Archive for the ‘Women’s Health’ Category

Which of these recognized dates from the Chase Calendar of events link to what you write about?

October

  • Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month
  • American Cheese Month
  • Animal Safety and Protection Month, Natl
  • Antidepressant Death Awareness Month
  • Arts and Humanities Month, Natl
  • Audiology Awareness Month, Natl
  • Bake and Decorate Month, Natl
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Natl
  • Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, Natl
  • Car Care Month
  • Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month
  • Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • Chiropractic Health Month, Natl
  • Church Library Month
  • Co-op Awareness Month
  • Crime Prevention Month, Natl
  • Critical Illness Awareness Month, Natl
  • Cut Out Dissection Month
  • Cyber Security Awareness Month, Natl
  • Dental Hygiene Month, Natl
  • Depression Education and Awareness Month, Natl
  • Disability Employment Awareness Month, Natl
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month   
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Natl
  • Dyslexia Awareness Month
  • Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month
  • Field Trip Month, Natl
  • “Gain the Inside Advantage” Month, Natl
  • Gay and Lesbian History Month
  • German-American Heritage Month
  • Global Diversity Awareness Month
  • Go Hog Wild–Eat Country Ham Month
  • Health Literacy Month
  • Home Eye Safety Month
  • Intergeneration Month
  • Kitchen and Bath Month, Natl
  • Liver Awareness Month, Natl
  • Medical Librarians Month, Natl
  • Menopause Month, World
  • Month of Freethought
  • Organize Your Medical Information Month
  • Orthodontic Health Month, Natl
  • Photographer Appreciation Month
  • Physical Therapy Month, Natl
  • Polish-American Heritage Month
  • Popcorn Poppin’ Month, Natl
  • Positive Attitude Month
  • Reading Group Month, Natl
  • Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Right-Brainers Rule Month
  • Roller Skating Month, Natl
  • Spina Bifida Awareness Month, Natl
  • Spinach Lovers Month
  • Squirrel Awareness and Appreciation Month
  • Stamp Collecting Month, Natl
  • Stop Bullying Month, Natl
  • Talk About Prescriptions Month
  • Vegetarian Month
  • Women Walking in Their Own Shoes Month
  • Work and Family Month, Natl
  • Workplace Politics Awareness Month

The events highlighted in red font have personal associations to my literary works.

To find out more about how to use these dates to promote your books and events, do the exercises in my workbook Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days.

Click here for print edition. Click here for Kindle edition. “Reach out, not stress out.”

Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan says: “What does October mean to you?”

And, in 2003, the California State Assembly officially declared the third week in October each year as California Writers Week. Cheers to California Writers Club!

 

Sincerely,

Fanbase-building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan - photo by Sasa Southard

Author and Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

http://writingcoachTeresa.com

Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan helps writers transform email signature blocks, photos, website descriptions, and YouTube videos into platform statements . . . before and after publication.

Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW. Click here for print edition. Click here for Kindle edition. “Reach out, not stress out.”

Author Teresa LeYung-Ryan celebrates 12th anniversary of  Love Made of Heart – the novel she uses to encourage adult children of mentally ill parents to speak openly about the stigmas.

Subscribe to  “Coach Teresa’s blog” Click here to start.

Author Teresa LeYung-Ryan celebrates the 12th anniversary of  Love Made of Heart – the mother-daughter novel she uses to encourage adult children of mentally ill parents to speak openly about the stigmas.

Please click here for a short movie of:  Teresa LeYung-Ryan filmed by Elisa Sasa Southard filmed by Margie Yee Webb

This is the kind of fun we create for ourselves to continue building our platforms and fanbases.

Thank you, dear Margie and dear Sasa!

author Teresa LeYung-Ryan with Love Made of Heart Chinese word and her book - photo by author Margie Yee Webb - calligraphy by author MKWL

http://lovemadeofheart.com/

http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/

Thank you, author MKWL, for creating the Chinese calligraphy “love” for yours truly author Teresa LeYung-Ryan’s trademark.

Sincerely,

Teresa LeYung-Ryan at FEMME movie screening orchestrated by FEMME producer Margie Yee Webb

 

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Margie Yee Webb, Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Elisa Sasa Southard celebrate each other’s paths

author Teresa LeYung-Ryan celebrates Love Made of Heart book and trademark - photo by Margie Yee Webb

Click here for 42-second movie of  Author Teresa LeYung-Ryan celebrates Love Made of Heart (mother-daughter novel) and her trademark.

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Author of Break Through the Noise Elisa Sasa Southard celebrates new career as Travel Writer and Certified Tour Director--photo by Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Click here for one-and-a-half minute movie of:  Elisa Sasa Southard celebrates the tenth anniversary of her book Break Through the Noise and her new career as Travel Writer and Certified Tour Director.

 

Author and documentary movie producer Margie Yee Webb celebrates Cat Mulan book, FEMME, and cat anthology - photo by Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Click here for one-minute movie of:  Margie Yee Webb celebrates her book Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings, her anthology Not Your Mother’s Book . . . On Cats, and documentary movie FEMME: Women Healing the World.

Thank you to all my dear friends and colleagues!

Sincerely,

Teresa LeYung-Ryan

http://writingcoachTeresa.com

Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan helps writers transform email signature blocks, photos, website descriptions, and YouTube videos into platform statements . . . before and after publication.

Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW. Click here for print edition. Click here for Kindle edition. “Reach out, not stress out.”

Author Teresa LeYung-Ryan celebrates 12th anniversary of  Love Made of Heart – the novel she uses to encourage adult children of mentally ill parents to speak openly about the stigmas.

Subscribe to  “Coach Teresa’s blog” Click here to start.

 

 

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You‘ve spent weeks, maybe months, crafting and rehearsing a talk, speech, presentation, or workshop. At the same time, you and other folks involved in the event publicize diligently – to attract the audience.

Your big day has arrived.  You deliver your creation. The audience applaud and the organizers thank you.  New fans surround you.  You feel a natural high as you say goodbye.  Job well done.

So you head for home, your hotel room, or perhaps a  friend or colleague has offered you a rest stop.  Now what?

Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan says “After the gig… that’s the time to publicize even more.”

Example:

Mary E. Knippel was invited to be headliner at the October 11, 2014 meeting of the Heart2Heart Toastmasters Club. She created her interactive presentation “Tell Your Story from the Heart” for this esteemed group.

Headliner Mary E. Knippel at Heart2Heart Toastmasters--photo by Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Here’s the 3 minute and 35 second movie: Writer Unleashed Mary E. Knippel headliner at Heart2Heart Toastmasters

Headliner Mary E. Knippel, the Writer Unleashed, speaks about standing in authenticity, sharing stories, growing up in the 1950s, writing in her journal, poetry, and being inspired by Erma Louise Bombeck (the American humorist who achieved great popularity for her newspaper column that described suburban home life).

Visit Mary at http://yourwritingmentor.com

This film is by Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan http://writingcoachTeresa.com

Heart2Heart Toastmasters Members with Mary E. Knippel Writer Unleashed - photo by Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Here’s the  32 second movie: Writer Unleashed Mary E. Knippel’s profound 30-second statement  “that is my strength”

Visit Mary at http://yourwritingmentor.com

Mary E. Knippel says: “I absolutely love sharing the message that your story matters…”

This movie was created by Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan  http://writingcoachTeresa.com

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When and where can you see Mary next?

Saturday, Oct 18th, 2014, 10AM – 12PM Belmont Library, Belmont, CA

At California Writers Club – the San Francisco Peninsula Branch

CWC Members $10;  Non-Members $13;  Students $10 with ID
Your first meeting is free at this branch!

Mary E. Knippel presents:

“Fast, Fun and Fundamental”

Change your writing… change your life in 15 minutes a day! Learn key ingredients you need to know to write the story of your success. You will learn fun, fast and effective writing tips, techniques and strategies to connect with your most important reader! yourwritingmentor.com

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Oct. 25 & 26, 2014 (Sat. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) $197 (early bird registration price – $497 value), Mountain View, CA

Mary E. Knippel will on the Women Wow the World [Success Panel]  Are you a midlife woman who has big dreams and frustrated because your midlife body is giving you big obstacles in achieving your goals? Creating Your Dream in midlife requires new mindsets, skills and strategies – ones you may not have. Elements of a coaching workshop and more than a self care retreat  with plenty of playful surprises. This 2-day event is organized by Nina Price.

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I am so very proud to know Mary E. Knippel.

Heart2Heart Toastmasters Headliner Mary E. Knippel and Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan – photo by Ken

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

Coach Teresa

http://writingcoachTeresa.com

Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan helps writers transform email signature blocks, photos, website descriptions, and YouTube videos into platform statements . . . before and after publication.

Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW. Click here for print edition. Click here for Kindle edition. “Reach out, not stress out.”

Author Teresa LeYung-Ryan celebrates 12th anniversary of  Love Made of Heart – the novel she uses to encourage adult children of mentally ill parents to speak openly about the stigmas.

Subscribe to  “Coach Teresa’s blog” Click here to start.

 

 

 

 

 

Author Teresa LeYung-Ryan celebrates 12th anniversary of  Love Made of Heart – the novel she uses to encourage adult children of mentally ill parents to speak openly about the stigmas.

author Teresa LeYung-Ryan with her trademark Love Made of Heart and her book - photo by author Margie Yee Webb - Chinese calligraphy for "love" by author MKWL

Please click here for Teresa’s  post “Author and 22-Day Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan thanks Stacey Glick, John Scognamiglio and the Folks associated with Kensington Publishing Corporation New York.”

Please click here for “Teresa LeYung-Ryan’s mother-daughter novel Love Made of Heart turns 11 years old!”

Please click here for Teresa LeYung-Ryan’s Love Made of Heart online gift store.

I wish everyone a world of love made of heart.

Sincerely,

Teresa LeYung-Ryan

http://www.LoveMadeOfHeart.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan says:

“What is the purpose of creating a writer’s platform?  Your writer’s platform hooks attention from readers who care about the issues, subjects, themes that you write about.  What does your name stand for? When you make your name synonymous with what you care to write about, you are helping your fans find you.”

Example – Here’s my platform statement:

“I, Teresa LeYung-Ryan, use my novel Love Made of Heart, essays, short plays/monologues to encourage adult children of mentally ill parents to speak openly about the stigmas and find resources for their loved ones.”

My friends, colleagues, and fans know this about me and my work.  These wonderful people think of my name when they see or hear the words “mental health,” “mental illness” and “stigmas.”

Recently, author and documentary movie producer Margie Yee Webb gave me a print edition of an article written by Julie Samrick because Margie saw some keywords in Ms. Samrick’s piece (“Community partners work to end mental health stigma”) that are also in my platform statement. Thank you, Margie dear.

Ms. Samrick hooked my attention with a subject matter that I deeply care about.  And, her first line included the name of a powerful advocate whose messages I wholeheartedly support — actress Glenn Close who uses her international fame to shed light on  “ending the stigma of mental illness.”

Here’s an excerpt from the online edition of Ms. Samrick’s article.   http://www.villagelife.com/news/community-partners-work-to-end-mental-health-stigma/

Community partners work to end mental health stigma

Posted by Julie Samrick on Jul 7, 2014 Village Life is a weekly publication covering the communities of El Dorado Hills and Folsom, CA
Filed under Featured Stories, News.

“One out of four families will experience mental health challenges. My family is one,” narrates actress Glenn Close at the start of the documentary A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness, which was shown to residents at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pavilion earlier this year in an effort to get more people to seek help when they or their loved ones are suffering with mental illness. Fifteen such forums were held throughout El Dorado County so far this year.  “My sister Jessie wasn’t diagnosed with bipolar disorder until she was 51 and her son was diagnosed with schizophrenia at 19,” Close continued.

From Olympic diver Greg Louganis to retired congressman Patrick Kennedy, high-profile individuals spoke openly about their struggles with mental illness in the Mental Health Services Act sponsored film.

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan here with another example. 

Ms. Glenn Close’s platform statements for her organization BringChange2Mind  are:  “Change A Mind About Mental Illness” and “Start the conversation. End the stigma.”

You see how simple building one’s platform is? 

For me . . .

  • I write about and I read about “speaking openly about mental illness and stigmas” because I have a personal connection with the subject. I broadcast what I write about and read about with this blog, in social media, my YouTube channel, and in interviews.
  • My friends, colleagues, and fans connect my name (Teresa LeYung-Ryan) with the subject I deeply care about.
  • With help from my friends, colleagues, and fans, I continue to connect with other advocates who also speak openly about mental illness and stigmas, thus, my platform grows bigger and bigger.

Links to Ms. Close’s http://bringchange2mind.org/ and many other helpful organizations are listed on my blog page http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/helpful-websites-resources-for-mental-health-mental-illness-depression/

Sincerely,

Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Author Teresa LeYung-Ryan’s platform statement connects with Ms. Glenn Close’s mission statement
Teresa’s book Love Made of Heart: a Mother’s Mental Illness Forges Forgiveness in Daughter Ruby is used in college courses and archived at the San Francisco History Center.  Please ask your public librarian to find a copy for you.

http://writingcoachTeresa.com

Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan helps writers transform email signature blocks, photos, website descriptions, and YouTube videos into platform statements . . . before and after publication.

Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW. Click here for print edition. Click here for Kindle edition. “Reach out, not stress out.”

Subscribe to  “Coach Teresa’s blog” Click here to start.

I am Teresa LeYung-Ryan, author of the mother-daughter novel Love Made of Heart and the “Talking to My Dead Mom Monologues” series.  I use my literary works to encourage adult children of mentally ill parents to speak openly about the stigmas and find resources for their loved ones and for themselves.

Author & Playwright Teresa LeYung-Ryan Takes the BringChange2Mind Pledge to Stand Up Against the Stigma of Mental Illness

One in four families are affected by mental illness.

I pledge to follow the Bring Change 2 Mind principles.

http://bringchange2mind.org/get-involved/take-the-pledge/

Bring Change 2 Mind Principles

- I realize that mental illness is treatable and manageable.
- I understand that everyone is a valued person and deserves to be treated with respect.
- I will refrain from blame, shame, secrecy, social exclusion, stereotypes or discrimination.
- I will change the language I use when I talk about mental health and I will educate those who use stigmatizing language. I know that words matter.
- I will educate myself about the symptoms of mental illness and any side effects that may occur from treatment plans.
- I will use appropriate resources to work towards the stability of a loved one or myself.
- If I am feeling suicidal, I will reach out for help. If I know someone is experiencing suicidal thoughts, I will take it seriously and make every effort to ensure they get help.
- I will reduce stigma in myself and in others by being open about living with mental illness, naming it out loud and raising people’s awareness.
- I will help change the way people view mental health. I will make a difference.

If you or someone you know needs immediate help, please call the Crisis Hotline: 800.273.TALK (8255)

In San Mateo, California, Stamp Out Stigma Director Carmen Lee says:

“Welcome to Stamp Out Stigma, a community advocacy and educational outreach program dedicated to eradicating the stigma associated with mental illness. Stamp Out Stigma is unique in its anti-stigma approach, by creating a forum in which individuals with mental illness share their personal experiences with the community at large.”  http://www.stampoutstigma.net


I wish everyone a world of love made of heart.

Sincerely,

Teresa LeYung-Ryan

http://www.LoveMadeOfHeart.com

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Women Authors – Marriage; Memoirs; Thrillers; Audiobooks; Stage Plays; Ask a Luminary

 

Marriage Maven Marcia Naomi Berger‘s News

author of Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love: 30 Minutes a Week to the Relationship You’ve Always Wanted

Sunday, September 14, 2014 

Marry With Confidence Workshop: Single Women will identify and overcome obstacles and prepare for a fulfilling, life-long relationship. 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, San Rafael.  For more information, phone 415-491-4801.

Tuesdays – September 16 and September 23, 2014 

Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love: Two-session workshop. 
Learn to communicate positively and increase romance, intimacy, teamwork, and smoother resolution of issues. No public sharing required. 6:45 pm to 8:45 pm in San Rafael. Phone 415-491-4801 for more information.

Marriage Meetings 24/7 click here

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Professional Education and Training Center offers this one-hour online class you can take any time: The Marriage Meeting Program: A Strength-Based Approach for Successful 21st Century Relationships. Professionals earn one continuing education unit. All welcome!

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Matilda Butler says:

Dear Friends:

Would you be willing to cast a vote for our website?
We are one of 200 websites who have been nominated for a prize. The prize will be awarded to the websites that are in positions #1 and #2 (have the most votes) by September 30, 2014. You can vote multiple times.

The list is not alphabetical — it is arranged by number of votes. So you will need to look for us. We are listed as:

Memoir Writing Blog  WomensMemoirs.com

Thanks. I really appreciate this. More than just the prize, I hope that some new people will notice our blog and come visit http://county-clerks.com/genealogy-blog

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Paula C. Chinick says:

“I wanted to share some exciting news. My first novel, RED ASSCHER~Living In Fear received a GOLD medal from Global Ebook Awards for best fiction thriller!   I had hoped for at least honorable mention, but to take first place in the thriller category is such an honor.”

P C Chinick
http://redasscher.com
http://redasscher.com/blog

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Betsy Graziani Fasbinder says:

“I’m thrilled to announce the launch of Fire & Water, The AudiobookI was blessed to find a talented voice artist in Monica McKey and a fantastic sound engineer in Adam Sullivan of Great Magnet Recording.  I served as producer/director to these talented experts (mine was the easy job) and I’m so proud of what we’ve created.  Monica’s gorgeous voice and great talent give the story another dimension and Adam’s wizardry brought it all seamlessly together.”

If you’ve read Fire & Water and enjoyed it, please pass this announcement on to your audio loving friends: Commuters, those with visual impairment, or just audio lovers. …And please consider posting a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads!

Betsy’s Blog: Art Finds a Way

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B. Lynn Goodwin, Writer Advice Managing Editor and author of YOU WANT ME TO DO WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers, says: “I am a featured expert in InspireMeToday’s Ask a Luminary series! InspireMeToday.com is an amazing and free website that shares inspiration from global thought leaders each and every day. You can start your day with the wisdom of Sir Richard Branson, Guy Laliberte, Seth Godin, Neale Donald Walsch, Marci Shimoff, or one of hundreds more!

Ask a Luminary offers you the chance to ask a question and get an answer from an expert like me. It’s the inspirational version of Dear Abby! From empowerment, love and relationships, to business and entrepreneurship, to health and spirituality, Ask a Luminary covers every topic. Check out my answer if you’ve been wondering, How Can I Find My Path? and write back. I’d love to hear from you.

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Mary Honey B. Morrison

keeps it real on

The Nic Nice Show

November 6 – 9, 2014

Single Husbands stage play – Southwest Arts Center,  Atlanta, GA

Mary B. Morrison, New York Times best-selling author is bringing her play, Single Husbands back to stage!  An all new cast! Mary has nineteen published novels including her newest release If You Don’t Know Me.
She writes for Kensington Publishing Corporation as Mary B. Morrison and Grand Central Publishing as HoneyB. In her novels Mary addresses social and sexual issues while empowering her female characters.

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Cheers to Marcia Naomi Berger, Matilda Butler, Paula C. Chinick, Betsy Graziani Fasbinder, B. Lynn Goodwin, and Mary Honey B. Morrison!!!!!!

Sincerely,

Author and 22-Day Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan
http://writingcoachTeresa.com
author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW. Click here for print edition. Click here for Kindle edition.
  • author of Love Made of Heart: a Mother’s Mental Illness Forges Forgiveness in Daughter Ruby
  • author of “Talking to My Dead Mom” monologue series
  • proud member and past officer of Women’s National Book Association-SF Chapter
  • proud member (SF Peninsula, Redwood, Sacramento branches) and past president (San Francisco Peninsula Branch) of California Writers Club


Author and 22-Day Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan on “My Writing Process” Blog Tour

Thank you, writer and poet Michelle Wing, for inviting me to the “My Writing Process” blog tour. Hearty congratulations to you and your collection of poetry, Body on the Wall, debuted just yesterday on May 15, 2014!  Everyone, please check out Michelle’s blog www.thepoemwhisperer.com  (about finding the words!), and http://michellewing.com/ . And, here’s her post http://thepoemwhisperer.com/my-writing-process-blog-tour/

Michelle Wing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author & 22-Day Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan says: "Work on your craft and build your name at the same time, with ease."--photo by author Lynn Scott

I am delighted to be on this blog tour. My turn to answer the 4 questions about my writing process.

1)      “What are you working on?” 

Teresa LeYung-Ryan:   I’m smiling as I answer this question.  I am working on two projects.  A prescriptive nonfiction project – Build Your Writing Life In 22 Days (the second workbook in my 22-Day series); and a narrative nonfiction project – I’m actually writing my first memoir.  No more hiding behind the protagonist in my first novel Love Made of Heart: a Mother’s Mental Illness Forges Forgiveness in Daughter Ruby.  By the way . . . the working title of my memoir is Moon Crone Driving Without a Steering Wheel: How this Writer Journeyed Through Early Menopause, Depression, and Love.

Looking at my own blog posts, I see that the muse for my memoir first appeared in October 2012:

http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/coach-teresa-says-please-do-not-give-up-on-yourself-and-your-writing/

http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/authorwriting-coach-teresa-leyung-ryan-says-talking-about-depression-and-mental-illness-does-not-scare-me-anymore/

http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/author-teresa-leyung-ryan-says-transforming-depression-into-my-writers-muse/

http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/helpful-websites-resources-for-mental-health-mental-illness-depression/

 

2)      How does your work differ from others of its genre? 

Teresa LeYung-Ryan:   There must be other authors who have written/are writing about being a writer, surviving menopause, and living with depression. Probably my work carries a distinctive voice because I am a female Chinese-American immigrant from Hong Kong with these experiences  – lived with a beautiful mother who suffered mental illness and the cruel stigmas; escaped from violence when I was a young woman; worked in a government agency, a public agency, as well as in the private sector; blessed with a caring community of extended family members, colleagues and friends; use all my literary works (fiction and nonfiction) to inspire adult-children of mentally-ill parents to speak openly about the stigmas and find resources for their loved ones AND to speak out against injustice and violent behavior.

 

3)      Why do you write the subject matters you write about? 

Teresa LeYung-Ryan:   How can I not write about mental illness, stigmas, rejection, joys and sorrows, the immigrant experience, poverty, and saying NO to everyday meanness, injustice, and violence?  The act of writing is the way I express my memories, observations and intentions.  An artist might employ paint, canvas, wood, and metal to do her/his work. I am a writer; therefore I employ words (choice and placement of words) to do mine.

 

4) What is your writing process? 

Teresa LeYung-Ryan:   As I tell my friends . . . I am pregnant with a memoir.  I write every day.  At bus stops, on public transportation, in waiting rooms (including jury assembly room). I journal to track authentic details, sometimes at the beginning of the day, sometimes at the end.  With the help of Martha Alderson and her Blockbuster Plots and Plot Whisperer books, I am replotting my story. I’ve begun writing scenes and rereading memoirs (including Woven of Water by Luisa Adams)  [ A note to self and all memoirists:  when writing nonfiction, we cannot change the sequence of events for dramatic effect; we cannot embellish or diminish the details; if we do not follow these rules, then we cannot label our work nonfiction. ]

Also, I write editorial memos for manuscript clients and coaching notes for my fanbase-building clients.  I blog as the 22-Day Writing and Platform and Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa. http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/  I love the act of composing/rewriting/restructuring/more rewriting –  these practices help me to really “reach out, not stress out.”  http://writingcoachTeresa.com

And, I rewrite/update my presentations.  For example, on June 10, 2014, 4:00-5:00om I’ll be in California at the San Mateo County Fair’s Literary Arts Stage  as a feature guest on “3 Short Plays with 3 Playwrights hosted by Darlene Frank” with the other two feature guests Ollie Mae Trost Welch and David Hirzel. I’ll be performing “What Am I Going to Do Now?” which is a new monologue for my “Talking to My Dead Mom” series.

Then on Saturday, June 21, 2014  I morph into Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan when I present “Build/Fortify Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase” at California Writers Club – Tri-Valley Branch in Pleasanton, California.

Soon, I shall be working on presentations for the San Francisco Writers Conference!

Please click here for more info about my events. Please click here for resources for writers – including links to California Writers Club and Women’s National Book Association.

My darling friends/colleagues give me writing retreats – I get so much done when I’m with dear hearts, especially the past two years with Elisa Sasa Southard, Margie Yee Webb, Vicki Weiland, Mary E. Knippel, and Lynn Scott. Thank you writing-sisters!

Also, in June, I’ll be with California Writers’ Club colleagues/mentors including Winifred McCaffrey, Margaret Davis, Diane Warner, Darlene Frank, Bardi Rosman Koodrin, Laurel Anne Hill, Christopher Wachlin (president of SF Peninsula Branch), Mary E. Knippel, and thirty other talented writers. Click here for schedule of literary events with CWC members at the San Mateo County Fair.

Click here for a list of my appearances/workshops (including June 10, 2014 at San Mateo County Fair’s Literary Arts Stage;  June 21, 2014 at California Writers’ Club Tri-Valley Branch in Pleasanton, CA)

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Now I pass the torch to two fabulous colleaguesMary E. Knippel and Yolande Barial – who will be on the “My Writing Process” blog tour, so, please visit them at their blogs on and after Friday, May 23, 2014.

Yolande Barial

Yolande Barial is the proud mother of three remarkable children. She is known as the sensually spiritual poet/writer/blogger and columnist, and, has performed spoken word in venues (including Starbucks) throughout the SF-Oakland Bay Area from 2003 to present. Yolande is a contributing author in 3 anthologies – If Women Ruled the World; Oakland’s Neighborhoods; More of Life’s Spices: Seasoned Sistahs Keepin’ It Real.  Also, she is playwright and director of “Images of the King: A Child’s Dream” (a children’s play), a Red Room author, and contributor to the “Stockton Motherhood” column for Examiner.com. Yolande’s column “Mothers Corner” appears monthly in the Tracy Press newspaper. Visit Yolande Barial’s blog http://just-a-mom.us/

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Mary E. Knippel

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Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan is the author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW. Click here for print edition. Click here for Kindle edition. “Reach out, not stress out.”

Teresa’s novel Love Made of Heart: a Mother’s Mental Illness Forges Forgiveness in Daughter Ruby is used in college courses and archived at the San Francisco History Center.

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Women’s National Book Association – San Francisco Chapter’s President Kate Farrell says:

Dear WNBA- SF Chapter Members,

Breaking News: SF Chapter will co-sponsor a fabulous award event this coming Sunday!
Almost all the nominated authors will attend. Join us at the SF Main Library and enjoy the ceremony, readings, and free reception.

33rd Annual

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BOOK AWARDS

celebrating books published in 2013 by Northern California authors

 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin, Civic Center, San Francisco, CA

1:00–2:30 pm: Awards Ceremony featuring readings & remarks by the award-winning authors

2:30–4:00 pm: Book signing & Reception follows in the Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room

Awards and reception free and open to the public; nominated books on sale by Readers Bookstore

 

FRED CODY AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Adam Hochschild, Berkeley author, journalist, historian

 

NCBR RECOGNITION AWARD

City Arts & Lectures

 

FICTION

At Night We Walk in Circles, Daniel Alarcon

Sorrow, Catherine Gammon

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, Andrew Sean Greer

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Anthony Marra

Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge, Peter Orner

 

POETRY

Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire, Brenda Hillman

Black Crow Dress, Roxane Beth Johnson

Spiral Trace, Jack Marshall

The Palace of Contemplating Departure, Brynn Saito

Here Come the Warm Jets, Alli Warren

 

TRANSLATION

Fiction

The Mongolian Conspiracy, by Rafael Bernal, translated by Katherine Silver from the Spanish

The Mehlis Report, by Rabee Jaber, translated by Kareem James Abu-Zeid from the Arabic

The Art of Joy, by Goliarda Sapienza, translated by Anne Milano Appel from the Italian

Poetry

Poems of Consummation, by Vicente Aleixandre, translated from the Spanish by Stephen Kessler

Colonies, Tomasz Rozycki, translated from the Polish by Mira Rosenthal

Landscape with Yellow Birds, by José Ángel Valente, translated from the Spanish by Thomas Christensen

 

GENERAL NONFICTION

Down by the Bay: San Francisco’s History Between the Tides, Matthew Morse Booker

League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth, Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru

Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety, Eric Schlosser

Carol and John Steinbeck: Portrait of a Marriage, Susan Shillinglaw

An Atomic Love Story: The Extraordinary Women in Robert Oppenheimer’s Life, Shirley Streshinsky and Patricia Klaus

 

CREATIVE NONFICTION

Gary Kamiya, Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco

Anchee Min, The Cooked Seed

Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby

Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani, Beyond the Possible: 50 Years of Radical Change at Glide

Gordon Young, Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City

 

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

Younger Readers

Marissa Moss, Mira’s Diary: Home Sweet Rome

Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett, pictures by Matthew Myers, Battle Bunny

Lemony Snicket, illustrator Jon Klassen, The Dark

 

Young Adult

Kristin Elizabeth Clark, Freakboy

Katherine Longshore, Tarnish

Annemarie O’Brien, Lara’s Gift

The Northern California Book Awards are presented and sponsored by Northern California Book Reviewers; Poetry Flash; Center for the Art of Translation; Red Room (redroom.com); PEN West; Mechanics’ Institute; Women’s National Book Association, SF Chapter; San Francisco Public Library; Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and Readers Bookstore at the Main.

For more information: Poetryflash.org, 510.525.5476NCBR@poetryflash.org

Facebook event page: search Northern California Book Awards



Cheers from

 

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan is the author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW. Click here for print edition. Click here for Kindle edition. “Reach out, not stress out.”

Teresa’s novel Love Made of Heart: a Mother’s Mental Illness Forges Forgiveness in Daughter Ruby is used in college courses and archived at the San Francisco History Center.

Subscribe to  “Coach Teresa’s blog” Click here to start.

 

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