Developing Strong Writing Practices
Description: In this panel discussion, summit host Alexa Bigwarfe facilitates a conversation with four writers on developing strong writing practices.
Format: Panel Discussion
Level: This presentation is for all levels.
Author and Book Writing Coach
Kasey Mathews is a book-writing coach, a life coach, an inspirational speaker and the author of A Mom’s Guide to Creating a Magical Life: 8 Practical Steps to Feel Happier, Inspired and More Relaxed and Preemie: Lessons in Love, Life and Motherhood. Both books just won the Mom’s Choice Gold Award and Preemie is the winner of the New Hampshire Non-Fiction Reader’s Choice Award. As a featured guest on Yahoo, NBC Tonight, NHPR, Doctor Radio and many more, Kasey strives to help others find more balance, meaning and purpose in their lives. She lives in Wilton, New Hampshire with her husband and two children. Additional information can be found at www.kaseymathews.com
Writer and Entrepreneur
Caroline Topperman is a European-Canadian writer, entrepreneur, dancer and world traveler. Born in Sweden, raised in Canada, on a whim she recently spent four and half years living in Poland. With a great passion for experiencing different cultures she is always up for new adventures and is willing to try anything. This has allowed her to work in the beauty, fashion, automotive and real estate industries. She has also owned a Pilates studio frequented by A list celebrities, professional athletes, business owners and everyone in between. Caroline speaks fluent English, Polish and French and has even found a way to communicate with her playfully -mischievous dog, Pixie. Caroline’s new book, Tell Me What You See, is a visual writing prompt book for both aspiring and established writers.
Jacy Sutton’s work has appeared in the New York Times Motherlode column (http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/03/please-read-my-book-unless-youre-a-friend-of-my-sons,) PBS’s Next Avenue and Huff Post. Her debut novel, AVAILABLE TO CHAT, was published in February 2016 by Booktrope. It was positively reviewed on the #1 rated Minneapolis/St. Paul drive-time radio show and on the local NBC affiliate. Her novella, JUST ONE YOU, won the Shoreline Indie award in 2017. Ms. Sutton has a BA in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has worked as a Communications Director with non-profits and Fortune 500s. She is a recent transplant to Dallas, Texas, where she continues thawing out from many frigid years in Minnesota. You can read Jacy’s blogs and get information about hosting her at book clubs at jacysutton.com
Eileen Cook is a multi-published author with her novels appearing in eight languages. Her books have been optioned for film and TV. She spent most of her teen years wishing she were someone else or somewhere else, which is great training for a writer. She’s an instructor/mentor with The Creative Academy and Simon Fraser University Writer’s Studio Program where she loves helping other writers find their unique story to tell.
Eileen lives in Vancouver with two very naughty dogs.
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