Patricia Polacco - Remembering Vera (Sausalito)

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

Special Children's Event!

Remembering Vera begins in 1962 when a stray dog was found under a pile of boxes in a Coast Guard warehouse in what used to be called Government Island, the Coast Guard Base in San Francisco Bay, when a seaman named Dave Bunch was mopping the floor. It was love at first sight. At first the men decided to hide the pup from the Commander, thinking she wouldn’t be allowed. But soon enough all of the men in the barracks fell hard for the little dog. Then one day when high waves challenged another vessel at sea, it was Vera’s fierce determination and natural swimming ability that brought the life preserver and safety line to the sinking boat. Vera became a hero and the beloved pet and mascot of the San Francisco Coast Guard.

Patricia Polacco belongs to a family of storytellers, poets, farmers, teachers, and artists. They came from many parts of the world, but mainly Russia. She grew up to be an illustrator, a designer, and creator of many beloved children’s books, including The Keeping Quilt, The Blessing Cup, Fiona’s Lace, The Trees of the Dancing Goats, Babushka’s Doll, and My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother. She lives in Union City, Michigan. Visit her at PatriciaPolacco.com and follow her on Facebook.

 

 

Remembering Vera Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481442275
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 3rd, 2017

From beloved author Patricia Polacco comes the heartwarming and true story of Vera, an amazing dog who was found as a stray by the US Coast Guard, moved into the San Francisco Bay base, and became a hero and friend.


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Class: Alice Acheson - Publishing Choices (Corte Madera)

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 10:00am

Sat., Oct. 7 • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm • $60

What is POD?  How does it differ from self-publishing?  Will either be easier, faster, better than the route to a traditional publisher?

All authors need to investigate the most appropriate method of publication before finishing their books.  You owe it to yourself -- and your pocketbook -- to learn the advantages and pitfalls of each type.  Using decades of working with all three publishing choices, the instructor shares the method that would be most appropriate for your book.

The services provided are quite different, as are the expenses. Can your book be reviewed and sold in bookstores and will you earn more money with one procedure over the others?  The answers to these crucial questions -- and others -- will determine the appropriate publishing route.

"[Alice Acheson's] knowledge about and reflection upon the reality of the publishing business makes her absolutely credible."
 --  Catherine Conway Honig, Book Passage student
 

Alice B. Acheson, a consultant with decades of experience in publishing, guides clients in marketing and publishing their book, no matter the genre or choice of publisher. She has negotiated book contracts, sold subsidiary rights, and edited and publicized books.  Her work as a publicist was recognized with a Literary Market Place Outside Services Award for Advertising/Promotion/Publicity, and the The New York Times' bestseller list simultaneously has included four recipients of her publicity prowess.

"Armed with all the practical information you provided including how to get past the gate keepers I am now better prepared and ready to do what I need to do to get my book to the market place." -- Nisha Zenoff, former class member

"Before I took your 'Publishing Choices' I was not clear which would be the best for my book. Your course provided the information I needed to make an informed decision."

"Sending you my homework assignment before the first class and knowing you would read it and make comments for each individual helped focus my attention and intentions." 

"Knowing that each member of the class would read my writing and offer comments was a little scary at first. However,  the atmosphere in your classes was supportive and fun while being direct and honest."

"Wow! I loved this! Writing my 30-second verbal pitch and practicing it out loud before the first class was helpful. I went from feeling unclear and intimidated to clarification and excitement." 

"There was enormous value receiving live feed back in class. Your specific comments gave me exactly what I needed to pitch my book in 30 seconds rather than rambling on." 

"I am so glad this was my first course. It gave a strong foundation for the rest of the courses. I continued to practice my pitch and integrate what I learned as the weekend progressed."

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51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Rachel Zinman - Yoga for Diabetes (Corte Madera)

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 11:00am

"No matter what type of diabetes you have . . . I highly recommend this book." --Alan Finger, Ishta Yoga founder

According to the American Diabetes Association, there are over 30 million diabetics in the United States alone. A highly motivational and personalized guide, Yoga for Diabetes will inspire readers to incorporate yoga into their daily diabetes management plan. Complete with questionnaire, inspiring photography, and art, readers are gently guided to achieve better blood glucose levels, less stress, and radiant health and well-being.

Rachel Zinman is an internationally renowned yoga teacher and writer diagnosed with diabetes in 2008. She started her Yoga for Diabetes blog to share how yoga has helped her manage diabetes.

Yoga for Diabetes: How to Manage Your Health with Yoga and Ayurveda Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781939681768
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Monkfish Book Publishing - October 10th, 2017

"No matter what type of diabetes you have . . . I highly recommend this book." --Alan Finger, Ishta Yoga founder


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Nancy Radin - My Big C: Still Here After All These Years (Corte Madera)

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 1:00pm

In My Big C: Still Here After All These Years, 40-something mother, wife, and teacher is suddenly diagnosed with terminal cancer and given an 18-month prognosis. As she struggles to deal with her unending treatments and her teenaged children’s reactions, her marriage of 25 years crumbles. She finds great solace in her meditative swimming pool and begins writing a therapeutic screenplay about her life, searching for meaning and laughter in her struggles. Blindsided by even more shocking family events, she is also stunned to find what appear to be many strange and obvious parallels between her writing and a new major hit TV series about cancer. Supported by her “super-hero” team of family members, friends and amazing doctors, she struggles to survive against overwhelming odds and all expectations—to ultimately experience the major life events she feared that she would never live to see.

Nancy Radin has been living with metastatic cancer and has been a peer counselor for 15 years. A theatre teacher, director, and writer, she began her teaching career at Beverly Hills High School and has taught at San Francicsco's American Conservatory Theater (ACT) and other schools. Nancy directed her own community theater for many years, has written many original short plays, and is currently writing a book/play on Shakespeare. She splits her time between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

My Big C - Still Here After All These Years Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780998661520
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dramedy Press - August 8th, 2017

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Alice Acheson - Insider Insights & Answers (Corte Madera)

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 2:00pm

Sat., Oct. 7 • 2:00 - 5:00 pm • $60

Once you have chosen the method of publishing for your book (traditional, self-publishing, Print-on-Demand, here's what else you need to know:

Why it takes a year -- minimum -- to publish your book, no matter which method you choose,

How you can make that year "work" for you,

How you can affect the marketing of your book, and

How you can estimate the financial success of your book.

Sorry!  Alice Acheson can't answer that last one, as each book -- and author -- is different, but the other three -- and more -- will be included in this class.  Her four decades of experience as an editor, publicist, and seller of subsidiary rights with large and small publishers and as a consultant for authors needing a mentor in the publishing process give her the experience and background for straight-forward answers.

As the title indicates, she is a bonafide insider and will supply answers to your questions about your book.

"You shared more helpful, nitty-gritty information than I've found anywhere else."
 -- Karen Wilson, Former Student

Alice B. Acheson, a consultant with decades of experience in publishing, guides clients in marketing and publishing their book, no matter the genre or choice of publisher. She has negotiated book contracts, sold subsidiary rights, and edited and publicized books.  Her work as a publicist was recognized with a Literary Market Place Outside Services Award for Advertising/Promotion/Publicity, and the The New York Times' bestseller list simultaneously has included four recipients of her publicity prowess.

"Armed with all the practical information you provided including how to get past the gate keepers I am now better prepared and ready to do what I need to do to get my book to the market place." -- Nisha Zenoff, former class member

"Before I took your 'Publishing Choices' I was not clear which would be the best for my book. Your course provided the information I needed to make an informed decision."

"Sending you my homework assignment before the first class and knowing you would read it and make comments for each individual helped focus my attention and intentions." 

"Knowing that each member of the class would read my writing and offer comments was a little scary at first. However,  the atmosphere in your classes was supportive and fun while being direct and honest."

"Wow! I loved this! Writing my 30-second verbal pitch and practicing it out loud before the first class was helpful. I went from feeling unclear and intimidated to clarification and excitement." 

"There was enormous value receiving live feed back in class. Your specific comments gave me exactly what I needed to pitch my book in 30 seconds rather than rambling on." 

"I am so glad this was my first course. It gave a strong foundation for the rest of the courses. I continued to practice my pitch and integrate what I learned as the weekend progressed."

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51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Stacey Gualandi and Doniece Sandoval - 20 Women Changemakers (Corte Madera)

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 7:00pm

Moderated by Laurie McAndish King

How do you change the world?

It begins with one person, often one ordinary woman, who sees a need, finds a way to fill it and ends up doing extraordinary things to make a positive difference.

We are veteran broadcasters and journalists who started The Women's Eye website and Radio Show to shine the light on these special impacters and bring them to you. 20 Women Changemakers features twenty of these remarkable women who will amaze you with their ideas, fortitude and grit. 

They tell you how they did it, and how you, too, can take action!

Stacey Gualandi is a host/interviewer for The Women’s Eye Network Radio Show and website. She is an award-winning television news correspondent. Her most recent position was Las Vegas-based entertainment and news reporter at the ABC affiliate, KTNV Channel 13, where she won an Emmy in the Breaking/Spot News category for her story, “Candlelight Vigil Car Crash”. Her credits include the syndicated news program Inside Edition where she was a national correspondent, The TV Guide Network, Hallmark Channel, and Extra.

Doniece Sandoval is the CEO and founder of Lava Mae featured in 20 Women Changemakers. Driven by a fierce belief that everyone has a right to dignity and the knowledge that access to showers and sanitation are in serious short supply for the homeless, Doniece was compelled to start Lava Mae. ​​She has orchestrated marketing, PR and development for both private and nonprofit organizations including ZERO1: The Art & Technology Network, San Jose Museum of Art, Wilson McHenry Company, Informix, DoubleClick, Toysrus.com, McGuire & Company for Coca Cola and ACA Joe among others. Her passion is finding unique solutions to problems that matter to her. Homelessness has been on her radar for quite some time but she was at a loss as to how to truly help—until she passed a young woman on the street crying over and over that she’d never be clean. Lava Mae is Doniece’s answer.


 

20 Women Changemakers: Taking Action Around the World Cover Image
By Pamela Burke (Editor), Patricia Caso (Editor)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780997705454
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Women's Eye - April 27th, 2017

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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