Wanda Maureen “Mo” Miller – May 5, 2018

Saturday, May. 5th 2018 Guest Speaker – at 2pm in the Community Room on the 3rd Floor of the Palos Verdes Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, in Rolling Hills Estates.

Wanda Maureen “Mo” Miller

“The Perils of Publishing”

Like her main character, Grace Marie, Wanda Maureen Miller grew up on an Arkansas farm, read and wrote for escape, got an education, and moved to California. She taught college English and published four other books in various genres. She is retired now and lives in Manhattan Beach, CA, with a retired doctor. She has a daughter and granddaughter living in North Carolina and still owns the farm she grew up on.

 

 

 

About “Last Trip Home”
“Who do you thank you are, the Quane of Anglund?” That’s what Grace Marie’s father used to say to her whenever he thought she was getting out of her place. In her fifties now, Grace Marie is a college professor living in a beach town in California, and when she gets a phone call telling her that her father is dead, she is glad. She hopes her return for his funeral will be her “last trip home.”
As a young girl Grace Marie struggled to escape from poverty, her father’s lecherous, controlling grip, and a husband in the Klan. Determined to get an education, she clawed her way to a comfortable life and a home with indoor toilets—but her most unexpected struggle turned out to be survivor’s guilt, so she kept returning home to “fix” her family and the sharecropper shack. After her father’s funeral, Grace Marie burns down the family home—only to discover that she has unexpected ties to both the land and the people in her community. She realizes she will never have a “last trip home.”
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FREE Self Publishing Workshop with author Christopher J. Lynch

Saturday, Feb. 3rd 2018 Guest Speaker – at 2pm in the Community Room on the 3rd Floor of the Palos Verdes Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, in Rolling Hills Estates.
Christopher J. Lynch     www.christopherjlynch.com
FREE Self Publishing Workshop with author Christopher J. Lynch

With an extensive background in nonfiction, Los Angeles native Christopher J. Lynch has written for numerous local and national publications.
A lover of crime fiction, he also has self published many short stories and novels. His debut novel One Eyed Jack, a hard-boiled crime thriller about a professional extortionist. The book was a 2013 Shamus Award finalist and a Writer’s Digest honorable mention for best self-published genre fiction.
He also wrote-and self-published-the authorized biography of the famous child actor Ken Osmond, (Eddie Haskell from the TV series “Leave it to Beaver”). The book is one of the highest-rated celebrity biographies on Amazon.

This free workshop will include:

Pros and Cons of self-publishing versus traditional publishing
Editing
How to format your manuscript as an E-Book or POD (print on demand)
Cover design
ISBN’s and bar-codes
Costs of services
Pricing
Sales channels
Promotion
A live step-by-step demonstration of an e-book being uploaded and created on Amazon

Note: This meeting of the SOUTHWEST MANUSCRIPTERS, will be on: Saturday, Feb. 3rd, 2018 2-4:00pm, in the Community Room on the 3rd Floor of the PV Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, in Rolling Hills Estates. Try parking on the roof, as the 2nd floor parking is usually packed. Contact Carol at: (310) 676-7494 or
carol.ann.sperling@gmail.com for further information.

Don’t forget! Non-Fiction Contest Entries are due by the March 3rd Meeting! – See Below…

Barbra Simpson, Contest Chair

Due to our annual Poetry Program, now occurring later in the year, we are changing the order of the contests around.

SWM Contest Rules
Edith Battles Nonfiction Article Contest
Deadline: March 3rd, 2018 SWM meeting.
Contest Chair: Barbra Simpson
barbrassimpson@aol.com
(310) 376-8234
1. Contest is limited to SWM members only.
2. Four dollars non-refundable fee for each entry. Cash or check OK. One check can cover multiple entries. Make check payable to Southwest Manuscripters and bring to the meeting or send to the SWM Contest, 872 – Fifth Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
3. Maximum three entries per person. In keeping with the purpose of the SWM to encourage writers, especially new writers, only previously unpublished material is allowed. That means not seen in any medium (book, newsletter, magazine, newspaper, internet) with circulation of more than 200 readers. Rule of Thumb: If a judge may already have seen your entry, it is ineligible.
4. Print four (4) copies of your entries, one per each judge. Article entries must be double-spaced… but single-sided, with an easy-to-read typeface, and legible. If the entry can’t be read, it can’t be judged. [Note: Times-Roman or Courier 12 is standard.]
5. Note word count on page one (max 2,000). Do NOT put personal info on the pages.
6. Entrant’s name may not appear anywhere on the entry. Put NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE and TITLE of entry as you would like to see them on award on a 3×5 card. You may also indicate intended market (e.g., children’s magazine, sci-fi magazine).
7. Although the contest has four judges, no judge is obliged to provide a written critique.
8. Awards will be presented at the SWM meeting in the month following the contest deadline. Winners of more than one top award will receive one certification for the highest scoring entry and honorable mention for any others. In case of a tie for a top award, each individual entrant will receive the same award.
9. Members who wish their entries to be published in The Write Stuff, may forward their entries, winning or not, after the contest, to Southwest Manuscripters, TWS Editor:
van42@hotmail.com
10. Entries that do not comply with the above rules will be rejected and the entry fee will be forfeit.
Give entries, checks and cards to the Contest Chair or mail them to: SWM Contest, 872 – Fifth Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or bring to the Mar. 3rd, 2018 SWM Meeting (or before). Do NOT mail entries to the Editor or to the SWM P.O. Box.

Basically what the above is saying:
A) Submit 4 (four) copies of your work, without any personal info on the sheets, just the title.
B) At the same time, include a card or paper with title and your personal info.
C) Send them to or give to Barbra at the above address or at the next meeting along with your check or cash.
D) Pick up your award at the following meeting.

SIMPLE!

Michael Kurland – Saturday, Oct. 7 th

 

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Saturday, Oct. 7 th Guest Speaker – at 2pm in the Community Room on the 3rd Floor of the Palos Verdes Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, in Rolling Hills Estates.
Michael Kurland
It’s a Mystery to Me: the Art and Craft of Writing the Mystery Story
Michael Kurland Successful fiction writing, of mysteries or anything else, is one of the hardest forms of self-abuse ever devised. the ancient bards had years decades to devise one tale, and often it took several of them in succession, and perhaps a couple of hundred years, to perfect it. Today’s fictioneers are expected to knock off a novel every year or so, and lard their output with short stories, essays, and commentary. But the passage of millennia has not made the task any easier. When someone asked Raymond Chandler how he wrote, he said, “I stick a fresh piece of paper in the typewriter and stare at it until blood forms on my forehead.” Famed short story writer Jorge Luis Borges put it this way: “Every writer hates writing, but loves having written.” And that indeed is the way it is with most of us no matter how long we’ve been writing or how successful we are. Writing remains the most difficult job we know, but having written, seeing that short story in the magazine or that novel on the bookstore shelf, is the most satisfying feeling in the world. And when you become professional enough to eke out a living through your pen (that’s known as a metaphor, unless you still write with a pen, in which case it isn’t), you wouldn’t, as the song goes, trade it for a sack of gold.

It's A Mystery To Me      The author of over 30 novels and non-fiction books, Michael Kurland has been nominated for two Edgars and an American Book Award. His books have been translated into over a dozen different languages and have been selections in the History Book Club, the Science Fiction Book Club, the Young Adult Literary Guild, the Military Book Club, and a couple of others. His early novel, The Unicorn Girl, along with Chester Anderson’s The Butterfly Kid and TA Waters’ The Probability Pad have become fantasy cult classics known collectively as the Greenwich Village trilogy, or more informally as “The Buttercorn Pad.” He lives in San Luis Obispo with his partner, attorney and novelist Linda Robertson, a dog, a cat, and an occasional raccoon.

Note: This meeting of the SOUTHWEST MANUSCRIPTERS, will be on: Saturday, Oct. 7th, 2-4:00pm, in the Community Room on the 3rd Floor of the PV Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, in Rolling Hills Estates. Try parking on the roof, as the 2nd floor parking is usually packed. Contact Carol at: (310) 676-7494 or carol.ann.sperling@gmail.com for further information. More

Directions
Don’t forget! Short Story Contest Entries are due by the Oct. 7th Meeting! – See Below…

Barbra Simpson, Contest Chair

SWM Contest Rules
Betty Simmons Short Story Fiction Contest
Deadline: Oct. 7th, 2017 SWM meeting.
Contest Chair: Barbra Simpson
barbrassimpson@aol.com
(310) 376-8234
1. Contest is limited to SWM members only.
2. Four dollars non-refundable fee for each entry. Cash or check OK. One check can cover multiple entries. Make check payable to Southwest Manuscripters and bring to the meeting or send to the SWM Contest, 872 – Fifth Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
3. Maximum three entries per person. In keeping with the purpose of the SWM to encourage writers, especially new writers, only previously unpublished material is allowed. That means not seen in any medium (book, newsletter, magazine, newspaper, internet) with circulation of more than 200 readers. Rule of Thumb: If a judge may already have seen your entry, it is ineligible.
4. Print four (4) copies of your entries, one per each judge. Article entries must be double-spaced… but single-sided, with an easy-to-read typeface, and legible. If the entry can’t be read, it can’t be judged. [Note: Times-Roman or Courier 12 is standard.]
5. Note word count on page one (max 2,000). Do NOT put personal info on the pages.
6. Entrant’s name may not appear anywhere on the entry. Put NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE and TITLE of entry as you would like to see them on award on a 3×5 card. You may also indicate intended market (e.g., children’s magazine, sci-fi magazine).
7. Although the contest has four judges, no judge is obliged to provide a written critique.
8. Awards will be presented at the SWM meeting in the month following the contest deadline. Winners of more than one top award will receive one certification for the highest scoring entry and honorable mention for any others. In case of a tie for a top award, each individual entrant will receive the same award.
9. Members who wish their entries to be published in The Write Stuff, may forward their entries, winning or not, after the contest, to Southwest Manuscripters, TWS Editor:
van42@hotmail.com
10. Entries that do not comply with the above rules will be rejected and the entry fee will be forfeit.
Give entries, checks and cards to the Contest Chair or mail them to: SWM Contest, 872 – Fifth Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or bring to the June 3rd, 2017 SWM Meeting (or before). Do NOT mail entries to the Editor or to the SWM P.O. Box.

Basically what the above is saying:
A) Submit 4 (four) copies of your work, without any personal info on the sheets, just the title.
B) At the same time, include a card or paper with title and your personal info.
C) Send them to or give to Barbra at the above address or at the next meeting along with your check or cash.
D) Pick up your award at the following meeting.

SIMPLE!

SWM Guest Speaker for Saturday, May 6, 2017 – Bill Goff

 

SWM Guest Speaker for Saturday, May 6, 2017
Bill GoffBill Goff“Shining Light on the Dark Side” William (Bill) Goff downplays his Southern California upbringing but he can’t deny entirely that he graduated from Westchester High School in 1961 (the only year whose ring you can turn upside down and it still reads the same) because SWM President Carol Sperling was in that same Viscount class. The alumni still meet every five years and last year’s picnic at Dana Point was their 55th class reunion.
In his own words, “I like to tell people that I am retired from two biblical professions: minister and tax collector. As a Presbyterian minister I served multiple churches in California, Colorado, and Idaho. I also worked nearly 25 years for the IRS as a tax auditor and revenue agent before retiring in the spring of 2009.”
Another turning point that year was when he happened to read an article by Eva Shaw, Ph.D., about writing a memoir. One of her suggestions was to write a page a day. “If you write a page of your life story each day, in a year you’ll have a book,” she wrote. That sounded doable. So the next morning, he began writing (not typing) a page a day – sometimes more. A few months were barren and he wrote nothing at all; but, by the spring of 2012, he had published a 341-page book entitled, “The Adventures of an Ordinary Man.”
Although he’s not expecting this book to be a bestseller, Bill hopes it will be meaningful to his grandchildren (two), great-grandchildren (he has hopes) and beyond. In the meantime, he enjoys giving readers a little glimpse into his life.
Bill will read a brief section of his book and then give an overview of the subjects within so people will have a basis for asking questions during the Q&A. He is willing to talk about his experiences in South Africa, Israel and Russia, the church and the IRS, and acting-to name a few. He has also learned the cello and promises to play us something. Not one to sit on his laurels, he will be participating in (but not running in) the Orange County Half Marathon on Sunday, May 7th.

Come and join us for a very entertaining afternoon.
~ Hugs, Carol


This meeting of the SOUTHWEST MANUSCRIPTERS, a Writers Club, ongoing since 1949, will be open to the public on: Saturday, May 6th, 2-4:00pm, in the Community Room on the 3rd Floor of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, in Rolling Hills Estates
Contact Carol at: (310) 676-7494 or carol.ann.sperling@gmail.com for further information.
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Don’t forget! Article Contest Entries are due by the June 3rd Meeting! – See Below…

Barbra Simpson, Contest Chair

SWM Contest Rules
Edith Battles Nonfiction Article Contest
Deadline: June 3rd, 2017 SWM meeting.
Contest Chair: Barbra Simpson
barbrassimpson@aol.com
(310) 376-8234
1. Contest is limited to SWM members only.
2. Four dollars non-refundable fee for each entry. Cash or check OK. One check can cover multiple entries. Make check payable to Southwest Manuscripters and bring to the meeting or send to the SWM Contest, 872 – Fifth Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
3. Maximum three entries per person. In keeping with the purpose of the SWM to encourage writers, especially new writers, only previously unpublished material is allowed. That means not seen in any medium (book, newsletter, magazine, newspaper, internet) with circulation of more than 200 readers. Rule of Thumb: If a judge may already have seen your entry, it is ineligible.
4. Print four (4) copies of your entries, one per each judge. Article entries must be double-spaced… but single-sided, with an easy-to-read typeface, and legible. If the entry can’t be read, it can’t be judged. [Note: Times-Roman or Courier 12 is standard.]
5. Note word count on page one (max 2,000). Do NOT put personal info on the pages.
6. Entrant’s name may not appear anywhere on the entry. Put NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE and TITLE of entry as you would like to see them on award on a 3×5 card. You may also indicate intended market (e.g., children’s magazine, sci-fi magazine).
7. Although the contest has four judges, no judge is obliged to provide a written critique.
8. Awards will be presented at the SWM meeting in the month following the contest deadline. Winners of more than one top award will receive one certification for the highest scoring entry and honorable mention for any others. In case of a tie for a top award, each individual entrant will receive the same award.
9. Members who wish their entries to be published in The Write Stuff, may forward their entries, winning or not, after the contest, to Southwest Manuscripters, TWS Editor:
van42@hotmail.com
10. Entries that do not comply with the above rules will be rejected and the entry fee will be forfeit.
Give entries, checks and cards to the Contest Chair or mail them to: SWM Contest, 872 – Fifth Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or bring to the June 3rd, 2017 SWM Meeting (or before). Do NOT mail entries to the Editor or to the SWM P.O. Box.

Basically what the above is saying:
A) Submit 4 (four) copies of your work, without any personal info on the sheets, just the title.
B) At the same time, include a card or paper with title and your personal info.
C) Send them to or give to Barbra at the above address or at the next meeting along with your check or cash.
D) Pick up your award at the following meeting.

SIMPLE!

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SWM Meeting Times & Dates for 2017
Sat. May 6th, 2-4pm
June 3rd, 2-4:00pm
July 8th, 2-4:00pm
August TBD – Picnic
September 9th, 2-4pm
October 7th, 2-4:00pm
November 4th, 2-4:00pm
December, Holiday Party

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SWM Guest Speaker for Saturday, April 8, 2017

SWM Guest Speaker for Saturday, April 8, 2017

Robert James Patrick ReedRobert James Patrick Reed

“CARPE DIEM – THEN WRITE ABOUT IT” Our guest speaker for the month of April is our very own Manuscripter, Robert James Patrick Reed. The first apparent item to mention is his name. By heritage, Robert is Irish Catholic, which explains the second middle or “confirmation” name. Robert has written poetry since college, and that is when he began using his full name. He also has the Hebrew name “Jacob” which he uses when visiting his friends at the synagogue; the pseudonym “Roscoe” which he uses for his memoirs; and “V. Lichtenstein” for his “Gothic” poetry. Enough said about that.
Upon graduating from high school, Robert enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve to beat the draft during the Vietnam War. Following his initial active duty and during his six year enlistment, he went on to study Commercial Art at Los Angeles Harbor College, English at California State University Long Beach, and Paralegal Studies at University of West Los Angeles. For the next 30 years, he worked as a paralegal and database administrator for the Atlantic Richfield Company at their downtown “ARCO Plaza” location, and the Law Offices of Fleishman & Fisher in Century City, California. After college, he briefly lived in Ithaca, New York and more recently, Carson, Calif.; however, he plans to soon return to his third generation hometown of San Pedro, Calif.
Upon his retirement, Robert joined the Southwest Manuscripters where some of his poems have received awards. He became aware of a children’s writers workshop which he attended and presented a report to our group. Also, resulting from this workshop, he wrote six children’s stories in a series, and plans to write another six for the set. He has embarked on several simultaneous projects, one of which is a collaboration with an artist friend who sketches a drawing, to which Robert produces a poetic description of a concocted story about the scene portrayed. They have finished 15 of these renderings and plan another 15. Additionally, he joined a “meetup” scriptwriters group which is becoming a filmmaking group, and has presented his first screenplay for the group to consider for an upcoming shoot. He is writing his memoirs in the form of short stories, which he will string together at some point in the future to become an autobiography. He has currently written two such stories, the first concerning his time in upstate New York, and the other, his time in the Coast Guard.
Even if not a professional writer earning a living at the craft, one need not wait for retirement to begin writing. However, Robert believes that one should write about what one knows, even if a work of fiction or fantasy. Thus, the title of his presentation, “Carpe Diem (To Seize The Day) – Then Write About It” or in other words, live it and then share the experience.
Robert has learned much about publishing from prior speakers at SWM and plans to begin this process later this year as his projects conclude. He did not realize how much enjoyment he would derive from such activity and writes daily alternating between the various genre. From structured legal documents of his past, his imagination now paints pictures within the printed page.


This meeting of the SOUTHWEST MANUSCRIPTERS, a Writers Club, ongoing since 1949, will be open to the public on: Saturday, April 8th, 2-4:00pm, in the Community Room on the 3rd Floor of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, in Rolling Hills Estates

Contact Carol at: (310) 676-7494 or carol.ann.sperling@gmail.com for further information.

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The POETRY CONTEST WINNERS are BEING ANNOUNCED at our APRIL 8th Meeting!

Don’t forget! Article Contest Entries are due by the June 3rd Meeting! – See Below…

Barbra Simpson, Contest Chair

SWM Contest Rules
Edith Battles Nonfiction Article Contest
Deadline: June 3rd, 2017 SWM meeting.
Contest Chair: Barbra Simpson
barbrassimpson@aol.com
(310) 376-8234
1. Contest is limited to SWM members only.
2. Four dollars non-refundable fee for each entry. Cash or check OK. One check can cover multiple entries. Make check payable to Southwest Manuscripters and bring to the meeting or send to the SWM Contest, 872 – Fifth Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
3. Maximum three entries per person. In keeping with the purpose of the SWM to encourage writers, especially new writers, only previously unpublished material is allowed. That means not seen in any medium (book, newsletter, magazine, newspaper, internet) with circulation of more than 200 readers. Rule of Thumb: If a judge may already have seen your entry, it is ineligible.
4. Print four (4) copies of your entries, one per each judge. Article entries must be double-spaced… but single-sided, with an easy-to-read typeface, and legible. If the entry can’t be read, it can’t be judged. [Note: Times-Roman or Courier 12 is standard.]
5. Note word count on page one (max 2,000). Do NOT put personal info on the pages.
6. Entrant’s name may not appear anywhere on the entry. Put NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE and TITLE of entry as you would like to see them on award on a 3×5 card. You may also indicate intended market (e.g., children’s magazine, sci-fi magazine).
7. Although the contest has four judges, no judge is obliged to provide a written critique.
8. Awards will be presented at the SWM meeting in the month following the contest deadline. Winners of more than one top award will receive one certification for the highest scoring entry and honorable mention for any others. In case of a tie for a top award, each individual entrant will receive the same award.
9. Members who wish their entries to be published in The Write Stuff, may forward their entries, winning or not, after the contest, to Southwest Manuscripters, TWS Editor:
van42@hotmail.com
10. Entries that do not comply with the above rules will be rejected and the entry fee will be forfeit.
Give entries, checks and cards to the Contest Chair or mail them to: SWM Contest, 872 – Fifth Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or bring to the June 3rd, 2017 SWM Meeting (or before). Do NOT mail entries to the Editor or to the SWM P.O. Box.

Basically what the above is saying:
A) Submit 4 (four) copies of your work, without any personal info on the sheets, just the title.
B) At the same time, include a card or paper with title and your personal info.
C) Send them to or give to Barbra at the above address or at the next meeting along with your check or cash.
D) Pick up your award at the following meeting.

SIMPLE!


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SWM Meeting Times & Dates for 2017
Sat. Mar. 4th, – 2-4pm
April 8th, 2-4pm
May 6th, 2-4pm
June 3rd, 2-4:00pm
July 8th, 2-4:00pm
August TBD – Picnic
September 9th, 2-4pm
October 7th, 2-4:00pm
November 4th, 2-4:00pm
December, Holiday Party

Southwest Manuscripters – October

     A little talk by Richard Lee Bradshaw:

Bookmaking

Richard Bradshaw

ometimes we authors forget the long history and proud tradition of those other people so necessary our work. Craftsmen fabricate our books. Artisans illustrate, embellish, and bind our books. Sellers and publicists bring our words to market. As modern technology changes, and even eliminates, the roles of many ancient arts and crafts it may be interesting to reflect upon what we have lost and what we may be gaining in this work of making books.

     For the October meeting of the Southwest Manuscripters Bradshaw will exhibit some unusual examples of the printed word including: an original parchment document dated 1449 a.d., a pamphlet printed in 1649, an oversize book that is part of a huge three volume set, an example of fore-edge painting, and a digital audio book from the Library of Congress. He intends to talk about the significance of each item and speculate what the future may hold for authors, booksellers, librarians, and collectors.

     In conclusion he will tell about trying to interest the academic press in his own books and, ultimately, self-publishing them with Xlibris, a division of Penguin Books.

Don’t Forget – This Meeting is on MONDAY Oct. 21st, 2013


     See you on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at our regular meeting place, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Library on Silver Spur Road just East of Hawthorne Blvd. and the mall.

(click here for directions and a map)

Ildy Lee – Sept. 16, 2013

Author, Composer and Multi-Faceted Renaissance Woman

Ildy Lee
Ildy Lee
…speaks to the Southwest Manuscripters Monday, September 16 at 5:30 PM at the Palos Verdes main library’s community room, 701 Silver Spur Road.      Her title is challenging like herself: “So, You wrote a book. Now what?” her subtitle is “How to achieve success?”
     Past President of the Southwest Manuscripters, she is a long time member of the local Surfwriters and current president of the American Institute of Fine Arts. Ildy Lee - President She recently edited and published an Anthology of SWM Members’ works, called “When Words Collide.” Her multi-faceted talents as author, composer, songwriter, actress, TV producer, etc. already achieved international recognition and media-attention, therefore she learned by experience what it takes to be successful. She will share her secrets with you.
     Ildy Lee, who writes professionally in three languages and sings in twelve, will motivate you to write and will give you invaluable tips on how to sell your books. She’ll tell you how to land personal interviews and how to grab attention if you have only ten minutes to make an impression. She’ll provide you with a checklist of what you need to take with you, and help you to learn the art of “pitching.” You’ll learn about the famous “one-liner,” sell your book with a four-liner and have your one-pager ready to distribute at any time to anyone. Once at home, you’ll be motivated not only to write, but also to go out and sell your books as well.
Ildy Lee - Renaissance Woman      Ildy Lee is a true renaissance woman who built the first home for the PV Art Center’s raffle that raised more than one million dollar for charity, wrote 500 songs and had hit records in Europe. One of her songs helped to build a home for blind orphan children, another raised money on the Jerry Lewis telethon and one helped the homeless. She fights with her guitar for humanitarian and ecological causes. Her dramatic speech at the South Coast Air Quality Management District was instrumental in turning around the votes and banning the deadly hydrofluoric acid from a major oil company in the South Bay. Come and join Ildy Lee to learn, to get inspired and to empower yourself!

     Check out her website: www.ildylee.com

AIFA Home Page: http://theaifa.org/home.html


Don’t Forget – This Meeting is on MONDAY Sept. 16th, 2013


     See you on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 at our regular meeting place, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Library on Silver Spur Road just East of Hawthorne Blvd. and the mall.

(click here for directions and a map)