, eye-catching covers. One quote about his writing is "Some of the most wacky villains and situations since Hiaasen stuck a plastic alligator down a stranger's throat and called it Tourist Season." - Chicago Tribune.
After Mr. Dorsey, Heather H. Howard, Harper Collins author - "Chore Whore", will tell us how to create a TV show from a book. She has been signed as creator of a TV show based on her first book and has also written a TV reality show - we'll let her tell you about that one. As you will discover when you read Chore Whore or hear her speak, Ms. Howard's sense of humor is terrifically entertaining.
During Saturday morning and afternoon, you will also have your choice of the following workshops - first come, first serve: Rita Milios, "Clever & Creative Ways to Market & Promote" (Sessions 1 & 2); Virgil Dickson, "Breaking into Journalism"; David Rosenberg, "Capturing the Groove"; Linda Oatman High, "Writing to the Beat of a Different Drummer"; E. Don Harpe, "It All Starts With a Word: My Take on Short Stories"; Susan Haley, "The Power of Networking - 4 Secrets"; Marilyn Meredith - AWARD WINNING AUTHOR, "Discovering the World of Electonic Publishing" & "Murder for Fun and Profit"; Mark Wirtz, "Writing Comedy: Tragedy Set To Laughter"; Caryn Bruer, "So You Want to be an Author?"; Linnea Sinclair - AWARD WINNING AUTHOR, "Characterization: Making Strengths & Weaknesses Work"; E. Robert Orn, "Overcoming Writers' Block"; Ivor Page & Associate, "Partnership Writing".
Author Claudette Milner, author Mallori McNeal, and Washington Post intern Virgil Dickson will be presenting a Young Writers' Workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Student ID is required for the discounted rate, luncheon is included.
AND . . . we have Storytime for Children, from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., presented by three children's authors: A.J. Rodriguez, D'Maria Scaglione, and Betty Fasig who will be reading their stories, answering questions, and entertaining the wee ones during this segment.
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To register for the conference and pay by credit card, PayPal or check and download a copy of the conference schedule, please go to .
. . . if you are an author and you attend the conference, you may bring your books to sign and sell. We will display them in our bookstore and in the banquet hall. More Information is on the registration sheet.
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