Calendar

*Times posted are Pacific Time zone.

Feb
14
Wed
Valentine’s Sweetheart Sale – Online Event
Feb 14 – Feb 20 all-day

February 14 – 20
Valentine’s Sweetheart Sale – Online Event

Sweetheart Sale in Women’s Fiction
Hosted by author Tammy L. Grace
Starts on Valentine’s Day and extends through February 20th.
http://www.tammylgrace.com/promotions/

Discover some delicious women’s fiction and romance reads!

As a bonus, you might like to join our Women’s Fiction Collaboration Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1517984178270958/permalink/1657978800938161/

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.

Mar
20
Tue
Spring Fling Author Tea Party – Facebook Event
Mar 20 all-day

March 20th
Spring Fling Author Tea Party – Facebook Event
https://www.facebook.com/events/179919269442694/

Join me and author Tammy L. Grace on the first day of spring!

Wonderful reads from some of your author favorites, as well as some new authors to discover!

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

Apr
20
Fri
Tea Event at The Monday Club
Apr 20 all-day

Tea Event at The Monday Club
San Luis Obispo

Apr
21
Sat
Tea event at The Miverva Club
Apr 21 all-day

Tea event qt The Miverva Club
Santa Maria, CA

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

Jun
10
Sun
Mara Purl – Guest Blog Post Novels, Novellas & Novelettes — Which is which? Which should you write?
Jun 10 all-day

June 10
Mara Purl – Guest Blog Post
Novels, Novellas & Novelettes — Which is which? Which should you write?
Hosted by the Anne R. Allen Blog — About Writing, Mostly

Mara Purl guests on this nationally-known and widely followed blog about All Things Writerly. Drawing from her own experience writing the Milford-Haven saga (which includes novels, novellas, and novelettes), and siting examples from the classics to contemporary colleagues like Anne Perry, Diana Gabaldon, and many others, Mara takes you on a ride through these distinct forms of fiction.

Enjoy and learn!

http://annerallen.com/