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Speaker's Bureau
Authors that teach. 

writethestiles@cox.net

AHA MOMENTS

An interactive workshop to introduce you to the power of haiku.

Sally Stiles has called four continents, six countries, nine states, and a small trawler home. She worked for fourteen years in NYC, first as an editor and writer for national magazines and, later, as an advertising executive. She has published eight books and over a hundred magazine articles in publications as diverse as Flying Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and The Louisville Review.
Sally holds a BA in English from Miami University (Ohio), a certificate in publishing from Radcliffe Publishing Program, and MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has taught fiction, memoire, and poetry at the college level.

writethestiles@cox.net

Adventure Inspires

From Seattle to Sitka in pictures and poetry.
It all began the day we bought a small trawler and named her Haiku. Four books later….

Sally Stiles has called four continents, six countries, nine states, and a small trawler home. She worked for fourteen years in NYC, first as an editor and writer for national magazines and, later, as an advertising executive. She has published eight books and over a hundred magazine articles in publications as diverse as Flying Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and The Louisville Review.
Sally holds a BA in English from Miami University (Ohio), a certificate in publishing from Radcliffe Publishing Program, and MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has taught fiction, memoire, and poetry at the college level.

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Dialogue for Dummies

Dialogue for Dummies

 writethestiles@cox.net

East Africa

A Journey to Tanzania in Pictures, Poetry and Prose. Author Sally Stiles takes you on an insider’s tour of East Africa and describes how living in a distant land inspired her—and transformed her writing.

Sally Stiles has called four continents, six countries, nine states, and a small trawler home. She worked for fourteen years in NYC, first as an editor and writer for national magazines and, later, as an advertising executive. She has published eight books and over a hundred magazine articles in publications as diverse as Flying Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and The Louisville Review.
Sally holds a BA in English from Miami University (Ohio), a certificate in publishing from Radcliffe Publishing Program, and MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has taught fiction, memoire, and poetry at the college level.

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Memorable Characters

Memorable Characters

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Novel to Screenplay

Novel to Screenplay

bharper1888@gmail.com

Sherlock Homes as Science Fiction

In the late Victorian era, the techniques Doyle’s detective used in his stories didn’t exist. Join Retired Army pathologist and crime writer Bradley Harper for a whirlwind review of the history of forensic science and how the Great Detective inspired the world’s first crime lab. The Game’s afoot!

patti.pro@cox.net

Telling Your Story

Patti Procopi firmly believes that everyone has a story to tell and she will give you some ideas on how to tell yours. She will walk you through the various methods and the audience can follow along with the power point presentation. The easiest way to start is with a question and answer books - 52 questions to tell the story of your life - that you can create for your children or grandchildren. But maybe you want to dig deeper and write a memoir. Procopi will explain the various types of memoirs and how to drill down to the story you most want to tell. The final option is to take the stories from your life and fictionalize them in novel form. There will be time at the end to ask questions and to discuss the ideas presented.

bharper1888@gmail.com

The Hero’s Journey and Jack the Ripper

In 2019, Bradley Harper’s debut novel, A Knife in the Fog, was an Edgar’s Finalist, won Killer Nashville’s silver Falchion Award as Best Mystery, and became a Recommended Read by the Arthur Conan Doyle estate. Join Dr. Harper as he explains his use of the Hero’s Journey to craft his award-winning novel, now being developed for a possible movie adaptation.

shipkom@msn.com

The History of Woman Airline Pilots and Today’s Opportunities

Mary, one of the first woman pilots hired by the airlines, weaves an interesting and fun story of the history of women as pilots. In her entertaining and enlightening presentation you learn about the history, laws, and changes that impacted these adventurous and bold women. She also discusses current opportunities in the airline industry. In her presentation, Mary discusses the writing process for telling her story in her book, Aviatrix.

30 slides 40 minutes + Q&A

bharper1888@gmail.com

Why I put a book down: BEST CURRV

In 2020, Brad Harper was one of seven Edgar for Best Novel judges. During that year, he was assigned 165 books to evaluate. Later, while a student in a master's program in Creative Writing, he formalized the most common reasons he’d put a book down before completing it. Let him share these common errors so your reader reads to the end.

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Winning Fiction Contests

Winning Fiction Contests

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