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Chaos to Calm: FREE Event with Jillian Maas Backman & Paula Cross

Do you find it challenging to achieve peace, quiet, and joy in your life? Are you caught up in worry and discouragement about situations in our world played out in the headlines? Treat yourself and join us for the dual expression of words and music with two creative and intuitively-inspired women who use their arts to find calm in the midst of chaos. Use this evening as an opportunity to get in touch with your own inner peace and create harmony going forward. Jillian Maas Backman, author, and Paula Cross, singer, are uniting for an evening of fun and conversation along with an exchange of ideas tailor-made for the weary in all of us. The evening will include personal accounts of how these two artists transposed the universal intuitive works of words and music to offset the world’s chaos, and how expression of the soul can bring calm to anyone who makes the time to look inward. The public is invited to attend this  FREE open house which will run from 6:30pm through 8pm. Drinks and …

Donna R. Gore March Events

March is roaring like a lion for Donna Gore and upcoming events. As the author of Grief Diaries: Surviving Loss by Homicide she will be sharing her book, and her experiences, with new audiences of students, readers, and other authors. Along with attending the annual four-day National Missing Persons Conference in Wilmington, NC, she has been invited to appear before a class at Coastal Carolina University (CCU) during her stay in the Carolinas. While attending to her book signing event at Barnes & Noble in Myrtle Beach, SC, Donna had the pleasure of striking up a conversation with CCU professor, Bert Hayslip. He has arranged to have her speak to two of his classes on March 14. She will begin at the Psych of Aging class and continue at the Lifespan Development class with the purpose of educating students on tragic loss and resiliency. Donna R. Gore’s experience in crime victim advocacy began with the 1981 murder of her father. Her personal experience through the judicial system inspires her to reach out to others in …

Tips for media appearance from ImaginePublicity

The Media Called–What Should I DO? Tips For Your First Appearance

    As exciting as it is to be called by a major media producer to offer your brand of commentary, discuss your latest book, or to promote an issue, it can send even veterans to the moon with anxiety! The spotlight is on you! Don’t get caught unprepared, looking a mess, or sounding like you don’t know what you’re talking about. What makes a good interview? What should be said or not said? What should be worn that looks best on camera?  Whew! Lot’s to think about, let alone how to get over the jitters. If you go into the interview well prepared, looking and sounding good, the chances of landing more appearances  went up a few notches.  Do and be the best you can! 1. The Media Called: Name Your Product Whether it be a book or the latest gadget, it has a name and should be referred to by that name at each opportunity. Not that you need to say it in every sentence, but weave it through the interview in an easy, conversational …

Is Your Book Networking in All the Right Places? Self-Marketing Tips

“Go where you know.”  This holds true in social media networking and marketing your book.  Although the important arenas for connecting with the masses are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+,  an author may need to go beyond the place where everyone is, and find “where you know” to connect with potential readers. Authors have a specific goal that’s common among them, to sell books.  Creating works of art with words and illustrations, and sharing this creation with their audience is why writers write, whether it be for recognition of their work, promoting an issue, or their chosen career in which to make a living, all good reasons to sell books.   As an author, where are you spending your social media time? There are an immense amount of users on Facebook (800 million), Twitter continues to lead, LinkedIn connects you professionally, and Google+  allows connection more specifically with those in your “circle” of expertise. While each of these networks, and many others not mentioned are truly important in the big picture, authors must figure out how to break them down into …