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Saturday, May 06, 2017

You Are Invited (Or Copy This Writers' Idea)

 I have spoken all over the country and even on cruise ships. Usually those  presentations are at are closed meetings, pay-for meetings, and writers conferences, which I feel are valuable but sometimes can be quite expensive.  So I am posting this on my blog because it not only is an invitation for anyone who can make it to attend, but also because it is a model for other groups to follow. It is an inclusive meeting that is both free and not limited to members and friends. In fact, The Historical Novel Society always includes readers Who love historical fiction – – and don't  almost all of us love historical fiction!  It's a great way for writers and readers to mingle,  for writers to learn from their readers, and vice versa.  I am sure it grows membership and the love of reading, too. 
 At any rate,   Come if you can. We would love to see you.  If not, form a chapter of your own, find a chapter in your area, or follow their model. They would be happy to share. I hope to see a lot of you there!

HNS SoCal Meeting: May 21
11.30 -2.30, DuPars Restaurant, Pasadena

Newbie or Old Timer: Tips That Will Help Your Book Succeed
Featured speaker Carolyn Howard-Johnson will bring ten of her favorite tips that will help your book succeed, and you are invited to bring your questions, too, anything from poetry to politics. Never mind. Forget politics! (-:
Carolyn is an author and poet, and she has won an Irwin marketing award, among others, and she's published the How To Do It Frugally series of books for writers: The Frugal Book PromoterThe Frugal EditorGreat Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for WritersThe Great First Impression Book Proposal, and How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically. Naturally she has a website: http://howtodoitfrugally.com/

Historical Novel Society Board Members
              President: AE Wasserman
              Vice President: Paul Madison
              Membership: Gene Jeffers
              Member At Large: Seamus Beirne
              Member At Large: Xina Uhl

 mailing address is:
Historical Novel Society Southern California Chapter
330 E. Cordova St. #358
PasadenaCa 91101


  Howard-Johnson is the author of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. She is also a marketing consultant, editor, and author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers including the award-winning second editions of The Frugal Book Promoter and The Frugal Editor. Her latest is in the series is  How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically. Learn more on her Amazon profile page, http://bit.ly/CarolynsAmznProfileGreat Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers is one of her booklets--perfect for inexpensive gift giving--and, another booklet, The Great First Impression Book Proposal helps writers who want to be traditionally published. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including one she encourages authors to read because it will help them convince retailers to host their workshops, presentations, and signings. It is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. In addition to this blog, she helps writers extend the exposure of their favorite reviews at TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com. She also blogs at all things editing--grammar, formatting and more--at The Frugal, Smart, and Tuned-In Editor (http://TheFrugalEditor.blogspot.com )

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