FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder
Scottsdale Society of Women Writers partners with Barnes and Noble Booksellers
WHEN: Nov 1st, 2011 6:30-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Barnes and Noble Booksellers – 90th St., Shea Blvd., west of the
WHO: Three award winning authors
Anna Dalhaimer Bartkowski, Sharyl Bales and Marcia Fine
WHAT: Share their writing stories and sign books
Value Meals on the Volga, Stalked and Paper Children
HOW: RSVP Patricia L. Brooks, firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-250-5556
ANNA BARTKOWSKI – Savor the food your grandmother used to make! Join author Anna Dalhaimer Bartkowski as she shares the making of Value Meals on the Volga, the family history cookbook.
Whether you are a gourmet chef or a novice cook, you can make delectable delights in your kitchen. By sharing original recipes dating from the 1700’s, Bartkowski connects with her ancestors, the founding members of the erman-Russian villages of Mariental and Reinwald, Russia. The Value Meals on the Volga cookbook guides you with step-by-step instructions and full color photos so you, too, can create wonderful memories for future generations. Anna Dalhaimer Bartkowski pursues projects which revolve around her passion, genealogy and family history. Her goal is to bring everyone’s ancestry and family stories to life.
She is the author of three books which celebrate family history: Value Meals on the Volga, Maggie Visits Grandpa, and Maggie Visits Argentina. Anna
also edited Thirty Years in the Desert, An Anniversary Celebration of the
Arizona Sun Chapter which was a compilation of member’s unique family
Anna conducts workshops and presentations to inspire the writer and genealogist within all of us. From travels to Argentina to re-unite families torn apart during World War II, to offering ideas to jump start your own research, Anna has been the catalyst for over ten years.
Anna served as editor of the quarterly magazine publication of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Journal.
She is the Past President of the AHSGR Arizona Sun Chapter and actively
participates in the Serious Scribes Writer’s group and the Scottsdale Society
of Women Writers. As a life member of both the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia and the German Russian Heritage Society, Anna has conducted workshops and presentations at many of their conventions.
Cell phone: 480 229-0873
SHARYL BALES – After retiring from an active career as an insurance executive specializing in medical malpractice insurance, Sharyl began to turn her extensive experience in writing technical articles to her first love: novels. She has written one historical novel and completed the first two novels in her Signe series. She is currently working on the third volume of this series.
Stalked Smart, sexy, sassy: The Carlson women – mother Signe and daughters Lia, Brittany, Jenna – are the beginning of a dynasty. American royalty of the ‘hard won, pulled up by the bootstraps’ kind. The first novel in the series – Stalked – welcomes the reader to the world of the rich and the famous: Hollywood, 1970 where middle daughter Brittany, who has just been signed to star in what is being haled as the next Oscar winning film, is being stalked presumably by a madman. How do they find the stalker and will they be in time? Knowing he is the only one she trusts to help, Signe brings handsome Mick McKenna into the picture even though she is aware that she will have to tell her daughters about certain events in her early life that she has kept to herself for many years.
Self-published on www.lulu.com, the second book in the series takes place in 1972. Personally involved in a case at the request of an old friend, Mick McKenna goes missing in the mountains of Nicaragua. Although a team of operatives from McKenna International are working on this case as well, including Signe Carlson’s youngest daughter, Jenna, Signe is not one to sit on the sidelines. She goes into action and within three hours of receiving the news. She has a plan and she intends to find Mick.
MARCIA FINE – Spending her formative years in South Florida, the only child of New York expatriates with a penchant for the Bohemian lifestyle, Marcia’s best friend was a good book. Thus the award winning book Paper Children an immigrant’s legacy came to be.
At Florida State University she majored in English and then taught high school for five years while working toward a Masters Degree in English Education and a Certificate of Concentration in Women’s Studies. Marcia also taught freshman composition at Arizona State University.
In 2000 Marcia began to pursue her dream of writing. Having written two satires about the upscale Scottsdale crowd, she then took a different direction and completed two more books.
Marcia’s fifth novel, Stressed in Scottsdale, expands her satirical series about Jean Rubin into the arena of politics and the environment. With her unique eye she pokes fun at the denizens of an upscale community while tackling serious issues of corruption and air quality issues.
Marcia states her motivation quite simply…
“I love the written word. I have stories to tell.”
MARCIA FINE “Every Woman has A Story!”
Marcia is going to share how she has formatted a writing career in two different genres to become a prize-winning author. Eleven years ago she had the desire to write, stories to tell and nothing written down. The journey of lessons learned, her encouragement and suggestions will inspire you!