Posts Tagged ‘Frances H. Kakugawa’

 

22-Day Platform & Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan Loves Conducting Interactive Presentations to Writers and Publishers

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Here are 3 things you can do for yourself and tell a writer-friend about:

  • Go to  http://writingcoachTeresa.com  and watch Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan’s interview on CBS “Bay Sunday” as she demonstrates “What is a platform and how to create your platform statement”
  • Go to Amazon’s page “Look Inside” for Coach Teresa’s workbook and do the 2 exercises from Day 1 of her workbook — build and fortify your platform and fanbase NOW.
  • Submit comment to this post OR email Coach Teresa and let her know what YOUR platform statement is!  She’s at gmail.com   Her address is   WritingCoachTeresa
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Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan and NCPA members role play – What happens when an author journeys through finding an agent, agent lands an acquisition editor. . . then that editor pitches author’s intellectual property to sales team who may or may not recommend publisher’s offering of a contract to the author. Marketing, you ask?  Publishers focus their attention on their best-selling authors and celebrity authors because those authors have huge fanbases.  Yes, that’s probably Tom Kando’s notebook on the right as he takes notes to recap the presentation. Thank you, Tom! Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan says: “You CAN compete for attention when YOU know how to grow YOUR fanbase by articulating YOUR platform statement and training your fans to promote YOU. Reach out, not stress out!”  Coach Teresa is the
author of Build Your Writer’s Platform and Fanbase in 22 Days
http://WritingCoachTeresa.com/

 

 

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NCPA Program Chair Norma Jean Thornton, dear Margie Yee Webb, Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Laurie Hoirup, Sherry Joyce, Margo King Lenson -- photo by Dennis Potter. Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan says: "Cheers to authors and publishers!"

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Via facebook, Ken Umbach of Umbach Consulting & Publishing says: “Very fine, energetic, inviting, participatory presentation today by Teresa LeYung-Ryan at the NCPA meeting today.”

Author Laurie Hoirup, author of  I Can Dance: My Life with a Disability,  says:  ”What I value most about Coach Teresa’s workshop was learning about ideas regarding nametags and creating my platform statements and ways to put it out there.”  Here’s my platform statement: “Through my book, I increase people’s awareness in regards to life with a significant disability.”

Coach Teresa here… Inviting everyone to subscribe to Laurie Hoirup‘s Blog. We all know someone who lives with a disability and can gain more inspiration; after you subscribe and receive announcements that Laurie has written a new blog post . . .  forward the new post to your friend or family member.  Anyone can subscribe.  Share.  Connect.  Thrive.

 

With this YouTube video . . . Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan cheers for NCPA members and colleagues . . . says she is a big fan of author Frances H. Kakugawa.
“I am on a high from presenting ‘Build Your Writer’s Platform and Fanbase in 22 Days’ at the Northern California Publishers & Authors… such talented and successful folks. I love conducting interactive presentations – today the focus was ‘making connections and having fun.’ Thank you NCPA board, committees, and the entire membership.
Special thanks to my pal author & documentary film producer Margie Yee Webb (for taking great photos & movies at the workshop), Norma Jean Thornton, Ken Umbach, Secretary Tom Kando, Treasurer Laurie Hoirup, VP Dennis Potter, President Ted Witt (he was promoting his book and couldn’t be there… Cheers, Ted!), Kimberly A. Edwards and The Frances H. Kakugawa. Frances, did you know that I bragged about you on page 6 of my workbook? You are one of the authors whose books I do read again and again. Go, Wordsworth! Your being there today and leaving me that lovely glass vase with rose means the world to me. I thank you from my heart.”
All you talented NCPA members, broadcast your platform statements to the world!

 

author Frances H. Kakugawa shares wonderful news! Her book Teacher, You Look Like a Horse will be translated into Chinese--photo by Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan and NCPA members role play – What happens when an author journeys through finding an agent, agent lands an acquisition editor. . . then that editor pitches author’s intellectual property to sales team who may or may not recommend publisher’s offering of a contract to the author. Marketing, you ask?  Publishers focus their attention on their best-selling authors and celebrity authors because those authors have huge fanbases.  Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan says: “You CAN compete for attention when YOU know how to grow YOUR fanbase by articulating YOUR platform statement and training your fans to promote YOU. Reach out, not stress out!”

 

Sincerely,

22-Day Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Coach Teresa says: “Wear the dual hats of writer and promoter. Reach out, not stress out.”

author of:

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

Love Made of Heart (the mother-daughter novel used in college classes; book is archived at the San Francisco History Center)

Answer Me Now  (the award-winning short play)

and speeches advocating mental health and end violence against women and children

Click here for a list of Coach Teresa’s event.

http://writingcoachTeresa.com

 

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

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