Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Register For The Online Conference


This is a free conference hosted online. We have a few slots available if you would like to participate on a panel. Contact

DAY ONE – WRITING FOR THE LORD – August 23, 2009


The telechats will be held at 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 9:15 pm central time ( 8:00 pm, 9:15 pm and 10:15 pm eastern time - 5:00 pm and 6:15 pm, 7:15 pacific time)

Welcome Chat

Workshop: Maurice Gray - Be Not Discouraged: The Writing Plan

Workshop: Dr. Linda Beed - Be Not Discouraged: The Writer's Plan


Panel: Meet the Christian Author – Linda Beed, Cheryl Donavan, Zaria Garrison, Ashea Goldson, Michelle Larks, Shelia Lipsey, Vickie McDonough, Wanda Campbell, Valerie L. Dodson/Carrie Elizabeth Greene

Workshop: The Father's Heart – Lena Dooley

Workshop: Writing Christian Drama - Jeanette Hill

DAY TWO - NEW WRITERS – August 24, 2009


The telechats will be held at 8:00 pm and 9:15 pm central time ( 9:00 pm and 10:15 pm eastern time - 6:00 pm, 7:15 pacific time)

Panel: Debut Writers - Rekaya Gibson, Dr. William & Diane Martin, April Alisa Marquette, Nicole Rouse, Chemistry

Panel: I've Signed a Contract Now What? – Rhonda McKnight, Jean Holloway, Cara Putman


Discussion: How to go from idea to manuscript? - Sheila Goss, Rae Lori , Tia McCollors, D.L. Sparks, Tiffany Amber Stockton

Meet the Romance Author - Francis Ray, Sophia Shaw, Rae Lori, Bettye Griffin, Tiffany Amber Stockton

Discussion: Working Effectively With Book Clubs - Tee C. Royal, Jean Holloway

Workshop: Mapping: Plotting Your Way To A First Draft – Carol Shenold

Workshop: Writing Love Scenes – Denise Jefferies

Workshop: Building An Author's Platform - Cheryl Donovan



The telechats will be held at 8:00 pm and 9:15 pm central time ( 9:00 pm and 10:15 pm eastern time - 6:00 pm, 7:15 pacific time)

Panel Discussion: Not Your Mama's YA - Paula Chase Hyman, Shelia Goss, Celeste O. Norfleet, Victoria Christopher Murray, Michelle Sutton, Tia Hines, Varian Johnson

WORKSHOP: The Contract - Angela Benson


Meet the Children Book Author - Shelia Goss, Rose Beaver, Paula Chase Hyman

Discussion: Entering Contests - Dyanne Davis

Workshop: Writing With A Day Job - Angela Benson

Workshop: Pitching To An Agent - Lyn Cote

DAY FOUR – READERS– August 26, 2009


The telechats will be held at 8:00 pm and 9:15 pm central time ( 9:00 pm and 10:15 pm eastern time - 6:00 pm, 7:15 pacific time)

Discussion: Book Reviewers - Idrissa Uqdah, Yasmin Coleman, Tee C. Royal, Laura Major, LaShaunda C. Hoffman, Patricia Woodside, Shawneda Marks, Monique (Deltareviewer) Bruner, Angela Breidenbach

Discussion: Making a better book: Readers - What do you expect from writers/Writers what do you wish readers knew


Meet the Mainstream Author - Francis Ray, Angela Benson,Tia McCollors, Tinisha Johnson, Beverly Jenkins

Workshop - Getting Your Book Club/Literary Group On the Map - Tee C. Royal

Workshop – How to journal - Shawneda Marks, Unika Howell-Molden, LaShaunda Hoffman, Angela Breidenbach

Discussion: Have you jumped aboard the Kindle Ship?

Discussion: Share your favorite Author Moment




The telechats will be held at 8:00 pm and 9:15 pm central time ( 9:00 pm and 10:15 pm eastern time - 6:00 pm, 7:15 pacific time)

Panel Discussion: Linda Beed, Shawneda Marks, Barbara Williams, Sylvia Hubbard

Panel Discussion: Why you need an author assistant? - Kym Fisher, Pamela S. King, MBA, Connie Dettman, Sharon Cooper, Julia Barnes


Discussion: Self Publishing Your Book - Barbara Williams, Sylvia Hubbard, Gloria Mallette, Deborah Copeland, Savannah Frierson, Rachel Berry, Dr. William & Diane Martin

Meet The Freelance Editor - Savannah Frierson, Michelle Chester, R Clark

Discussion: Revising Your Book - Michelle Chester, Rhonda McKnight

Workshop: Internet Marketing for the Self-published - Ella Curry

Workshop: Overcoming Writers Block - Karen Kay

Workshop: Building The Story and Scene - Karen Kay

Workshop: Self Editing For Writers - Shon Bacon


The telechats will be held at 8:00 pm central time ( 9:00 pm eastern time - 6:00 pm pacific time)

CHAT: Thanks for attending


Discussion: Social Media - LaShaunda Hoffman - SORMAG, L. Martin - UrbanliteraryReview, Tiffany Amber Stockton

Meet The Editor - Monica Harris -Leisure Books, Deborah Schumaker - Genesis Press, Kymberlyn A Reed - Parker Publishing, Stacy Boyd - Harlequin, Joylynn Jossel - Urban Christian, Diana Ventimiglia - Harlequin

Workshop: Online Marketing - Ty Moody

Workshop: 8 Points Online Marketing Plan For Authors – Dee Stewart

DAY SEVEN – PROMOTION – August 29, 2009


Panel: Meet the Publicist - Pam Perry, Dana Pittman (2 slots available)

Discussion: Promotion – LaConnie Taylor-Jones, Tinisha Johnson, Abiola Abrams, Laura Major, Cydney Rax, Deborah Copeland, Tiffany Amber Stockton, LaShaunda Hoffman

Discussion Marketing on a budget: LaShaunda Hoffman, Debra Owsley

Workshop: Branding Yourself – Tanya Bates

Workshop: How To Get Your Print In Print - Cheryl A. Pullins

Workshop: Blogging – Lyn Cote

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Shelia E. Lipsey said...

As always, I know this is going to be a dynamite conference, LaShaunda. If there is anyone who has never particpated, please do so. You will gain tons of information, meet like-minded people, including publishers, writers, authors, agents, the whole nine yards! I can't wait. May God's blessing pour down all over this year's conference!

Sylvia Hubbard said...

I'm so excited that you've continued this conference again this year. Everyone who needs to know about the business of publishing marketing and writing needs to attend!

Blessings for all your literary endeavors LaShaunda for all your hardwork to the literary community!

Michelle Larks said...

Hi LaShaunda,

Ditto what Sheila and Sylvia said. I agree 100%! This will be my first year participating in the conference and I am looking forward to it. Thank you for the invitation.


Lyn Cote said...

I'm so happy that LaShaunda takes times in her busy life to host this free online conference. What I wouldn't have given to attend something like this back in the dark ages pre Web when I was learning how to write and how to market.
I'll be inviting and promoting this wherever I can!

ILUVBlackWomen said...

Hi LaShaunda cant wait to be a part of the Conference as a Presenter!!

Anonymous said...

I signed up... so excited about attending!

Linda Beed said...

I am looking forward to sharing with and learning from all the participants and attendees.


Angela Breidenbach said...

This is a great line up. I signed up because I'm so interested to learn more about the self-publishing and self-publishing promotion. There's not a lot available to understand that realm. I'm curious and look forward to satisfying my curiosity.

Maurice M Gray Jr said...

I'm really looking forward to this conference- LaShaunda, thanks for taking the time and effort to put this together. Writers everywhere will thank you.

Marcy Thomas said...

Hello Lashaunda, Thank you so much for thinking of us in puttig together this fabulous workshop. May it be a great success!!!

Baraka Truss said...

This has been a great conference so far! I can not wait until next year!!

Rachel Berry said...

I'm glad I was not only able to be a participant in this year's conference but also a registrant able to network and gain some valuable information. Thanks for all you do. I look forward to next year's conference

LaShaunda said...


It was a pleasure to meet you and thank you for participating.

The next conference will be in 2011 I do it every other year, to keep my sanity. LOL

You'll be hearing from me.

Rudelle Stewart said...

LaShaunda this has been another excellent conference. I have learned so much but the most important thing I learned is that I have so much to learn. All of the little details from start to finish that I never thought of were covered this week. Thanks to you and all who shared.

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