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Apr
8
Sat
11th Annual Mountain of Authors (MOA) – Author Mara Purl, presenter
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mara Purl – Presenter
Mountain of Authors
Pikes Peak Library District
21C Library
1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Mountain of Authors 2017Mountain of Authors Website

Saturday, April 8, 2017
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The 11th Annual Mountain of Authors (MOA) features notable local authors participating in a day of programs designed to give the readers and aspiring writers a glimpse into the world of authoring and publishing. Mara will be one of several authors featured in this year’s program.

Jan
21
Sun
Publishing at Sea: Mara Purl – Faculty
Jan 21 – Jan 28 all-day

Fifth Annual Publishing at Sea Cruise – Western Caribbean
for Developing and Achieving Authors

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January 21-28, 2018

Create Your Ultimate Best Seller at Sea

Mara Purl is one of the 6 faculty members who will be sharing her expertise on writing and publishing books.

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
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

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.