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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

Sep
1
Sat
National Hummingbird Day
“Hummer” Story Give-away!
Sep 1 – Sep 3 all-day

National Hummingbird Day “Hummer” Story Give-away!
September 1 – September 3 [All of Labor Day Weekend]
http://marapurl.com/hummers-day/

The perfect End-of-Summer Read!

This riveting, unique story has won two book awards and flown to the top of the best-seller lists multiple times!
Labor Day Weekend Only, download it for free!

When Hummers Dream

Find out all about this remarkable Novelette

Sep
24
Mon
Sea Otter Awareness Week – “Otters” Story Give-away!
Sep 24 – Sep 30 all-day

Sea Otter Awareness Week “Otters” Story Give-away!

September 24 – September 30, 2018
[All of final week of September]

http://marapurl.com/sea-otters-week/
The perfect Early Autumn Read!

This riveting, carefully researched novella has won FOUR book awards including the American Fiction Award!
Final week of September, download it for free!
When Otters Play
Find out all about this remarkable Novella

Oct
13
Sat
Colorado Authors League
Oct 13 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Colorado Authors League
https://coloradoauthors.org/

Saturday October 13th, 2018 from 9:30am – Noon
Virginia Village Library Conference Room, 1500 S. Dahlia in Denver

FALL FORUM
“And the Award Goes To . . .”
Mara Purl, winner of thirty-five-plus book awards, shares her perspective and recommendations on book awards.
Judges and organizers will also present perspectives on how to apply and hopefully win an award to single out accomplishments and further elevate one’s writer status.

Dec
3
Mon
Author Holiday Tea Party on Facebook
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Author Holiday Tea Party on Facebook
December 3, 2018
4:00 – 9:00 pm Pacific
https://www.facebook.com/events/1825295960889742

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tammy Grace – Host Author

Mara Purl – Guest Author
featuring When Angels Paint, Mara’s just-released holiday Novelette!

Enjoy FREE books, great online conversations, and discovering five of your favorite women’s fiction and sweet romance authors!

Check out our Author Holiday Tea Party Pinterest Page:
https://www.pinterest.com/tammylgrace/author-holiday-tea-party/

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]

Jul
10
Wed
Christmas in July – Cozy/Sweet Hallmark Style
Jul 10 – Jul 15 all-day

Christmas in July – Cozy/Sweet Hallmark Style

Join award-winning author Mara Purl and other authors for this Christmas in July event!
Holidays are always fun and festive, and this event let’s us bring Christmas a little early.

Going to the beach or your favorite reading spot?
Pack your bag with these holiday eBooks!

When Angels Paint

Where an Angel’s On a Rope

Sep
14
Sat
Colorado Authors Hall of Fame – Inaugural Induction Ceremony
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

CO Authors Hall of FameColorado Authors Hall of Fame
Inaugural Induction Ceremony
September 14, 2019
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Courtyard Marriot Cheery Creek
1475 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, C 80228

Purchase tickets & find out all information here:
www.ColoradoAuthorsHallOfFame.org

Join founder Judith Briles, Mara Purl and other founding Board Members as they celebrate Colorado authors as they’ve never been celebrated before!

At this red-carpet event, a stellar list of inductees will receive gorgeous crystal glass awards and permanent membership in the very first Hall of Fame for Authors!

2019 Inductees:
Living Authors
Madeline Albright, Marilyn Ven Derbur Atler, Rex Burns, Margaret Coel, Clive Kessler, John Dunning, John Fielder, WC Jameson, Jerry Jenkins, Stephen King, Ann Parker, Helen Thorpe, Jill Tietjen, Kris Tualla, Connie Willis, Mary Taylor Young
Legacy Authors:
Sybil Downing, George Cory Franklin, Louis L’Amour, Minnie Reynolds, Ann Haymond Zwinger
Lifetime Achievement in Support of Authors:
Joyce Meskis

Oct
8
Tue
Mara Purl – Presenter – It’s a Book! It’s a Play! It’s (Another) Mystery!
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Mara Purl – Presenter – It’s a Book! It’s a Play! It’s (Another) Mystery!

October 8th, 2019 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mara Purl – Presenter (Author & Performer)

SLO NightWriters
Meeting held at
United Church of Christ
11235 Los Osos Valley Road
San Luis Obispo, California

SLO NightWriters Website
http://www.slonightwriters.org/October-2019