Posts Tagged ‘authors’

Blog post #616

2022 October 1, California;  October 3, 22:22

I, Teresa Jade LeYung (formerly Teresa LeYung Ryan), celebrate the 20th anniversary of my mother-daughter novel LOVE MADE OF HEART.

 

This is just the first of a series of Thank You as I continue celebrating LOVE MADE OF HEART and the kindhearted souls (teachers, librarians, booksellers, media folks, community leaders, friends and colleagues, mentors, readers and more readers) who have helped me speak up about:

– honoring courageous immigrants 

– inspiring adult children of mentally ill parents to speak openly about the stigmas

– helping survivors of family violence find their own voices

– speaking from the heart

 

What does “love made of heart” mean?

In the Chinese written language … the word “heart” is inside the words “grace,” “forgiveness,” “perseverance,” “compassion.”

The word “heart” is inside the word “love”…   one of the themes in my mother-daughter novel.

I shall dedicate the entire month of October to thank everyone who has helped me delivered my first novel into the world and all the readers. Many people have helped me but have never broadcast their kindness; I don’t know who they are; I thank everyone from my heart.

then Teresa LeYung Ryan, co-presenter with Elisa Sasa Southard and Kathi Kamen Goldmark at San Francisco Writers Conference - photo by Cheri Eplin 2004

Love Made of Heart: a Daughter, a Mother, a Journey Through Mental Illness
http://www.lovemadeofheart.com/Love-Made-of-Heart-a-Daughter,-a-Mother,-a-Journey-Through-Mental-Illness.html

I begin my thanks to:

My mother and all family members, and, the characters (Ruby Lin, Vivien Lin, Mrs. Nussbaum, Dr. Thatcher) who inspired my story.

The teachers who taught the 10-week course “Writing Children’s Literature” where I met critique group members Evelyn Miche, Cat (before she moved to Maine), Theresa Stephenson, Olga Malyj (who joined us for a few months).

To Kim McMillon who believed in me … way back when, long before I started writing. Dr. Kim McMillon, poet, activist, with over twenty years of experience producing theatre, is now an author and Black Arts Movement historian.

Everyone who orchestrated the 1997 Jack London Writers’ Conference, members at the California Writers Club and the Women’s National Book Association.

Everyone at East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) where I had a full-time job at headquarters; to my boss at the time – Robert Doyle – who said “yes” to my request for a 6-week leave-of-absence to complete one last rewrite of my manuscript.

Susan Canale (at EBRPD), Luisa Adams (author), Martha Alderson (author) for reading my last rewrite and giving criticism and praise.

Everyone at Regional Parks Botanic Garden when I got a transfer to a part-time position, especially my boss Steve Edward, Ph.D.

To my then spouse Lyle Ryan for supporting my decision to take a part-time position.

To literary super agent Stacey Glick (now VP at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret LLC) who said that my manuscript LOVE MADE OF HEART was the gem she had rescued from the slush pile.

To acquisition editor/director John Scognamiglio, president Steven Zacharius, publisher Laurie Perkin, art director Louis Malcangi, and everyone at Kensington Publishing Corp. in New York

To artist Linda Christensen for giving me a lovely author-photo.

To my sister (author Maria Kawah Leung) and all my friends who gave me courage to NOT hide behind the book.

To everyone who has “pitched” me to folks at their favorite libraries, book stores, groups, clubs, organizations, radio, TV, online programs … so that I could deliver the messages the themes in my book Love Made of Heart.

Thank you, Maria, for making Love Made of Heart birdhouse wind-chime.

Thank you, Claire Lomax, for handcrafting bookmarks that had my book cover and book spine on them.

Thank you, artist Chandra Garsson, for painting your rendition of the book cover onto my bookcase – one of my most cherished treasures. (attention-grabbing book cover that Louis Malcangi at Kensington Publishing Corp in New York had created)

Thank you, dear California Writers Club fellow-member, for gifting me your gorgeous Chinese robe which I have worn to many book events.

Thank you to all California Writers’ Club members!

Thank you to all Women’s National Book Association members!

Thank you, Elisa Sasa Southard, for teaching me how to create talking-points and talking-taglines, attention-grabbing press releases, memorable bios, and, how to have fun in the crazy world of book promoting!

More thanks to Elisa Sasa Southard, Margie Yee Webb, Luisa Adams, Martha Alderson, Angie Choi, Linda Joy Myers, Mary E. Knippel, Lynn Scott, and all the other talented and kindhearted authors who have co-presented with me since 2000.

Thank you, everyone, for reading and also buying Love Made of Heart for your friends, and, inviting your friends to my events, and for going to my events more than once.

Thank you, everyone, for writing reviews.

Thank you to the teachers / educators, including Professors Victor Turks, Miriam Queen, Patricia Costello, Dan Haytin, Sheryl Fairchild and their delightful students.

Thank you to each reader!

 

Publisher’s description of LOVE MADE OF HEART

The Chinese word for ‘love’ is made up of many brush strokes. In the center of the word ‘love’ is the word ‘heart.’ Love is made of heart…” Twenty-seven-year-old Ruby Lin has what many women envy: a beautiful apartment in one of San Francisco’s best neighborhoods, a busy social life, and a coveted position as manager of special events for the tony St. Mark Hotel. But it’s Ruby’s personal life that’s become unmanageable ever since the day her mother’s emotional breakdown forced Ruby to hospitalize her, shaming the family. Now, Ruby is caught in the crossroads between two vastly different cultures–one in which she is the American girl, raised on kitschy television shows and black-and-white movies, and one in which she is known only as Daughter, the eldest, fulfiller of responsibilities. In putting together the pieces of her mother’s life, Ruby finds herself exploring the wounds of her own past. Starting with a forbidden locked tin box and the yellowing photograph inside, Ruby embarks on a startling journey of self-discovery that takes her through a family history rife with violence, betrayal and loss that reaches back through generations, from China to America, and finally to the secret pain of a mother’s sacrifice. Like the Chinese calligraphy that adorns her walls, Ruby comes to see that “life is not a straight road, ” but a language drawn with many brush strokes, where every misunderstanding must yield to the simple message of the heart. Filled with warmth and wisdom, this luminous debut novel heralds the arrival of an exciting new voice in fiction as it explores the complex bonds between mothers and daughters, the choices that divide us, and the love that brings us home.

The above is book jacket text written by author Libba Bray for Kensington Publishing Corp. New York for my novel LOVE MADE OF HEART

 

In my blog posts of October 1, 2013 and November 29, 2013, I said:

“Thank you to authors Frank Baldwin, Carol Schaefer, Lydia Kwa, and Gus Lee for writing lovely advance praise for my book cover. I am so grateful!”

“Special thanks to Martha Alderson, Luisa Adams, Susan Canale, Elisa Sasa Southard, Margie Yee Webb, Kim McMillon, Vicki Weiland !”

“I thank powerhouse Stacey Glick (VP at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management) who found insightful acquisition editor John Scognamiglio (at Kensington Publishing Corp. New York) who guided my mother-daughter novel Love Made of Heart to the Sales Team, good-energy publisher Laurie Perkin, president Steven Zacharius, Debbie Tobias was Sales Director, Lou Malcangi was art director, by the way . . . booksellers do judge a book by its cover, Libba Bray, who is now a New York Times bestselling author of young adult books, for book jacket copy, Jacquie Edwards for copy editing, marketing team, production team, Jessica in Sales, Michelle who was Webmaster,and EVERYONE at Kensington and their associates, especially Nancy Suib & Anne Shulenberger, and Kensington Publishing Corp.’s superstars Lydia Kwa, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Mary B. Morrison, Mary Monroe, Carl Weber . . .

If not for these people, I would not have had the opportunity to experience the publishing industry from the author’s perspective . . .  which then gave me the credentials to talk about “who” really is the most qualified person to build the author’s platform and fanbase.

Author’s Note to Reader on the last page of LOVE MADE OF HEART

Thank you for letting me share Ruby Lin’s story with you.  Many readers have asked me what the characters in the novel have done for me.  My answer is this: I’ve learned that behind every face is a compelling story.

Please remember me as a writer who says YES! to compassion for mental illness and NO! to domestic violence and child abuse.

Who is Mrs. Nussbaum?  She lives in all our hearts.  Just as we have the “child within,” we also have the “wise elder within.”  May you always embrace your compelling story and allow your Mrs. Nussbaum to embrace you.

Sincerely,

Teresa LeYung Ryan (now Teresa Jade LeYung)

 

Happy 48th anniversary to Kensington Publishing Corp in New York!

https://www.kensingtonbooks.com/pages/about/ says:

“2022 marks Kensington Publishing Corp’s 48th year in business, and it is one of the last remaining independent U.S. publisher of hardcover, trade and mass market paperback books. From the time our very first book (Appointment in Dallas by Hugh McDonald), became a bestseller, Kensington has been known as an astute and determined David-vs.-Goliath publisher of titles in the full spectrum of categories, from fiction and romance to health and nonfiction. In addition to the close to 500 new books, the company releases through its diverse imprints per year, it has a backlist of more than 5,000 titles. Kensington is considered a leader and innovator in such areas of publishing as African-American, cozy mysteries, westerns, and of course, romance.”

 

Author and Writing Coach Teresa Jade LeYung--photo by author Lynn Scott

 

 

 

Love Made of Heart:

 

– a 2002 nominee of the Asian American Literary Awards
– recommended by the California School Library Association and the California Reading Association
– used in Women in Psychology, First-Year Composition college course, Advanced Composition English-as-a-Second-Language classes
– read by students at Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley, San Francisco State University, City College of San Francisco, City College of Sacramento, Lowell High School, and many other wonderful institutions
– archived at the San Francisco History Center
– available at public libraries

This is just the first of a series of Thank You as I continue celebrating LOVE MADE OF HEART and the kindhearted souls (teachers, librarians, booksellers, media folks, readers and more readers) who have helped me speak up about:

NO to domestic violence and child abuse!

YES to kindness and compassion with mental illness!

YES to speaking from the heart!

I wish everyone wellness, kindness, happiness!

Sincerely,

Teresa_Jade_LeYung__photo_by_Nan_and_MEK_2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teresa Jade LeYung

Story Theme Consultant / Photo Historian / Author / Public Library and Public School Advocate
http://www.OurBeautifulBrains.com goes to Teresa’s Blog
Writing Coach Teresa Jade LeYung says: “I love helping writers identify the themes in their manuscripts to hook readers, and, build and fortify their platforms before and after publication. Reach out, not stress out.”

Love Made Of Heart ®

 

 

 

 

 

In California . . . Remember the book festival staged at the Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco? And, there was the Oakland Literature Expo produced by Kim McMillon and the Sonoma County Book Festival!

This weekend  June 3 and 4, 2017 in Berkeley, California is the Bay Area Book Festival!

Cherilyn Parsons is Founder and Executive Director!

https://www.baybookfest.org

**

Look for these authors:

Margie Yee Webb, Barbara Santos, Michael Larsen et al at the San Francisco Writers Conference booth.

Rita Lakin (Sunday 11:30am – 1:00pm) and her colleagues at the Sisters In Crime booth.

Nanci Lee Woody, Elise Frances Miller, Laurel Anne Hill, Audrey Kalman,  James Hanna, Tory Hartmann et al from Sand Hill Review Press https://www.sandhillreviewpress.com  And, congratulations to Margaret Davis and Bardi Rosman Koodrin whose novels will be released soon!

Cheers to all authors, publishers, editors, book sellers, readers, artists, City of Berkeley, San Francisco Chronicle, Cherilyn Parsons and her super team, all participants, sponsors, well wishers!

Cheers to AAUW, AAWAA, CLA, CWC, Gold Country Writers, SFWC,  SF Writing For Change, WNBA

Yours truly Teresa LeYung-Ryan has fond memories of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (adventures with Elisa Sasa Southard) and the Arizona Book Festival (thank you to friends and book sellers in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe)!

Programs for writers! June 10-17, 2017

presented by California Writers Club members http://cwc-peninsula.org/

and the San Mateo County Fair Literary Stage https://sanmateocountyfair.com/literary-arts

San Mateo County Fair website:  https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/98-entertainment-stages/171-fine-arts-galleria

Map of Fair Grounds:   https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/visit/fair-info/grounds-map

http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/programs-for-writers-june-10-17-2017-june-11-mini-conference-literary-stage-at-san-mateo-county-fair-california-writers-club/

“Book Festivals, Fairs – Labor of Love, Writing, Reading,” says Writing Coach / Theme Consultant Teresa LeYung-Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan who teaches my clients (writers, artists) how to reach out, not stress out, before and after publication — identify themes in their intellectual properties and create scripts for pitches, query letters, press releases, talking-points, one-minute videos, photo slideshows, and the all-mighty blog. Please visit http://WritingCoachTeresa.com  and http://LoveMadeOfHeart.com/blog for resources.

The workbook:
Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW – print edition available at Laurel Book Store http://www.laurelbookstore.com in Oakland, CA and on Amazon – print edition and Kindle edition!

“April 2, 2017 Writer’s Life Conference, California Writers’ Club for Fiction and Nonfiction Authors,” says Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

 

The one-day writers’ conference to help authors before and after publication. Learn from experts in the industry.

http://cwcmarin.com/writerslife/

Conference Chair – Dr. Joan Steidinger

Keynote Speaker

CONSTANCE HALE “The Seven Stages of Manuscript Grief”

Presenters

LINDA WATANABE MCFERRIN “Writing about Places Real and Imagined”

ROBERT PIMM – literary and trademark attorney

MARY RAKOW, Ph.D. – freelance editor

TANYA EGAN GIBSON - freelance editor

DAVID COLIN CARR - freelance editor

TERESA LEYUNG-RYAN  “Where Are YOU and Your THEMES on Your Writer’s Platform-Building Journey?”

JENNIFER MARCH SOLOWAY is an associate agent at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

ANDY ROSS started his literary agency in February, 2008. Prior to becoming an agent, Andy was the owner of Cody’s Books in Berkeley, California for 30 years.

The Writer’s Life Conference sponsored by California Writers Club–Marin Branch  at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista, Corte Madera, CA

 

If you miss this writers’ conference, here are other opportunities to attend my presentation “Where Are YOU & Your THEMES on Your Writer’s Platform-Building Journey?” and meet the members of these writers’ organizations:

Cheering for all writers and readers!

Reach out, not stress out.

Sincerely,

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

I am Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan who teaches my clients (writers, artists) how to reach out, not stress out, before and after publication — identify themes in their intellectual properties and create scripts for pitches, query letters, press releases, talking-points, one-minute videos, photo slideshows, and the all-mighty blog. Please visit http://WritingCoachTeresa.com  and http://LoveMadeOfHeart.com/blog for resources.

The workbook:
Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW – available at http://www.laurelbookstore.com in Oakland, CA and http://www.bookpassage.com in Corte Madera, CA and on Amazon – print edition and Kindle edition!

If you’d like to email me . . .   WritingCoachTeresa  then @, then Gmail.com

  • What email subject line will attract my attention?  Tell me where you’ve met me (which conference? which workshop? which community event?) or tell me who referred you.
  •  In the body of your email, please include your full name and your URL (website or blog address) so that I can see what you’re already doing to build your writer’s platform and fanbase. I like concise and gracious emails. Thank you so much.

Dear Writers & Readers,

Please tell friends about San Mateo County Fair in California. One more day of events for writers and readers on Saturday June 13, 2015, 1:00-6:00pm.

Go to the Expo Hall at the San Mateo County Fair, then head for Fine Arts Galleria (“4″ on map), then Literary Stage (stage is inspired by Bardi Rosman Koodrin, built by Boris Koodrin).


June 13, 2015 Authors Day; programs for Writers & Readers at San Mateo County Fair, California

1:00-2:00  readings by:

Laurel Anne Hill, Marjorie Johnson, Sam Kauffman, Diane Lee Mooney, Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Emerian Rich, Sumiko Saulson, Margie Yee Webb
***
2:00-4:00 Authors selling and signing books:
Getty Ambau, Prudence Brietrose, Mary F. Burns, Jo Carpignano, Valerie Estelle Frankel, Yvetta “Doll” Franklin, Stanley David Gedzelman, Jeannine Gerkman, Dorsetta Hale, Laurel Anne Hill, Marjorie Bicknell Johnson, Sam Kauffman, Chris Lamela, Winifred McCaffrey, Richard McCallum, Claire Mack, Diane Moomey, Jill Pipkin, Emerian Rich, Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Sumiko Saulson, Judith Shernock, Shulamit Sofia, Margie Yee Webb, Wendell H. Williams, Gisela Zebroski
***
4:00-6:00 “Writers Helping Writers” Panel including:
Jeannine Gerkman, Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Marjorie B. Johnson, Emerian Rich, Margie Yee Webb, Mary F. Burns, Sam Kauffman, Richard McCallum, moderator Laurel Ann Hill

 

http://sanmateocountyfair.com/entertainment/entertainment/performance-schedules and click on “Literary Arts on Fine Arts Stage” tab

Sincerely,

 

Teresa LeYung-Ryan aka Writing Coach Teresa who teaches writers how to transform their email signature-blocks, photos, videos, social media, website/blog descriptions into platform statements . . . to attract target audience/readers/fans . . . before and after publication.  http://WritingCoachTeresa.com and  https://www.youtube.com/user/teresaleyung

*

She is the creator of:

  • classes, including:
    • *For Theme’s Sake: Edit Your Own Manuscript Before Pitching to Agents or Self-Publishing
    • *Heroes, Tricksters, and Villains – What Do These Archetypes Want in Your Story World?
  • *
  • Immigrant Experience Writing Contest
  • *
  • interactive presentations, including:
    • *Help Your Fans Find YOU
    • *Build & Retrofit Your Writer’s Platform

*

the author of:

  • Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW (workbook);
  • *
  • Love Made of Heart: a Daughter, a Mother, a Journey Through Mental Illness (novel used in college classes and archived at the San Francisco History Center);
  • *
  • “Talking to My Dead Mom Monologues” (the first monologue received an award from Redwood 10-Minute Play Contest and was staged at the 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, CA);
  • *
  • her blog (which attracts tens of thousands of writers) at http://WritingCoachTeresa.com helps writers build their platforms before and after publication

*

and a proud member of:

  • California Writers Club (3 branches! And a past president of the San Francisco Peninsula Branch); and a recipient of the Jack London Award for outstanding service to California Writers Club;
  • *
  • Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter (a past board member).

Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter presents:

New Ways to Read: eMaterials, Libraries, and the Digital Divide

 Saturday, August 2nd, 2014,  2:00–4:00 pm

at Rockridge Branch Library, 5366 College AvenueOakland
Speaker: Sharon McKellar, Librarian

Are you curious to know how libraries add eBooks to their collections? Have you heard of OVERDRIVE? Do you wonder which readers are digital and which aren’t? Come to our kick-off meeting of the program year and find out! Mix and mingle after the talk, snacks provided. FREE to members and guests. Please RSVP at http://wnba-sfchapter.org/new-ways-read-ematerials-libraries-digital-divide/

Sharon McKellar

Sharon McKellar, Oakland Public Librarian will speak about new ways to read, including eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, and online reading and will give insight into what types of books (genre, age range etc.) get more use digitally. She will also address impacts these new “reading technologies” have on libraries, librarians, and a population with uneven access to digital resources and will shed light on how libraries are facing these impacts, both good and bad.  Following the talk there will be time for questions.

Sharon McKellar has been a librarian with the Oakland Public Library since 2003, serving as a children’s librarian, a branch manager, and currently as the Community Relations Librarian.  She is a reader, a writer, and an excited member of the 2015 Caldecott Selection Committee.

Rockridge Branch Library, 5366 College AvenueOakland, CA  94618 (510) 597-5017
(Close to BART, AC Transit, metered and free parking)

WNBA-SF Chapter Invites Librarian Sharon McKellar to speak about the Digital Divide -new ways to read, including eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, and online reading

See you there! Bring business cards to network, books to display and sell.
Women’s National Book Association members will benefit from learning about new “reading technologies” and how to help libraries, readers and ourselves (authors, publishers, book designers, packagers, book sellers, distributors, coaches, teachers, librarians, et al).
See you there!

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 WNBA-SF Chapter

 

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

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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

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

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)

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

http://www.facebook.com/events/408527415886844/

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

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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?

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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

* * * * *

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.”

Margie Yee Webb and other

Local Authors at Delta Wine & Art Faire
Sunday, October 7, 2012
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Old Sugar Mill
35265 Willow Avenue
Clarksburg, CA 95612

$20 entry: includes meeting artists and authors, live music, book signings, & wine tasting
Get your tickets early!
Presenting Sponsor: Carvalho Family Winery
Over 20 Artists, 9 Wineries, 30 Authors, 4 bands and more!!!

(916)744-1625    http://www.carvalhofamilywinery.com

Featured Authors – Book signing!
• *Shelley Buck: Floating Point
• *L.F. Crawford: Bad Moon Rising
• *Bob Golling: Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace (edited by Maxine Hong Kingston)
• *M.L Hamilton: Emerald
• *Laurie Hoirup: I Can Dance: My Life with a Disability
• *Jeanne Johng-Nishikawa, Dreaming in English, www.dreaminginenglishmemoir.com
• *Pamela Johnson: Heart of a Pirate
• *Frances Kakugawa: Kapoho: Memoir of a Modern Pompeii, www.francesk.org
• *Hazuki Kataoka: The Moon Princess, www.storycardtheater.com
• *Steve Liddick: All That Time, Campsite Gourmet http://topcatpublications.com
• *Frank Luna: Red Storm
• *Elaine Macko: Armed
• *Nan Mahon: Blind Buddy and Mojo’s Blues Band
• *Jennifer Martin: The Huna Warrior: The Magic Begins
• *Dahlynn McKowen: Wine-Oh! Guide to the Sierra Foothills & Wine Wherever: In California’s Mid-Coast & Inland Regions
• *Ken McKowen: Best of California’s Missions, Mansions and Museums & Best of Washington and Oregon’s Mansions, Museums and More
• *Tom Myers: Sacramento Impressions
• *Shirley Parenteau, Bears In Bed, Bears On Chairs
• *Alton Pryor: books about history of the west
• *Carol Ryan: Right Now Is Perfect
• *Cindy Sample: Dying for a Dance and Dying for a Date, www.cindysamplebooks.com
• *Kiyo Sato: Kiyo’s Story, A Japanese American Family’s Quest for the American Dream www.dandelionthroughthecrack.com
• *Cheryl Stapp: Disaster and Triumph: Sacramento Women, Gold Rush through the Civil War
• *Murry Stapp: Those Radio Days
• *James Van Eaton: Chasing Moonshine, www.jamesvaneaton.com
• *Jennifer Walker, Bubba Goes National and Bubba to the Rescue, www.authorjenwalker.com
• *T.E. Watson, The Man Who Spoke With Cats
• *Margie Yee Webb: Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings: Insight and Inspiration for a Wonderful Life, www.catmulan.com
• *Naida West: History novels, California Gold trilogy, http://www.bridgehousebooks.com
Friends Of the Public Library: Various books

For directions:

http://www.carvalhofamilywinery.com/contactUs.shtml

Cheers to all the authors, artists and musicians!

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

 

 

Authors Margie Yee Webb, Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Rita Lakin join forces for fun at Sonoma County Book Festival

If you’re going to be at the festival, or, if you know any of the authors, tell us by submitting a comment to this post.  Click on the blue header of this post, scroll down to get the boxes, fill in the boxes and press [submit comment] button.  Consider keeping a copy of your comment (before pressing submit-comment button) and use it in your own email signature-block and on other blogs.

*  *  *

authors Margie Yee Webb, Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Rita Lakin will be exhibiting their books at the Sonoma County Book Festival

**

Saturday September 22, 2012, 10:00am – 4:00pm in Santa Rosa, CA

authors Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Margie Yee Webb, Rita Lakin

will be exhibiting their books at the

Sonoma County Book Festival at Old Courthouse Square

Fourth Street and Santa Rosa Avenue,  Santa Rosa, CA

 Look for Margie, Teresa and Rita at Booth B2 (near Information/Raffle Booth which is B1)

Margie Yee Webb is author of Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings: Insight and Inspiration for a Wonderful Life

 Teresa LeYung-Ryan (a.k.a. Coach Teresa) is author of  Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 DaysLove Made of HeartAnswer Me Now

Rita Lakin is author of the Gladdy Gold mystery series –  Getting Old Can Kill You; Getting Old Is A Disaster; Getting Old Is Tres Dangereux; Getting Old Is To Die For; Getting Old Is Criminal; Getting Old Is The Best Revenge; Getting Old Is Murder

We are going to see many colleagues . . . from Redwood Writers (California Writers Club), Women’s National Book Association, 6th Street Playhouse, Bay Area Independent Publishers Association, Literary Arts Guild, Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County, Friends of the Library  . . .  including Festival Director Frances Caballo, Redwood Writers Volunteer Coordinator Robbi Sommers Bryant, Kate Farrell, Redwood Writers Village’s Readers Circle Coordinator Ana Manwaring, Amanda McTigue,  bigwords101 – Arlene Miller, Harry Reid, Linda Reid, Melissa Kelley, Jana McBurney-Lin, Local Author’s Distribution – Jeane Slone, Juanita J. Martin, Kid Lit Corner: Get Out Books & Black Garnet Press, Susan Pace-Koch, Cara Black, Laura Rennert, P.S. Foley, Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Rita Lakin, Margie Yee Webb.  Also look for Copperfield’s,  Harper Davis Publishers, Healdsburg Literary Guild,  Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Poetry Flash, Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, Sitting Room, Sixteen Rivers Press.  For a full list of exhibitors this year, please go to: http://www.socobookfest.org/exhibitors/

Cheering for all writers and readers!

Sincerely,

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

“Reach out, not stress out, to materialize your dearest dreams.”
http://writingcoachteresa.com

Please click here to see Coach Teresa interviewed by Frank Mallicoat on Channel 5 Bay Sunday - the show was aired on September 9, 2012, 5:30am.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**

June 16, 2012

Part II  Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan Has Fun on Authors Day with Colleagues at Literary Arts stage, San Mateo County Fair 2012

Please click on the title bar of this post, scroll down, and submit a comment – what are the themes and issues in your book?

Bardi Rosman Koodrin welcomes audience to Literary Arts stage San Mateo County Fair 2012

**

Writing Coaches Teresa LeYung-Ryan and Beth Barany inspire writers and readers at San Mateo County Fair Literary Arts

**

 

Laurel Anne Hill inspires audience at Literary Arts stage San Mateo County Fair

**

 

Valerie Estelle Frankel dresses for her celebrated Harry Potter parodies

**

 

Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan wishes Caroline a joyful writing and college life

**

 

author Elise Frances Miller at Literary Arts stage, San Mateo County Fair

**

 

children's book author Renee Rojas asks: What Color Is God? (title of her book)

**

 

author Jay Hartlove talks about the themes in The Chosen at Literary Arts stage

**

author Elizabeth Fajardo with author and coach Beth Barany at San Mateo County Fair

**

 

Author Jo Carpignano chats with fans at San Mateo County Fair

**

 

author Albert Flynn DeSilver talks about cultivating consistent writing practice

**

Bardi Rosman Koodrin, Martin Shane Dowd, Elise Frances Miller having fun on Authors Day

**

 

author J. Malcolm Stewart talks about the themes in The Eyes of the Stars

**

Lakshmi Hannah Kerner aka Goddess in Retirement cheers for Writing Coach Teresa and her workbook Build Your Writer's Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days

**

Sincerely,

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

http://writingcoachteresa.com

Coach Teresa says: “I love helping writers build their platforms and published authors fortify theirs with individualized coaching.”

As coach and author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW, she advices: “Make your name synonymous with the issues you write about.”

Teresa has built her own platform happily; her novel Love Made of Heart and her short play Answer Me Now carry the theme closest to her heart: mother-daughter relationship.

Teresa LeYung-Ryan helps clients identify themes, universal archetypes, front-story and back-story in their manuscripts.

Teresa created the annual “Immigrant Experience Writing Contest” and cheers for all contestants.

http://writingcoachteresa.com  for her Blog, events, and other resources.

 

 

 

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan here, at Rose Garden Inn in Berkeley CA, with Carla Danziger (author of Hidden Falls) who is in the San Francisco Bay Area getting ready for her appearance at the annual Norway Day celebration of Norwegian Culture at Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco on the weekend of May 5 and 6, 2012.

Carla Danziger says: “Lots of Norwegian food,  art,  jewelry,  housewares, gifts, and cultural demonstrations and AUTHORS and book-signings!”

Go to http://norwayday.org  for details.  Velkommen!

On both days, authors Carla Danziger, Irene Levin Berman, Astrid Karlsen Scott, and Julie K. Rose.

In The Little Theater, Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco.  11:15am — 12:15pm a Special Program, ‘Norway and the Holocaust: The Untold Story,’ a talk by author Irene Levin Berman, sponsored by the Norwegian Consulate, San Francisco.

And  1:30 – 2:30pm (also in The Little Theater, left when you’ve gone through Festival Pavilion entrance ) Three Books, Three Authors–Astrid Karlsen Scott, Julie Rose, and Carla Danziger!

Also,  Irene Levin Berman and Carla Danziger will be at Booth #14 (far left wall from Festival Pavilion entrance, pass Little Theater, pass food court).

Festival Map:  http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz259/solabayarea/FestivalMap2012_sm.jpg

 

 

author of Hidden Falls--Carla Danziger, of Scandinavian descent, inspires soul-searching questions about justice

Watch Author View’s interview on Carla Danziger posted on YouTube.

See you at Norway Day celebrations May 5 and 6, 2012!

Sincerely,

Coach Teresa

http://writingcoachteresa.com

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.  Pursue more and more resources . . . by visiting my website and this blog on a regular basis.  If you are not in the vicinity of the events I blog about . . . please look at the names of the people who are referenced in my posts, go to their websites by clicking on the links I provide or your keying their names in a search engine.  The people  I blog about will lead you to their colleagues, and so on.  More ways to build your platform?  See 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.

 

 

 

Subscribe to my blog

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Archives