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November 2017 program: Michael Hale – An Illustrator’s Perspective

The Arizona Professional Writers present: Michael Hale – An Illustrator’s Perspective

Join us! Wednesday, November 15  1:00 PM at Majestic Rim Retirement Community, 310 Tyler Pkwy, Payson, AZ.

Everyone loves children’s books but not everyone knows how they are created. As an author and illustrator of children’s books, Michael Hale provides an insider’s view of what it takes to create a book from concept to final production.

Learn how authors, illustrators and many others come together to put books on your shelves. It’s a great insight into the world of children’s literature.

Michael Hale is the Illustrator Coordinator for the Arizona Region of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. (SCBWI). He has years of creative experience as a designer, writer and Illustrator and was the Creative Director of The Phoenix Zoo.

Now he puts his creative skills to work on writing & illustrating children’s picture books. He loves his work.

Michael illustrated his first picture book, UP UP UP in 2016. It was written by Phoebe Fox and published by First Edition Project Books. He both wrote and illustrated his second book, Bad Monkey Business. It was published by Simian Books in 2017.

You can see more of Michael Hale’s work by visiting www.michaelhale.me

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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.

Arizona Professional Writers Offers Workshop for Aspiring Self-Publishers

Arizona Professional Writers is offering “What’s New in Self-Publishing,” a two-hour workshop for writers to hear from the experts and gain useful tips about this emerging publishing genre. The workshop will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Shepherd of the Hills United Church of Christ, 5524 E. Lafayette Ave., Phoenix, Arizona. Registration with breakfast pastries and coffee starts at 9:30 a.m.

“What’s New in Self-Publishing” will feature a panel of industry experts, beginning with Linda F. Radke, president and founder of Five Star Publications, Inc., and author of The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing and Linda F. Radke’s Promote Like a Pro, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the traditional, partnership and self-publishing arenas and serves as a publishing consultant.

Other panel members include:
  • Connie Cockrell, a self-published author of 13 books who has been included in five anthologies and EverydayFiction.com after her daughter challenged her to write in 2011.
  • Linda Smock, a retired elementary school teacher and children’s author who has self-published seven picture books on CreateSpace and Kindle in the last year. The books feature characters based on animals in her household and neighborhood.
  • Brenda Warneka, an editor and writer, who has edited a variety of books, including the APW anthology “Skirting Traditions: Arizona Writers and Journalists, 1912-2012.”

Following the workshop, attendees are invited to meet for a no-host lunch at Kitchen 56, 3433 N. 56th St., Phoenix, Arizona.

Barbara Lacy, Phoenix Central District Director, states, “For over 50 years Arizona Professional Writers has offered writing workshops. Now we want to help emerging self-publishers achieve their goals.”

The workshop is free for members of Arizona Professional Writers and $10 for the public.

Please register in advance with an email to apw.reservations@gmail.com with a credit card or mail a check to: Barbara Lacy, 5425 E. Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. For more information, contact Barbara Lacy at 480-620-1358.

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Writing the West!

bucking_horseDig out your cowboy hats and boots and join the APW Southern District “Writing the West” luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 22, El Charro Cafe, 311 N. Court Ave., Tucson. This is the day before the Arizona History Convention begins in Tucson, so out-of-towners going to the history convention should plan to join us. APW members and Tucson-based western history writers Jane Eppinga, Jane Cleere, and Barbara Marriott speak about their latest work and recommendations to attendees who might wish to start writing in this genre (nonfiction and fiction). Open forum with questions and answers follows speakers. Free to attend. Lunch is Dutch-treat. Info/RSVP: Jaimie Bruzenak calamityjaimie@gmail.com, 928-607-3181 or apw.reservations@gmail.com. And, yes, wear that western attire! Yipee ki yea!

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.

Brenda Warneka to speak to SSWW

Brenda Warneka

Brenda Warneka

Anthologies can be appealing to both readers and writers. For writers, contributing to an anthology is a way to be published without all the work an author normally does. For the writer/editor who puts an anthology together, there are more things to consider than simply writing a compelling  work. In addition to getting contributions, you must obtain rights and decide on any author payments or royalties, among other things.

APWs Brenda Warneka will be speaking about the process of assembling anthologies—from the original idea to the completed product at the monthly meeting of the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers on September 26. Most recently, Warneka was the project leader, overseeing the work of 18 members of Arizona Press Women, for the award-winning APW anthology, Skirting Traditions: Arizona Women Writers and Journalists 1912-2012. She is also a co-editor and co-writer of two other anthologies.

APW Anthology

APW Anthology

Brenda will be the speaker for the September 26  monthly dinner/speaker meeting of SSWW, which will be held from 5:3-0 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chaparral Suites Resort  in Scottsdale. Interested writers are invited to attend. Cost for non-SSWW members is $25, payable in cash or check. PLEASE – RSVP now to Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder,  Cell 480-250-5556 or patricia@plbrooks.com.

The Scottsdale Society of Women Writers gives members access to events of interest, a format for exchanging ideas, an opportunity to network with other women writers and authors, an alliance with businesses relating to writing, publishing, camaraderie and support.

WHERE:   Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N, Scottsdale Rd. NE corner – Enter off Chaparral Rd – 4th Floor Grill entrance, then left to the Cactus Room

WHEN:     Thursday SEPT 26th, 2013 5:30-7:30 – special meeting date

PLEASE – RSVP now to Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder, Cell 480-250-5556 or patricia@plbrooks.com

MENU:  A light dinner – salad or sandwich and soup, dessert, beverage and roll with tax and gratuity included – make your choice the night of the meeting.

COST:  $22 for members – $25 for guests

CHECKS or cash:  Please make check payable to (SSWW) Scottsdale Society of Women Writers prior to coming to the meeting to save time at check-in.

CHECK-IN:  Please check-in between 5:00 and 5:45.  The meeting starts promptly at 6:00.  All those attending the meeting must pay for the dinner/room/speaker – cost noted above.  Pick up your name badge at the front table and ENJOY a wonderful night.