SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Presents Member Indie Publishing Panelists
Caren Cantrell, Vickie Mullins and Ann Videan
And Patricia L. Brooks, Moderator
WHAT: Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting
WHEN: WED DEC 19th, 2018, 5:30 pm
See PayPal info below*
WHERE: Starfire Golf Club, 11500 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
WHY: Mission: 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 professionals relating to writing, publishing, and marketing of books, and camaraderie and support.
SPEAKERS 6:45: SSWW INDIE PUBLISHING PANEL with members Vickie Mullins, Caren Cantrell and Ann Videan. Patricia L. Brooks will be your moderator. There will be questions for the panelists for 30 minutes. Then we will open it up to questions from you. I will call on as many of you as possible. Each panelist will display their books for sale. JOIN US and get the latest info on the everchanging world of independent publishing and speak to experts in the field!
**Vickie Mullins started Mullins Creative, an award-winning graphic design company, in 1991. Her company exceled in print design, with a specialty in multi-page documents … books, magazines, tabloids, directories, and company brand development and execution.
In 2006 she and a partner started a publishing company, Perfect Bound Marketing + Press after authoring a series of eight books. From the lessons she learned through the school of hard knocks, today she guides authors through the steps of becoming independent publishers where they maintain control of their books and their financial destiny. An expert on Special Market Sales, Vickie says she doesn’t care if she ever sells another single book … instead, she’d rather sell her books by the 1,000s.
www.mullinscreative.com or Contact her at 480-941-8202
**Caren Cantrell is the owner of 102nd Place, LLC, a company that enables authors to bypass the uncertain and lengthy process of traditional publishing and get their books, and more importantly their message, to readers in a way that gives them ultimate control. She specializes in non-fiction and children’s books. Her services include everything from ghostwriting to editing to interior design and publication. Caren is an indie author herself, giving her unique knowledge of what makes an indie published book look like it came from a traditional publisher.
When Caren isn’t writing or helping others to get published, she travels around the country and overseas visiting her seven grandchildren. It’s one of the things she loves best about her job; she can work from anywhere and most often does!
www.102ndplace.com or Contact her at 480-575-3088
**As a book shepherd, Ann Videan guides peers through the writing, editing, publishing and word-of-mouth marketing of both fiction and nonfiction titles. A professional writer since 1981, she opened her own award-winning home-based marketing firm, vIDEAn Unlimited, LLC, in 1996, which supports young writers and artists.
Ann showed up in this world with a pen in her hand, a song in her heart, and the desire to share with you. She adores creativity of all types, and especially the people who live it. She gathers friends like flowers, including authors, musicians, artists, and her husband and two grown-up children. The Colorado native lives in Mesa, Arizona, along with numerous invisible friends including snarky mythical creatures and magical story characters.
Explore blog posts about writing, Ann’s books and music CD, and her writing community at ANVidean.com. Contact her at [email protected].
**Moderator: Patricia L. Brooks started Brooks Goldmann Publishing Company, LLC in 2005 with her author husband Earl L. Goldmann. As a publishing consultant, award-winning author of three memoirs, workshop facilitator and president/founder of Scottsdale Society of Women Writers she serves her fellow writers and authors in many ways.
Patricia ‘jump starts’ a writer’s manuscript by putting the team together necessary to make Independent Publishing an exciting journey. She helps potential authors through the maze of getting their book out to the world. For more information see www.brooksgoldmannpublishing.com or contact her at [email protected]
RSVP before NOON the Friday morning before the meeting The Starfire Golf Club needs to order food, and I must give a guarantee to them at that time. That is the confirmed deadline for an RSVP! Please do not use the PayPal after that time. Thank you for appreciating our contract with the Starfire Golf Club.
*Please PAY IN ADVANCE with PAYPAL on this website only – see home page www.brooksgoldmannpublishing.com NOTE upper right corner for the link. Please fill out the form and pay with your credit card before NOON FRIDAY! Thank you!
PRICING: $30 for members and guests. We no longer take checks or cash at the door, except for payment of Annual Dues. This is a workable and good system for all of us. Thank you for moving forward with SSWW.
CHECK-IN: Please check-in between 5:15 and 5:45 to begin the buffet that is available by 5:45 The meeting starts promptly at 6:00.
All those attending the meeting must pay for the dinner/room/speaker. The cost is noted above. Pick up your name badge at the front table and ENJOY a wonderful night!
Guests pick up a membership signup sheet too.
AGENDA: The agendas will be on the dinner table with a lot of wonderful announcements for you, including the schedule of upcoming meeting speakers. Remember, the announcements are reviewed at 6:00 with dinner. The member introductions are 30 seconds. They follow the announcements.
DIRECTIONS: From the 101 Freeway, exit Shea Blvd and go West to Hayden Road and then North a quarter mile, the club is on the West side (Left) of the street. From the South, cross Shea Blvd going north on Hayden Road, again, it is on the West side (Left) of the street. 11500 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale.
Goals of the Group
- Value all the professional women writers seeking to share their expertise
- Honor all genres and all forms of professional writing
- Attend monthly meetings to move the group and its members forward
- Learn and share in the experiences of monthly professional speakers
- Grow the group to a membership of active and contributing women
- Encourage participation by members as mentors, and volunteers
- Support and challenge each other to always be writing
- Help members to stretch as writers and reach lofty personal goals
- Have fun, meet trustworthy women writers, share dreams