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AMY SHOJAI UPCOMING APPEARANCES

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BLOG-ICITY: WHY MOST BLOGS SUCK & HOW TO MAKE IT WORK — You got a book contract–CONGRATS!–but your editor says you need a blog. How do you start? What should you blog? Why blog at all? A well planned and executed blog can build audience, create content for future books, even get you a book contract, and enhance author credibility. This session answers your must-know questions, and points out some of the common reasons blogs fail, and why every writer (both nonfiction and fiction) should consider blogging. We’ll discuss blog platforms, choosing content, scheduling effectively, monetizing your blog, copyright and FTC disclosure issues and more in this fun powerpoint presentation.
SCRIPTING NEKKID: The Playwright’s Life: Learn what’s involved in writing plays, and how to take a script from concept to production. Find out the nuts and bolts about what works, the challenges involved, and personal experience examples (the good, the bizarre and the awesome). Topics covered include play format, path to production, how to include music (or not), copyright issues, and how to collaborate (without killing each other!). This powerpoint presentation includes examples from SHOJAI & STEELE PLAYS productions, and more.

Amy Shojai Recent Appearances

NEXT STEPS RADIO with Jenny Milchman–TINSEL & THRILLERS!

Wednesday night,  December 14th, 10:00 Eastern Time, Four authors, Four Times the Thrills! Learn more here!  And here’s the direct link to the live show (and recorded afterwards).


AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING DEC. 19

at Bristol Public Library, 505 W Vistula St., Bristol, Indiana (574-848-7458). Monday December 19, 2016 from 3-4:00 pm.

I shared my writer’s journey, nonfiction & fiction, including ways to stay motivated. This was a fun event! I love talking with readers and other writers. Copies of my thrillers and latest nonfiction books were available for paw-tographs, too–in time for howl-iday gift giving!

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SHERMAN, TEXAS BOOK SIGNING DEC. 10

Panera Bread, 4040 US 75 North, Sherman, Texas (903-893-5252). Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 9-11:00 a.m. Featuring Amy’s thrillers & latest nonfiction (Cat Facts, Dog Facts, Natural Healing). Joined by mystery author Lois Richardson and cat expert Dusty Rainbolt with their latest titles.

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Nov. 30 – Dec. 1-3, 2016 (Texas Thespian Festival).  SHOJAI & STEELE PLAYS will attend and present workshops at the TEXAS THESPIAN FESTIVAL to the 7100 attending student actors.

logo for playsSessions include: HOW TO WIN THE PART (No Matter What!); DAREDEVIL ACTING; FIGHTING FAVORITISM IN CASTING; SING BAD TO SELL YOUR SONG; TALK “DIRTY” TO ME; LICENSE TO BE OBNOXIOUS; TEAM BUILDING FOR SUCCESS and many more. Check out our offerings here.

 


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September 13, 2016, Hotel Indigo, Lower East Side, New York City.

Hosted by Merck Animal Health, a gathering of cat bloggers (invitation only).

DRAMA-MOMMA TO DOTING DAD. What types of Cat Parents are you and your readers? Every cat is the same—aloof, stand offish, can’t be trained….WE KNOW that’s false! Cats are like furry snowflakes, each with a different look and purr-sonality. So are owners. And while we all share a passion for cats—and so do our readers—understanding the kinds of cat parents who read our blogs can help us serve them better, and in turn, their cats. This fun power point includes a Q & A discussion of what’s “normal” for you and for your readers.


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This year the CWA Annual Conference partners with the BlogPaws Conference outside Phoenix from June 23-25, 2016 to bring the best writing and publishing information to the world of pet writing and blogging. We’re offering sessions from Smashwords, from NYT bestselling author Gwen Cooper, from Dr. Marty Becker and many others covering publishing, writing, marketing and blogging. As the CWA Conference Chair, I’ll be “herding cats” and speakers, attending the Awards Banquet (I have TWO books nominated!)  and also signing my CAT FACTS and DOG FACTS titles (maybe others…) at the speaker book signing. Stop by and say howdy! I’ll be the one wearing the rhinestone BLING, BITCHES & BLOOD pin!


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Book Signing & Panel at THRILLERFEST, July 5-9, Grand Hyatt, NYC!

This is THE event for Thriller authors, readers, and anyone who loves books. I’m the PANEL MASTER for a Saturday morning session titled DRUGS, BOMBS OR WEAPON DETECTION? K-9 Dogs In Thriller Novels.  Joining me will be D.D. Ayres, Veronica Forand, Cat Warren, Special Agent Ryan Christie and his K9 partner Ace. I’ll sign my newest pet-centric thrillers HIDE AND SEEK and SHOW AND TELL later that day in the mass signing–please stop by and say howdy!


 JrF_International_Logo_resizedSHOJAI & STEELE PLAYS presented several workshops once again in February 2016 at the NATIONAL Thespian Festival for Middle School students and their teachers.


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  2. Dear Amy –
    I am very familiar with your wonderful books and our rescue has a unique mission to help unwanted pets, but to also help the elderly and those on hard times to keep their companion animals. We have been doing this for 33 years.
    Our annual spring Benefit includes an author or a subject that is of great interest to our supporters.All of whom love their companion animals., We would like to invite you to be our feature author/speaker in Spring of 2018 at the Holiday Inn near Chicago IL. We are most interested in hearing more about the aging pet.. We would also like to have a selection of your books for signing and purchase. Please contact me so we can have a further conversation. We would love to share your expertise at our brunch/ benefit. Please contact me via marijonbinder@yahoo.com or 773-728-6336.
    I look forward to hearing from you -Marijon Binder

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