Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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Quote From Wayne Burgraff VS. Mark Twain Quote

At 2:35 today, I sent the manuscript for my new book, Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans to the press.

Here is a quote that I deleted as I went over the final draft. I had several quotes and this one was the easiest to delete. Important quote but it’s not quite to my point.

Wayne Burgraff, “It takes one hour of preparation for each minute of presentation time.”

Since my book is about preparing to tell engaging stories in presenters’ talks instead of winging it, I had another quote that I liked better and kept it in the manuscript.

“It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.” Mark Twain.

The impromptu makes me laugh and emphasizes my point.

As Donna Kozic says, “See you in the bookstore.”


Julaina Kleist-Corwin

  • Written Across the Genres
  • Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans
  • Hada’s Fog


Self-Published Books At Bookstores

Barnes and Noble on one lineGood news for self-publishing. Click here .  I plan to take Written Across the Genres to B&N and see if they will put it on a shelf.



Rakestraw consignmentRakestraw Books in Danville, California will take self-published books on consignment.






Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres

Author of Hada’s Fog

WNBA Book Event with Five Authors Tomorrow

BOOK STORE FOR NTL READING GROUP MONTHIt’s that time of year again. WNBA (Women’s National Book Association) hosts  a reading and book signing by 5 authors at Books, Inc., Opera Plaza, on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco on October 10th, 2:00 to 4:00. Free and open to the public.


Julia Park Tracey, Moderator

Come meet our authors as they discuss their captivating novels over wine and snacks catered by Max’s Opera Cafe. Giveaway raffle of all books presented. Free paperback and resources for Book Clubs, along with Great Group Reads featured titles. Moderated by Julia Park Tracey. Co-sponsored by Litquake.






The Girl who wrote in silkThe year she left us

A Master Plan for RescueCherry-Harvest-159x240





The-Gods-of-Tango-book-cover-161x240 (1)These books will be available at Books, Inc to purchase. Plus you could win one of them in the free raffle. Last year we had three authors. With these five books, your chances are greater.

Which one is on your list to read?     Books-Inc-logo_sml-240x236 (1)

Women’s National Book Association Inc.

National Reading Group Month – 2015

Books, Inc. Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Ave.

An Atmospheric Afternoon:
Five authors of must-read novels!

Saturday October 10, 2015
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Books, Inc., Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Ave., SF 94107
FREE and Open to the Public

Come meet our authors as they discuss their captivating novels over wine and snacks catered by Max’s Opera Cafe. Giveaway raffle of all books presented. Free paperback and resources for Book Clubs, along with Great Group Reads featured titles. Moderated by Julia Park Tracey.

Authors at the event are:

Carolina De Robertis, The Gods of Tango (Knopf)

The Gods of Tango book cover







Lucy Sanna, The Cherry Harvest |(William Morrow)

The Cherry Harvest





Kelli Estes, The Girl Who Wrote in Silk (Sourcebooks)

The Girl who wrote in silk





Kathryn Ma, The Year She Left Us (HarperCollins)

The year she left us





Janis Cooke Newman, A Master Plan for Rescue (Riverhead)

The Master Plan for Rescue


Come and join us on October 10. I attended last year and met several writers. There will be refreshments and raffled books which I have volunteered to conduct.

Nominate Your Favorite Bookstore

WNBA small badgeNominate Your Favorite Bookstore for a Pannell Award
Due date Extended to February 14, 2015

Every year two bookstores that excel in connecting children with books are selected by a panel of publishing professionals–one award is given to a general bookstore and one a children’s specialty bookstore. Anyone can nominate a store. Simply email: [email protected], with the following information:

1) Name, email address, and phone number of person making the nomination
2) Your connection to the nominated store, e.g. customer, owner, employee, publisher
3) A brief statement outlining the reasons you are nominating that store
4) Contact info for the owner/manager of the nominated store

Each of the two winners will receive a $1,000 check and a framed signed original piece of art by a children’s illustrator during a presentation at the BEA/ABA Children’s Book and Author Breakfast, which draws more than 1,000 attendees.

Click here to download the nomination form.

Along with WNBA, Penguin Young Readers Group co-sponsors the award, which was established in honor of Lucile Micheels Pannell, founding member of one of the WNBA chapters.


Founded in 1917, WNBA is a national organization of women and men who promote the value to the written word by championing the role of women in the book community and by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information about book lovers and professionals.