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Screenwriting Advice Article!

You are the Box Office Smash: The Personal Screenplay
by Gordy Hoffman



Right this very second, in the heart of every struggling, undiscovered screenwriter, in the dark, hidden corner deep within, there is a voice, a clear whisper, saying one thing:

You're never gonna figure this out.

And this is not referring to the story with its gaping hole, the finale missing a payoff, the hit and miss humor, the flat title.

I'm talking about freedom. The freedom to work as a screenwriter. Compensation for a home for family and a life. The resources to wake up and ply your craft and pay the freight, without obstacle. The chance to see your writing made into pictures, to work with the industry's best, to fulfill this goal of professional screenwriter. Hollywood success.

Behind this voice is the idea that somehow, some way, you'll find the hero, or the hook, logline or pitch that will punch your golden ticket. If you could only figure out what the studio wants, if you can only get a solid bead to this game, you know you can write and execute. What is the script I should write to get an agent? What is the one that will sell? It's not that I don't know how to write, I know how to write screenplays, I just need to know what they want, even though I think I know what they want, but I don't think I have the idea that they want. Yeah.

I'm not gonna figure this out, whispers the voice.

Why this uneasiness? Does it originate within ourselves? I don't think so. But where does it come from? The daily obsession with box office grosses? The news of the seven figure deals to newbies? The endless procession of boneheadedly conceived franchises-in-waiting arriving in the theatres every Friday? People winning Academy Awards for movies you would not be caught dead writing? Recognizing an idea you came up with years ago on your couch, produced with a $130 million budget drowning in CGI?

All these things are but a few of the possible reasons why this seeds unhealthy doubt and confusion in the modern screenwriter. Tracking these forces outside us and beyond our control in an effort to trudge the path to a successful screenwriting career will prove to most to be unproductive and corrosive. Basically, trying to figure out what Hollywood wants will land us in a resentment that makes "giving up" a sane response to the very challenge which used to inspire us. In short, we cannot chase a perceived trend and remember our dreams.

You cannot look at the marketplace and find your voice. You can find ideas, trends, and inspiration there, perhaps, but you can find these things driving in traffic as well. But listening to your voice is the key to creating original, compelling stories.

Your life is your own story. You have a completely unique thread of experience. By allowing yourself to express these emotional experiences, your screenplay, your story, will be different from any other and powerful, as original as your fingerprint.

Why is it powerful? When we have the courage to be specific about what we know about living, we create an authentic world an audience recognizes as the life they are living on planet Earth. This connects your audience to your story. This connection is the foundation of the phenomena of story.

Why does story mean so much to us? We recognize the triumphs and tragedies of our lives, with all the hilarity and tears. By seeing it, we are validated and it underscores meaning and purpose to living.

If we don't use what we've collected in life in our hearts and spirits, then our story loses its authenticity and the connection the audience should make fails. They do not see themselves, and when they leave the theater, they do not call their friends. When people do not call their friends after seeing a movie, the movie bombs.

When a writer opens their person to their work, when they allow themselves to be vulnerable, to risk exposure of the secrets of their life story, they take a huge step towards creating a screenplay of substantial value, a screenplay with a greater potential of a large number of tickets sold.

This is precisely why art and commerce have remained bedfellows for thousands of years. To look at the relationship between art and commerce as adversarial or incompatible is just plain foolish. Art happens when people invest their spirits in their work without fear, and story is artful when the writing is truthful and the writer is authentic.

And what do we have to be honest about? We can only lie about what we know, and we can only tell the truth about what we know. And that is what has happened to us, our life story. This is what we share.

This is not a pitch to write "what you know." This is not about writing stories about where you work or where you live. This is about writing about what you felt. You can imagine characters and worlds and actions and speech you've never personally experienced, but if you remember to infuse your choices with your emotional and spiritual struggles and victories as a human being, your screenplay will be different in the very best sense of the word.

The question you have to answer is not what does Hollywood want today. The question is how honest of a writer do you want to be. I guarantee you can write a blockbuster, you can write a box office hit. This will happen when you find an audience. And the correct path to this crowd of people is listening to yourself. If you practice, you will develop an inner ear for who you are and what you know and you will become masterful in loading your work with your fingerprints. Writing is personal work. You are the guitar. You are the box of paint. Give of that and your audience will remember why life is good and they will talk of you.


About the Author
Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival for LOVE LIZA, Gordy Hoffman has written and directed three digital shorts for Fox Searchlight. He made his feature directorial debut with his script, A COAT OF SNOW, which world premiered at the 2005 Locarno Intl Film Festival. A COAT OF SNOW made its North American Premiere at the Arclight in Hollywood, going on to screen at the Milan Film Festival and the historic George Eastman House. Recently, the movie won the 2006 Domani Vision Award at VisionFest, held at the Tribeca Cinemas in NY. A professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Gordy is the founder and judge of BlueCat Screenplay Competition. Dedicated to develop and celebrate the undiscovered screenwriter, BlueCat provides written script analysis on every script entered. In addition, Gordy acts as a script consultant for screenwriters, offering personalized feedback on their scripts through his consultation service, www.screenplaynotes.com. For more articles by Gordy on screenwriting, visit http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com.




A Radio Show for Writers and more...

A new radio show devoted to book marketing made its debut on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 on Achieve Radio, noon to 1 p.m., MST. Host Francine Silverman will talk with authors, publishers and publicists, providing listeners with a unique perspective on book promotion.

To access Book Marketing with Fran, go to http://www.achieveradio.com and click “Click to Listen” at top of page. Should you miss the show, click “Shows & Hosts” on the left and scroll down to Fran’s show and click, “More-Click Here” for the archives.

Patricia Fry, president of SPAWN (Small Publishers, Artists, and Writers Network) and author of 24 books, will be Fran’s first guest. Patricia’s latest book is The Right Way to Write, Publish and Sell Your Book (Matilija Press 2006), a comprehensive guide for hopeful and struggling authors.

Fran is author of Book Marketing from A-Z and editor publisher of Book Promotion Newsletter, http://www.bookpromotionnewsletter.com




BOOK PROMOTION NEWSLETTER
Issue 167: JULY 15, 2009

ISSN 1545-5599
BOOK PROMOTION NEWSLETTER
Issue 167: July 15, 2009
EDITOR: FRANCINE SILVERMAN
http://www.bookpromotionnewsletter.com
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INTRODUCTION

In the June 17, 2009 issue, I told you that Tai Aguierre, host of The Ex-Pat Show, on WTBQ, an ABC affiliate, is offering experts a 5-7 radio show to be run on the station. Well, my first show is complete and available at: http://www.taicoproductions.com/listen_now.asp?id=103

What a learning experience!! I had to purchase a recording device and learn how to transfer the recording to the computer and then send it to Tai. It was an ordeal but finally mastered. Tai has been my teacher, supporter and producer.

If you wish to reach Tai (pronounced Tey), his contact information is 973-854-7782 and info@theexpatshow.com

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In This Issue:

(1) Feature Article
(2) A Good Question
(3) From the Pen Of....
(4) Progress Report
(5) Kudos
(6) Correction

(1) FEATURE ARTICLE


Six Things I Learned from Reading an Inflight Magazine
By Carolyn Howard-Johnson

It seems Jay Heinrichs, editorial director of SouthWest Airlines' inflight magazine, Spirit, is especially interested in writing--more than one might expect from his position with the magazine. The recent issue was replete with articles on writing so presumably he believes that will interest his flying public. Even his editorial is aimed at writing--books in particular. He says that it is a long-held belief in the publishing world that if a book is about Lincoln, doctors or dogs, it will fly off book shelves. He came up with a tongue in cheek title of his own, Lincoln's Dog-Training Secrets that sports a big "Doctor Approved" shout insignia on the cover. Kind of a cute cover, too, which as we all know helps books fly off of bookstore shelves.

So what did I learn from this issue of Spirit?

#1 If you have a good article on any of Heinrichs's three preferred subjects, send him a proposal. He is--obviously--already presold on the idea! With his interest in writing, he may also be interested in articles on writing that would appeal to his audience.

#2 Heinrichs recently self-published his own book, Sniff It First and 15 Other Things I learned From my Cat (also a pretty darn good title, even lacking doctors, Lincoln and dogs!). This tells me that Heinrichs has the experience and savvy not to judge a book by the press it is printed on. He says self-publishing "gives a voice to brilliant people who otherwise couldn't publish, while allowing a guy like me, unfortunately, to do a cat book." So, he might not easily dismiss your feature story idea or your title as a gift suggestion.

#3 The value of humor. You know I believe in it or I wouldn't use Anne Louise's Humor Hint in most issues of my Sharing with Writers newsletter. It is apparent from the title (though I haven't read Heinrichs's book yet!) that he used humor. He, obviously is using self-effacing humor to promote it as well.

#4 That cat books may sell darn nearly as well as dog or doctor or Lincoln books.

#5 That having a platform from which to dive will surely help sell your book. (Heinrichs's is his visibility as an editor of Spirit!) And that when you have an excellent platform, that may be the time not to give all the book's profits to a big publisher anyway. (Your platform could be your former writing, your Rolodex full of clients or whatever.)

#6 That reading when you fly can be beneficial to your writing career. That goes for this newsletter, too--or mine. Print them out. Don't skim. Read. (-:

To research departments and content of Spirit go to http://www.spiritmag.com/contact.php


Carolyn is an instructor for UCLA Extension's world-renown Writers' Program. Her book The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't, is recommended reading for her classes, and was named USA Book News' "Best Professional Book 2004." It is also an Irwin Award winner. Her second book in the How To Do It Frugally series is The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success is also a USA Book News award-winner as well as the winner of the Reader View's Literary Award in the publishing category. She is the recipient of both the California Legislature's Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment Award and the Glendale American Business Women's Association's Woman of the Year award. She is a popular speaker and actor. http://www.HowToDoItFrugally.com.


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(2) A GOOD QUESTION

Gerri Helms wants to know if The International Association of Writers (http://www.AssociationofWriters.com) is worth joining. Anyone with experience as a member of the association? Please let us know.

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(3) FROM THE PEN OF............

Keep re-inventing your marketing approach. Use Ezine articles, Blogs, and Podcasts to spread the word. Go to the stores and shops that fit your niche both online and locally to get your book on the shelves. Get out of your comfort zone and promote, again and again. Send out press releases every time you do anything notable with your book. Talk to people everywhere you can think of about your book. Give presentations in schools and libraries. Keep going to tradeshows. Keep your book visible to the end; there is a lot of luck involved too. But, if you give up it's all over.

from Calling All Authors (Nightengale Press 2007) by Valerie Connelly

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(4) PROGRESS REPORT

Susie Aga was the guest of Jeff Marginean, host of My Buddy Butch, http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mybuddybutchradio
http://www.mybuddybutch.com on June 18, 2009.

Susie is a Certified Canine Behavior & Training Specialist and host of The Animal Hour. http://www.radiosandysprings.com/AnimalHour/index.html
http://www.atlantadogtrainer.com


Judith (Sherven) and Jim (Sniechowski) were guests on The Iris Fanning Show on July 3, 2009.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Iris-Fanning-Show
http://www.irisfanning.com

Judith and Jim's latest book is The Heart of Marketing: Love Your Customers and They Will Love You Back (Morgan James Publishing 2009). http://TheHeartOfMarketing.com
http://www.judithandjim.com
http://www.smartweddingcouples.com


Lillian Brummet and Anjuelle Floyd will be guests of Barry Eva, host of A Book and a Chat at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Across-the-Pond - Lillian on September 12, 2009 and Anjuelle on October 14, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. (ET).

Lillian is host of Conscious Discussions on Blog Talk Radio, http://www.blogtalkradio.com/consciousdiscussions.

Anjuelle's new novel is The House (Neptune Publications 2009). http://anjuellefloyd.com/the-house


Michael Beitler and Walter Brasch will be the guests of Marcus Blake, host of Dueling Patriots Radio Show - Michael on July 14, 2009,and Walter on July 21, 2009. http://www.duelingpatriots.com. The show airs 6-7 pm (CT).


Mike's books are Rational Individualism: A Moral Argument for Limited Government & Capitalism (Practitioner Press International 2008) and Strategic Organizational Change (Practitioner Press International 2006). http://www.mikebeitler.com


Walter's newest book is Sinking the Ship of State: The Presidency of George W. Bush (BookSurge Publishing 2007). http://www.walterbrasch.com


Charles Ehin will be guest of Paul Bruno, host of Career Czar on All Talk Radio, http://www.careerczar.com -Lorraine on 9/11/09 and Charles on 9/25/09.

Charles' latest book is The Organizational Sweet Spot: Engaging the Innovative Dynamics of Your Social Networks (Springer 2009) http://www.unmanagement.com


Kim Bloomer pre-recorded a show on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 with Jamie of MyDoggieSays.com on KFNX to be aired tonight (Wednesday).

Kim is host of Animal Talk Naturally and co-author of the book Whole Health for Happy Dogs (Quarry Books 2006) http://www.animaltalknaturally.com


Patricia Raskin will be the guest of Sameon, host of The Red Bull of Talk Radio on Blog Talk Radio, on August 2, 2009 at 8 p.m.(ET). http://www.blogtalkradio.com/redbulloftalkradio

Patricia is host of Positive Living on Talk Zone, http://www.talkzone.com/show.asp?sid=627#MoreDetailedDescription and author of Success Your Dreams and You (Roundtable Publishing 1991) and Pathfinding: Seven Principles for Positive Living (Liberty Publishing Group 2002). http://www.raskinresources.com.

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(5) KUDOS

Lillian Bjorseth, author of Breakthrough Networking: Building Relationships That Last (Duoforce Enterprises 2003), was elected to the board of directors of the National Speakers Association-Illinois Chapter. In her role of director of communication, she will oversee the group's public relations efforts including electronic and print media coverage and its http://www.nsa-il.org and http://www.illiniosexperts.com
websites.
http://www.duoforce.com


Reported in the last issue was an article about Taffy Wagner in US News & World Report. Now, she's been quoted regarding 6 Money Talks to have before you marry. Below is the article
http://www.usnews.com/articles/business/your-money/2009/07/13/6-money-talks-to-have-before-you-marry.html?PageNr=1

Taffy is author of Debt Dilemma (2005), Homebuyer's Helper - How to Have and Hold on to your House (2006), and Discharged Into Debt (2005), all published by JTW Publishing. http://www.taffywagner.com

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(6) CORRECTION

Pamela Harper's interview with Lyn Ellington is scheduled to air on Wednesday, July 22, 2009.

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Francine Silverman, P.O. Box 1333, Riverdale, New York 10471, is author of:

TALK RADIO WANTS YOU: AN INTIMATE GUIDE TO 700 SHOWS AND HOW TO GET INVITED (McFarland & Co. 2009). The $75 reference book is available from author at $67.50,

and

BOOK MARKETING FROM A-Z (Infinity Publishing 2005) written by 325 paid subscribers to Book Promotion Newsletter. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/102-0106967-2029708?initialSearch=1&url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Book+Marketing+from+A-Z&x=22&y=24

Subscribers are entitled to a 20% discount on the book. Contact Fran at franalive@optonline.net for code. The publisher's toll free number does not work outside the continental US and orders cannot be processed from its website for shipping outside the US.

Subscribers in foreign countries who wish to purchase the books with the discount may email Michelle at michelle@infinitypublishing.com or fax an order (610/941-9959). She will provide confirmation that your order has been received and will be processed promptly. When using these options subscribers should put everything to Michelle's attention and reference the Promotional Code (contact Fran for code).

If emailing Michelle, DO NOT put your credit card number in any email correspondence as this is not secure.




BOOK PROMOTION NEWSLETTER
Issue 166: JULY 1, 2009

ISSN 1545-5599
BOOK PROMOTION NEWSLETTER
Issue 166: July 1, 2009
EDITOR: FRANCINE SILVERMAN
http://www.bookpromotionnewsletter.com
http://www.talkradioadvocate.com

Issued every other Wednesday since 2003

In This Issue:

(1) Feature Article
(2) Grist for Your Mill
(3) Contest
(4) From the Pen Of.....
(5) Wonderful Websites
(6) Progress Report
(7) Kudos


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http://www.FiveStarPublications.com - Your partner in publishing since 1985
http://www.AuthorsandExperts.com - Your economical path to publicity and more.
http://www.SchoolBookings.com - Connecting authors and illustrators to schools.
http://www.KidsCanPublish.com - Where the writers & illustrators of tomorrow get published today.

Call Five Star Publications for a free consultation. 480-940-8182

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(1) FEATURE ARTICLE

Launch an Organization
by Fern Reiss

The International Association of Writers (http://www.AssociationofWriters.com) is a membership organization-and a model for how you can create an association around a book or business to extend your publicity efforts. Launching an organization such as the IAW can be a perfect way to get attention-from both the public and the media. Here's how to do it:

Have a good answer to 'Why?'
Be prepared with a good answer when people ask you, “Why start this organization?” (There are lots of great writing organizations-but only the IAW provides publicity assistance, such as a Speakers' Bureau and Media Database of Experts; and it is these publicity vehicles that are a writer's biggest asset in today's economic climate.)

Lock in the website
Lock in the domain name for your association. When journalists do a story, usually the first thing they do is Google the topic. If you're the director of an international association on your topic, with a website to match, you're automatically going to be one of their first go-to sources.

Don't be a one-person operation
It's easy to let your personal expertise dominate a membership site, but don't do it: Include information and input from the top experts in the field, even if they're competitors. Partner with experts for articles, audios, and special reports-so that you're providing a plethora of useful information to subscribers that would be hard to find elsewhere. (Check out the top names in the field that make up the International Association of Writers' panel of contributors.)

Include perks that appeal to advertisers
Don't forget advertisers. IAW has a calendar section where advertisers can list upcoming workshops and programs, and a jobs bank for open writing positions, among other things. Ad revenues can mean big bucks for a fledgling organization.

Become an information mecca
Provide enough information that you're an info mecca for related industries. For example, literary agents look at the IAW because of the author query letters; journalists seek quotes via the media database of experts; editors look for freelance writers and ghostwriters for book projects; headhunters want writers to fill positions; meeting planners seek potential speakers; ezine and website editors look at the syndicated articles bank; bloggers look to see who's making news… Find out what your clientele needs, and meet those needs.

Provide incentive for early adopters
Encourage advance membership signup by offering special incentives for anyone signing up early. For example, IAW offers three big bonuses-including participation in the Syndicated Articles Directory, the International Speakers' Bureau, and the Database of Experts to the Media-absolutely free to writers who sign up before the November launch. Provide discounts or limited-availability extras for early adopters.

Define your audience wisely but widely
Zero in on your audience-but then define it as broadly as possible. Instead of an association of women writers, the IAW offers membership to both men and women; instead of a US-based association, the IAW is international in scope. Go after as wide a market as is appropriate-and then deliver to your promised audience.

Select an appropriate price point
Choose a membership fee that will work for a large percentage of your target audience. (IAW membership is $149, and includes a host of benefits that would cost much, much more if purchased separately.)

So consider launching an organization to help promote your book sales. And then come promote your business at the International Association of Writers!

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Fern Reiss is Director of the International Association of Writers (http://www.AssociationofWriters.com) providing publicity vehicles to writers worldwide. She's also CEO of PublishingGame.com (http://www.PublishingGame.com) and Expertizing.com (http://www.Expertizing.com) and the author of The Publishing Game: Find an Agent in 30 Days, The Publishing Game: Bestseller in 30 Days, and The Publishing Game: Publish a Book in 30 Days. Her Expertizing® Publicity Forum enables you to pitch your book or business directly to journalists and literary agents; more information at http://www.Expertizing.com/forum.htm. Sign up for her free newsletter at http://www.AssociationofWriters.com

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(2) GRIST FOR YOUR MILL

Many people use Map Quest when they travel but I - and others - find it awful. Go to the American Automobile Association and type in your location and destination and you'll get a TripTik - like in the old days, except instead of waiting for it in the mail, it's instant. You don't even have to a member!

Short of a GPS, it's the next best thing.

For those of you work at home, you might be interested in being a guest on this show:

http://www.workathomeradioshow.com/work-at-home-radio-show-be-a-guest/

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(3) CONTEST

Dotsie Bregel of Boomer Women Speak is running another contest at

http://www.boomerwomenspeak.com and at http://www.nabbw.com

In 500 words or less, write one scene, a mini-memoir, depicting your life-changing event. Be sure to include sensory details. Here is an example: Think of a woman trying to write about how one night over dinner, in an expensive restaurant, her husband announced he was leaving her. She might describe the sound of rain pelting the windows, the noise of the happy couples surrounding them, or maybe the soup growing cold in the bowl. All of these details help reinforce her feelings at this crucial junction of her life.

Please submit your entry in the BODY OF THE EMAIL to contest@nabbw.com with Confessions in the subject line. Include your name, email address, and short bio (no more than 75 words) with the email entry. Entries needing editing will not be accepted. The deadline is August 31, 2009.
The winner will receive $100.00 in cash, publication of their story in the OUR VOICES, plus annual membership to the National Association of Baby Boomer Women.

For more information on the contest, please visit http://www.nabbw.com/display_news.php?nid=11

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(4) FROM THE PEN OF.........

When you get a nice write-up or feature about you and and/or your book, have it laminated and set it up on an easel at trade shows. Create an online contest and list it in online contest directories to drive traffic to your website.

......from an on-line article entitled "A Few Tips On How To Market And Sell Your Self Published Books, by Helen Hecker

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(5) WONDERFUL WEBSITES

For book marketing articles:

http://www.publishinggame.com/art_novelpublicity.htm
http://www.matilijapress.com/over75page.html
http://www.adlerbooks.com/promguid.html
http://www.promotingyourbooks.com/kremer.htm
http://www.essortment.com/all/howtomarketbo_rfhw.htm
http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/ten-great-ways-to-promote-your-book.html
http://www.freelanceswitch.com/the-business-of-freelancing/using-twitter-to-promote-your-book/
http://www.writing-world.com/promotion/venues.shtml

To check your website ranking:

http://www.prchecker.info/check_page_rank.php

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(6) PROGRESS REPORT

Dotsie Bregel was the guest of Paul Bruno, host of Career Czar on All Talk Radio, on June 19, 2009. Read about Dotsie's contest above. In addition, these three clients will be his guest: Dawn Mushill on July 24, 2009, Lorraine Cohen on September 4, 2009 and Celeste Terry on Oct 9, 2009.

http://www.alltalkradio.net/alt/show.php?folder=careerczar
http://www.careerczar.com


Cindi LaFerle was the guest of Allen Cardozo, host of Answers for the Family on June 29, 2009 on LA Talk Radio.

http://www.latalkradio.com/Allen.php

Cindi is author of Writing Home (Hearth Stone Books 2005) a collection of her award-winning weekly newspaper columns on motherhood and the domestic arts.
http://www.laferle.com


Pamela Harper was a guest of Lyn Ellington on Womens Small Business Radio on June 22, 2009, having taped the show a day earlier.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/WSB-Talk-Radio

Pamela is author of Preventing Strategic Gridlock: Leading Over, Under & Around Organizational Jams to Achieve High Performance Results (Cameo Publications 2003). http://www.businessadvance.com


Dr. Michael Beitler was the guest of Sam Bushman, host of Liberty Round Table, on June 24, 2009. http://www.libertyroundtable.com

Michael is host of Free Markets with Dr. Mike Beitler and author of Rational Individualism: A Moral Argument for Limited Government & Capitalism (Practitioner Press International 2008) and Strategic Organizational Change (Practitioner Press International 2006). http://www.MikeBeitler.com

Sallie Felton will be the guest of Lynn Serafinn, host of Garden of the Soul, on November 18, 2009. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Lynn-Serafinn

Sallie is host of A Fresh Start with Sallie Felton and co-author of the ebook, Clutter Free & Clear: Take Charge of Your Time and Space!! A How-to Book to Simplify Your Life.
http://www.salliefeltonlifecoach.com

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(7) KUDOS

The following good news is not only enjoyed by my clients but yours truly as well since I was the matchmaker. The hosts of both shows were apparently very taken with these authors and have taken their relationship a step further.

Gerri Helms, author of Trust God and Buy Broccoli (Femme Osage 2007), recently received the email below from Cyrus A. Webb, host of ConversationsLIVE! Radio:

"I am writing you because we are releasing the book club selections for our groups that meet in Mississippi, and your book has been chosen as one of our selections!"

http://www.lifecoachgerri.com

Betty Jo Tucker was the guest of Gigi Iam, host of The Gigi Iam Show, who later suggested that they do a TV show together doing film reviews.

"I'm thinking we could do an oldies but goodies review and a top ten review together as a special on my TV show," Gigi wrote Betty Jo. "The way it would work, is you would still call in and we'll post your picture on the screen as you are speaking and flash pictures of the movies we review, with split screen, etc. It's an idea I have and I believe it would be of great interest to our audience." http://www.gigiiam.com

Betty Jo is author of three movie-related books including Confessions of a Movie Addict, and Susan Sarandon: A True Maverick (Hats Off Books 2004).
http://www.BettyJoTucker.com

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Taffy Wagner was written up in US News and World Report!! The reporter had been following her on Twitter.
http://www.usnews.com/blogs/alpha-consumer/2009/06/23/how-to-manage-money-in-marriage.html

Taffy is author of Debt Dilemma (2005), Homebuyer's Helper - How to Have and Hold on to your House (2006), and Discharged Into Debt (2005), all published by JTW Publishing. http://www.taffywagner.com

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