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Author Jan Cleere to speak to Central District April 1, 2016

APW member Jan Cleere from Tucson discusses her new book, “Never Don’t Pay Attention: The Life of Rodeo Photographer Louise L. Serpa,”Cleere Jan Author Pic at the monthly APW Central District meeting. Jan will talk about what it took to write her proposal for the book as well as share her chapter outlines submitted to the publishers. Also, she will reveal what it takes to market a book in today’s publishing world. Bring your questions and writing friends.
Friday, April 1, 2016
10 a.m.-noon
Registration starts with coffee and pastry at 9:30 a.m.
Shepherd of the Hills United Church of Christ, 5524 East Lafayette Blvd., Phoenix.
(Building is at the end of the parking lot.)
Free to APW members. Non-members $10 paid ahead or $15 at the door.
Please RSVP: apw.reservations@gmail.com or call Barbara Lacy 480-620-1358
Lunch follows at nearby Kitchen 56 from the menu/ separate checks.
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April 2016 TypeRider

The April, 2016 issue of TypeRider is here. As usual, it is loaded with articles and upcoming writing events. Find summaries of past district programs and descriptions of upcoming ones. The Payson Book Festival is on track for July 23 and you can find out how to participate. You’ll want to read Betty Webb’s article, “Me and My Shadow Self,” and how to make your writing more appealing to the reader. Improve your craft by marking and attending some of the many events listed in the Calendar section that will be offered this spring.

Payson Book Festival – July 25, 2015

Book Fair flier.inddJoin us in Payson in the cool pines beneath the Mogollon Rim for Payson’s first ever book festival. More than 60 authors will participate. Gila Community College and Arizona Professional Writers (APW) are partnering to present the Payson Book Festival on July 25, 2015, at the Payson campus, 201 N. Mud Springs Rd. in Payson, Arizona.

This is a family-oriented event and is offered to the public free of charge. A children’s element will feature story time, a young writer’s workshop and an opportunity to meet “Story Monster.” Entertainment, workshops, speakers and author signings will take place throughout the day. Food is available. See PaysonBookFestival.org  for more information. You can also download the Book_Fair_flyer, which includes the schedule of events.

Come support the book festival! Volunteer to help or come meet the authors and check out their books.

Rim Country May 20 meeting

Becky Nissila

Becky Nissila

Rim Country District will have a special guest speaker for the meeting this month, scheduled for  May 20, at noon in the community room of the Payson Public Library.

 Freelance writers have discovered a growing market for health and medical articles. Authors who write fiction, may have their characters grapple with illness or accidents that require emergency medical attention. All writers should find good research sources in order to  present accurate information about health and medical topics. We also  may need more information as consumers too.  How prepared are you for an unexpected trip to the ER?
“Debunking Medical Media Myths –What to Expect in the ER” is the topic of Becky Nissila, the new  Director of Emergency Services, Payson Regional Medical Center (PRMC). She has extensive experience with ER departments and other clinical operations in acute care hospitals. In addition to being an RN for 25 years, she earned a B.S. in Health Science as well as an MBA. She worked at PRMC previously and has recently returned to her Payson home after an assignment in the San Francisco Bay area. Nissila  will provide some medical research tips, an insiders view of emergency medicine and how patients can better navigate the medical system.
Feel free to bring guests.

April 2015 TypeRider now available!

You won’t want to miss the April, 2015 TypeRider! It’s full of news about recent happenings throughout the state and about upcoming events. There are a number of Western-themed events coming up highlighted in this issue: a tour of the new Museum of the West in Scottsdale, the Southern District’s “Writing the West” lunch and talk, plus information about the Arizona History Convention held this year in Tucson at the end of the month. And, there is so much more!

Central District program – March 19, 2015

ARIZONA PROFESSIONAL WRITERS

Central District

INVITES YOU TO A PRESENTATION BY

JUDITH REDLINE COOPEY

writer, historian, genealogist

Judith Reline Coopey

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bluewater Grill and Seafood Restaurant

1720 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix

5:00 p.m. No-Host Cocktails

5:30 Dinner followed by Program

Coopey, a former history teacher who published four historical novels in four years, will talk about the historical research that wins her novels high praise from readers and what she did that led to a fantastically successful marketing campaign once she realized she needed help marketing her work. A question and answer period will follow. Copies of her books will be available for sale. Non-members $5. Each attendee pays their own restaurant check. RSVP: apw.reservations@gmail.com or Brenda Warneka 602-740-9579.

Tuscon-area seminar on book publishing

APWs Jane Eppinga is one of three presenters at  “A Seminar on Book Publishing” sponsored by the Arizona Authors Association.  It is free and open to the public.

A SEMINAR ON BOOK PUBLISHING
Presented by the ARIZONA AUTHORS ASSOCIATION
http://www.azauthors.com
info@azauthors.com

Learn the best and worst of traditional publishing, self-publishing and e-publishing from authors who have books published in each of these fields.

Oro Valley Library
1305 W. Naranja Dr.
Oro Valley, AZ 85737

February 8, 2014
10:00—11:30 A.M.

Jane Eppinga

Award-winning author Jane Eppinga has had numerous books traditionally published including Arizona Twilight Tales; Nogales: Life and Times on the Frontier; Images of America (series): Tombstone, Tucson, Apache Junction and Superstition Mountains; Arizona Sheriffs: Badges and Bad Men; and They Made Their Mark: An Illustrated History of the Society of Woman Geographers. She has also written more than 300 articles for both popular and professional publications.

Mike Sedgwick

Born in Hampshire, England, Mike Sedgwick has traveled extensively and lived in Wales, Belgium, Minnesota, and Arizona. He began writing fiction, mostly short stories, in the 1980s and self-published his first novel, Bramdean, in 2010 for which he won first prize in the Arizona Authors Association Literary Competition. His other books include Of Heaven & Earth, Light on a Distant Shore, and Report from Mars. Mike also writes short stories in a wide range of genres.

Susan Dawson-Cook

Susan Dawson-Cook has e-published five romantic suspense novels under the pseudonym Sabrina Devonshire. Her books include Water Swimmer; Message from Viola Mari; Dangerous Descent (Love in the Labyrinths, Book 1); The Unseen (Love in the Labyrinths, Book 2); and Seaside Seduction. Her latest e-book, Never Let You Go, was released last month. As a certified fitness professional, she is a contributing editor to American Fitness magazine and often authors for Swimmer and The Romance Writers Report.