MARCH 21, 2015: MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA, FLORIDA CHAPTER, LUNCHEON
GUEST SPEAKER: Joanna Campbell Slan
PROGRAM: “Speak and Sell Books”
What’s the secret to holding an audience in the palm of your hand? How do you conquer knocking knees and leave people wanting more? Joanna Campbell Slan knows. She’s been named by Sharing Ideas magazine as “one of the top 25 motivational speakers in the world.” And you’re about to find out why…
Joanna Campbell Slan was born in Jacksonville, Florida, but grew up in a small town in Indiana. After graduating from Ball State University with a degree in journalism, she worked as a newspaper reporter, a newspaper ad salesperson, a television talk show host, a college teacher, a public relations professional, and a motivational speaker. Joanna’s personal essays have appeared in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and one was made into a television program on the Pax Network. Joanna’s first novel—Paper, Scissors, Death—was an Agatha Award finalist. It features Kiki Lowenstein, a spunky single mom who lives in St. Louis. Joanna’s next series—The Jane Eyre Chronicles—began with Death of a Schoolgirl and continues with the release of Death of a Dowager. Her newest series—the Cara Mia Delgatto Mysteries—is all about second chances. Tear Down and Die and Kicked to the Curb are just the beginning. The college textbook Joanna wrote—Using Stories and Humor: Grab Your Audience—has been praised as an invaluable resource by Benjamin Netanyahu’s speechwriter and has been endorsed by Toastmasters, International. Joanna’s books will be available for sale following her presentation.
DATE: Saturday, March 21, 2015
TIME: 11:30—Social mingling; 12:00—Luncheon and Business Meeting
PROGRAM: 1:00—”Speak and Sell Books”
PLACE: Doubletree by Hilton (formerly Deerfield Beach Hilton), 100 Fairway Drive, Deerfield Beach, 33441 (east at Hillsboro Blvd exit from I-95.)
COST: $25 for MWA members; $30 for non-members. Please note that those who do not reserve and prepay will pay $5 extra at the door, and be seated only if space is available.
RESERVATIONS/PREPAYMENT: To reserve and pay through PayPal, visit the Chapter website http://mwaflorida.org/events/monthly-meetings/#lunchmeet, fill out the “Sign up for Luncheon meeting,” and click the “Pay Now” PayPal button.
To reserve and pay via mail: email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “MWA March Meeting” to reserve a spot. In the body of the email, please include your name, the name of any guest you have invited, your email address, and telephone number. Then write your check or money order payable to “Mystery Writers of America/Florida Chapter” and mail to Rick Wymer, 13900 Carlton Dr., Davie, FL 33330.
NEXT LUNCHEON IS SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015: Please save the date.