December 1 - Maryglenn McCombs
Maryglenn McCombs has been working in the book publishing industry for over 10 years. During that time she has been involved with literally hundreds of books.She has served as a guest lecturer for publishing workshops, conferences and events, including serving as a panelist for the Southern Festival of Books. She is a member of the Publishers Association of the South (PAS) and Publishers Marketing Association (PMA).
On December 1st Maryglenn and Yvonne Perry discuss in a three-part interview how Maryglenn got started as a book publicist and exactly what she does to help authors promote their book. She also tells why it is important to start publicity while you are still writing your book. In part three Maryglenn gives some tips about what an author should do to help promote their book with or without a publicist and how to get the most out of your book sales and marketing efforts. http://www.maryglenn.com/
December 8 – Mary Buckner
Mary Buckner is an award winning writer who earned her B.A. in English Literature from Memphis State University, studied writing at Harvard University, then earned an M.A. in Creative Writing at Boston University.
She is currently a freelance writer, environmental activist, and ardent whitewater kayaker. She has traveled through Europe, New Zealand and North America, lived in California, Alaska, Maine and Massachusetts, and now resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
In Part One, Mary and Yvonne discuss how Mary got started as a writer and what inspires her to write. We also take a look at some of the material Mary has written when we explore the storyline of her first novel Hyperthought, was nominated for the 2003 Philip K. Dick Award for distinguished science fiction.
In part 2 of our interview, we will discuss Mary’s other two novels: Neurolink, published by Penguin/Ace in August, 2004 and War Surfing released in 2005.
We will also discuss how she was published by major houses.
December 15 – Myrna Lou Goldbaum
“Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands...” Isaiah 49:16
Myrna Lou began reading palms at the age of ten when her mother gave her an old edition of a book on palmistry. Currently on her 55th year of reading palms, she has read, logged and documented in excess of 32,000 hands. She has also conducted psychic meetings, been a guest speaker at various functions, and entertained on the stage in this medium.
As a writer, Myrna Lou has written for The Dayton Daily News, Journal Herald, the News Tribune in Dayton Ohio and many high school and university newspapers and club newsletters. She has written an easy to read how-to book titled "MAY I SEE YOUR HAND? PALM READING FOR FUN AND PROFIT". Still a best-seller, the book is available for podcast listeners for only $15 plus shipping. Make sure you tell her you heard about the special price on Writers in the Sky Podcast.
In April 2003 Myrna Lou's second book "SOUL MATE CONNECTIONS", Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Relationships, Love, Romance and Soul Mates was released by Infinity Publishing. In December 2003 Infinity Publishing released Myrna Lou's third book, "DIARY OF A PALM READER" which contains 46 palm reading sessions taken from 1956 to 2003. She is presently working on a book for children titled Palms of Children.
To order her book or have your palm read by Myrna Lou, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more, visit Myrna Lou’s website at http://www.myrnaloupalmistry.com/
December 22 - Zach Everson
Zach Everson grew up in Reading, MA (a suburb of Boston) and graduated from Wake Forest University where he majored in English literature, minored in journalism, and worked in a variety of positions at the student newspaper as news editor. Today he is a freelance editor and writer.
Zach is a freelance writer, editor, and consultant in Washington, DC. He has also written for the Greensboro News & Record and the Reading (MA) Times Chronicle. He recently published an article in Backstreets, a magazine that focuses on Bruce Springsteen and related Jersey Shore artists. Zach graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC with a Bachelor of Arts in English, and a minor in Journalism.
In part one of our interview we discuss how Zach started his writing and editing career. In part two we discuss Zach’s why he decided to become a Toastmaster and how his public speaking experience has been helpful to him as a writer. http://www.zacheverson.com/
December 29 – Jessica Dockter
Graphic artist and book designer extraordinaire, Jessica Dockter is a member of the Write On! team and also the owner of L.E.E. Design. Jessica’s expertise is in building Web sites, creating company logos, designing book covers and interior layout for eBooks. She is a writer’s dream come true. I didn’t know how much I needed her until she took ten hours off the time I was spending to create my newsletter each month. She was able to set up a template that would allow me to archive my past issues and have the current issue available on the page without having to manually input the new material each month. Find out how Jessica can help you with:
- Communication Materials
- Professional Photo Retouching
- Logo Identity
- Brand Services
- Ad Series for Newspaper or Magazine
- Magazine Cover Wrap
- Magalog & Issuelog
- Postcard or Double Postcard
- 2-Pocket Folder Catalog
- Newsletter Design/Makeover
- Magazine Design/Makeover
- HTML Emails
For a small company, L.E.E. Design has an incredible reach and creative bandwidth, serving established companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs alike. We invite you to see what the buzz is all about – and how we can help you reach your communication goals.*****
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Have a great week!