Thursday, April 20, 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS WITH LISA SAUNDERS

 UPCOMING EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS WITH LISA SAUNDERS


Monday, July 10, 2017, 6 p.m.
Connecticut Author Trail: Bill Memorial Library Groton 
Author: Lisa Saunders will present the stories behind her book: After the Loss of a Spouse: From Henry VIII to Julia Child

Tues, Sept 12, 1pm
Civil War Love Letters of a Private and His Teenage Wife
Lymes' Senior Center 
26 Town Woods Road
Old Lyme, CT 06340
Admission: Free and open to the public.
Author Lisa Saunders will give a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of Union Private Charles McDowell and his teenage wife, Nancy, from her book, Ever True: A Union Private and His Wife.  Enlisting in the Union Army in 1862, Charles's letters tell of meeting President Lincoln, bullets, battles, hangings, “clever women,”  destruction of Confederate property, and the court marshaling of a cow. In response, Nancy tells of prostitutes, venereal disease and other local gossip, while expressing her longing for Charles's return. Author Lisa Saunders is the great-great granddaughter of Charles and Nancy McDowell. For more information, contact: Stephanie Lyon-Gould, seniorcenter@oldlyme-ct.gov(860)434-1605 ext. 240

Tuesday 10/3 3:00-6:00 pm One day only NL Adult Education
Write Your Own Story
Come to class with pen and paper or your laptop. Writing exercises will include some basic questions to help you get started. Publishing options will also be discussed
$39/Non-resident $44
Instructor: Lisa Saunders

Tuesday 10/10 3:00-6:00 pm One day only NL Adult Education
Self-Publish and Promote Your Paperback/E-Book on Amazon
There are several advantages to self-publishing—full control of your work and higher royalties. Learn the free steps to making your paperback and e-book available on Amazon.
$39/Non-resident $44

Instructor: Lisa Saunders


Lisa is available to speak to your group on a variety of topics including how to share your mission; how to write a book; horse book fun; table setting; surviving loss (healing through writing); or she can work with your members to present a “reader’s theater.” As a writer and marketing consultant, Lisa was awarded the "Gold Medallion of Excellence" from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations. As publisher of the Mystic Seafarer's Trail newsletter and instructor at New London Adult and Continuing Education, she shares news and stories and helps others share theirs. As parent representative of the Congenital CMV (Cytomegalovirus) Foundation, she works to prevent the leading viral cause of birth defects, which causes more birth defects than the Zika virus.

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Monday, July 10, 2017, 6 p.m.
Connecticut Author Trail: Bill Memorial Library Groton 

Author: Lisa Saunders will present the stories behind her book: After the Loss of a Spouse: From Henry VIII to Julia Child  Synopsis: The bittersweet human condition of love and loss is examined in this collection of 18 famous (and infamous) figures. Anyone who loves a romantic history lesson will be intrigued by this book. Through researching letters, journals and out-of-print books, award-winning writer Lisa Saunders sheds new light on historic figures. She is a part-time history interpreter at Mystic Seaport, teacher at New London Adult & Continuing Education, TV talk show host, and active Cornell University alumna. After the Loss of a Spouse: From Henry VIII to Julia Child examines the loves and losses of 18 famous (and infamous) figures such as Mark Twain; George Burns;  Mary Lincoln; C.S. Lewis; George Putman (Amelia Earhart’s widower); Martha Washington; Norman Rockwell; Grandma Moses; Milton Hershey; Captain von Trapp;  Coretta Scott King; William Gillette (aka Sherlock Holmes); Katharine Graham; Groton widow whose 100-year-old time capsule was recently opened; Mystic widow whose husband drowned in Texas’s worst maritime disaster; plus world's greatest miser. Goodreads link to the book: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30363596-after-the-loss-of-a-spouse?ac=1&from_search=true

Lisa is available to speak to your group on a variety of topics including how to share your mission; how to write a book; horse book fun; table setting; surviving loss (healing through writing); or she can work with your members to present a “reader’s theater.” As a writer and marketing consultant, Lisa was awarded the "Gold Medallion of Excellence" from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations. As publisher of the Mystic Seafarer's Trail newsletter and instructor at New London Adult and Continuing Education, she shares news and stories and helps others share theirs. As parent representative of the Congenital CMV (Cytomegalovirus) Foundation, she works to prevent the leading viral cause of birth defects, which causes more birth defects than the Zika virus.

             

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Writers and Editors I've Worked With

I've worked with the following women and they are fabulous writers/editors. Contact them directly for editing or writing samples, scope of work, and rates:


Amy J. Barry, Features writer/reviewer/columnist
Member Society of Professional Journalists 
amyjaybarry@gmail.com

www.aimwrite-ct.net
Connecticut Critics Circle 
Expressive arts educator




Patricia Ann Chaffee,  poet, photographer, freelance writer and former journalist for Sun Publishing. Chaffee has been facilitating Creating a Writing Life programs for eight years where she encourages emerging writers to tap into their unique literary gifts. She designs workshops and retreats to nourish the soul, awaken the muse and celebrate the creative life. www.PatriciaAnnChaffee.com
https://www.facebook.com/CreatingAWritingLife/


Patty Oat of Noank, Conn.: pattyoat@gmail.com


Grace Casale of Mystic, Conn: gracesusan8@gmail.com


Tues, Oct 25, 5-7pm: How to Plan Your Book: A writing workshop

"How to Plan Your Book: A writing workshop"
Tues., Oct. 25, 2016, 5-7pm

Mystic, Conn.--"How to Plan Your Book: A writing workshop" will be presented by author Lisa Saunders on October 25 at the offices of Lee Investment Management LLC.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016, 5-7 p.m.
"How to Plan Your Book: A writing workshop"
Held at offices of Lee Investment Management LLC
14-16 Masons Island Rd, Mystic, CT 06355.
Bring laptop or pen and paper.
Fee: $50 includes light refreshments and book, Lisa's Guide for Writers: How to get published and self-published. Pre-register: LisaSaunders42@gmail.com
  
Are you still sitting on that book project you know you want to write? Join us for a fun, productively packed time to finally sort out some of those lingering questions and issues around getting your book project going. Enjoy snacks and drinks with presenter Lisa Saunders, a TV talk show host and author of 10 books.
 
This two-hour workshop includes writing exercises to help you define your goals, produce an outline, write an excerpt and synopsis. Discussion will include the use of articles you may have already written, copyrights, editing, and ways to collaborate or co-author with others.
 
If you are a consultant or business owner, your book can serve as a great networking tool and brochure—at the cost of a greeting card! A book can give you credibility, speaking engagements, and more clients.
 
About the presenter: Lisa Saunders holds writing and publishing workshops at New London Adult & Continuing Education. A graduate of Cornell University, she is the former communications writer for the State University of New York at Rockland and winner of the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations Gold Medallion.
 
Fee: $50.00 payable by cash or check to Lisa Saunders at sign-in. Space is limited - participation is based on first-come first-served. Pre-register:LisaSaunders42@gmail.com
 
Click here for flyer or see attached.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016