SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Welcomes Caren Cantrell, Author of Various Genres
Entrepreneur and Book Shepherd
WHO: ALL women writers!
WHY: Mission: 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 in camaraderie and support, and an alliance with professionals relating to writing, publishing, and marketing.
WHAT: SPEAKER CAREN CANTRELL Wed. 2-22-23
*Caren Cantrell has been a senior corporate executive, a small business owner, and is now an entrepreneur and author. Since establishing 102nd Place, a publishing services company, Caren has shepherded over 70 books to publication, including novels, self-help, memoir, business, and children’s books.
*Caren writes for the children’s market. She has published nine picture books, a middle-grade science-fantasy novel, and six non-fiction eBooks in the Planet Discovery Books for Kids series. She won 1st place in the Arizona Authors Literary contest for Sea of Surprises, 9th place in the Writer’s Digest short story contest for Crow and Scarecrow, and 3rd place in the Institute for Children’s Literature Mystery contest for Night Raiders.
*Caren will share what she’s learned about writing (it’s harder than you think) and marketing for children. She’ll discuss the multiple levels within children’s literature and the word counts and emotions specific to each. And she’ll have some tips for marketing to this specialized group.
WHEN: WED FEB 22nd at 6:00 pm at our new IN PERSON location at the Panera Bread at Gainey Village, Scottsdale, 8777 N. Scottsdale Road, #302.
Option Two: Go direct to www.paypal.com and use 480-250-5556 or [email protected] NO PAYMENT ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR, the $20 on PayPal is due by Sunday PM Feb 19, 2023. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
GUESTS: If you have a guest, please notify Patricia, the host, and have them contact her directly. Guests may visit on two occasions, and then we ask they join as a member.
PRICING: THE COST OF THE MEETING ($20.00) covers the food and the room. The menu will consist of sandwich choices, salad choices, chips, cookies and a variety of beverages. The food at this venue is very good.
DUES: Dues are $50 annually. Upon joining, you receive a copy of the directory, the monthly newsletter and member support and camaraderie at all SSWW events, plus a plethora of professional speakers. Contact me for the form and pay on PayPal or mail to me – use [email protected] for my PayPal or text me at 480-250-5556 for my mailing address. The membership form will be emailed to you. Thank you!
CHECK-IN: Please be on time and check-in to the restaurant between 5:15 and 5:30 pm. This allows you time to chat with members and guests, go through the buffet line and settle in for the meeting. The SSWW meeting starts promptly at 6:00 pm AZ Time (currently MST) NO PAYMENTS for the evening are accepted at the door and ALL those attending must RSVP at least three days in advance of the meeting and pay by that time. Thank you for allowing us to begin our new adventure with this venue.
Goals of the Group
- Value all the professional women writers sharing 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.