2012 New England Festival Marketing Panel (Boston, MA)
Serving as a panelist to discuss the marketing and advertising techniques of book publishing on January 19, 2013 at the Omni Parker House in Boston, I was honored to accompany Stephanie Blackman, Publisher at Riverhaven Books, Mollie Ostroski, Author/Publisher of “Duck Tape”, Luann Robinson Hull, Author of "Happily Ever After...Right Now" and Jonathan Womack, Publisher at Charles River Press. Topics included press kit creation, bookstore relations and sales and social media strategies.
I will be visiting and presenting to students of West Elementary School of Andover, MA on March 4, 2013 to discuss the ins and outs of writing and publishing. Excited to join the week long annual event which teaches children the different perspectives from authors, illustrators and publishers about the book biz, students receive direct information as well as inspiring true stories from the literary presenters.
The Beantown Tales is thrilled to be accepted as a featured series on the new literary website, “Drinks With The Author” this upcoming spring! Visitors can search for their favorite authors as well as keep track of their signings, events and appearances, while learning more about their upcoming releases and honors. I will be joining authors Jeff Kinney (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid”) and Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman(“When Mars Women Date”)on this interactive site where you can connect with your favorite writers. Visit www.drinkswiththeauthor.com and keep an eye out for me this April!
Last month I was contacted by the owner of the online quote site, sharelearning.com to submit a personal statement about my feelings of becoming a children's book author. Here's what I had to say...
Jan 26, 2013, 8:16 pm “Writing children’s books is a gift to witness the true creativity, wonderment and magic that a child possesses within their imagination. A children’s author has simply only laid the words of a path for their inquisitive minds to explore in which the real genius of a story is found within a young reader’s laughter, questions and ‘what if’s’. It truly is the gift that I cherish most…” suzie canale
The Beantown Tales will be attending the Big Book Club Getaway Convention at Mohegan Sun, CT on February 1-2, 2013 where we will have a table from 2-4pm on Saturday. Tons of authors, free books and presentations on how to make it BIG in the book business.
There’s no better way to ring in a new year for a writer than to be lucky enough to receive accolade for their literary offerings. On January 19, 2013, “The Candy Roses of Cape Care” won its second award, obtaining an Honorable Mention from the 2012 New England Book Festival. Holding ceremonies at the Omni Parker House in Boston, MA, (the historic venue where Longfellow was said to have stayed while composing many of his work), it truly was a special evening as authors accepted recognition for the published pieces.
Vine #4 has sprung from the city, holding a new storybook of adventure, learning and DELICOUS GOODIES! Entitled, “The Gourmet Garden of Goodwill”, the book tells the tale of a secret held within a flower garden whose florets become charmed with the ability to produce delectable, toothsome treats. Including a brownie blossoming dahlia, juicy grapes springing from hyacinth and legumes dropping from the heads of sweet pea, the enchantment continues with inventive cuisine never seen before within the pages of The Beantown Tale book series. Designedly composed with lessons involving humanitarianism, two youthful heroines set out once again to prove that children are in fact capable of changing the world.