Friday, December 30, 2016

Book Trailer for Forgotten Soldiers - Jeff Senour Music

Check out the updated version of the Book Trailer for “ForgottenSoldiers: What Happened to Jacob Walden.

The wonderful and appropriate music theme for the trailer was generously provided by Jeff Senour/CTS. Their great music and Freedom Rock Experience program is worth checking out.   

The CTS Freedom Rock Experience combines’ professional and aspiring student musicians for an unforgettable school fundraising concert performance.

Jeff Senour / CTS are also participants and supporters of the SNOWBALL EXPRESS: An annual event Serving the Children of our fallen military heroes.

"Snowball Express" - CTS - Consider The Source, written by Jeff Senour from Jeff Senour on Vimeo.


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Free Kindle Download for Christmas

Free Kindle Download for Christmas - 24th & 25th. Thank you to all who've already got it, and if you have not downloaded it yet here it is - share with your friends as a gift to them and please share with anyone you think would enjoy this book - thank you and Merry Christmas
Available on Amazon for Download
 Forgotten Soldiers: What Happened to Jacob Walden

 Cold War Mystery about Air Force Captain Jacob Walden shot down over Vietnam in 1970 and the untold story of why he never returned home. Forty years later Journalist Ted Pratt investigates what may be the sudden reappearance of Jacob Walden and follows the trail to find Jacob. Ted encounters Charlie Smith, a secretive and seasoned Operative who may have answers to the question about “What Happened to Jacob Walden,” and why Jake never returned home.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Polish Your Pitch: The One-Minute Book Marketing Challenge

Join the St. Louis Publishers Association on December 14 for Polish Your Pitch, a unique opportunity for authors to practice their book-pitching skills and get invaluable feedback. Learn how to hone your "elevator speech" at this special SLPA book-marketing session, hosted by SLPA past president and book marketing master Bob Baker.
Make no mistake: Your ability to clearly communicate who you are and what your book is about will lead to more publicity, more readers, and more sales. As a self-promoting author, you need to learn this skill.
At the December meeting, one by one, authors will take the hot seat and have one minute to describe their book. A panel of experts will critique each pitch and make suggestions on how to make it more concise and enticing. Audience members will also be encouraged to offer feedback, as time allows.
Current SLPA members will be given preference for the author hot seat spots, then we'll take volunteers from the audience in the remaining time.
It's a great opportunity to polish your book pitch, whether you get direct feedback on your pitch or you simply observe the advice that other authors get. So bring your best pitch to the next meeting!


Our regular Monthly Meeting location
(the second Wednesday of every month)

THE HEIGHTS: Richmond Heights Community Center
Argus Room
8001 Dale Ave.
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Here's a link to Google Maps for location and directions.

Doors open at 6:30 PM for networking. Business meeting begins at 7:00 PM and continues till 8:30 PM or so with networking continuing afterward till about 9.

Monthly Meeting Admission

  • Members – FREE
  • Non-member Guests – $10 per person, cash or check at the door
(Guest fee will be applied to Membership if you decide to join at that meeting)

Saturday, December 3, 2016

St. Louis Local Author Extravaganza Dec. 10 at Chesterfield Mall

Peter Green

If you’re looking for a perfect gift to thrill the readers on your list this holiday season, check out the St. Louis Local Author Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 10, at Chesterfield Mall.

“Dozens of authors who live and work in the St. Louis area will be here, ready to sign their books to make each one personalized for the recipient,” said Karen Hoffman, founder of Gateway to Dreams (G2D), a nonprofit organization. G2D will host the event in its first-floor store, The Business Lodge, located in the Sears wing. The event is co-sponsored by the St. Louis Writers Guild and St. Louis Publisher’s Association.

 “Our fiction authors represent a cross-section of genres--from mystery and thriller, to romance, to historicals and steampunk, to science fiction and fantasy,” said David Lucas, St. Louis Writers Guild president. “Our nonfiction authors write memoirs, motivational and inspirational books, to name a few.”

Brad Cook
Pat Dorsey

Cole Gibsen and T, w. Fendley

“Expect to find books suitable for everyone on your list, from young children, to teens and adults,” said Warren Martin, St. Louis Publishers Association president. “We will also have information about our organizations for the writers on your list who may be looking for a supportive community as 2017 nears.”

Among the authors slated to attend are Debbie Manber Kupfer, Steven M. Thomas, Brad R Cook, Jennifer Stolzer, Pat Dorsey, Warren Martin, Karen Hoffman, Bobbi Linkemer, Suzanne Topping, Melissa Rae, Darlene Reeves, Scott Shepherd, Donna Gamache, Robert Lucas, Wendy Everts, Paul Thiel, Marie Elliott, Arthur Hartz, Rebecca Povich, Izora D. Summers, and Derelene Hirtz.