SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Welcomes Deborah J. Ledford, award winning suspense author and expert in the field of audiobooks
WHO: Scottsdale Society of Women Writers
WHAT: Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting
Camaraderie for writers and speaker/member book signings
WHERE: Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N, Scottsdale Rd. NE corner
Enter off Chaparral Rd – 4th Floor Grill entrance
WHEN: WED November 19th 2014 at 5:30-7:30 pm
HOW: Please – RSVP now to Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder
Cell 480-250-5556 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WHY: The Scottsdale Society of Women Writers gives members access to events of interest, a format for exchanging ideas, an opportunity to network with other women writers and authors, an alliance with businesses relating to writing, publishing, camaraderie and support.
SPEAKER Nov 19th 2014: Deborah J Ledford, President of the independent media production company, IOF Productions Ltd, and award-winning author of the Inola Walela and Steven Hawk Suspense Series will present a presentation about the booming audiobook industry. She is fully versed in actual production, working with a celebrity narrator, professional recording studios, and dealing with numerous distributor platforms including Audible. Deborah’s award-nominated expertise in the audiobook field is sure to pique your interest in this fascinating literary medium.
Award-winning author Deborah J Ledford began her writing career as a screenwriter and later became the award-winning author of the Steven Hawk/Inola Walela psychological suspense thriller series, including CRESCENDO, STACCATO, and The Hillerman Sky Award Finalist SNARE. Her recent release is the 2014 Anthony Award Nominee for Best Audio Book, CRESCENDO, narrated by TV and film actress Christina Cox (Elysium, Dexter, NCIS, 24, The Chronicles of Riddick, Nikki & Nora), produced by Deborah’s media company IOF Productions Ltd. Part Eastern Band Cherokee, she is a three-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and her award-winning short stories appear in numerous print publications and anthologies.
ANTHONY AWARD NOMINEE – BEST AUDIO BOOK 2014
See notes below for dinner fees, meeting format and location directions. Thank you.
MENU: A light dinner – salad or sandwich and soup, dessert, beverage and roll with tax and gratuity included – make your choice the night of the meeting.
COST: Members $25 and Guests $30 (new July 1st 2014) – Please RSVP early
CHECKS or cash: Please make check payable to (SSWW) Scottsdale Society of Women Writers prior to coming to the meeting to save time at check-in. Thank you.
CHECK-IN: Please check-in between 5:00 and 5:45. The meeting starts promptly at 6:00. All those attending the meeting must pay for the dinner/room/speaker – cost noted above. Pick up your name badge at the front table and ENJOY a wonderful night!
AGENDA: The agendas will be on the dinner table – always a lot of good INFO for you.
DIRECTIONS: Located in Scottsdale at Chaparral Rd just north of Old Town. Chaparral Rd has a light. Parking is to the rear – two large lots. Note: best to enter from the side elevator for the 4th Floor Grille – NOT the main lobby.
From the 101 freeway exit Chaparral Rd and go west. Just prior to Scottsdale Rd enter the side drive at 4th Floor Grille – take that elevator. Note awning marked 4th Floor Grille on the Chaparral side. This is the easiest way – NOT through the main lobby. Welcome!
Goals of the Group
- Value all the professional women writers seeking to share their expertise
- Honor all genres and all forms of professional writing
- Attend monthly meetings to move the group and its members forward
- Learn and share in the experiences of monthly professional speakers
- Grow the group to a membership of active and contributing women
- Encourage participation by members as presenters, mentors, judges and volunteers
- Support and challenge each other to always be writing
- Help members to stretch as writers and reach lofty personal goals
- Have fun, meet trustworthy women writers, share dreams