Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Network with Us February 2010

Schall Adams' membership site is the place for business women to connect, mentor, coach, and inspire one another. Let us help you reach your dream of becoming a writer!

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry or writing a short story that is worth telling everyone! And to all who have the ability to dream... Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes! All works must be original.

I'm happy to announce that my novel, Hostage of Lies, was chosen as a Best Book of 2009. ~ Maxine Thompson

Book Marketing Maven is now The Savvy Book Marketer

Dana Lynn Smith's popular Book Marketing Maven blog has a new name – The Savvy Book Marketer – and a new look.

The blog offers authors and publishers free book marketing advice, from traditional promotional methods to online book marketing and social media. Weekly guest posts by leading book marketing experts add additional perspective. Check out the new site at While you're there, be sure to sign up for The Savvy Book Marketer e-zine and get a free copy of the Top Book Marketing Tips e-book.

Barbara Techel, award-winning children's author of Frankie the Walk 'N Roll book series has won an award for her story, “The Blessing of a Wheelchair-Bound Dachshund" in a contest sponsored by Angel Animal Network. Any contest entries, but especially those of the winners, will also be considered for possible publication in the new book Dogs and the Women Who Love Them by Allen and Linda Anderson to be published by New World Library in Fall 2010.

Have just finished writing a book and will be reading the second copy this week. I anticipate around the 25th of January that I will be able to place my new book, The Twisted Life of Julia Knight on and several other online sites. I want to also give many thanks to Barbara Milbourn with Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services and her very helpful evaluation of this book. Her encouragement and insight have helped to make this publication possible!

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An autographed copy of Linda Ballou's Wai-nani, High Chiefess of Hawaii-Her Epic Journey will be awarded to one lucky person on Valentine’s Day. Go to Wai-nani’s page where you will find reviews, an excerpt and more.

Want to know more about story poems as a tool for writing memoir? Listen to this Story Circle Network podcast with Janet Riehl: Become a Riehlife Villager at Buy our new audio book Sightlines: A Family Love Story in Poetry and Music at

Download the free recording of Amethyst Wyldfyre’s teleclass. I loved it and think you will, too!

V. M. Wolter and Joseph A. Zapalac's book, Rockin Chair Cowboys and Other Short Stories will be coming out in the fall of 2010. The collection of true stories, recipes, poetry and photographs will warm your heart with special memories of childhood, love and marriage, Grandparents, inspirational, family, everyday life, parents, animal lovers, care giving, and holiday.

V. M. Wolter and Joseph A Zapalac graduated together, lost track of each other, and were reunited after fifty years. Since becoming writing partners in Oct 2008, they have had two poetry books published--Reflections, Memories Past and Ribbons and Roses. They were able to do this with 1,100 miles between them.

Get a free trial of Allison Maslan’s life coaching software for personal development and goal setting at

Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green: Two Marketing Masters Reinvent Green and Ethical Marketing

Shel Horowitz is launching his new book, Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green: Winning Strategies to Improve Your Profits and Your Planet—which he co-authored with the legendary "father of Guerrilla Marketing, Jay Conrad Levinson. Shel is not only an award-winning writer and a world-class marketer, he's also been a voice in the wilderness for ethical and Green business practices. These guys do quality work, and Shel says this is the best book he's ever done.

Visit to purchase this book from your choice of retailer. Buying from this site raises money for charity and qualifies you for a substantial bonus package, including two free months of membership in The Clean and Green Club (Shel's eco/ethical business membership program), a 20-minute consultation with a publicist, 70 tips on creating credibility, and more.

From the cauldron of controversy that is Hawaiian history, emerges Wai-nani, a reflection of the passionate chiefess Ka'ahumanu. Like all Islanders, she is a water baby finding pleasure, sustenance, solace, wisdom and courage in the grand and vibrant sea. She is born fifteen years prior to the landing of Captain Cook in Kealakekua in 1779, and is the favorite wife of Makaha, a fierce warrior modeled after Kamehameha the Great. Her story awaits you!

Get a directory of web radio resources to find shows where you can ask to be considered for a guest appearance.

Ginger Simpson recently submitted a proposal to, suggesting that not enough exposure has been given to e-books. She applied for a position as reporter to post reviews for the Nashville area and was accepted. Her first two articles provided information to familiarize the public with the e-book industry, and now she's posting reviews and hoping to stir interest in novels available in downloadable formats. View her column on

Winter Garden, writer and publisher, Loretta Lynn Leda released her first travel guide, Paddling the Everglades National Park, by Falcon guide-books. The book introduces paddlers of all abilities to almost 50 of the park's premier paddling routes, as well as describes each of the unique natural areas along the Everglades Trail. Also included are brief accounts of the remnants of pre-colonial life along the routes and information about the parks angling and birding opportunities.

Two Free Empowering Reads

You Are More! EXTRA by You Are More! Empowerment Coach and author Joyce Shafer (made Scribd’s Hot List the first week it went live) and State of Appreciation, a free weekly newsletter with articles, free resources, and gifts that assist you to align with your desired experiences and results at

Become a Conscious Creative!

Reinvent Yourself: Refuse to Settle for Less in Life and Business allows you to open to and sharpen your intuitive, creative abilities and do this consistently, for any area of your life. Available as an e-book and/or an 8-week coaching program.

Need help with using Twitter? Check out Dana Lynn Smith's Twitter Guide for Authors.

Street Smarts Marketing Club is step-by-step, 52-Week training program for starting and running a successful six-figure-a-year business! Membership is only $27 per month.

The Raven's Gift: A Scientist, a Shaman, and Their Remarkable Journey Through the Siberian Wilderness

Jon Turk has kayaked around Cape Horn, traversed the Northwest Passage and paddled across the North Pacific Rim. But, the strangest trip he ever took was the journey he made as a man of science into the realm of the spiritual. In 2000, in the remote Siberian village of Vyvenka, Jon Turk met an elderly woman named Moolynaut, a Koryak shaman, and learned about her voyages to the spirit world. A year later, Moolynaut entreated the spirit of a great, black raven to help mend his pelvis, which had been previously fractured in a mountaineering accident. When the healing was complete, Turk was able to walk without pain. Turk, a scientist, could find no rational explanation for the healing and the experience changed his life, irrevocably altering his view of the connectivity between the natural and spiritual worlds. Searching for the Raven Spirit, he traversed the frozen tundra where Moolynaut was born, camping with bands of reindeer herders, and recording stories of their lives and spirituality. Framed by high adventure across the vast and forbidding Siberian landscape, The Raven's Gift is a life-altering vision of the ties between the natural and spiritual realms, informed by one man’s awakening and guided by the ancient Spirit Bird with wide black wings and the power to heal.

St. Martins Press, January 19, 2010

Dream Chaser's Magazine Book Division is currently collaborating with Authors/Writers on a Poetry Project for a heap of Love Poems to be published as a Magazine-Book! Just in time for Valentine's Day. So..If you are a Poet/Writer/Author and would like to be a part of this project. Don't miss out on the opportunity! Illustrated poetry also welcome (send as PDF). Submission materials can be sent directly to

Publishers...Check out the latest issue of Book Dealers World packed with dozens of innovative low-cost book marketing strategies. Plus discover how you can promote your book on a popular new online publishing platform. Al Galasso

Kathleen Gage's Book Publishing Report is only $17. That's less than the cost of one printed book. Who knows how many books you may sell as a result of having the knowledge Kathleen shares in this report.

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