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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)

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Teresa LeYung-Ryan (author of Love Made of Heart and Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days)

Birgit Sokya celebrates Rebuild Your Life Month

Teresa LeYung Ryan celebrates Rebuild Your Life Month

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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

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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First, what is a writer’s platform? Writing Career Coach Teresa LeYung Ryan here to answer that question–”Making your name stand for something—to attract targeted consumers who are likely to buy what you have to sell.”

” What are you selling? Your literary products—articles, columns, stories, poems, essays, speeches, scripts, books.”

“Making your name stand for something–the something being the subject matters, issues, and themes in your writings.”

“Targeted consumers? They are the readers who read the subject matters that you write about.”

My clients ask me: “Coach Teresa, How long does it take to build my writer’s platform?”

My answer: “When you stick to something for 21 days, you develop a new habit.  Do the exercises in my workbook for at least 21 days. On the 22nd day, you graduate with the tools to build your writer’s platform.”

So, how long does it take to build your writer’s platform? Only 22 days!

May 5, 2011:

Author Joan Gelfand asked me today: “Teresa, what happens after you build your platform?

My response: “After I build my platform, I fortify it, then I retrofit it.  Building my platform and then abandoning it doesn’t serve me.”

Margaret Davis, author of Straight Down the Middle, says: “Instead of the usual pep talks, Coach Teresa’s workbook consists of a series of exercises which are thought-provoking, and always fun.”

Speaking of fun, I had a fun day fortifying my own platform and helping fellow members of WNBA.

Thanks to my pal Mary E. Knippel‘s lending me her Flip camera, I produced 4 short videos today–to share my expertise about platform-building for writers. I’ll post the videos on YouTube next week.

Then, I packed the Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter (WNBA) membership roster, name badges, name tents, the thank-you gift for our chapter president (Lynn Henriksen),  and went cake-shopping for tonight’s celebration. The event was at the San Francisco Public Library-Main Branch.

What an exciting meeting!  Established members (guiding lights) showed up; talented new members showed up:

Lynn Henriksen will mentor the new incoming chapter president or co-presidents

Kate Britton wishes to stay on as Membership Chair

Christopher Payne wishes to stay on as Treasurer

Teresa LeYung-Ryan wishes to stay on as Secretary, mentor committee chairs, and continue to show members how to build their own platforms with the help of the WNBA platform.

Mary E. Knippel wishes to stay on to mentor committee chairs and help them coax their creativity.

Birgit Soyka wishes to be WNBA Liaison to BookShop West Portal

Elizabeth Pomada, former chapter president, will continue to be a guiding light for WNBA, promoting our chapter through San Francisco Writers Conference, ASJA, and other affiliations.

Michael Larsen, former chapter president, will continue to be a guiding light for WNBA, promoting our chapter through San Francisco Writers Conference, ASJA,and other affiliations.

Leon Veal will continue being our liaison at San Francisco Public Library and San Francisco Project Read

Jane Glendinning is also affiliated with California Writers Club-Berkeley Branch

Patricia Tsang, M.D. is also affiliated with California Writers Club-San Francisco Peninsula Branch (and the Asian Heritage Street Celebration this year)

Janine Kovac is also affiliated with LitQuake (San Francisco’s Literary Festival)

Apala Egan is also affiliated with California Writers Club-South Bay Branch

Claudia Boutote is also affiliated with Harper One, publisher in San Francisco

Joan Gelfand is immediate-past president on national board of WNBA; she recommends our chapter sponsoring smaller events, and more of them, so that members get to co-chair one event in their region. This distribution of duties would benefit all members.

Linda Joy Myers, founder of National Association of Memoir Writers (NAMW), offered to share her expertise in teleseminars.

Linda Lee, our webmaster and cyberspace guru, offered to share her expertise in webinars and make webinars a benefit to members and a revenue tool when we sell the products to non-members.

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We honored Lynn Henriksen; she made the past 2 years fun for us. Thank you, Lynn!

Vicki, Leigh Anne, Kaye, Barbara, Judith, Ricky, Elisa, we missed you at this meeting/party. See you soon!

Cyberspace Guru Linda Lee and I had a chance to chat after the meeting.

Cheers from Writing Coach Teresa!

Sincerely,

Teresa LeYung-Ryan, board member, San Francisco Chapter of Women’s National Book Association

Hope to see members in or near San Francisco on Thursday June 2, 2011,  6:00-7:30pm
Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter MEET UP
Mary E. Knippel (Creativity Mentor) & Teresa LeYung-Ryan (Writing Career Coach) will be present to mentor members and conduct “round-table MEET UP”
San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, Latino/Hispanic Community Room (you can bring food into this room) at lower level,
100 Larkin St.(or use 30 Grove Street entrance), S.F., CA 94102
http://wnba-sfchapter.org/
RSVP by emailing:  Secretary@wnba-sfchapter.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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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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