Posts Tagged ‘Angela Pang’

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan wishes she could accept all fun invitations

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Nov. 2 – 18, 2012  Fringe of Marin Festival of New Bay Area One-Act Plays and Solos

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http://www.fringeofmarin.com/performanceschedule.html

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan and author Lynn Scott will catch a show in Program 2 to cheer for playwrights Carol Sheldon (On With the Wind) and Ollie Mae Trost Welch (Shaw)

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Monday, Nov. 12, 2012  3:30-5:30pm  Grace, Gratitude & Gumption – Unleash YOU! event in San Mateo, CA with Mary E. Knippel

Register here:  http://yourwritingmentor.com/grace-gratitude-gumption-unleash-you-event/

Dear Mary E. Knippel,

I have invited a dozen of my friends to your wonderful event on Nov. 12th!

Cheers to you-the-Secret-Artist and the-Unleashed-Homemaker!

from Teresa LeYung Ryan, author and writers’ platform-building coach

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Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012  5:30-7:30pm 8th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration Honorees Reception — Public Event · By Asian Heritage Street Celebration

8th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration Honorees Reception    

Join us in honoring local non-profits and schools at Great Star Theater in San Francisco Chinatown.

Dear Angela Pang of Asian Week Foundation!

Thank you so much for the invitation! I may be able to attend! Grew up in San Francisco but cannot remember ever being inside Great Star Theater.

Sincerely, Teresa LeYung Ryan, author and writers’ platform-building coach

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Author Carla Danziger (Hidden Falls) emailed me about her helping her colleague for this big event:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

The George Washington University – Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20037

Meet author Irene Levin Berman

“We are going to pick potatoes”, Norway and the Holocaust, The Untold Story

The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Sons of Norway, Norwegian Society, Norwegian Ladies Club, and Norwegian Church of Washington

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Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:00pm
Author / Writing Teacher Lynn Cook Henriksen will be at Books Inc.  1344 Park Street, Alameda, CA

  Lynn Henriksen-Author-TellTale-Souls

The award-winning guidebook TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Your Story Capturing Character & Spirit

If you could tell just one  small story that would reveal the essence of your mother’s character and keep her spirit alive, what would it be?

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Author/Photographer Margie Yee Webb had fun in October 2012 exhibiting her book in Clarksburg, CA at a winery.  So, when she called two weeks ago to say that author Laurie Hoirup wants to orchestrate another event in December and invited me to exhibit my books . . .  I said “Yes!”  The event will be held over the weekend of Dec. 15 & 16, 2012, but, I will be there on Dec. 15 only.

“Gifts of Words & Wine”
Saturday & Sunday, December 15 & 16, 2012
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. both days

Winery at Old Sugar Mill
35265 Willow Avenue
Clarksburg, CA 95612

no admission fee – shop for great books and fine wines; just in time for Christmas!

Laurie HoirupI Can Dance: My Life with a Disability  www.laurieslegacy.com

Margie Yee Webb, Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings: Insight and Inspiration for a Wonderful Life    www.catmulan.com

Teresa LeYung-RyanLove Made of HeartBuild Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days  http://writingcoachteresa.com  Teresa will be exhibiting Saturday only

Amy GormanAging Artfully  http://agingartfully.com

and 30 other authors

more information soon on Coach Teresa’s Event Page

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Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone! 

 

 

 

 

 

Sincerely,

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

As coach and author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW,  Teresa says: “Whether you are writing fiction or nonfiction, make your name synonymous with the issues you write about.”

Writing Coach Teresa says: “Platform-Building Is Fun For Writers, Friends, Fans.”

"The way Bay Sunday Host Frank Mallicoat cheers for his friend who is writing a book is a beautiful example of friends turning into fans for each other. Showing your fans 'what your name stands for' (your platform-statement) helps them brag about you with ease," says Writers' Platform-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan -- photo by poet & novelist Joan Gelfand

When I heard dear friend Kim McMillon’s voice on July 16, 2012 asking if I would like to be a guest on CBS 5′s Bay Sunday show, I thought . . . I’d love to, but, I’m exhausted. . .  Just that day, artist Chandra Garsson (another dear friend) had filmed me reading my ten-minute monologue Answer Me Now.  Two days before that, I was on the “Writers on Writing” panel at Oakland Library, Rockridge Branch, that Kim had orchestrated for Stephanie Dale, Judith Cody, Yolande Barial, Joan Gelfand, and yours truly Teresa LeYung-Ryan.

writers' platform-building coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan says: "Reach out, not stress out, to materialize your dearest dreams!"

Saying “yes” would mean spending at least two full days preparing for the appearance and doing pre-event publicity and then calendaring another two days to do post-event follow-ups and publicity.

 

Carol Sheldon (author of Mother Lode) interviewed by Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan at Book Passage Ferry Building SF -- photo by Jim Weiland

You see . . . a week before that, I had interviewed award-winning author Carol Sheldon (Mother Lode) at Book Passage at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.  Two days before that event, I had attended a planning meeting at Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter. Before that, I was away for the 3-day Redwood Writers Ten-Minute Play Festival at 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa. Before that, I was having fun with California Writers Club friends showcasing our works at the San Mateo County Fair (June 12 and June 16 for me).

All the while . . .  I was helping clients create their platform-statements and identify themes in their manuscripts.

Yes, I was exhausted . . . But, I knew I would say “Yes!” to my dear friend Kim McMillon.  Kim was helping Bay Sunday Producer Akilah Bolden-Monifa by providing a list of authors with public-speaking experience.  I was one of the fortunate chosen ones. I needed to say “Yes! Thank you!”

I am so glad I did . . .  Angela Pang, Community Relations Manager at AsianWeek Foundation (who is also my pal Margie Yee Webb’s beloved niece), saw the group photo posted by Bay Sunday’s super team on their facebook album “Bay Sunday 7/23 Taping” and tagged me.  Now, I’m getting all kinds of fun messages from my other friends.

Writers’ Platform-Building Coach  Teresa LeYung-Ryan says: “The way Bay Sunday Host Frank Mallicoat cheers for his friend who is writing a book is a beautiful example of friends turning into fans for each other.  Outfitting your  fans (old ones and new ones) with your platform-statement helps them brags about you with ease. I cheer for writers, friends, fans!  Thank you, 3 time Emmy Award winner Frank!  Thank you, producer Akilah Bolden-Monifa! Thank you to the four wonderful interns, especially Jennifer and Chelsea! Thank you Bay Sunday Team (including audio expert Francisco Gomez and the gurus behind stage!)

“I had so much fun this morning being a guest on Bay Sunday at CBS 5 with fellow authors Joan Gelfand, Ishmael Reed, and Pireeni Sundaralingam . Everyone extended kind energy. I was happy to see Tennessee Reed!  Thank you, Kim McMillon, for pitching us to Akilah!

Please click here to get the post after the show was aired on September 9, 2012, 5:30am and the link to view the segment posted on Bay Sunday’s YouTube channel.

authors Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Joan Gelfand, Pireeni Sundaralingam are fans of Bay Sunday host Frank Mallicoat--photo by Jennifer

Here and Abroad by Joan Gelfand

 

 

 

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Love Made of Heart by Teresa LeYung-Ryan

A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams by Joan Gelfand

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Build Your Writer's Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days by Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Juice by Ishmael Reed

Indivisible an Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry - Edited by Neelanjana Banerjee, Summi Kaipa, and Pireeni Sundaralingam

Seeking Center A Collection of Poems by Joan Gelfand

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Jennifer helps Bay Sunday guests Joan Gelfand, Tennessee Reed and Ishmael Reed get comfortable before taping of show--photo by Coach Teresa

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"The way Bay Sunday Host Frank Mallicoat cheers for his friend who is writing a book is a beautiful example of friends turning into fans for each other. Showing your fans 'what your name stands for' (your platform-statement) helps them brag about you with ease," says Writers' Platform-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan -- photo by poet & novelist Joan Gelfand

Please click here to get the post after the show was aired on September 9, 2012, 5:30am and the link to view the segment posted on Bay Sunday’s YouTube channel.

authors Joan Gelfand, Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Pireeni Sundaralingam cheer for Bay Sunday producer Akilah Bolden-Monifa and host Frank Mallicoat--photo by Jennifer

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Wonderful Interns Jennifer and Chelsea flank Bay Sunday Super Producer Akilah Bolden-Monifa (yes, that is Host Frank Mallicoat walking by)-- photo by Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

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CBS-5 Bay Sunday Host Frank Mallicoat asks poet & novelist Joan Gelfand about her writing process--photo by Writers' Platform-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

 

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CBS-5 Bay Sunday Host Frank Mallicoat asks Poet Pireeni Sundaralingam about her co-editing Indivisible: an Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry --photo by Writers' Platform-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan answers Bay Sunday Host Frank Mallicoat's question "What is branding?" --photo by Jennifer

 

Please click here to get the post after the show was aired on September 9, 2012, 5:30am and the link to view the segment posted on Bay Sunday’s YouTube channel.

Of the 10 talking-points that I was prepared to cover, we had time to answer most of these in the five-minute interview:

•    What is Coach Teresa’s definition of a writer’s platform?

“Making your name stand for something—to attract targeted consumers—who are likely to buy what you have to sell.”  

“What I care about leads to my writing about those themes/subject matters/issues; what I write about attracts my fans because they also care about what I care about.  Help your fans find you.”

Start with:  “I care about . . . ”

Example: (as a writer of fiction, narrative nonfiction, including memoirs )

I am Teresa LeYung-Ryan, author of Love Made of Heart.  I care about helping adult-children (of mentally-ill parents) speak openly about the stigmas and find resources for their loved ones.

Example: (as a writer of prescriptive nonfiction  a.k.a. “how to” )

I am Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan, author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days.  I care about helping writers thrive in today’s publishing arena.

Where to “show” your platform-statement? 

Your email signature block!  Your letterhead!  Your website and blog slogan/tagline/description!  Your bio!  Your business cards!

“Even when I’m emailing my loved ones (my biggest fans), I show them my platform-statement in my signature block.  Help your fans brag about you with ease.”

•    Why does a writer need to promote?

“To compete in the publishing arena where celebrity authors and best-selling authors have huge fanbases. “

•    How much does it cost to build my writer’s platform?

“Might not require money.  The writer does need to invest time and energy.   22 minutes a day for 22 days to start.”

•    What is branding?

“Your name is your brand.  Making your name synonymous with the issues you write about in order to attract fans (a.k.a. targeted consumers)”

•    Which is the “better” route – find an agent who will find the publisher OR find the publisher myself OR be my own publisher?

“A writer’s journey is magical.  Your fans could be the ones to lead you to your route. Take a look at my website, page entitled “Writers’ Resources,” and my blog.”

•    Coach Teresa, your workbook is Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days .    Why 22 days?

“When we stick to something for 21 consecutive days, we develop a new habit. Why not gain the wonderful habit of building our platform/name?  On the 22nd day, we celebrate. Everyday is a good day to build your name / fanbase / platform!”

 

The workbook:  Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW

Please click here to get the post after the show was aired on September 9, 2012, 5:30am and the link to view the segment posted on Bay Sunday’s YouTube channel.

I care about helping writers thrive in the publishing arena.  Coaching writers before and after publication is what I enjoy doing.  Some clients prefer my coaching them 5 to 15 minutes a day for 22 consecutive days ( in-person, via Skype or phone calls); some prefer an hour or two hours at a time.  Start with my workbook — You can sneak preview the 2 exercises for Day 1 in Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days by going to Amazon and take advantage of their “Look Inside” feature.

How to contact me?  Click here please.

Please visit Coach Teresa’s Events Page  I’ll be at Sonoma County Book Festival in Santa Rosa, CA on Saturday Sept. 22, 2012 with fellow authors Margie Yee Webb and Rita Lakin !
http://WritingCoachTeresa.com  Click on “Coach Teresa’s Blog”

http://www.facebook.com/Teresa.LeYung.Ryan
http://www.youtube.com/teresaleyung

I cheer for all writers!

Sincerely,

Coach Teresa

Writers’ Platform & Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

“Reach out, not stress out, to materialize your dearest dreams.”

“My platform is not something I stand on, it is what my name stands for.”
http://writingcoachteresa.com

 

 

 

 

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Coach Teresa, how do I continue promoting myself after an event or a book signing or a reading?

Here’s my answer:

You’ve spent weeks, maybe even months, publicizing your event.  You deliver the event (and I hope you had fun), then you, the audience, everyone involved in coordination . . .  you all go home or on to another event. Have you forgotten something? That something is “follow up” work.  Who did you talk to at the event?  What did you promise? Below is an example – how to follow up. Angela Pang and her coworkers at AsianWeek work extremely hard each year orchestrating the Asian Heritage Street Celebration.  This is my Email to her; I cc’ed my booth partners Margie Yee Webb and Patricia Tsang, M.D.

May 22, 2011

Dear Angela,

If you need quotes from us for post-event newsletter . . . here goes;  also, 3 photos attached.

Who were the authors at this year’s AHSC? Margie Yee Webb (Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings: Insight and Inspiration for a Wonderful Life), Teresa LeYung Ryan (Love Made of Heart; Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days), and Patricia Tsang, M.D. (Optimal Healing: A Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine).  Margie Yee Webb says: “California Writers Club is proud to once again be part of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration to encourage everyone to write their stories.  We are also pleased to support schools through donations to the School Raffle Program.” Teresa LeYung Ryan says: “I thank Margie and Asian-Week Foundation for re-connecting me to the Asian-American community. My third year at AHSC, I had so much fun with my friends.”  Patricia Tsang, M.D. says: “A street fair with food, culture, art, literature, martial arts, health science, and more. What can be more enticing to an Asian?  The celebration gave me a chance to reconnect with my roots as well as share information about my book.”

Angela, thanks again for making our experience enjoyable!   Margie & Pat, I’ll email you more photos later  :)

Sincerely,

Coach Teresa LeYung Ryan  on facebook!

Check out Teresa’s YouTube videos http://www.youtube.com/teresaleyung

http://writingcoachteresa.com

You notice how I embedded our URLs in our names? (so that if Angela or AsianWeek e-newsletter readers want to read more about us and California Writers Club. . . they’d be taken to our websites).  By the way, my two booth partners and I are also members of Women’s National Book Association -San Francisco Chapter.

Coach Teresa here has a lot of follow-up emails to send and photos to resize and rename. To see a partial list of people I met at the Asian Heritage Street Celebration, please go to my May 22, 2011 post . Thanks.

Have fun building your writer’s platform!

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan (click on my name to get to my YouTube videos)

 

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Coach Teresa, what happened at Asian Heritage Street Celebration?

Everyday is an adventure for us writers.  The AHSC street fair (on Larkin Street between Grove St. and Ellis St.) was yesterday May 21, 2011, 11:00am-6:00pm

Margie Yee Webb and I rendezvoused a bit after 8:00am at our booth to set up; we were assigned booth F-18 (the 300 block of Larkin St., just yards away from the Asian Art Museum).

Margie is a pro at staging–she brought strings of colorful paper lanterns, red table clothes, a pot of silk irises, California Writers Club literature, and her vibrant display of her gift book Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings: Insight and Inspiration for a Wonderful Life.

I brought the blow-ups of our book covers; Margie had clips.

AHSC volunteers were friendly and helpful. Special thanks to Angela Pang of AsianWeek Foundation.

Patricia Tsang, M.D. was the third member of our booth.  Dr. Tsang’s book is Optimal Healing: A Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine


The public couldn’t wait until 11:00am; they started browsing around 10:00am.

Here’s a partial list of delightful people I talked to:

Harvey of Eastwind Books of Berkeley told me he carries my novel Love Made of Heart and asked me to deliver a presentation at his store. I’d love to do that, and, also present my workbook Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days.


Beverly Lee wants to invite me, Margie and Patricia to her authors series at On Lok Senior Center.

Gemma Nemenzo invited us to exhibit our books at the Filipino American International Book Festival this year.

Mary Moreno gifted me a copy of Tao I: The Way of All Life (Soul Power series) by Dr. & Master Zhi Gang Sha.

Margie Yee Webb’s sister Pearl introduced me to Jeff Adachi, director of the  film You Don’t Know Jack: the Jack Soo Story.

Lucian Dang, ESL teacher, invited me to be a guest speaker on his online class.

Margie’s sisters Pearl, Linda, Anna, Betty, and her nieces and nephews came to cheer for us. Patricia’s former patients were delighted to see retired Dr. Tsang at the street fair.

Dear friend Jonathan came by with his bicycle and baked goods!

Mona!  What a surprise.  Inge Horton, fellow member of  Women’s National Book Association, showed up — what a treat!

Fred Glynn came by to show me his book Authors of the Bible .   Fred said he was on the Internet looking for information on Claudia Boutote of Harper One . . .  because I had “tagged” Claudia in my May 6, 2011 blog post, Fred found me through my blog !   My clients (if you’re reading this), are you smiling?  Don’t I always encourage you to spend time “tagging” on cyberspace?  Help your fans find you.

Elliotte Mao !!!  Elliotte trekked all the way from the mid-Peninsula.  CWC-SF Peninsula branch guest speaker was Scott James (aka Kemble Scott) and I would have been at that meeting if the street fair was another day.

More magic.  James Scott (not Scott James) and his partner Richard came by our booth.  James Scott illustrates architecture.  He demonstrated this talent for Margie, Patricia and me to see.

Writing Career Coach Teresa encourages illustrator James Scott to pursue grants

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Renel!  The KISS 98.1 booth was directly across from our booth.  Here I am — a Renel fan.

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Did Coach Teresa have fun?   Yes!  Being with colleagues, seeing friends, meeting folks who like to read and share the joy of reading, celebrating Asian American heritage, eating a Thai lunch, seeing the red dragon . . .

Writing Career Coach Teresa says: "Reach out not stress out"

 

Building your writer’s platform ought to be fun!”

I’m cheering for you!

Sincerely,

Coach Teresa

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Kim Randolph helps her clients promote their E-waste businesses so Coach Teresa dubs Kim "E-waste Liaison"

 

 

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How did Cat Mulan Author Margie Yee Webb create a fun book launch for Community?

A recipe for a fun book launch:

  • 1. Consider your guests – audience – readers
  • 2. Choose location location location
  • 3. Pick a meaningful date

Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings: Insight and Inspiration for a Wonderful Life

Cat Mulan's Mindful Musings Book Cover

1. For Margie’s delightful gift book–cat lovers, pet lovers, friends of cat lovers, animal advocates.

2. The Market Place in Rancho Cordova, CA – lovely showroom setting in a home and garden improvement mall.  They provide cashiers. Plenty of parking.

3.  People for Animal Welfare in El Dorado County (PAWED), Animal Rescue League, FieldHaven Feline Rescue, and Sacramento SPCA were able to send representatives and bring felines to Margie’s book launch on March 12, 2011.

I met Shaun who was taking plenty of photos of author Margie Yee Webb, her festive exhibit, and the representatives and cats from above referenced organizations.

I met authors Kevin “James” Richardson and Don Ricardo.

I chatted with author Hazuki Kataoka of http://storycardtheater.com We had met when I presented “Build Your Name, Beat the Game” at the 2010 Northern California Publishers and Authors Conference (Margie had connected me with NCPA).

It was pure joy to see Margie interact with her old fans and new fans; it was delightful to see Margie’s mom, siblings, nieces and nephews.

Margie had created over half a dozen cat-theme gift baskets–raffle ticket donations support the animal organizations.

Lakshmi Kerner (LakshmiLove), thank you again and again for driving and cheering and staying to meet Kimberly A. Edwards (Lakshmi and Kimberly both write memoirs).

Teresa LeYung Ryan & Lakshmi Kerner cheer for Margie Yee Webb at her book launch ***   Kimberly A. Edwards, Hazuki, 22-Day Coach Teresa cheer for Margie Yee Webb author of Cat Mulan's Mindful Musings

Margie, I am so very happy for you and Cat Mulan.  Kimberly had the purrfect description of your event–Margie’s book launch is a model for authors.

Look what Angela Pang of AsianWeek wrote about Margie and Cat Mulan:

http://www.asianweek.com/2011/03/10/chinese-american-releases-new-inspirational-cat-book/

Margie Yee Webb promotes pet awareness and encourages people to make a difference in the lives of cats and other companion animals. A portion of every sale of Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings will be donated to animal welfare organizations and shelters.

Cat Mulan and Margie encourage you to support your local animal welfare organizations and shelters.

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Well, yours truly, 22-Day Coach Teresa, had a delightful time.  Meows to Margie & Cat Mulan!

“The playful maxims with equally delightful photographs in Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings inspire readers to fall in love with life.” – Teresa LeYung Ryan, author of Love Made of Heart

http://LoveMadeOfHeart.com

Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW is available through Amazon.  Read success stories (on Amazon) from writers who have finished the 22-day workbook I created to help fiction and nonfiction authors gain a competitive edge.  Whether you want to be your own publisher or sell rights to another publisher, attract readers and more readers now!  http://writingcoachteresa.com

http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/is-there-a-book-to-help-a-writer-build-platform-and-fanbase/

Love Made of Heart book and Love Made of Heart gift items at Asian Heritage Street Celebration

Love Made of Heart book and Love Made of Heart gift items at Asian Heritage Street Celebration

Below is a great article by Angela Pang for Asian Week:

“100,000 People Gather to Celebrate APA Heritage”
By: Angela Pang
The brisk air and wind could not scare away the masses, as tens of thousands came out to San Francisco’s Civic Center and Little Saigon neighborhood for the 6th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration on Saturday May 15, 2010. Over 160 booths ranging from arts and crafts, community, and nonprofits, lined Larkin Street from Grove to Ellis Streets.

The fair, organized by the AsianWeek Foundation, was packed with nonstop attraction and many firsts this year – including a Mah Jong section, a Wine and Jazz Area, and a balut eating contest.

Also, for first time in AHSC history, the San Francisco Consulates General of Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore in the spirit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) collaboration, jointly participated in the festival, hosting a pavilion that featured their countries’ respective cuisine, arts and craft, tourism and trade.
The crowd, estimated at 100,000 throughout the day, munched on delicious Korean tacos, BBQ, lumpia, and cupcakes, while others could be seen sipping from their commemorative souvenir wine glasses as they scoped out the numerous arts and crafts booths. The most popular item of the day, without a doubt, were the furry Panda hats, which could be seen on fairgoers of all ages and ethnicities.

The fair commenced with an energetic lion dance and a dazzling display of ethnic attire.

A much buzzed about exhibit – the giant inflatable 20 feet long Super Colon, presented by the California Colon Cancer Control Program, did not disappoint. Many eagerly strolled in to get a up-close look at healthy colon tissue and various stages of colon cancer. The display was part of a comprehensive health section that also featured hepatitis B screenings and education, liver cancer awareness, HIV rapid testing, body fat screenings, asthma screenings, blood pressure checks, and the chance for people to register to become bone marrow/stem cell donors.


ABC 7 Anchor Alan Wang, who is chronically infected with hepatitis B, spoke to attendees about the importance of getting screened for the disease and seeking appropriate medical care if diagnosed with HBV. California Pacific Medical Center and San Francisco Hep B Free screened approximately 200 people for Hep B which affects 1 in 10 Asian and Pacific Islanders.

Fresh off their tour recent Japan tour with Lady Gaga, the adorable boys of Far*East Movement all sporting shades, had hundreds of screaming fans crowding the Civic Center stage, bobbing their heads and pumping their fists in the air as they performed a handful of songs, including their hit, “Girls on the Dance Floor.”

“The festival keeps getting bigger and more successful each year.,” said Supervisor Eric Mar. “It is doing a great job of helping revitalize the Little Saigon and Civic Center area.”

Mar also commended the AHSC for their school fundraising program, which provides prizes and administrative support for San Francisco students and school groups to sell raffle tickets, with all proceeds returned to participating schools

A big smash hit of the day, was the Balut Eating Contest sponsored by Mama Sitas and the Filipino America Arts Exposition. Hundreds watched nine contestants all clad in bright orange Lola Sitas aprons, quickly crack their eggs and gobble away.

Ultimately Mike Marcelo (pictured right) a student from the University of San Francisco School of Law, won the epic chow down and said he hoped the contest helped dispel any misconceptions about this Filipino cultural delicacy which is also shared by the Vietnamese and other South East Asians.

Two veteran crowd pleasers also returned to the fair – a display of over 60 modern J-Cars and high-end European Sports cars, along with Muay Thai Kickboxing matches throughout the afternoon.

The annual event stresses the diversity of the Asian Pacific American community with representation from all ethnicities performing live on stage, and offers a huge selection of arts and crafts, plus food. In six years, the celebration has become the country’s largest assemblage of Asian Americans.

The celebration was co-presented by the California Pacific Medical Center and Subaru of America.

SAVE THE DATE:
The 7th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration will take place Saturday May 21, 2011 at Civic Center/Little Saigon.
www.asianfairsf.com

Cat Mulan Margie Yee Webb, journalist Angela Pang, Love Made of Heart Teresa LeYung Ryan at Asian Heritage Street Celebration 2010

Cat Mulan Margie Yee Webb, journalist Angela Pang, Love Made of Heart Teresa LeYung Ryan at Asian Heritage Street Celebration 2010

The Yee Sisters with reps from CBS at AHSC photo by TLR
Margie Yee Webb  just emailed to share the list of Book Raffle Prize Winners at the 2010 Asian Heritage Street Celebration.
Authors and readers connecting through books–how lovely!
California Writers Club Tote and Books:  California Writers Club Tote Bag with Wordsworth The Poet and Wordsworth Dances The Waltz by Frances H. Kakugawa: Courtesy of California Writers Club, Sacramento BranchMrs. E. Hall, St. Mary’s Chinese Day School, (107590)
California Writers Club Tote Bag with Teacher You Look Like A Horse!:  Lessons From The Classroom and Mosaic Moon: Caregiving Through Poetry by Frances H. Kakugawa: Courtesy of California Writers Club, Sacramento BranchRosanna Louie, Spring Valley Elementary School, (101911)
California Writers Club Tote Bag with Kiyo’s Story:  A Japanese-American Family’s Quest for the American Dream by Kiyo Sato: Courtesy of California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch - Jeanette Loeffler, SFSU, (202049)
California Writers Club Tote Bag with Becoming Soul Mates and How To Get Kids To Help At Home by Elva Anson: Courtesy of California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch - Dong Mei Li, E.R. Taylor Elementary School, (104070)
California Writers Club Tote Bag with Bullets for Ballots by Everett Anson: Courtesy of California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch - Anita Chow, E. R. Taylor Elementary School, (104152)
California Writers Club Tote Bag with The Little Book About Pastel by Suzanne Blaney: Courtesy of California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch - Lizabeth Wan, Spring Valley Elementary School, (101827)
California Writers Club Tote Bag with The System Made Me Do It!: A Life Changing Approach To Office Politics by Susan M. Osborn, Ph.D.: Courtesy of California Writers Club, Sacramento BranchRuhma Zahin, Jose Ortega Elementary School, (103285)
California Writers Club Tote Bag with Love Made of Heart by Teresa LeYung Ryan: Courtesy of California Writers Club, San Francisco Peninsula BranchChan Cindy, Visitacion Valley Middle School, (101051)
California Writers Club Tote Bag with Heroes Arise by Laurel Anne Hill: Courtesy of California Writers Club, San Francisco Peninsula BranchLisa Wong, E.R. Taylor Elementary School, (104227)
California Writers Club Tote Bag with My Splendid Concubine and Our Hart by Lloyd Lofthouse: Courtesy of California Writers Club, Berkeley BranchSzeto, St. Mary’s Chinese Day School, (107567)
California Writers Club Tote Bag with Murder At Ocean View College by Karen Batchelor and Vintage Voices: Four-Part Harmony by Redwood Writers: Courtesy of California Writers Club, Redwood Branch -Jian Ying Xu, George Washington High School, (102144)
Love Made of Heart by Teresa LeYung Ryan with Heart/Love Tote Bag: Courtesy of Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter - Jon Wong, Jean Parker, (202023)
Northern California Publishers & Authors Tote Bag with Carlotta’s Secret by Patricia E. Canterbury: Courtesy of Northern California Publishers & Authors - Dexter Chen, George Washington High School, (102291)

beautiful people at  Asian Heritage Street Celebration

beautiful people at Asian Heritage Street Celebration

people of all ages and cultures at  Asian Heritage Street Celebration 2010

people of all ages and cultures at Asian Heritage Street Celebration 2010

Cheering for immigrant children, teens, women and men!

Sincerely,
Teresa LeYung Ryan author of Love Made of Heart

Love Made of Heart on-line store & gift shop

Build Your Name, Beat the Game: Be Happily Published is the 22 minutes for 22 days workbook by Writing Career Coach Teresa http://WritingCoachTeresa.com

15 May 2010  Delightful people and guardian angels made Asian Heritage Street Celebration a sunny day for me.

If you were at today’s AHSC, I welcome your comments to this post. Just click on the title of this post to get the boxes. After you compose your comment, save a copy, then press the “submit comment” button. Thanks!

Even last night I wasn’t sure whether I’d make it to the event today.  I believe Marisa and my mom must have sent me a dose of energy.

Thank you, Margie Yee Webb, creator of Cat Mulan, for orchestrating the California Writers Club booth at the Asian Heritage Street Celebration.  We were in front of the San Francisco Main Branch Library on Larkin Street, between the Public Library booth and Kara’s Cupcakes–what could be better?  Margie Yee Webb, Lloyd Lofthouse, Frances Kakugawa and I had fun with dear fans and friends.  Thank you, Margie’s beautiful sisters and niece, Frances’s sweetheart, all the kind folks at AHSC, and of course my hubby Lyle Ryan who dragged a second suitcase of books onto BART with me. Guardian Angels brought us sunshine in the afternoon.

Margie Yee Webb, Lloyd Lofthouse, Frances Kakugawa, Teresa LeYung Ryan at AHSC 2010

Margie Yee Webb, Lloyd Lofthouse, Frances Kakugawa, Teresa LeYung Ryan at AHSC 2010

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Margie Yee Webb and her darling sisters at Asian Heritage Street Celebration

Margie Yee Webb and her darling sisters at Asian Heritage Street Celebration

Annie Yee & Teresa LeYung Ryan at Asian Heritage Street Celebration

Annie Yee & Teresa LeYung Ryan at Asian Heritage Street Celebration

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Jennifer & her mom Susan & Teresa LeYung Ryan

Jennifer & her mom Susan & Teresa LeYung Ryan

Annie & Tony still newlyweds

Annie & Tony still newlyweds

Teresa LeYung Ryan & Roberta

Teresa LeYung Ryan & Roberta

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author Teresa LeYung Ryan & Katie

author Teresa LeYung Ryan & Katie

Teresa LeYung Ryan & Lyle Ryan show Love Made of Heart Tshirt at AHSC 2010

Teresa LeYung Ryan & Lyle Ryan show Love Made of Heart Tshirt at AHSC 2010

Peggy a Lowell graduate & author Teresa LeYung Ryan

Peggy a Lowell graduate & author Teresa LeYung Ryan

author Teresa LeYung Ryan & Carl the dog trainer

author Teresa LeYung Ryan & Carl the dog trainer

Poet David will be reading Love Made of Heart

Poet David will be reading Love Made of Heart

Thank you! to Everyone who have read or will be reading Love Made of Heart. You have the power to be Book Critics. Please write reviews (can be short) on Amazon.com  or email Reviews@LoveMadeofHeart.com

Sincerely,

Teresa LeYung Ryan

As an author and a community spirit, I, Teresa LeYung Ryan, use my novel Love Made of Heart to:
• shed light on stigmas suffered by immigrant women, men, and children
• advocate understanding of mental illness/traumas to the mind
• help survivors of violence find their own voices through writing

http://lovemadeofheart.com/

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author Teresa LeYung Ryan & Jane

author Teresa LeYung Ryan & Jane

Margie Yee Webb, Angela Pang, Teresa LeYung Ryan at Asian Heritage Street Celebration 2010

Margie Yee Webb, Angela Pang, Teresa LeYung Ryan at Asian Heritage Street Celebration 2010

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