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April 25, 2022 by in category Ages 2 Perfection Online Class, Online Classes tagged as , , ,

Social Media 101

Presented by: Jenna Grinstead

Date: May 14, 2022 9AM PT

Pricing: A2P Member fee: FREE

Non-A2P Member fee: $10

About the Workshop:

Join us for an exploration of social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Tiktok.

We’ll breakdown the demographics who visit and interact with each site, what the objectives of using the site are and then share examples of how authors are finding their audience through each of these. We’ll also share how to create a social media plan and build your platform.

About the Presenter:

Jenna Grinstead is a whimsical Midwesterner with a penchant for magic and a deep desire for a world where the weird and different are embraced and celebrated.

She is a graduate of The Ohio State University where she studied journalism. She found a way to turn her imagination and creativity into a career in marketing, while writing contemporary romance, young adult and middle grade fiction. She often conducts workshops and speaks on writing, world-building, social media and marketing.

Jenna is a member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Central Ohio Fiction Writers, Romance Writer’s of America and Women’s Fiction Writers Association. Her young adult romance manuscripts have won several regional writing awards, including The Maggie and The Indiana Golden Opportunity.

When she’s not plotting her next story you can find her devouring novels and mint chocolate chip ice cream in her house with California Poppies painted across the garage.

She is represented by Analieze Cervantes with The Harvey Klinger Literary Agency.

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From Screen to Page and Screen

April 23, 2022 by in category Ages 2 Perfection Online Class, Online Classes tagged as , , , ,

From Screen to Page and Screen

Presented by: Meredith Bonds

Date: May 2 – 13, 2022 (two week)

Pricing: A2P Member fee: $10

Non-A2P Member fee: $25 

About the Workshop:

You’ve written your book, you’ve gotten it professionally edited, you’ve got a gorgeous cover, and now all you want to do is hold it in your hand and bask in your glory. But how to get it from your screen to that of thousands of readers out there? How do you get it into print? I use two programs, one for print and one for ebook—Microsoft Word and Jutoh. In this course, I will teach you to use these two programs to produce a beautifully formatted, professional-looking book to upload to Amazon, Apple iBooks, Ingram Spark, and any other e-retailer where you plan to sell your work. Take control of how your book looks and update it easily by learning to format.

About the Presenter:

Meredith Bond is an award-winning romance author. She has been both traditionally and self-published and has written over thirty books, including three works of non-fiction. After teaching writing and self-publishing since 2005 both in person and on-line, she now owns and runs her own formatting and coaching business, Anessa Books, where she not only makes the words of her clients look beautiful on page and screen, but guides authors through the sometimes complicated process of writing and self-publishing.

She blogs every Sunday morning on writing and publishing topics and hosts a podcast, The Writers’ Block Party with Pru Warren. Learn more at http://anessabooks.com or https://meredithbond.com

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Her Story by Veronica Jorge

April 22, 2022 by in category Write From the Heart by Veronica Jorge tagged as , , , ,
six women holding hands and walking toward the setting sun

Reflecting on last month’s celebration of Women’s History Month, and International Women’s Day, I looked through my bookshelves at some of the books written by women about women. I fingered the spines of a few and flipped through the pages of others. Each title evoked a memory, a lesson learned, an inspiration received; a few elicited a tear.

This month, I’d like to share with you a few of the books that have moved, inspired, and touched my life. They are the voices of fellow-women across the globe; sisters, friends, women.

African American

To Be Young Gifted and Black – Lorraine Hansberry, Signet, 1970 ISBN 0-451-15952-7. Best known for her play, A Raisin in the Sun, this is her autobiography of the black experience in mid- 20th century America.

Taking the Arrow out of the Heart – Alice Walker, Ink Atria 2018, ISBN 978-1-5011-7952-5.

Author’s poems in Spanish and English. (especially her poem, Hope is a woman who has lost her fear on page 159).

Native American

Sister Nations: Native Voices, ed. Heid E. Erdrich & Laura Tohe, Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2002 ISBN 0-87351-428-9. Anthology of Native American Women writers.

The Ways of My Grandmothers – Beverly Hungry Wolf, Quill Press, 1982 ISBN-978-0-688-00471-2. A tribute to the women of the Blackfoot Indians.

American

First Ladies of the Republic – Jeanne E. Abrams, NYU Press, 2018 ISBN: 978-147-988-6531.

The experience of the White House and politics from the perspective of the wives of the first three American Presidents.

China

Women of the Silk – Gail Tsukiyama. St. Martin’s Press, 1991 ISBN: 0-312-064-659.

Silk workers in 1926 Chinese village; their hopes, dreams, and struggles.

Cuban-American

Everything I kept/Todo Lo Que Guarde – Ruth Behar. Swan Isle Press, 2018. ISBN: 97809972-28724. Bi-lingual Spanish/English edition.

Poems of womanhood, fear, surrender, and life.

Dominican Republic

In The Time of The Butterflies – Julia Alvarez, Algonquin books, 2010. ISBN: 978-1565129764.

The story of the Mirabal sisters and their fight against the dictator Trujillo.


Japan

The Strangeness of Beauty: A Novel – Lydia Yuri Minatoya. Norton, 2001. ISBN: 0-393-321140-1.

A woman returns to the home of her estranged mother in Japan on the verge of World War II.

To Live and To Write: Selections by Japanese Women Writers 1913-1938 – ed. Yukiko Tanaka. The Seal Press, 1987. ISBN: 0-931188-43-1.

Nine leading women writers of Japan spanning twenty-five years and their emerging voices on feminist consciousness.

Israel

In Her Own Voice: An Illuminated Book of Prayers – Enya Tamar Keshet. Maggid Press, 2008. ISBN: 978-965-526-036-6.

The voices of Jewish women and their prayers and longings from birth through death. The art work is stunning.

Poland

On the Niemen – Eliza Orzeszkowa. ISBN: 978-09-888-59296.

A woman’s story of abandonment, impoverishment, social justice, the effects of war and the emancipation of women. In the 1900s, the author was a top contender with Leo Tolstoy for the Nobel Prize. Neither won.

I can never have too many books; always room for 1, 2,3, or more…. So, what are some titles that are special to you?

See you next time on May 22nd!

Veronica Jorge

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Tracy Reed: Our April Featured Author

April 21, 2022 by in category Apples & Oranges by Marianne H. Donley, Featured Author of the Month tagged as , , , ,

Tracy Reed | A Slice of Orange

A California native, novelist Tracy Reed pushes the boundaries of her Christian foundation with her sometimes racy and often fiery tales.

After years of living in the Big Apple, this self proclaimed New Yorker draws from the city’s imagination, intrigue, and inspiration to cultivate characters and plot lines who breathe life to the words on every page.

Tracy’s passion for beautiful fashion and beautiful men direct her vivid creative power towards not only novels, but short stories, poetry, and podcasts. With something for every attention span.

Tracy Reed’s ability to capture an audience is unmatched. Her body of work has been described as a host of stimulating adventures and invigorating expression.



Books by Tracy Reed

A SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN

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A SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN

DESPERATE DESIRE

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DESPERATE DESIRE

FIRST ENCOUNTERS OF LOVE

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FIRST ENCOUNTERS OF LOVE

GENERATIONAL CURSE

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GENERATIONAL CURSE

GIRLFRIENDS & SECRETS

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GIRLFRIENDS & SECRETS
GOD’S BOMBSHELL: LIVING A BEAUTIFUL SINGLE LIFE

INTENTIONAL CURSE

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INTENTIONAL CURSE

LOVE NOTES

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LOVE NOTES

MISS MATCH

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MISS MATCH

THE FIX UP

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THE FIX UP

THE FLING

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THE FLING

THE GOOD GIRL PART DEUX

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THE GOOD GIRL PART ONE

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THE GOOD GIRL PART ONE

THE GOOD GIRL Part Trois

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THE GOOD GIRL Part Trois

THE NIGHT I FELL IN LOVE

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THE NIGHT I FELL IN LOVE

UNEXPECTED LOVE

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UNEXPECTED LOVE

WHAT MY FRIENDS DON’T KNOW

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WHAT MY FRIENDS DON’T KNOW

WHAT MY FRIENDS NEED TO KNOW

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WHAT MY FRIENDS NEED TO KNOW

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Dark Wine At the Grave

April 19, 2022 by in category Apples & Oranges by Marianne H. Donley, Spotlight tagged as , , ,

Jenna Barwin

A Hill Vampire Novel

Hidden Depths Publishing

April 19, 2022

About the Book

Henry never thought he’d turn someone vampire. Especially someone who wasn’t his mate…

With fang fever driving him, he can’t resist the town council when they ask him to turn Christine, the Hill’s new attorney.

Their exclusive vampire community needs her legal skills.

Henry’s fiancée is supportive. After all, a Lux angel can’t be turned vampire, and Cerissa knows how important creating his first child is to him.

But when everything goes wrong, it puts Cerissa in the cross hairs of an enemy she didn’t see coming.

Henry is desperate to save his mate. Because if he doesn’t, Cerissa might be forced to leave the town—and Henry—forever.

About the Author

Jenna writes the Hill Vampire novels, which blend mystery, wine, and romance into a heady combination.

Beginning with Dark Wine at Midnight, her paranormal romance series is available on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited.

When not writing, she enjoys photographing denizens of the sea, and is known to occasionally attend a Victorian dance in full regalia right down to pantaloons and a hoop skirt.

To learn more about the Jenna and the books she writes, visit: jennabarwin.com

More Books by Jenna Barwin

DARK WINE AT DEATH

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DARK WINE AT DEATH

DARK WINE AT DISASTER

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DARK WINE AT DISASTER

DARK WINE AT DUSK

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DARK WINE AT DUSK

DARK WINE AT MIDNIGHT

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DARK WINE AT MIDNIGHT

DARK WINE AT SUNRISE

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DARK WINE AT SUNRISE

DARK WINE AT THE CIRCUS

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DARK WINE AT THE CIRCUS

DARK WINE AT THE GRAVE

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DARK WINE AT THE GRAVE
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