The last two weeks delivered my sixth visit to Alaska. In September, I will return once again to keynote the Alaska Writers Conference. All but two of my stays have been about work—speaking to a variety of groups in multiple cities: from Juneau to Nome. Alaska is a special place.
While there I worked on two books: one for a client and my rewrite of my own. On Friday morning, Skype was alive with the Author Friendly Friday Coaching call.
If you are in Colorado, we bypass the monthly AuthorYOU Circles this month and encourage you to attend the annual Author BBQ schmooze and eating gather on July 21—NEXT WEEK. It’s fun—zero agenda but to eat and schmooze. Works for me. All info here to signup up: https://authoru.org/event/its-the-annual-author-bbq?instance_id=1423
The AuthorYOU Circles will resurface next month on August 4th. All dates for 2018 at www.Meetup.com/AuthorYou AND, this is where you register to attend. Note—you need to join the Meetup group—it’s a freebie.
Friday mornings are the place to be with other authors! Become a subscriber so you can get Friday Coaching for less than a weekly glass of wine; for less than a weekly Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit – Combo at Chick-fil-A; for less than 3 movie tickets! Only $27 a month—limited amount of subscribers allowed. Two times: 7 AM and Noon Mountain time. The dress? Totally casual. Get on board –it’s fun and informative … and you get all questions answered. We do it via Skype This is for any author anywhere!
Register here: http://bit.ly/FridayCoaching
… AND, how’s your week been?
THIS WEEK on Author YOU – Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles dug into the “how-tos” what authors can do to lure and hook association meeting planners for speaking Plus how to get into the back door with expert Ed Rigsbee. It all adds to author and book success. Listen in via the website or via iTunes.
Tune in for the LIVE show at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you are going to have to do the clock crunching for your time zone at http://bit.ly/BookPublishing-iTunes. You can also go to the Home page of http://www.AuthorU.org, scroll down and click on any of the past shows—just click and are instantly there! With over 100,000 downloaded podcasts each month from around the world, you are in good company!
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Social Media and Marketing Strategies
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Writers & Writing
How To Tell Your Family That You’re Writing A #Memoir buff.ly/2IJrPYs via @PassiveVoiceBlg #amwriting
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Cool things and OMG moments!
OMG—what will people to next? How about having a private chef for your pooch? This is amazing: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-22/what-top-chefs-cook-for-their-dogs
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