News – Free Virtual Author Meetings Scheduled for March

March 8: (6:30 – 7:30 pm, ET): How to Get a Book Deal From a Publisher, by Author Stasha Healy. She will tell us how to be well-prepared and organized before you approach a publisher or tackle any big project. A former editor at Condé Nast Traveler, Fodor’s Travel Publications, and Travel Agent magazine, Stasha is a freelance travel writer whose work has appeared in publications like Time Out, Frommer’s, and Moon Travel Guides. She also writes travel content for travel businesses such as tour operators and visitors bureaus. The link to attend is:

 March 15 (6:30 – 7:30 pm, ET):  Dream, Hope, Trust. A presentation by Connie Bombaci offering tips from her writing journey. The link to join is

 March 20 (10:30 – 11:30 am, ET): Katherine Pickett will talk about “Crafting a marketable manuscript” including a discussion of defining your hook, researching the competition, identifying your target audience. These make up the basis for the “Potholes” in the book. The link to join is

 March 25 (6:30 pm ET – 7:30 pm ET): “The Science of the F-Word No One Talks About: Failure” by Dr. Cheryl Lentz. Failure is a word that few like to talk about; fewer still understand how to harness its power and gifts that it offers to redirect and empower to move forward faster and more effectively. Learn to receive the gift that failure brings. 

  1. Learn to adjust your perspective by changing your language of failure
  2. Learn to process failure to see as a gift; what might be your greatest failure might be your greatest triumph
  3. Avoid punishing yourself for failure
  4. Learn to use failure as a tool in your toolbox of leadership and empowerment
  5. Learn to fail faster to succeed sooner

 The link to attend is:

Known as the Academic Entrepreneur, Dr. Cheryl is a unique and dynamic speaker who intensely connects with her audience, having one foot in academia and one foot in the business and entrepreneurial space. Her goal is to offer you pearls of wisdom today you can use tomorrow in your personal and professional lives. It is not enough to know; the expectation is for participants to take action and do. Join Dr. Cheryl on her journey to connect these dots to provide inspiration, knowledge, and counsel to move forward effectively. 

    Known globally for her writings on leadership and failure, as well as critical and refractive thinking she has been published more than 44 times with 25 writing awards. As an accomplished university professor, speaker, and consultant, she is an international best-selling author, as well as top quoted publishing professional on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox. She will take the stage as a TEDx Speaker in *Farningdale2020, October 10, 2020. 

Happy writing, 

Dennis Schleicher – President of Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association

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Published by Dennis Schleicher - Motivational Speaker - LGBT Convert LDS Church

"Is He Nuts: Why a Gay Man Would Become a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ" By Dennis Schleicher Dennis' life has been anything but easy. The growing realization that he was gay coupled with his parents’ use of religion to justify abuse and neglect led Dennis to have a very complicated relationship with love, God, and organized religion. After suffering a violent hate crime, conversion therapy, and heartbreak after heartbreak, Dennis was desperate for love and acceptance—he just didn’t know where to find it. Walk a mile in Dennis’s shoes and see from his eyes how the only love that can truly make you whole is that of the Savior.

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