Archives for March 2014

Unicorn Writers Conference in Portland, CT

Unicorn Writers Conf Faculty Badge

I’m thrilled to be a faculty member for the 5th annual Unicorn Writers Conference this year, being held on March 22nd (this Saturday). I just learned that this year’s conference is completely sold out. How exciting! With over 300 attendees and faculty members, it should be a great learning experience for all involved.

If you haven’t heard of this event before, I strongly recommend you mark you calendars and make every effort to attend next year. It’s organized and hosted by Jan Kardys, President of Black Hawk Literary Agency, and is held each year at St. Clements Castle in Portland, CT.

Their stated mission is:

Unicorn Writers Conference mission statement

 

With a wealth of literary agents, editors and successful authors there to speak with, I’ll be somewhat of a needle in a haystack focusing on how to market your book and grow your social media following.

The keynote speaker for the event is Andrew Gross, the author of the New York Times and international bestsellers 15 Seconds, Eyes Wide Open, The Blue Zone, The Dark Tide, Don’t Look Twice, and Reckless. He is also the coauthor of five number one bestsellers with James Patterson, including Judge & Jury and Lifeguard. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

If you’re already registered to attend, be sure to find me and say “Hi!”

There’s still time to schedule a one-on-one session with me too to evaluate your social media presence. Sessions need to be scheduled in advance and cost $50, but you’ll walk away with a clear understanding of the Top 5 things you can do to improve your social media effectiveness and grow your platform. If you’re interested in reserving a spot for yourself, e-mail the booking coordinator and she’ll help you pick the right time for you. There are only 5 spots left with me, so don’t delay!

Romans 8:28

Tara Alemany, Author and Speaker

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28

Have you ever felt like God is trying to get your attention? Perhaps you keep hearing the same phrase, or having different people tell you the same thing. Or maybe, during your prayer time, it seems like God keeps telling you something that you’re just on the verge of understanding, but not quite there yet.

I’ve been going through some tough things recently. It seems like there’s never enough money in the bank, time in the day, gas in the car, food in the fridge… Well, you get the idea… There’s just one of me and suddenly way too many things clamoring for my attention.

At the same time, I have one teenager who’s been conscientiously reminding me that there are only 18 more months until she leaves home for school. And there are so many things I still want to teach her before she launches out into the big wide world.

Then there’s my son’s upcoming birthday. I’m seeing him become a young man before my very eyes, and wondering whether I’ve taught him enough to be a good husband to someone some day, or what’s missing that his future wife will lament I never taught him? [Read more…]