I'm very pleased to announce that on Friday, July 24th our #platformchat guests will be novelist, Allison Winn Scotch, and nonfiction author, Bill O'Hanlon.
Time is: 11:00 - noon PT, noon - 1:00 MT, 1:00 - 2:00 CT, & 2:00 - 3:00 ET.
The topic is: Embracing self-promotion.
Anyone with a Twitter account can participate. I recommend using Tweetchat.com and plugging in our hashtag, #platformchat, to follow and participate in the chat. Once you have a Twitter account, you can use your Twitter ID and password to get a Tweetchat account very quickly.
I hope you will bring your questions on this topic and join the discussion!
Please note: #platformchat is on an every-other-week timeline now. Thanks!
Here's a little more about our guests:
Allison Winn Scotch is the New York Times best selling author of Time of My Life and The Department of Lost and Found. When she’s not working on a novel, she stays busy and justifies her pop-culture obsession with celebrity interviews and profiles for a variety of magazines. Prior to focusing on fiction, she was a freelance writer for numerous national magazines including Self, Glamour, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Shape and Redbook. She lives in New York City with her husband, two children, and their dog. More at www.allisonwinn.com.
Bill O'Hanlon is the author of 29 books including Write is a Verb (Writer's Digest), Do One Thing Different (HarperCollins; with which he was the featured guest on Oprah), and his latest A Guide to Trance Land (W.W. Norton, June 2009). Trained originally as a psychotherapist (emphasis on the "psycho," he claims), he now travels around the world in a pressurized silver tube several times a month doing public speaking and spends much of his time at home in Santa Fe reading, playing music and losing his mid-life tummy through his new-found exercise regimen. Find out about him on www.billohanlon.com and www.getyourbookwritten.com.
#platformchat moderators are:
Christina Katz is the author of Get Known Before the Book Deal, Use Your Personal Strengths to Build an Author Platform and Writer Mama, How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kids (both for Writer’s Digest Books). A platform development coach and consultant, she teaches writing career development, hosts the Northwest Author Series, and is the publisher of several e-zines including Writers on the Rise. Christina blogs at The Writer Mama Riffs and Get Known Before the Book Deal, and speaks at MFA programs, literary events, and conferences around the country.
Meryl K. Evans is the author of Brilliant Outlook Pocketbook, co-author of Adapting to Web Standards: CSS and Ajax for Big Sites and contributor to many others. The long-time blogger and gamer has written and edited for a bunch of places online and off. A native Texan, she lives a heartbeat north of Dallas in Plano, Texas with her husband and three kiddos. Though born in silence, she tries to show that deaf people are just like everyone else. Follow Meryl on Twitter at @merylkevans.