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      February 8, 2014

      Saturday   9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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      Writing with Purpose Writer's Conference

      Do you have a book (or two) that you want to write but aren't sure how to get started?

      No matter the topic, we can show you how to put your ideas on paper. Define your purpose and your audience. Learn how to manage your time and your creative ideas. Share your story and become confident with your voice. Learn the stages of writing and editing, and  the differences between self-publishing and a traditional publishing house.

      Writing with Purpose Writer's Conference

      A One Day Intensive Symposium

       

      Speakers

      Alice Sullivan - Ghost Writer, Author, Editor, Author Coach, Speaker - AliceSullivan.com

      Alice Sullivan has worked in the book publishing industry since 2003 as a ghostwriter, author, writing coach, speaker, and editor and has worked on nearly 800 books, including eleven New York Times bestsellers. Some of her more notable clients include Bill Cosby, Thomas Steinbeck, George Foreman III, Pam Tillis, Dave Ramsey, Michael Hyatt, and Judge Andrew Napolitano. She works with publishers, agents, and authors to develop books that are both entertaining and memorable. When she’s not working to beat deadlines, she’s playing volleyball or wishing she were on vacation. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

      Curt Harding - Author, Speaker, and Publicist - CurtHarding.com

      After more than 15 years as an award-winning reporter, anchor, and producer in radio and television news in Michigan, Curt has become a successful writer and entertainment publicist based in Nashville, Tennessee. He has worked with gifted talents like Bill Cosby, Dave Ramsey, William J. Bennett, Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, George Foreman, Pat Williams, the late Ed McMahon, and many more. He is the author of the self-published children's book, A Tail of Two Kitties, and is currently working on a new book for adults that expertly weaves his incredible gift for storytelling with a fresh, new look at faith. Curt is on a mission to get people to look at their lives more honestly, to embrace change, and to use the crayons that God gives us to create something beautiful.

      Julie Solomon - Partner/Publicist OMG! Publicity - OMGPublicity.com

      New-York Times Best Selling publicist Julie Solomon is co-owner of OMG! Pubicity, alongside hr partner Beth Hood Fromm. Together they have worked both as in-house publicists at Thomas Nelson, Inc before branching out on their own. They have worked campaigns on behalf of numerous publishing houses including Thomas Nelson Publishing, Inc., Harper Collins, Worthy Publishing, Simon &  Schuster. Moody Publishing, Abingdon Press and Howard Books, among others.

      Collectively they have spearheaded publicity campaigns and media initiatives for best-selling  authors including Max Lucado, Sheila Walsh, Jack Countryman, Todd Burpo, Beth Moore and Sarah Young, Adam Hamilton, Mike Slaughter, and Dove Award Winner Babbie Mason, Deborah Norville, Wolfgang Puck, Chef Art Smith, Scott Hamilton, and Janine Turner along with musicians including Lenny Kravitz, Def Leppard, Smashmouth and P!nk. They also work with self-publishing authors on many grass roots book campaigns.

      Julie resides in Los Angeles, CA splitting her time in Nashville, TN, with her husband, actor and screenwriter Johnathon Schaech and their 5 month old son, Camden.

      Kristen Parrish - HarperCollins Christian Publishers (Thomas Nelson)

      Kristen Parrish has a passion for history and for the written word. She earned her BA in history from Texas A&M University and works as an editor-in-chief at HarperCollins (Thomas Nelson) Christian Publishers. She and her husband, Marc, reside in Franklin, Tennessee.

      Carpenter and Sons - Custom/Self Publishing - ChristianBookServices.com

      Larry Carpenter has worked in the publishing industry for over 28 years. After obtaining his MBA at the University of North Carolina, he spent 8 years in consumer marketing at Procter & Gamble and Campbell Soup Company. He got into the book business in 1987, joining Ingram Book Company as Senior VP of Sales and Marketing. In 1997, he was promoted to President and CEO of Spring Arbor, the nations largest Christian book distributor. In 2000, he started FaithWorks, the first Christian full service distributor. After selling his company, Carpenter joined Thomas Nelson as VP of Marketing and then became President and Publisher of Standard Publishing. In 2010, he formed his second company, Christian Book Services. As the President and CEO, Carpenter serves as a consultant to a wide range of clients including large publishers and first-time authors. He publishes many of his author's books under the imprint of Carpenter's Son Publishing. 

      John Chancellor – Mentor/Coach, Author, Professional Reviewer – TeachTheSoul.com

      John has over 40 years experience working in management, consulting and coaching/mentoring primarily with entrepreneurs. He has a Bachelors in Business from Tulane University and is a Certified Coach. He is the top ranked expert in the category of "Get what you want from life" on AllExperts.com and has worked with over 350 people world-wide, with a feedback rating of 9.5 on a 10 point scale. He is a Top 500 Reviewer on Amazon.com and regularly reviews for McGraw-Hill, American Management Association, Pelican Publishing, and numerous PR firms and independent authors. He writes a weekly blog called Lessons in Life with readers throughout the US and over 19 foreign countries. John also has a second website: StrategicGrowthMentors.com.

      Patty Farmer - International Speaker, Trainer, Radio Show Host, Author - PattyFarmer.com

      As a brilliant business trendsetter, Patty utilizes strategic vision to redefine, reshape and remake stagnant or struggling businesses into thriving, profitable entities. Patty’s diverse client list includes start-up entrepreneurs to established business owners. Patty has created a network of 100,000+ connections while teaching thousands of business owners how to effectively network, build their list, their marketing funnel and to create key positioning techniques to grow their businesses using a non-competitive and dynamic collaboration strategy. Some of Patty's accolades include: Life-Changer of the Year Award Recipient 2013, Best Brand of the Year Recipient 2012, Best Business Connector in Dallas Award Recipient 2011, America’s Most Influential Business Connector Nominee 2011, 2010

       

      Michelle Moore

      9:00a - 9:30a Writing with Purpose - Five Invaluable Lessons I've Learned by Becoming an Author

      Alice Sullivan

      9:30a - 10:15a Seven Things Every Writer Needs to Know

      Curt Harding

      10:15a - 11:00a Fighting Through the Lie: You Don't Matter and Neither Does Your Writing

      Julie Solomon

      11:00a - 11:45a In-House vs. Independent Publicity: Finding the Right Publicist

      Lunch Provided

      11:45p - 12:15p  Lunch with the Speakers 

      Kristen Parrish

      12:15p - 1:00p Inside a Big Publishing House from Start to Finish

      Larry Carpenter

      1:00p - 2:00p The Winning Alternative to Traditional Publishing

      John Chancellor

      2:00p - 3:00p Four Things You Need to Know about Reviews and Reviewers and How to Get Them to Work for You

      Patty Farmer

      3:00p - 3:45p Leverage Your List by Converting Your Connections to Cash

      3:45p - 4:30p Q&A with the Speakers 

      Limited Seats Available.

       

       

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