I have good news. The executive board voted to reduce next year’s membership fee to $25, and established a family rate of $35 for two members in the same household. You can get a break on the $3.00 entrance fee this month by bringing a guest (first time guest). The Webmaster is back on the job, now that’s good news. If you have any news items or information you want posted send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The nominating committee has been established to search for executive board positions that may be vacated next March. The committee members are: Pat Janda, Becky Elam, Carol DeFrank, and Tim Jacobs. If you are interested in any position please contact one of them. Tom Nelson (email@example.com) still has tables for authors at the Lehigh Acres event on November 13. Final piece of good news is that our authors had 82 sales during the “Walk through the Arts” event Saturday, October 30.
The networking meeting we held last month was interesting and fun. I don’t remember when more members stood up to pass along good news and information at a meeting. We had a surprise speaker “Little Joe Micale,” who regaled us with stories and how he got his book published. Mary Lou Williams had a doggie tale and the timing was great for Jan Nieman to announce the publication of her book Going to the Dogs.
Our speakers this month are Dr. Molly Barrow and Jeff Schlesinger. Dr. Barrow holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is an authority on relationship and psychological topics. Dr. Barrow is a member of the American Psychological Association, Screen Actors Guild, and Authors Guild. She has a radio show on Progressive Radio Network, is a columnist for Menstuff.org and is the author of Matchlines for Singles, Matchline for Couples, the self-esteem building books for children Malia & Teacup Awesome African Adventure and Malia & Teacup Out on a Limb. Dr. Barrow is a featured author in Children & Libraries Journal (ALSC) and is a contributor to the All-in One Marriage Prep, 75 Experts Share Tips & Wisdom to Help You Get Ready Now. She has appeared as an expert in the film, My Suicide, documentaries Ready to Explode and KTLA Impact, NBC News, PBS In Focus, WBZT Talk Radio, and in O, The Oprah Magazine, Psychology Today, Newsday, New York Times, CNN, Women’s Health and Women’s World. Jeff Schlesinger is Owner/Publisher of Barringer Publishing and previously owner of Schlesinger Advertising and Marketing, both in Naples, Florida. He has a Masters of Fine Arts from Rutgers University. I know I’m sending this out on Halloween, but I hope her qualifications don’t scare you off.
Hope to see you all Saturday, November 20, for our next meeting, and keep on writing.