Friday, December 10, 2010

Network with Us December 2010

Smash Cake’s new writer's-block-busting, get-to-know-each-other-better, find-your-inner-child books are finally out!
Each Hook Book features gut-grabbing prompts to get the juices flowing, and you might be surprised what you create. We were taken off-guard by some of the things we wrote--and we created them! Find your own inner and hidden corners, or start conversations with those you care about.
Pricing, cover image, prompt examples, and full details here:
~~Tracy Lucas, Editor
Smash Cake Press


Sybil Baker's new book, Talismans, is now available on
Book Title: Talismans
Author: Sybil Baker
Publisher: C&R Press
Available on

Elise understands her father--a Vietnam vet who abandoned her when she was an infant--about as much as does her church organist mother adn the rest of their suburban Virginian town. When even that thin thread of connection is suddenly severed, Elise is flun across the world, to Southeast Asia. Tracing the steps her father took through the war, Elise searches for a connection--with his ghost, with other travelers, with the foreign culture and environment she experiences. In a series of linked short stories, Talismans follows Elise's journey to learn what she must hold onto, and what she must leave behind.

Unicorn Writers’ Conference, April 9, 2011
Saint Clements Castle
Portland, Connecticut
Time: 8AM-7:30PM

Unicorn Writers’ Conference is uniquely designed to arm visionary writers with the practical know-how they need to get their manuscripts through – or around – the gatekeepers to the publishing world. In today’s world of multinational media corporations and global entertainment conglomerates, getting a publisher’s attention takes more than a great idea and a flair for the written word. Whether you like it or not, publishers view your manuscript as much a business proposition as a work of art. The Conference will offer dozens of workshops involving the inside world of book publishing from the perspectives of various departments within a publishing company— Contracts, Copyrights, Permissions, Legal, Subsidiary Rights, Foreign Rights, Audio, Electronic, Special Sales and Premium Sales, Marketing, Advertising, Promotion, Publicity, Sales, Royalties, Art and Design, Production, as well as Editorial workshops focusing on key genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir, Children’s Books, Mystery Writing, Screenwriting, and more. Plus, we’ll have agents, publishers, and editors at the event.  Carol Higgins Clark will be the guest speaker.

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1 comment:

Tracy Lucas said...

Thanks for including us.