PubSmart 2014

PubSmart 2014: Emerging Authors, Emerging Avenues
Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, SC April 16-18

PubSmart_logoPubSmart is an unprecedented gathering of publishing professionals, some of the smartest on the planet. They represent today’s broad range of publishing opportunities – self publishing, traditional, small press and hybrid. This is a new kind of event that puts an emerging author or small publisher in the driver’s seat and gives you the information you need to create a customized roadmap for success!

Early bird pricing offers you a $50 discount for either regular registration (just $345) or VIP registration (just $445) that includes TWO $50 master classes and $50 preferential brunch seating! Early bird registration ends February 1st.

Visit the website for full schedule of events, all faculty bios, blog posts about the conference, sponsor and exhibitor links, ticket ordering info, hotel discounts and more.

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Video Trailer: Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow

ME_FrontCoverMary Elizabeth, a spotlessly white fun-loving cow, arrives at a new farm looking forward to making friends. The resident cows, who are all spotted, are excited to meet her. But when they see that she’s spotless they’re horrified. They don’t want to be seen with a spotless cow! Mary Elizabeth must figure out how to change their minds to get what she desires: acceptance and friendship on the farm. Will using clever ideas, cow logic, blue-ribbon diplomacy and a good sense of humor win them over? Follow her adventures in this topical, charming and witty tale to find out!

Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow, the children’s book by Salvatore Barbera, is available from Amazon and Amazon UK.

Don’t forget, you can cast your vote for trailer of the month on January 25, 2014 at 5 p.m. Pacific time.

May I help? (Or is that: ‘Can I help’)

can and mayMy nearly-three-year-old grandson’s vocabulary is increasing in leaps and bounds, week by week, and it’s fascinating to hear him chatter away, incorporating his newly learnt words. Of course, being the good nonna that I am, he gets corrected, especially when he needs to learn to be polite with the pleases and thank yous. The current focus is when he says, ‘What?’

‘Not what, Olly—pardon’. He then yells ‘Pardon’…or rather, ‘Pardun’ at the top of his little voice—I got the message, Nonna!

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