Path to Publishing Workshop - Author Self-Promotion

10/18/2014 4:00 pm
Saturday, October 18th • 2:00 - 4:00pm
$20 (Path to Publishing Members) or $40 (General Public)  

 
 
 
 
 
It’s a fundamental and strategic task for you, the author, no matter how you decide to publish your work: Promote Yourself! 
 
Path to Publishing will host a workshop on book promotion featuring Kat Engh, Communications Manager & Social Media Strategist at Berrett-Koehler Publishers, and Alexandra Watkins, author of Hello My Name is Awesome: How to Create Brand Names That Stick. There will be an informal reception following the workshop.  
 
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Carol Burnham - The Caver

In The Caver, Claire, an American writer, returns to the island of Kithera, “for answers,” but certainty is difficult in the land of myth and “trickster” light. Even her new tutor, who possesses a "strange consonance" with the island, becomes for her, an object of intrigue. When an amiable new neighbour extends an invitation on the day they meet, Claire declines, indicating that she needs to be alone for a while, but subsequently is persuaded to attend a dinner party. There she meets George, a caver from Malta, and falls inexplicably in love. She travels to Crete and ventures alone up a mountain to the remote village where she can be with him near his project. Then the unexpected occurs. Claire comes to Greece in search of answers and finds, instead, a stubborn but beautiful mystery.

Carol Burnham has a master’s degree in English literature and has taught at colleges in the San Francisco Bay area.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States

Boris Fishman - A Replacement Life

Yevgeny Gelman, grandfather of Slava Gelman, ''didn't suffer in the exact way'' he needs to have suffered to qualify for the reparations the German government has been paying out to Holocaust survivors. But suffer he has--as a Jew in the war, as a second-class citizen in the USSR, as an immigrant in America. So? Isn't his grandson a ''writer''?

High-minded Slava wants to put all this immigrant-scraping behind him. Only the American dream is not panning out for him: Century, the legendary magazine where he works as a researcher, wants nothing greater from him. Slava wants to be a correct, blameless American--but he wants to be a lionized writer even more.

Slava's turn as the Forger of South Brooklyn teaches him that not every fact is a truth and not every lie a falsehood. It takes more than law-abiding to become an American; it takes the same self-reinvention at which his people excel. Intoxicated and unmoored by his inventions, Slava risks exposure. Cornered, he commits an irrevocable act that finally grants him a sense of home in America--but not before collecting a lasting price from his family.

A Replacement Life
is a dark, moving, and beautifully written novel about family, honor, and justice.

Boris Fishman was born in the former Soviet Union and immigrated to the United States at the age of nine. His journalism, essays, and criticism have appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, the London Review of Books, and other publications. He is the editor of Wild East: Stories From the Last Frontier, an anthology about Eastern Europe after the fall of communism, and the recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center, among others. A Replacement Life is his first novel.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

A Replacement Life (Hardcover)

$25.99
ISBN-13: 9780062287878
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Harper, 6/2014

Class: Tressa Berman - Life Is A Story

10/19/2014 4:00 pm

 Sun., Oct. 19 • 10:00-4:00pm • $105

 

 

Everyone has a life story, but how do we shape that story to make it compelling? Through inclass exercises, we will consider the art of the interview, life history methods, performance, and writing techniques to bring your life story alive. Please bring samples of interviews or works-in-progress to class. Tressa Berman, Ph.D., is an anthropologist and writer who has collected life histories and interviews as a fieldworker and oral historian for more than 25 years.

 

 

 

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Marcia DeSanctis - 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go

Whether she is a die-hard Francophile or simply dreaming of Paris, a woman will discover France, her way, in 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go. With her eye trained towards the feminine, award-winning author Marcia DeSanctis draws on years of traveling and living in France to lead women into the City of Light, along the Cote d’Azur, and through vineyards, cooking classes, lavender fields and architectural treasures. These 100 entries capture art, culture and jaunts along France's many beaches, and include not only most-visited attractions such as the Chateau de Versailles and the Musee d'Orsay, but many places to be discovered. Wander around the Art Nouveau city of Nancy, make a pilgrimage to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in the Camargue, try thalassotherapy in St. Malo, or discover the Cathar Cathedral of St. Cecile in Albi. From sexy to literary, from spiritual to simply gorgeous, the range of this book proves that the allure of France for women goes beyond food and fashion.

Marcia DeSanctis spent years traveling the world as a network news producer and is now writing a memoir. Her work has been in Vogue, Departures, The New York Times Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, More, Princeton Alumni Weekly, and the Huffington Post. She loves to travel alone and her idea of heaven is arriving at a new place, opening the hotel room door, checking out what candy is in the mini-bar, and then heading outside to explore her new temporary neighborhood. She lives in Bethlehem, CT.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$19.95
ISBN-13: 9781609520823
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Travelers' Tales, 5/2013

Jonathan, Jesse & Faye Kellerman - The Golem of Hollywood

In conversation with Bill Petrocelli.

In The Golem of Hollywood, Detective Jacob Lev of the LAPD, a Harvard dropout burnt out from years of investigating ghastly homicides, has just been assigned the most gruesome and baffling one of his career. High in the Hollywood hills, a severed head has been found in an empty house, with no sign of the body, no blood, and the Hebrew word for “justice” burnt into a kitchen counter nearby. As the mystery deepens, it starts to challenge every aspect of Lev’s twenty-first-century rationality. His investigation leads him to Prague, where Lev—chosen for this case partly because of his Jewish background—runs headlong into the legend of the Golem, a mud-creature supposedly conjured up by a sixteenth-century rabbi to protect the Jews. Could it possibly be more than a myth that scared him as a child?

Father and son co-authors Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman are joined in conversation by fellow best-selling mystery novelist Faye Kellerman.

Jonathan Kellerman is one of the world’s most popular authors. He has brought his expertise as a clinical psychologist to three dozen New York Times–bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butcher’s Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, Twisted, and True Detectives.

Jesse Kellerman is the author of five novels: Sunstroke, Trouble, The Genius, The Executor, and Potboiler. He has won several awards for his writing, including the 2003 Princess Grace Award, given to America’s most promising young playwright, and the 2010 Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle, for The Genius.

Faye Kellerman is the author of Murder 101. She has over twenty million copies of her novels in print, which include Sacred and Profane, Milk and Honey, Day of Atonement, False Prophet, Grievous Sin and Sanctuary

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$27.95
ISBN-13: 9780399162367
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Putnam Adult, 9/2014



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