Calendar

*Times posted are Pacific Time zone.

Mar
10
Sat
Tucson Festival of Books: Mara Purl – Presenter
Mar 10 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Tucson Festival of Books: Mara Purl – Presenter
Mar 10 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Mara Purl – Presenter
Marina Martingale – Presenter

Audio Books & Video Book Trailers

Integrated Learning Center Room 119
University of Arizona Campus
Tucson, Arizona
http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/

Best-selling author and noted audio book performer Mara Purl will present the latest info about the production and marketing of audio books at this renowned event, which is now the largest book event in the U.S. Marina Martingale will show examples of highly effective book trailers.

Mar
11
Sun
Tucson Festival of Books: Mara Purl – Presenter
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Tucson Festival of Books: Mara Purl – Presenter
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 pm

Mara Purl , Nancie Clare, Melissa Schorr – Presenters
“From Articles to Books: Journalists Make the Leap”

with Nancie Clare – author of “The Battle for Beverly Hills”
https://us.macmillan.com/author/nancieclare/
and Melissa Schorr – author of “Shame Nation”
http://www.melissaschorr.com/

Three noted authors, two of non-fiction, one of fiction, share their transitions from being professional journalists to authors of books.

Tucson-Festival-of-Books-logo-(002)Tucson Festival of Books
UA Bookstore
University of Arizona Campus
Tucson, Arizona
http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/

Tucson Festival of Books: Mara Purl – Presenter
Mar 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Tucson Festival of Books: Mara Purl – Presenter
Mar 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Mara Purl, Patty Garcia, Claire McKinney
“Get Your Book Out There”

Tucson-Festival-of-Books-logo-(002)Tucson Festival of Books
Koffler Room 218
University of Arizona Campus
Tucson, Arizona
http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/

Two PR experts along with best-selling author Mara Purl share secrets about the latest and greatest ways to market your books at this renowned event, which is now the largest book event in the U.S.

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

Oct
5
Fri
InD’Scribe Con & Book Festival
Oct 5 – Oct 6 all-day

InD’Scribe Con & Book Festival
https://www.indscribe.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Burbank Marriot Hotel & Convention Center
2500 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA (near the Burbank Airport)

Friday October 5th 4:30 – 5:20pm
Mara Purl & Rolynn Anderson
Presentation “Branding Strategies to Help You Sell More Books”
A highly effective, interactive session!
Room – Sunset A/B

Saturday October 6th 10:00 am
Mara Purl
Presentation “May the Core Be With You”
Drill down to find your core values and your sustainable themes
Room – Sunset A/B

Saturday October 6th 1:30 – 5:00
Event Book Signing
Mara will be at Table 19

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
14
Fri
“When Angels Paint” by Mara Purl
Dec 14 all-day

“When Angels Paint” by Mara Purl

Can an artist’s imagination alter reality? Can something in the heart manifest in the real world? Artist Miranda Jones might have agreed that dreams sometimes come true. But she’d never presume to believe something could leap from her canvas into the life of someone she hardly knows.

Until now, that is.

Over-scheduled during the busy holiday season, she none the less can’t help bu follow the imperative to paint an unlikely image on one of her small gift canvases. Little could she have imagined the event she depicts is actually taking place even as paints, nor that the element she’s guided to add to the image might be the very thing that saves a life. Is she painting on her own? Or might an angel be guiding her hand? What will become of the painting? Will the person apparently rescued by it ever know about his benefactor? Even if he sees it, will he believe what he sees?

Though the story stands alone, it also extends the Milford-Haven Holiday Stories, part of the Milford-Haven Saga, the critically acclaimed, best-selling, multiple-award-winning series. Based on Purl’s BBC Radio drama Milford-Haven U.S.A.

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

Facebook Event Page for Writers In Action

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.

Nov
23
Sat
Colorado Book Launch – “When the Heart Listens” by Mara Purl
Nov 23 all-day

“When the Heart Listens” by Mara Purl

Author You Autumn Tea
SATURDAY, November 23, 2019
Time: 1 – 4 pm MT
Judith Briles home: 8122 South Quatar Circle, Aurora, CO

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National Listening Day

Can the heart be telling us something we can’t quite hear?

Landscape artist Miranda Jones thought she was on track. Yet something feels off kilter. The subjects of her work all live in nature, yet she herself lives in the city. Her rep and her family emphasize money as the benchmark of success, yet her own goals have to do with the professional challenges of excellence, adventure, and authenticity. She plans a brief trip to join plein air artists in the Carrizo Plain to paint this year’s extraordinary super bloom. Yet what she experiences is a journey that opens a chapter into a new life. At least it will, if she considers what might happen . . . when the heart listens.

Though the story stands alone, it also extends the Milford-Haven Stories, part of the Milford-Haven Saga, the critically acclaimed, best-selling, multiple-award-winning series. Based on Purl’s BBC Radio drama Milford-Haven U.S.A.

Nov
29
Fri
“When the Heart Listens” by Mara Purl
Nov 29 all-day

“When the Heart Listens” by Mara Purl
November 23, 2019

National Listening Day

Can the heart be telling us something we can’t quite hear?

Landscape artist Miranda Jones thought she was on track. Yet something feels off kilter. The subjects of her work all live in nature, yet she herself lives in the city. Her rep and her family emphasize money as the benchmark of success, yet her own goals have to do with the professional challenges of excellence, adventure, and authenticity. She plans a brief trip to join plein air artists in the Carrizo Plain to paint this year’s extraordinary super bloom. Yet what she experiences is a journey that opens a chapter into a new life. At least it will, if she considers what might happen . . . when the heart listens.

Though the story stands alone, it also extends the Milford-Haven Stories, part of the Milford-Haven Saga, the critically acclaimed, best-selling, multiple-award-winning series. Based on Purl’s BBC Radio drama Milford-Haven U.S.A.