Yes, I was a speaker and gave an overview of my Kindle-ization journey. We went a half hour longer than scheduled answering questions and discussing the E-pub opportunities. There were a host of great sessions, from how-to panels by agents and editors, to clicker training sessions for cats (Bengals were in attendance!) and sessions on social media and more. Here’s a short review from one of our attendees, so glad he enjoyed my session, too!
My roommate for the conference, Dusty Rainbolt, is the current VP of the Cat Writers Association. And yes, she’s from Texas, too…you can tell by the sparkles. *s* We always dress up for the CWA Awards Banquet. And both of us won. I received two MUSE MEDALLION awards, the first for my PETiQuette newspaper column and the second for this online article 10 Tips to Keep Your Cats Brain Forever Young. Dusty won several awards, including the SHOJAI MENTOR AWARD for helping two newer members accomplish their publishing dreams.
Yes, CWA is that kind of organization. 🙂
Monday Mentions is the mash-up-day of all the neato-torpedo writer links and videos, pet schtuff and bling and writer-icity crappiocca collected over the past week. I’ll be playing catch-up this week after the conference so today’s post may be a bit thin…but I’ll make up for it the rest of the week. Be sure to check out two awesome videos–first, a bulldog bouncing and rolling with glee on a trampoline. And then at the bottom, a nominee for CNN Hero of the Year–a dog trainer who deserves your vote.
Deconstructing BEFORE Re-Writing, a great blog by Anna DeStefano
How to Create Your Own Marketing Team, I talked a bit about this at the Kindle-ization talk
What To Put In Your Author Newsletter
Shut UP! Or We’ll Make You a new way to stop people talking with a verbal “gun” — neat to add to your plot!
How To Keep Your Book in the Top 100 lots of “indie” advice
Screenplay Replay Contest, look out–from Author Beware
Agents Self Publishing & Mysterious White Glove what the heck IS that? If you know, please share.
Voting In the Animal Kingdom, very interesting.
Doggy Trampoline this video is HILARIOUS! This bulldog is having so much fun
Pet Insurance Info could be helpful in choosing for your special pet (note, some info may apply only to UK pet owners)
Watch Out for Dog Shampoo…it can be dangerous, from the fine folks at Dogster
Human Perceptions of Kitty Coat Color...note, this is PERCEPTIONS not necessarily reality, LOL! This takes kitty typecasting to task.
Dog Noses On Trial is dog sniffing allowable by Fourth Amendment?
You have GOT to see this video–and then VOTE! Hey this isn’t about the election, it’s about CNN Hero of the Year, someone helping partner veterans with needed service dogs. Check out the black GSD named SHADOW in the video, partnered with a veteran suffering from PTSD. Sound familiar? Wow… *wiping eyes* Yes, I voted for Dog Trainer Mary Cortani.
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