The Wannabes meet in the LLI lounge at the River Campus on South Patterson Street on February 15th at 9 AM. Only four members could attend this month. Many of our faithful are in warmer weather. Base on this week and the weather forecast for this coming weekend I cannot blame them.
Don H: Discussed a number of novels he has started to read. The first one he commented about was entitled Caravaggio : A Novel written by
Don went to a book event, actually it was a winter Ice sculpture show in Hamilton, Ohio that had a book fair at one of the tents for the event. Accordingly he was able to meet a writer who has written a book entitled:
The Author: Marguerite Livy-Feibelman is a Holocaust Survivor
The last book that Don recommended was Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman. A riveting story of a wolf pack in northern Minnesota.
Rosie H: Recommended a novel entitled: The Woman with the Alabaster Jar written by Margaret Starbird in 1993. A story claiming Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene had a relationship.
Rosie is organizing a number of events in the upcoming months for artists
with Rosie Huart
for your organization contact me at:
A Peacock Speaks, a collection of 22 short stories which explore a wide range of subjects: nature, boating, bird behavior and even male-female relationships. You may get a softback/Kindle version of the book at the following website: http://www.amazon.com/A-Peacock-Speaks-Short-Stories/dp/0988839903. Looking forward to reading his book. He has contributed many of his stories to the Journal in the past.
Don P also recommended a book that he has been reading. Biking to the Artic Circle By Allan Johnson
Don Q talked about the upcoming Mad Anthony Writers Workship which will held in April.
Welcome new and returning Mad Anthony Writers!
network with a community of kindred spirits, have your manuscripts reviewed, and give your
dreams of becoming a published author a chance to come true.
In its brief existence, this non-profit conference has donated more than $35,000 to local literacy
campaigns. Make plans now to join us—but hurry! Participation is limited to the first 90 registrants
to maintain the unique camaraderie of MAWC.
|When:||Friday-Sunday, April 12-14, 2013|
|Where:||Historic Hamilton, Ohio, “The City of Sculpture”
10 minutes west of I-75 on Route 129 (exit 24) between Cincinnati and Dayton
|Overview:||DAY 1: Murder & Mayhem • Keynote speaker, Sharon M. Draper
DAY 2: Write Like Mad workshops • One-on-One Appointments
DAY 3: Master Classes
|Get to it!:||REGISTER before February 1, 2013 for Early Bird discounts.|
HOTEL accommodations are available at Hamilton’s Marriott Courtyard Inn.
Mention ‘Mad Anthony’ to receive our special group discount!
My Observations: 1. Excellent list of presenter for both Sat and Sunday.
2. Excellent price performance
3. A chance to take a class from our favorite authorities in the writing community: Jane Friedman and Nancy Pinard.
Here is the link to their web site and registration: http://writelikemad.com/
Don also pointed out that Book Baby recently made a book available for writers entitled: Make Money with Your eBook. Here is a link to get a copy for yourself. http://www.bookbaby.com/campaigns/request-ebook-guide?Source=MEMBERS&Dest=http://www.pages04.net/discmakers-cdbaby/ebookpub_howto_guide/
Don Q is also teaching a class in the Spring LLI program at the University of Dayton . Here is a description of the class.
Self-Publishing - Creating Your Own BookWe will cover the basics involved in creating your own book. There are various types of books in the marketplace: paperback, paperback with color (cover/interior), hardback (with or without dust cover), photograph or coffee table books, children’s books and eBooks for the Kindle and Nook. We will discuss the cost associated with copyright protection, cover design, formatting, publicity, printing, commissions to bookstores, establishing your platform on the Web, effective use of social networking tools such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and HootSuite, and actions necessary to market your book and distribute it effectively. We will use two tools to create a softback book using Createspace and book of photos using Blurb.
6 Thursdays, March 21 - April 25
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at River Campus (Please Note: Sessions conclude at 5:30 p.m.)
If you would like information on registration for this or any other class that will be offered in the Spring session please review the information listed in this UD LLI web site.
Our next meeting will be March 22. We all should have recovered from St Partick's Day.