Thief of Hope to be Republished

Thief of Hope, Cindy Young Turner

I am very excited to share an update from my co-worker and fellow author Cindy Young Tuner!

Her book Thief of Hope is about to be republished. If you like fantasy, you should definitely check it out. It will be available as an e-Book for various readers as well!

Writing Series: Blogging for Work, Blogging for Life

Description:

Why blog? Blogging can help you build your presence in the professional community, grow your expertise on topics of professional and personal interest, expand your career options, develop professional connections, and satisfy your creative spirit. Our three panelists will share their blogging journey and what they’ve learned along the way. Whether you’ve never written a blog post before or you’re a seasoned blogger, this program will provide insight and inspiration from three very different perspectives.

When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 6-8pm (6-6:30 pizza, drinks, and networking). Presentations and virtual viewing will begin at 6:30.

Where: LexisNexis, 1150 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 (closest metro stations: Farragut North and Farragut West) and virtually via GoToMeeting

Price:
Onsite: Retired/Student/Unemployed: $5, SLA member $10, Non-member $15
Virtual: SLA member: $5, Non-member $15

Registration: Click here. Virtual attendees must also register through GoToMeeting at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/597015152

Moderator: Elizabeth Lieutenant, M.S.L.I.S. Candidate and Graduate Assistant, Catholic University of America

Panelists:

Marie Kaddell, M.L.S., M.S., M.B.A.
Senior Information Professional Consultant
LexisNexis

Marie has been blogging since 2000. She authored a personal blog for 8 years, sharing the funny side of life for a working mom living in suburbia. In 2006 she took her blogging skills to work and started the Government Info Pro blog as a resource for government librarians. Recently, she took her blogging skills to a whole new place – an author blog: Make Mine Paranormal. Writing under her maiden name, Marie Michelle Coleman, Marie recently released the first book in a paranormal romance/urban fantasy series – Bespoken. Her blog serves as part of her author platform. Marie will be presenting on workplace blogging and the strategic use of your blogging experience.

Aileen M. J. Marshall, MLIS, MA
Knowledge Management/Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
The DHS Program/ICF International

Aileen has been blogging since 2010, about a year after she started Library School. Blogging about traditional librarianship at first, she branched out when she discovered her passion for non-traditional librarianship. About four months ago, she re-designed and transitioned her blog Picturesque to reflect her personal writing: She is currently working on her first Science Fiction novel and shares experiences about writing and editing a story/manuscript, among other things. She also just started a new blog called A Journey Towards Health And Beauty, which chronicles her experiences switching to cruelty-free, organic and mostly vegan personal care and other products as well as lifestyle changes. Aileen will be presenting on the challenges of finding your own voice and branding your blog.

Christian I. J. Minter, MLIS
National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow
Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Christian has been blogging for six years. She is the author of two personal blogs: Silver Blades & Pink Slippers shares her experience as an adult figure skater, and Climbing the Stacks chronicles her adventures in the world of librarianship. Christian will be presenting on utilizing blogging as a student and new librarian, and finding the balance in sharing your personal and professional life online.

A Novel in The Making

I am super-excited to announce that I have just finished the second draft of my (yet still untitled) novel … the very first I’ve ever brought to paper (err, screen).

If you like SciFi, stay tuned; I will post little snippets now and then while doing some more editing … hopefully you’ll like them and want to know more!