SPEAKER PROPOSAL with Author Nancy J. Cohen
Multi-published author Nancy J. Cohen is available to give presentations to groups. She can offer reviews of her books, workshops on how to get published, advanced writing topics, or a discussion of the writing life in general. She has spoken at libraries, conferences, community groups, university classes, and cruise ships. Her books have been on the IMBA bestseller list, and she’s won the HOLT Medallion Award. Author of 18 published novels, Ms. Cohen is listed in Contemporary Authors, Poets & Writers, and Who’s Who in U.S. Writers, Editors, & Poets.
The purpose of her visits is to raise interest in reading, to educate the public and other authors, and to increase awareness of the publishing industry.
Descriptions of Programs
Programs may be customized for the audience and include anecdotes based on the author’s personal experiences. Time for Q&A is allowed.
WORKSHOP TOPICS include but are not limited to:
Writing Fiction for Fun and Profit (aka Telling Lies for a Living)
How to Get Published: The Business of Writing (i.e. Queries, Synopses, Pitches, & Submissions)
Story Development: How to Jump-Start Your Plot
Writing the Whodunit: Mystery Writing 101
Writing Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Paranormal Romance
World Building: Create a Sizzling Setting for Your Novel
Self-Editing Tips and Polishing Made Perfect
Promotional Strategies for Authors
Social Networking for Writers
Organizational Skills for the Professional Writer (i.e. royalties, tax deductions, filing, etc.)
The Writer’s Life: The Joys and Trials of Being a Full-Time Writer
Book Discussion: A Review of Nancy’s Works
Booklovers Seminar: How to Get the Most From Your Reading Experience
Take Your Trip Home: Writing the Travel Journal
Six-Part Fiction Writing Workshop ($fee per class): Characterization, Plotting, World Building, Self-Editing, Submissions, Marketing
Arrangements For Special Guest Appearances
(1) Fees: $350 in Florida, $500 out-of-state; plus travel expenses (i.e. flights, taxi fare, hotel if flying or if two hour or more drive is involved, gas allowance). Payment is to be paid upon arrival or upon presentation of first workshop. Fees may be discounted or waived under special circumstances.
(2) Letter of agreement; E-mail is acceptable.
(3) Publicity for the event.
(4) Display of author’s books for sale with autographing opportunities.
Contact the Author: email@example.com
“You are a gifted, informative and organized teacher, freely offering good advice to upcoming writers.” Judy Buckland, Program Coordinator, Lake County Library System
“How wonderful for us to have Nancy. She was a fountain of information, insight and fun!” Helena Finnegan, Public Relations & Marketing Manager, SW Florida Museum of History
“A witty and dynamic speaker.” Phil Jason, Florida Weekly
“Your class was informative, interesting, and thought provoking. Many of our members commented on how much they enjoyed it.” Alan Egenthal, Coordinator, Academy of Continuing Education, Lore & Eric F. Ross JCC
“Thank you for coming to the Orlando Public Library to discuss writing fiction. The program was exciting and enjoyable. I received many comments from our customers that they enjoyed your program.” Taryn Brown, Community Relations Librarian, Orange County Library System
“Everyone so appreciated your very clever and understandable talk last week!” Doris Lemcke, Treasurer, Southwest Florida Romance Writers
“So many people came up to me after your talk and told me how helpful and wonderful you were! Thank you again for being so generous and for sharing a wealth of info.” Sharon Potts, President, MWA Florida Chapter