Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco Chapter’
Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan getting ready to meet Linda Joy Myers so that we can attend Lynn Cook Henriksen‘s book launch together. Joyce Turley is throwing the party for Lynn this afternoon.
TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Your Story Capturing Character & Spirit has the power to move people and change awareness.
What’s the connection? Lynn Cook Henriksen is immediate past-president of Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter; Linda Joy Myers is current co-president; I (Teresa LeYung-Ryan) am current Secretary of the Board. We and Joyce are also involved with San Francisco Writers Conference. I’m hoping to see SFWC, WNBA and California Writers Club (CWC) colleagues as we all cheer for Lynn!
Mother-Daughter connection: Lynn’s book TellTale Souls: Writing the Mother Memoir is about how to write your mother memoir; Linda Joy’s memoir is Don’t Call Me Mother and her how-to book is The Power of Memoir; my novel Love Made of Heart and my play Answer Me Now carry the theme closest to my heart: mother-daughter relationship.
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Well, Of course Lynn Cook Henriksen’s book launch was a lovely event. Joyce Turley hosted the champagne and brownie gala. Lynn was surrounded by adoring fans/friends. We are all so proud of her!
Lynn Scott (my dear friend) and Patricia Morin with her husband were there too… to celebrate Lynn Henriksen and her new book TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Your Story Capturing Character & Spirit.
Thank you, Linda Joy Myers, for zooming us cross the bridge, to cheer for our dear colleague Lynn Cook Henriksen, meet her daughter Samantha, run into my pal Lynn Scott (author of A Joyful Encounter: My Mother, My Alzheimer Clients, and Me) and playwright Patricia Morin, see Joyce Turley, eat her signature brownies, and giving me a chance to take photographs of the lovely event.
Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan encourages you to wear your many hats as a writer — work on the craft and your platform at the same time. Take a look at the exercises in Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days. I can help you polish your manuscript (identify themes, universal archetypes, front-story & back-story) AND coach you on platform-building – click here.
Coach Teresa, what’s new with your mastermind group members?
Linda Lee is busy writing her book, being co-president of Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter, getting ready for San Francisco Writers Conference, creating beautiful websites for her clients that reflect their businesses.
Mary E. Knippel is busy helping her clients create their vision boards / collage / success stories and perfect content for their websites, facilitating events at Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter and getting ready for San Francisco Writers Conference .
Luisa Adams, author of Woven of Water, is busy with Spanish class, her book group, being celebrity author at her grandchildren’s school and everywhere she goes, and inspiring your truly and many other fans.
Martha Alderson is busy consulting her clients and promoting her wonderful new book The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master.
Teresa LeYung-Ryan (yours truly) is practicing my own mantra: “Reach out, not stress out, when pursuing your dreams.” I’ve listed my services at Thumbtack.com & Craigslist.org and updated my website http://www.WritingCoachTeresa.com
- Ask editor / manuscript consultant Teresa to help you identify themes and archetypes in your manuscript, book proposal, query letter.
- Ask Coach Teresa to show you shortcuts on your PC; how to crop photos and add captions; create signature block in email setting, a blog, facebook page, YouTube channel, online press room, and more.
- Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW (a workbook for anyone who has anything to promote—available in print edition $12.96 and as an E-book $9.81). You can sneak preview the 2 exercises for Day 1 on Amazon. Customer reviews (from writers and entrepreneurs) also on Amazon.com Please support your local bookseller: http://www.indiebound.org
Meet Coach Teresa at an event; details: click here
- Thursday Dec. 1, 2011 6:00-7:30pm at WNBA meeting at San Francisco Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room
- Sunday, January 8, 2012, 2:30-5:00pm at California Writers Club—Redwood Branch
- networking; general meeting; “Writing-Career-Make-Over with Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan”
- Thursday, January 12, 2012 Teresa LeYung-Ryan will be Linda Joy Myers’s guest on National Association of Memoir Writers (NAMW) teleseminar
- February 16-20, 2012 at San Francisco Writers Conference
- March 24, 2012 at WNBA’s “Meet-the-Agents/Speed Dating”
Happy Writing and Platform Building!
This Sunday Oct. 16, 2011 Free event. Fun. Please go 1:00-3:00pm.
WNBA National Reading Group Month event at Kepler’s Books & Magazines in Menlo Park, CA.
Featured authors Rachael Herron & Thad Nodine.
Delightful interview! Linda Joy Myers asks sweet questions and Rachael Herron (author of Wishes and Stitches; A Life in Stitches) is a joy. I was engaged when she said that even at a young age, when she was reading, she was intrigued that someone had to make a book; and she wanted to do that herself. I look forward to reading her novels and memoir and getting inspirations from her narrator’s voice and the art of knitting.
Thad Nodine (author of Touch and Go) says his narrator is a young blind man – wow – I look forward to reading from this particular POV. Interesting to hear from the author that his unusual narrator took over the story and taught him (author) a few things. Linda Joy Myers praises Thad on using clever techniques in writing scenes. Powerful themes: multi-cultures and love; natural disaster; vision/blindness; journey with and for family.
Cheers to both featured authors, WNBA co-president Linda Joy Myers who will be moderating the panel, WNBA co-president Linda Lee, board members and everyone at WNBA & Kepler’s! Special cheers to Jill A. Tardiff and everyone at all the WNBA chapters involved in National Reading Group Month events.
More info on Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter.
Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan,
Who Are the Writers in Marin County and Sonoma County California?
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Some Events for Writers & Readers in September & October 2011 in these two counties:
California Writers Club–Redwood Branch meets at the Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa in Santa Rosa, CA
Redwood Writers Meeting 2:30-5 PM at the Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa, 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95405 • Phone: (707) 545-8530
September 11, 2011 Speaker will be Joan Price, “What I Learned about Book Publicity after Wasting
$1000 of My Publisher’s Money.”
October 9, 2011 Speaker will be Joan Frank “Ideas and Discovery: Protecting and Celebrating the Fictional Dream.”
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (we start promptly at 7:00 pm); $15 at the door
Location: Petaluma Community Center at Lucchesi Park, 320 No. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, California
September 15, 2011 Christine Walker “Image & The Senses”
October 20, 2011 Barbara Spicer “Telling Tales”
Saturday, September 24, 2011, 10:00am–4:00pm
Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter members and California Writers Club-Redwood Branch members at Sonoma County Book Festival
Look for Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Margie Yee Webb, Kate Farrell, Ana Manwaring at their booths and on the Redwood Village/Readers Circle Stage. Leigh Anne Lindsey, Linda Joy Myers, Zoe FitzGerald Carter, Laurel Anne Hill. Who else? Ana Manwaring orchestrates Redwood Writers Village Stage! Stage times: 1:00pm Redwood Writers Vintage Voices; 1:45-2:00pm Margie Yee Webb & Teresa LeYung-Ryan; 2:00-2:45pm Kate Farrell and anthology contributing authors
Sunday, September 25, 2011, 2 to 4 pm
California Writers Club–Marin Branch meets at Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA
Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA
Traditional Publishing or Self-Publishing:
Which One’s For You?
Our panel of authors and publishing professionals includes April Eberhardt, literary agent; Judith Marshall, author of Husbands May Come and Go But Friends Are Forever; Holly Payne, author of Kingdom of Simplicity, The Sound of Blue and The Virgin’s Knot, and founder of Skywriter Books; and Wendy Nelson Tokunaga, author of Love in Translation, Midori by Moonlight, and Marriage in Translation: Foreign Wife, Japanese Husband.
Teresa LeYung-Ryan says: “Reach out, not stress out, when pursuing your dreams!”
Coach Teresa is the author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW
$9.81 for ebook; $22 for print edition
Teresa is the author of Love Made of Heart
Coach Teresa’s YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/teresaleyung
Teresa on facebook!
August 24, 2011
Laura A. Novak launches her new e-book Novel on Scribd Float
I just received this wonderful news from colleague Laura A. Novak (Laura is the new co-vice president and yours truly Teresa LeYung Ryan is the secretary for the of Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter).
“I am thrilled to report that I launched my e-book novel on Scribd just as they launched their new iphone app yesterday at Fortune Tech in Aspen – and made Finding Clarity: A Mom, A Dwarf and a Posh Private School in the People’s Republic of Berkeley a feature!
Teresa LeYung Ryan
author/writing career coach/manuscript consultant
Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan helps writers & authors build their platforms and fanbases and polish their manuscripts by identifying their themes and archetypes. Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW
Coach Teresa says: “Reach out not stress out when pursuing your dreams!”
Novelist Teresa LeYung-Ryan uses Love Made of Heart to inspire adult children of mentally ill parents to speak openly about the stigmas and find resources for their families.
Coach Teresa’s videos http://www.youtube.com/teresaleyung
Teresa LeYung-Ryan on facebook!
What Fun at the Women’s National Book Association Meet Up!
Creativity & Writing Mentor Mary E. Knippel & I (Writing Career Coach Teresa LeYung Ryan) had pledged to show up on the first Thursday of each month to help WNBA members build their platforms.
Mary couldn’t meet on July 7 and we were going to skip this month. But, at BookShop West Portal, Birgit Soyka’s friend Jacqueline E. Boone expressed interest in attending our Meet Ups, so, we kept our date at the San Francisco Public Library-Main Branch.
I am so happy that we did! Those who show up create magic for each other; that’s my motto. I was the first to arrive; a gal came in to ask if she could use the outlet to re-charge her camera battery. Cecilia is her name; she said she speaks only a little English; I told her about Project Read (right here at the San Francisco Public Library).
Then my dear colleague Birgit Soyka, Jing Li, Samantha Roberts and Birgit’s dear friend Jacqueline E. Boone showed up and the fun began . . .
So, Birgit, Samantha, Jing, Jacqueline, to get mileage on cyberspace promoting, tell our fans what you’re working on by posting comments on these blogs.
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AUGUST – DECEMBER 2011 WNBA-San Francisco Chapter MEET UPS
First Thursday of the month 6:00-7:30pm at San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room (lower level) where food is allowed.
Near BART Civic Center Station. 2 entrances for the library: 100 Larkin St. (and 30 Grove St.), S.F., CA 94102
Meet-Ups are WNBA membership benefits; non-members can attend one meet-up a year. To become a member: http://wnba-sfchapter.org/ WNBA-SF Meet Ups are orchestrated by Teresa LeYung Ryan and Mary E. Knippel.
Coach Teresa says: “Reach out not stress out when building your readership/platform/fanbase!”
When Is Next Women’s National Book Association Meet Up in San Francisco?
Writing Career Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan (WNBA-SF Chapter Secretary) here to say: The next WNBA Meet-Up is Thursday July 7, 2011, 6:00-7:30pm in the Stong Conference Room at San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch (use BART Civic Center Station). There are 2 entrances for the library: 100 Larkin St. (and 30 Grove St.), S.F., CA 94102 Food is not permitted in the Stong Conference Room; you can get food and eat at the cafe (lower level) before the Meet-Up. Meet-Ups are membership benefits; non-members can attend one meet-up a year. To become a member: http://wnba-sfchapter.org/
By the way I (Teresa LeYung-Ryan) had so much fun Tuesday night (in spite of the rain) co-presenting with colleague Birgit Soyka and cheered on by Leigh Anne Lindsey, our friends and fans at BookShop West Portal.
To submit your comment to any post (article) in my blog, click on the blue header (title bar) of the post and fill in the boxes (you don’t need to fill in your website address if you don’t have a website); then be sure to click “submit comment” otherwise I won’t get to see your comment. I’d like to hear from you.
Coach Teresa, How Do Writers & Authors Rebuild Their Lives?
June 28, 2011 was a delightful display of authors rebuilding their lives.
Birgit Soyka and I (Teresa LeYung Ryan) were the featured authors at our Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter event at BookShop West Portal in San Francisco.
Birgit Soyka rebuilt her life, leaving Germany and coming to California. Motorcycle racing there and motorcycle racing here – two different worlds. Read her book To Drink the Wild Air.
I, Teresa LeYung-Ryan, rebuilt my career after Love Made of Heart was published by Kensington Publishing Corp. New York. I discovered that I had an eye as an editor–helping other writers identify the themes and archetypes in their stories, so, I became a manuscript consultant. Then when my clients reported that agents and publishers passed them by because they (the writers) didn’t have platforms and fanbases, I became a writing career coach for them. And, I published Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW
Neal Sofman, the owner of BookShop West Portal, had to rebuild his business. Remember A Clean Well Lighted Place for Books? Those bookstores were owned by Neal. To survive hard times, he had to close those stores. Closure of one dream, invitation to another dream. BookShop West Portal in San Francisco is thriving.
I thank everyone who stepped out on rainy June 28, 2011 to support BookShop West Portal, WNBA, Birgit Soyka and yours truly Teresa LeYung-Ryan. May everyone who wants to rebuild her/his life do it joyfully.
Thank you to Neal, Kevin, Loretta, Jose, Jess at BookShop West Portal, Leigh Anne Lindsey, Birgit, Birgit’s friends, my sister and my friends Jonathan, Paula, Michelle Tapia, Miss Lauren Jung, bookstore loyalists and everyone there that evening.
And, remember, “Reach out, not stress out, when building or rebuilding your platform and fanbase!”
author of Love Made of Heart
I had so much fun celebrating “Rebuild Your Life Month” with you, my friends and yours at BookShop West Portal! I too blogged http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/coach-teresa-how-do-writers-authors-rebuild-their-lives/ See you and Jacqueline on Thursday July 7, 2011 at San Francisco Public Library-main branch, Stong Conference Room 6:00-7:30pm for WNBA meet-up!
Cheers from Writing Career Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan
How Do Authors Teresa LeYung-Ryan and Birgit Soyka Celebrate “Rebuild Your Life Month” in June?
Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 7:00-9:00pm
BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94127 415-564-8080
Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) members celebrate June’s “Rebuild Your Life Month” featuring books by members Birgit Soyka and Teresa LeYung-Ryan. Join us for a fun evening— reception; authors’ presentations; meet the new board and members of the San Francisco Chapter. Please RSVP by emailing BookShopRSVP@wnba-sfchapter.org
Birgit Soyka (author of To Drink the Wild Air: One Woman’s Quest to Touch the Horizon)
Teresa LeYung-Ryan (author of Love Made of Heart and Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days)
Teresa LeYung-Ryan uses Love Made of Heart to inspire adult-children of mentally-ill parents to speak openly about the stigmas and gain resources for their families. As Writing Career Coach Teresa, she helps fiction and nonfiction authors gain a competitive edge before and after publication with her workbook Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days. Visit Teresa’s blog at http://WritingCoachTeresa.com
Birgit Soyka (author of To Drink the Wild Air: One Woman’s Quest to Touch the Horizon )was the only female breaking into the male dominated sport of motorcycle racing in California, showing courage and determination to win a championship against all odds and encountering injuries, destitution, homelessness, and the threat of deportation. Visit Birgit’s blog at http://todrinkthewildair.com/
The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that fosters professional development and exposure of our members (women & men) through a variety of book-related programs, workshops, and hands-on opportunities to make valuable contacts and connections that are beneficial at any stage of one’s career. WNBA-San Francisco Chapter (founded by Effie Lee Morris) is part of a National network promoting the value of books and reading throughout ten chapters stretching from coast to coast. Annual Membership is $45 http://wnba-sfchapter.org
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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
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
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Check out Teresa’s YouTube videos http://www.youtube.com/teresaleyung
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.
Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan (click on my name to get to my YouTube videos)