February 8-9, 2013
Frances and Jane journeyed to Tallahassee on February 8-9 to present a Publishing and Marketing Workshop for the Tallahassee Writers Association. More than 90 writers attended the session. While in the state capitol, Frances and Jane also toured the Rose Printing facility and visited with Florida author Adrian Fogelin.
November 7-8, 2012
Flagler County Student Workshops
Jane R. Wood and Frances Keiser gave two days of workshops for Flagler County sixth grade students involved in the Josh Crews Writing Project. Get Book Savvy will be publishing an anthology of the students’ work, to be released in spring of 2013.
September 28–29, 2012
Florida Publishers Association’s Fall Ed-U Conference
Jane R. Wood and Frances Keiser were speakers at FPA’s Fall Conference. FPA members include new and established independent and traditional publishers as well as aspiring authors who want to learn about publishing and marketing. The two day event provided a wealth of networking and learning opportunities. To learn more about FPA, go to www.floridapublishersassociation.com
Frances Keiser and Jane R. Wood at the Florida Heritage Book Festival:
Jane R. Wood, former teacher and author of four juvenile fiction books, spoke at our September meeting about marketing and selling books to schools.
Jamie Williams, the Community Relations Manager for the Barnes & Noble at the St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville, spoke at the July Children’s Book Writers meeting. Jamie’s presentation was both informative and entertaining.
Vic DiGenti, NE Florida regional director for the Florida Writers Association, spoke at the June meeting of the Children’s Book Writers group in Jacksonville about networking and connecting with fellow authors, readers, and book industry professionals. (June 5, 2012)
Brandy Hilboldt Allport, the “Book Lady” at the Florida Times-Union, was guest speaker at the Children’s Book Writers meeting in April. Her topic: Working with the Media. Brandy’s hands were on her face to hide a band-aid covering an insect bite she received while giving an outdoor class for her ninth grade students. Fran and Jane decided to have fun and mimic her pose for the photo. (April 3, 2012)
Frances Keiser, Brandy Hilboldt Allport and Jane Wood
Frances works with writer Judy Dodge on her children’s book, Monkey and the Pumpkin Patch. (March 10, 2012)
Frances advises Judge Dodge on her children’s book.
Rik Feeney, of Richardson’s Publishing, was guest speaker at the Children’s Book Writers meeting in March. With humor and style, he showed us new publishing trends for 2012. (March 5, 2012)
Frances and Jane with two students who attended The ABC’s of Publishing a Children’s Book class which they taught through the Division of Continuing Education at the University of North Florida. (February 23, 2012)
Frances and Jane with students at UNF class on The ABC’s of Publishing a Children’s Book.
Get Book Savvy goes global! Frances and Jane participate in a video conference call with students at Al-Farabi University in Kazakhstan. (November 17, 2011)
Frances Keiser and Jane Wood Skype with university students in Kazakhstan.
Aspiring authors spent a full day (six hours) of sessions on publishing and marketing along with continental breakfast, gourmet lunch, and a wine and cheese wind-down at a beachfront location in Crescent Beach, Florida. (July 16, 2011)
Jane Wood, Amie Runk, and Frances Keiser with aspiring writers at the Get Book Savvy Beach Retreat
Frances and Jane with award-winning author Adrian Fogelin at the University of North Florida’s Writers Conference. (August 2011)
Frances and Jane worked with aspiring children’s book authors at the University of North Florida Writer’s Conference (August 2011)