Literary Liaisons

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Fall is for writing

For me fall means two things; time to cozy in front of the fire and write  – and if the travel gods are smiling, then it’s time to travel. I love London in the autumn, Sydney for Thanksgiving, and Maui or Paris for Christmas. We travel in the winter months to avoid crowds, enjoy boutique hotels for reduced fees and because both my husband, Joe and I like the changing seasons and yes, even the rain. Have you ever been laying on the beach sunbathing when a black cloud rolls in and drops warm rain for ten minutes. Or standing on the roof top of the Louvre when a downpour hits, then a rainbow – It’s delicious. Or Santa Claus in Hawaiian clothes, his elves as surfer dudes, or the horse drawn carriages of Hyde Park adorned with Christmas bells the drivers wearing top hats. This year fall means staying closer to home; Canada, and exploring British Columbia from my favorite home base the Fairmont Empress Hotel. More on that when we return. This year fall also means getting back to teaching.  
October 2010: Hyde Park all to myself!
I’ll be teaching two workshops atWhatcom Community College this fall. Join me if you can. Check them out:
In October –

The glitz and glam of travel writing attracts writers of all skill levels. After all, who wouldn’t want expense paid trips to exotic destinations? But it’s not all foot-loose and fancy-free. In this revealing course, discover the nuts and bolts of travel writing from a successful author in the field. You’ll learn how to: create winning ideas including how to query and market your articles; travel as a travel writer; conduct extensive field research; craft an attention-grabbing expose; and more.

1 session $49 9:30 AM-1:30 PM  — SAT: 10/29 Foundation 201C Register at

November in Sydney

AND in November –

“Author platform” is a catchphrase in the book
publishing world. Unless you’re John Grisham
or Maya Angelou it’s near impossible to sell books
without one. The author platform is your foundation
of influence and capacity to reach your market. Even before
you have a book published there are things you SHOULD be doing in preparation for marketing your book. In this revealing workshop, learn how to develop your platform through free blogs, websites for $25, Podcasts, radio interview guest list, Web TV interviews, developing ‘expert status’, and more.                                                                                                
When: November 7, 2011 Monday 6-9 PM WHERE: WCC Foundation Building Whatcom Community College, Bellingham –  FEE: $39.00 – To register for this 3 hour workshop visithttps://register.whatcomcommunityed.com/CourseStatus.awp?&course=11F8028057RA

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