ART Patron Magazine Marketing Opportunity
The Palm Springs Writers Guild is excited to share a unique promotional opportunity with you to help promote your books and business with class and elegance. The Board approved the development of a 16-page, four-color signature that will run in the September 2018 issue of “ART Patron Magazine”. This signature, which will serve as the Guild’s 2018-2019 catalogue, will focus on the Guild, its activities, meetings and program calendar, its participating authors, and local supporting and participating businesses.
“ART Patron Magazine” has a reported monthly circulation of 30,000 that covers Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties, including the Laguna Beach and High Desert art communities. Another 5000 copies of this 16-page signature will be printed separately for the Guild’s distribution to Valley businesses, local events, friends, family, visitors, etc. announcing the Guild’s 2018-2019 seasonal activities, including your advertised books or business.
Written advertising commitment must be received by the Guild, with payment, on or before June 30, 2018. Participation will be on a first-come, first-serve basis and the limited advertising space is available until sold out.
*Event Contact: John G. Peters, Jr., Ph.D.: President.PSWG@gmail.com
Details coming soon!
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September MeetingPresenter: Ruth Nolan, Publisher, Square One Publishers, Inc., NY
Ruth Nolan is professor of English and creative writing at College of the Desert in Palm Springs, CA and is a Mojave Desert/Coachella Valley-based writer. A former wildland firefighter for the US Forest Service and BLM California Desert District, she is the author Ruby Mountain (Finishing Line Press); editor of No Place for a Puritan: The Literature of California’s Deserts (Heyday Books); and co-editor of Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California (Scarlet Tanager.) She is the winner of the 2018 Los Angeles Poetry Society Award and the recipient of a 2018 Love of Learning Award from the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society for her forthcoming book Fire on the Mojave: Stories from the Deserts and Mountains of Inland Southern California, for which she also won a 2017 California Writers Residency Award. Her short story, “Palimpsest,” published in LA Fiction: Southland Writing by Southland Writers (Red Hen Press), was nominated for a 2016 PEN Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writer and also received an Honorable Mention Award in Sequestrum Magazine’s 2016 Editor’s Reprint contest. Her poetry and essays have been published in Women’s Studies Quarterly; Rattling Wall; The Cost of Paper; Angels Flight LA/Literary West; KCET Los Angeles; Desert Oracle; Cholla Needles; News from Native California; Sierra Club Desert Report; Lumen; Pacific Review; The Desert Sun/USA Today and Inlandia Literary Journeys. Ruth serves on the advisory board for Poets & Writers West, leads community-inclusive writing workshops throughout inland Southern California and holds her M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts from the University of California, Riverside. She’s the mother of a young adult daughter and grandmother of three toddlers. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Topic: The Power of Place
October MeetingPresenter: Andrew Kaplan,
Andrew Kaplan is the author of two bestselling spy thriller book series: “Scorpion” and “Homeland,” including the international bestselling phenomenon, “Homeland: Carrie’s Run,” a tie-in prequel novel to the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning “Homeland” television series. His last Homeland novel, “Homeland: Saul’s Game,” won the 2015 Scribe Best Novel of the Year award. A former journalist, war correspondent and consultant, he covered events around the world and served in both the U.S. Army and the Israeli Army during the Six Day War. His books have sold millions of copies and have been translated into 22 languages. In addition to his Homeland and Scorpion novels, each of which has been Number 1 on the Amazon Mystery and Thriller bestseller lists (at one time, 3 of the top 10 Amazon mystery/thrillers were Scorpion books), his standalone novels include the NY Times bestseller and Main Selection of the Book of the Month Club, “Dragonfire,” which Kirkus Reviews called “Electrifying! Andrew Kaplan at his dazzling best!” “Hour of the Assassins,” (“Possibly the best action adventure book ever written!”) and “War of the Raven,” which Publishers Weekly hailed as “a smashing, sexy and unforgettable read,” and which was cited by the American Library Association as one of the “100 Best Books ever written about World War Two.” Of his Scorpion series, Suspense Magazine declared: “It matches the best work of the late Robert Ludlum and then surpasses it.” In addition to “Homeland,” his television and screenwriting career includes the James Bond classic, “Goldeneye”. A fact not widely known is that shortly before Robert Ludlum died, Ludlum and his agent Henry Morrison reached out to Andrew to take over the Bourne series and to initiate the Covert One series. He turned them down.
Topic: A Year as a Writer in the French Riviera