Women’s Writing Series Experts (be sure to check back often as we will be adding experts weekly)
Meet Jina Bacarr
Jina Bacarr loves adventure in exotic locales, which led her to write the RIO Award-Winning erotic novel, The Blonde Geisha, as well as the award-winning non-fiction book, The Japanese Art of Sex. She worked as the Japanese consultant on KCBS-TV, MSNBC, TechTV’s Wired for Sex, Canada’s The Pleasure Zone, British Sky Broadcasting’s Saucy TV, La Biennale Arts Festival in Venice, Italy, Men’s Health Guide to the Best Sex in the World, Passport to Pleasure, The Vision Board and 69 Sexy Things 2 Do Before You Die for Playboy TV.
She’s the author of Naughty Paris, Tokyo Rendezvous (Naughty Bits anthology), Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs and Cleopatra’s Perfume (nominated for 2009 Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award in Erotica Fiction). Her latest novel is The Blonde Samurai, a Top Pick! 4 ½ star review from Romantic Times and a Fresh Pick from FreshFiction.com
Meet Bob Burg
Bob Burg shares information on topics vital to the success of today’s business person. He speaks for corporations and associations internationally, including fortune 500 companies and numerous direct sales organizations.
Bob regularly addresses audiences ranging in size from 50 to 16,000 – sharing the platform with notables including today’s top thought leaders, broadcast personalities Olympic athletes and political leaders including cabinet secretaries and a former United States President.
For years he was best-known for his book “Endless Referrals: Network Your Everyday Contacts Into Sales” which has thus far sold well over 175,000 copies and is still going strong.
His previous book (coauthored with John David Mann), is entitled, The Go-Giver. A business parable that both touches hearts and build bigger bank accounts, it shot to number 6 on the Wall Street Journal Business Bestsellers list just three weeks after its release. It’s also Bob’s fourth book to top the 100,000 mark in sales.
His newest book, just recently released, is entitled, Go-Givers Sell More. Also coauthored with John David Mann, this books take the Five Laws of The Go-Giver and applies them directly to the selling process.
Bob is an advocate, supporter and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve. A lover of animals, he is a past member of the Board of Directors for Safe Harbor, which is the Humane Society of Jupiter, Florida. You can learn more about Bob at www.Burg.com
Meet Andrea Campbell
Andrea Campbell is the author of twelve traditionally-published nonfiction books on a variety of topics and she specializes in forensic science, criminal law and entertaining (yes, it’s an eclectic mix). Her next book due out with The Overlook Press is a historical-biography about the world’s first detective. She is also an e-teacher, columnist, editor for a professional quarterly, and PR specialist. Andrea lives in the Ouachita Mountains in a planned community in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, with husband, Michael, and mother, Anna.
Meet Stephanie Chandler
Stephanie Chandler is an author of several business and marketing books including “LEAP! 101 Ways to Grow Your Business,” “From Entrepreneur to Infopreneur: Make Money with Books, eBooks and Information Products” and “The Author’s Guide to Building an Online Platform: Leveraging the Internet to Sell More Books.” Stephanie is also founder and CEO of Authority Publishing, which provides custom book publishing, content marketing and internet marketing solutions. A frequent speaker at business events and on the radio, she has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, BusinessWeek, Inc.com and many other media outlets.
Meet Judy Cullins
Judy Cullins helps authors and business people manifest their book dream–to write a saleable book, to write great articles and blogs, book sales letters, Judy Cullins now wants to share her how to’s and insights on how you can get more credibiltiy and visiability, sell a lot more books, and get the right audience to your business website. Through social media marketing, Judy will show you how to promote easily and with little money.
Today’s focus is on optimizing Linkedin. Now, you can grow your book or product sales as well as grow your clients using Linkedin correctly. Connect with Judy to ask a question at http://www.bookcoaching.com/ask-judy-cullins.php Get more hands on help with a 90-minute group session at http://www.bookcoaching.com/social-media-marketing.php Get step-by-step how to’s on Linkedin, Facebook or Twitter at a half hour One-On-One session at http://www.bookcoaching.com/social-media.php
Nancy J. Flint has ten plus years of experience including preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the chemical, biomedical, pharmaceutical, electronic, financial and mechanical arts; infringement and validity studies; licensing and due diligence; litigation; trademark and copyright practice; and foreign intellectual property acquisition. Teaching of 3 credit hour class in patent law.
Nancy is registered to Practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Board Certified in Intellectual Property By the Florida Bar. In addition, Nancy has been named co-inventor on two patents, including catalyst used in UOP’s Cyclar® process.
A longtime advocate for writers of all genres, Mary Anne Hahn launched the e-zine “WriteSuccess” back in August 2000, and later developed the accompanying Web site at http://writesuccess.com . Over the years, she has written numerous articles on writing and the writing life, shared hundreds of resources for writers and posted market information, contest announcements and writing job opportunities in order to help writers develop successful writing careers.
In 2008, Mary Anne realized that resources for both established and aspiring ghost writers were scattered and somewhat limited; as a longtime ghost writer herself, she decided that there should be one centralized place where ghost writers can find information, resources, support and more opportunities to connect with potential clients. As a result, the International Association of Professional Ghost Writers was born.
Meet Robin Hoffman
Robin Hoffman, MA is the Get Published Coach, helping first-time authors get published successfully. http://getpublishedcoach.com
In her more than 20 years experience publishing, marketing, and coaching, Robin has helped develop award-winning and best-selling books published by Random House, Doubleday, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Morgan James, Tendril Press, and J. Wiley & Sons, as well as self-published authors.
She did a one-year stint as acting Acquisitions Editor for Tendril Press where she evaluated manuscript submissions and cherry picked the best for publication.
Robin has researched and/or written freelance articles for The Washington Post, New York Times Magazine and Newsweek, to name a few, and worked as a newspaper reporter in Central Florida. She has a BA in Journalism from George Washington University and an MA in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She lives in Denver with her two children, Dylan and Maya and two pugs.
Donna Kozik grew up on a 200-acre dairy farm in northwestern Pennsylvania andnow lives near the freeways and beaches of San Diego, where she shows coaches, entrepreneurs and others how to become published authors the “fast and easy way.” In fact, she has set a personal goal of turning 1000 people into published authors in the next 12 months.
Her system for doing this is live and virtual “Write a Book in a Weekend” events, featuring Donna’s “fill-in-the-blanks” book template plus a weekend of live audio and recorded video messages that motivate and inspire soon-to-authors to complete their books in 2 days.
She is former newspaper editor and senior communications specialist, a two-time award winning book author who has been featured in Woman’s Day and Women’s World magazines, The LA Times and The Baltimore Sun newspapers, NPR’s “Marketplace” news magazine and the NBC Nightly News.
She’s also been a paid national media spokesperson for Sprint PCS and has been featured in several other books including ones by Bob Bly and MarketingProfs, along with Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff–and It’s All Small Stuff Stories and The Vision Board: The Secret to an Extraordinary Life published by Harper Collins. For more information visit www.MyBigBusinessCard.com
Meet John Kremer
John Kremer is an expert on book publishing and marketing. Besides being the owner of a publishing company (Open Horizons in Taos, New Mexico), he is the editor of the Book Marketing Tip of the Week newsletter.
As a book promotion expert, John is the author of a number of books on publishing and marketing, including 1001 Ways to Market Your Books: For Authors and Publishers (6th Edition), The Complete Direct Marketing Sourcebook, High Impact Marketing on a Low Impact Budget, and Celebrate Today. He has also designed the Do-It-Yourself Book Publicity Kit, Book Publishing Reports on CD-Rom, and Book Marketing Mini-Book series.
Meet Shelley Lieber
Shelley Lieber, aka the Wordy Woman is an author, publisher, visionary, creator of writers’ communities and tele-seminar host. A leading authority on how to succeed in the new publishing environment, she teaches authors how to attract readers by combining traditional strategies, social media and the power of community. She is the author of 4Ps to Publishing Success, founder of VIP Authors, host of VIP Author Talks, and publisher at VIP Book Publishing. She founded and led the South Florida Association of Women Writers, Women’s Writing Room Collective and 4Ps to Publishing Success Workshops. During her 30+ years in the publishing industry, Shelley has been an editor, freelance writer, marketing manager and publicist.
Jami Lin is a world-renowned Feng Shui master, Color Alchemist, and designer. Jami authored award-winning books and she is highly, sought-after to bring greater success, wellness, and love to business and homes through Feng Shui, sustainable interior design, and color. Fan Jami on Facebook for her complimentary House Astrology lessons (with the same secrets as in her $600 Master’s class) and access to Personal Success Maps. Visit JamiLin.com for more innovative solutions.
Julia McCutchen is the Founder & Creative Director of the International Association of Conscious & Creative Writers (IACCW). A former managing director & publisher (Element, Random House), Julia is a successful and intuitive writer’s coach, mentor and professional publishing consultant. She has over 20 years’ experience of the publishing world and a track record that includes UK no 1 and international bestsellers. Julia is the author of The Writer’s Journey: From Inspiration to Publication and the creator of the How to Write the Ultimate Book Proposal Online Masterclass Course. Julia is passionate about opening the way for people to discover their authentic voice – on the page and in the world. She lives with her husband in Wiltshire not far from the beautiful Georgian city of Bath in south west England. For a range of free articles, audios and videos for writers see www.JuliaMcCutchen.com. For more information about the IACCW plus a free Special Report on How to Discover Your Authentic Voice – on the page and in the world, which includes a 10 Point Action Plan, visit www.iaccw.com
Meet Lynn Serafinn
Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1955, and now residing in Bedford, England, Lynn Serafinn is a Transformation Coach, book promotion coach, teacher, motivational speaker, talk radio show host and author of the bestselling book The Garden of the Soul: lessons from four flowers that unearth the Self. Owing to her long and diverse professional history in the music industry, Lynn’s writing is lyrical, rhythmic, colourful, highly visual and undeniably metaphoric. She holds a B.Mus. in music and a Masters in adult education/distance learning, and did extensive study of music and spirituality in India. She taught music technology for many years and was the recipient of the Microsoft UK Innovative Teacher of the Year Award in 2005. In 2007, her coaching company Create-a-Life won the Best of Bedford Business Awards. In 2009, she received the Bedfordshire Businesswomen Award for her work asnd Chair of Transition Bedford, a volunteer grassroots initiative whose objective is to create a plan for a sustainable future. She is a coach and promotion manager for mind-body-spirit authors, and created and managed the launch campaign for Number-1 selling book Blast Off! by Allison Maslan. In Feb 2010, she launched her creation “Spirit Authors”, a Virtual Coaching and Learning Experience for mind-body-spirit authors. She has a grown daughter, who is an author as well as a publisher, and a young grandson.
As a book promotion coach, Lynn is widely known for her unique approach to marketing and promotion, which she calls “spirit-based marketing.” Spirit Authors membership site which opened in Feb 2010 is the culmination of her experiences. SpiritAuthors.com offers training, business-building, coaching and community for mind-body-spirit authors whether established or aspiring. This multimedia site grew as a culmination of Lynn’s various talents, skills and experiences as a distance learning facilitator, author, coach, teacher, radio host and online promotional expert.
Meet Pamela Slim
Pamela Slim is a seasoned coach and writer who helps frustrated employees in corporate jobs break out and start their own business. Her blog, Escape from Cubicle Nation, is one of the top career and marketing blogs on the web. A former corporate manager and entrepreneur herself for more than a decade, she deeply understands the questions and concerns faced by first-time entrepreneurs. Her expertise in personal and business change was developed through many years consulting inside corporations such as Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard and Charles Schwab, where she coached thousands of executives, managers and employees.
Pam’s book Escape from Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur was named Best Small Business/Entrepreneur Book of 2009 by 800CEORead and Editor’s Choice and Reader’s Choice for Best Small Business Books of 2009 from Small Business Trends. Pam is frequently quoted as an expert on entrepreneurship in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Money Magazine and Psychology Today. Pam is certified as a master life coach with O Magazine columnist and author Martha Beck. She is married with three kids and lives in Mesa, Arizona.
Meet Carma Spence Pothitt
Carma Spence-Pothitt has been a writer and educator for almost her entire life. She first started telling … and attempting to write down stories …. at the age of three. Her talent with words was noted by her fourth grade teacher, who pulled her aside one day and told her she should become a writer.
Momentarily side-tracked by her love of science (she has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology), Carma eventually fell into a career as a science communicator. She has more than 20 years experience in marketing communications, as well as writing and editing, in the fields of health care, food and wine, computers, business, television, biology and agriculture. She can research, digest and write highly technical material while making this same material comprehensible to people unfamiliar with the topic. She has built her career on helping people understand something that is new to them, taking information—from dry facts to common knowledge to scientific research—and making it sparkle with life.
Carma is passionate, enthusiastic, creative and kind. She pours her heart and soul into her writing and believes that everyone has a gift to give to the world. Carma is the author of the book Home Sweet Home Page. You can learn more about her at http://www.homesweethomepagebook.com
Why did Elinor Stutz begin the company, Smooth Sale?
A vision came to her while at Stanford Hospital lying on a stretcher with a broken neck. She had one of those near-death experiences you read about but never happens to you. Elinor’s life flashed in front of Her in the form of a report card. On the left hand side, She had very high marks, but the left hand side was startling – it was blank and entitled Community Service!
Elinor instantly recognized a need to begin giving back to communities at large. She vowed that if she were able to walk out of the hospital, she would begin doing just that. It was on that stretcher while waiting to be admitted, that she wrote my first business plan – to help others near and far understand how to take their natural talents and convert those into sales and grow business.
As CEO of Smooth Sale, LLC and Author, Elinor has through speaking, training, and private coaching, motivated and inspired audiences to their own success.
Men and Women alike exclaim her system is natural and easy to implement, and most importantly, greatly increased their revenue stream! She is viewed as an insightful business growth strategist.
Elinor’s book, “Nice Girls DO Get the Sale” was featured in TIME Magazine, translated into multiple languages and sells worldwide. Her second book, “HIRED! How to Sell Yourself on Interviews” was written to help those out of work secure their job of choice.
You can learn more about Elinor at www.smoothsale.net
Stay Tuned as more Best-Selling Authors, Publishers, Agents and Experts are added to the Women’s Writing Series!