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*Times posted are Pacific Time zone.

Jun
21
Wed
“Giving Your Book a Voice with Audiobooks”
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Mara Purl and Richard Rieman
“Giving Your Book a Voice with Audiobooks”
Free Professional Webinar
hosted by Bublish

Wednesday, Jun 21 @ 9:00 am Pacific

Mara Purl and Richard Rieman, two experienced voice actors and audio producers, will walk you through the steps of bringing your work to the immense audio audience

Read the blog post about the webinar and why Audio is so important!

Click Here to Register

9:00 am Pacific
10:00 am Mountain
11:00 am Central
12:00 pm Eastern

Oct
26
Thu
Mara Purl – Presenter: Women Writing the West Annual Conference @ Loew’s Ventana Canyon Resort
Oct 26 – Oct 28 all-day

WWW 2017 Conf logoMara Purl – Presenter
Women Writing the West Annual Conference
“Set in the West: Cultures Old and New”
October 26-27-28, 2017
Loew’s Ventana Canyon Resort
Tucson, Arizona

Friday, October 27th
4:00-5:00
Public Speaking for Timid Authors
Joyce Lohse,Irene Sandell, Mara Purl, Bev Scott, and Alice Trego,Moderator

Saturday, October 28th
9:40-10:40
What’s in Your Serial? Creating Continuing Characters and Ongoing Plots
Mara Purl and Donis Casey

Apr
14
Sat
It’s an Author Cornucopia Book Camp
Apr 14 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

Saturday, April 14, 2018
8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Snap … Crackle … Pop … Succeed

Snap . . . your head around to face forward into your success.
Crackle . . . with confidence so your brag grabs your audience.
Pop . . . your events, branding, messaging to grab your audience.
Succeed . . . with tech wizardry to implement every idea.

What do books, libraries, administrative assistants and getting organized all have in common? APRIL…all are recognized with various holidays and celebrations during this month. Come to this year’s cornucopia of ideas, strategies, tips and tricks to move your book success and author life forward. We promise, you will love this April day, designed just for you!

It’s a jammed-packed day with five extraordinary experts in a variety of areas—all areas every author should be snapping, crackling, popping with for author and book success. Get ready to learn and implement new strategies and tools with:

Mara Purl
What’s your THEME? Drill down until you find your aquifer: your pure, distilled message. Then what? Build your branding, your messaging, and your events from there: structure, form, slogan, take-aways, social media messaging, website style,and all-important event planning!

 

 

Judith Briles
Whether an author publishes with a traditional publisher, an indie or self-publisher, it’s the author who is responsible for the majority of book marketing. That means you. Your book is a product that needs to know and reach out to its potential buyer. You can’t snap without a marketable book; you can’t crackle without the know-how to push it; and you won’t pop unless you become the #1 cheerleader. And, you can’t have success without all three.

 

Susie Scott
You love the written word … how about the verbal one? A video can make your words crackle and pop in the eyes and ears of the viewer. Stunning graphics can accent your main points as they appear on the screen and stunning exits can pop them as they leave. Videos are sizzling hot for all ages…have you got yours ready?

 

 

Jeannette Seibly
When you talk about yourself and your books…do you sound like you’re bragging? To snap, crackle and pop awake your audiences requires bragging in a business savvy manner. But there’s a knack to it. Find out how to brag effectively!

 

 

Kelly Johnson
Now that you know how to snap . . . crackle . . . and pop . . . how will you DO all that needs to be done to succeed? Kelly Johnson will share trade secrets, techniques, and special apps and programs to implement your messaging.

 

 

 

Who Should Attend?
Authors, Wannabe-Authors, Speakers, Trainers, Consultants

Early Bird Registration through April 1st (and we aren’t fooling) – $89

 

What’s Your THEME? presented by Mara Purl

Drill down till you find your aquifer: your pure, distilled message. Then what? Build your branding, your messaging, and your events from there: structure, form, slogan, take-aways, social media messaging, website style, event planning, and even wardrobe!

About the Speaker
Mara Purl is the best-selling author of the Milford-Haven Novels & Stories, which have earned more than 30 awards and appeared in the top-ten of multiple best-seller lists. As a producer, she’s known for creating the first American radio serial broadcast by the BBC, Milford-Haven USA, which an audience of 4.5 million.

Are you ready for a FUN day; an INFORMATIVE day; and a TAKE ACTION day
If you are … be there.<
Space is limited.

Who Should Attend: Authors, Wannabe-Authors, Speakers, Trainers, Consultants

Where: CADA, 290 E Speer Blvd, Denver

When: Saturday, April 14th … lunch included

Time:8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Cost: $89 for Early Birds April 1st (and we aren’t fooling) – Tardy Birds $129 from April 2 to April 14.

Early Bird Registration through April 1st (and we aren’t fooling) – $89

May
19
Sat
Writers in Action Conference: Mara Purl – Presenter
May 19 all-day

May 19th
Mara Purl – Presenter

First Annual Writers in Action Conference
Sponsored by Central Coast Sisters in Crime
6588 Ontario Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Nov
17
Sat
Mara Purl – Presenter: Sisters in Crime Meeting
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mara Purl – Presenter
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sub-Text: Buried Treasure in Our Writing
Sisters in Crime November Meeting
Nipomo Library Community Room
918 West Teff Street
Nipomo, CA

Join Mara as she dives deep into Text and Sub-Text, key elements for successful writing of fiction, particularly mystery. What is your character saying? What is your character not saying? How can inner thoughts be represented in both dialogue and narration? How can sub-text draw your reader in? Join Mara for rich information, clear examples, and anecdotes both humorous and dramatic.

Join the group for lunch afterward at the Butterfly Grille at Trilogy in Nipomo.

Dec
10
Mon
Mara Purl – Guest Author – Villas Book Club
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

December 10th
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Mara Purl – Guest Author
Villas Book Club
Private Home
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Mara joins a dedicated group of ten readers and book club members to share her holiday stories. Members will discuss the adventure story Where an Angel’s On a Rope, winner of four book awards. Then they’ll receive a free Advance Reader Copy of When Angels Paint, the companion novella. Members also will receive one hardcover edition of What the Heart Knows (Book One) or Where the Heart Lives (Book Two) as part of their annual book exchange.

[Private Event, by invitation only]

Dec
11
Tue
Mara Purl – Guest Author Presenter – Mont Blanc Book Club
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

December 11th
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Mara Purl – Guest Author Presenter
Mont Blanc Book Club
Private Home
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Mara will be the honored guest of a group of dynamic group of ten readers and book club members to answer questions and discuss her novel What the Heart Knows, book one of her Milford-Haven saga, which members read as their December choice.

In addition to sharing stories about her writing process and the research she does for her books, she will also read a short excerpt from her new holiday novelette, When Angels Paint, a free download of which each member will receive. Mare will also bring additional books and audios for their annual gift exchange.

[Private Event, by invitation only]

Apr
6
Sat
Mara Purl – Keynote Speaker, Writers In Action Second Annual Conference: “Perfecting Your Craft”
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mara Purl – Keynote Speaker
The Oyster and The Pearl – using your irritations to create gems in your writing PG&E Energy Education Center
6588 Ontario Road
San Luis Obispo, California 93405

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Mara Purl – Keynote Speaker, Writers In Action Second Annual Conference: "Perfecting Your Craft"April 6, 2019
9:00 – 5:00 pm

Presented by Central Coast Sisters in Crime for their second annual Writers in Action Conference! This year the focus is on Perfecting Your Craft, with a series of seminars and panels designed to inspire, support and kickstart your best authoring practices.

Begin the conference with Mara Purl’s “The Oyster and The Pearl” Keynote address, guaranteed to have you rethinking your worst moments and transforming them into gemstones that will have your writing sparkle.

Apr
11
Thu
Mara Purl – Guest Speaker “Cambria and Milford-Haven: Roots & Branches”
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Mara Purl – Guest Speaker
“Cambria and Milford-Haven: Roots & Branches”
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

Cambria Historical Society
2251 Center Street
Cambria, California 93428

Join best-selling author Mara Purl as she shares the extraordinary story of the founding of her fictional town Milford-Haven and its connection to Cambria. Milford-Haven, U.S.A. became a hit radio series on BBC, which led to a connection with Milford Haven, Wales, further illuminating a fascinating, intertwined history.

After her talk, Mara will be signing copies of her best-selling novels and novellas.

Oct
11
Fri
Mara Purl – Guest Speaker: “Cambria and Milford-Haven: Roots & Branches”
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Mara Purl – Guest Speaker
“Cambria and Milford-Haven: Roots & Branches”
October 11 @ 12:00 Noon

Mara Purl – Guest Speaker
Cambria and Milford-Haven: Roots & Branches
Cambria Rotary
Cambria Pines Lodge
2905 Burton Drive
Cambria, California 93428

https://portal.clubrunner.ca/2823

Join best-selling author Mara Purl as she shares the extraordinary story of the founding of her fictional town Milford-Haven and its connection to Cambria. Milford-Haven, U.S.A. became a hit radio series on BBC, which led to a connection with Milford Haven, Wales, further illuminating a fascinating, intertwined history.

After her talk, Mara will be signing copies of her best-selling novels and novellas.