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Patricia's Calendar of Events 2013

November 1-2, 2013
Cat Writers Association Conference

Dallas, Texas
Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel
Tips for Promoting Your Cat-Related Book

July 11-14, 2013
Public Safety Writers Association

Orleans Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
Keynote Speaker
"The 10 Book Promotion Activities You Must Pursue"

May 14, 2013
Ventura County Writers Club

Pleasant Valley Senior Center
1605 Burnley St.
Camarillo, CA
Book Marketing for the Reluctant Fiction and Nonfiction Author

April 20-21, 2013
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

University of Southern California
SPAWN (Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network)
Booth #201
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 10am-5pm

April 13, 2013
Ojai Wordfest Book Fair

Libbey Park
Ojai, CA
Patricia will represent the SPAWN booth
Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network

April 12, 2013
Ojai WordFest/Foodie Friday

Ojai, California
Breakfast Presentation
"How to Find the Onramp to Publishing Success."
9-11 a.m.

March 16, 2013
Southern California Writers Association

Claim Jumper Restaurant
Fountain Valley, CA
10am - 1:15pm
Book Marketing for the Reluctant Fiction and Nonfiction Author

March 9-10, 2013
Tucson Festival of Books

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Patricia will sit on 4 panels
   Saturday, March 9
  • Book Publishing Options for Everyone
  • Traditional Book Marketing and Beyond
   Sunday, March 10
  • Build Your Author's Platform
  • Book Proposals

January 5, 2013
Palm Springs Writers Guild

Rancho Mirage Public Library
71-100 Hwy 111
Rancho Mirage, CA
2-4 pm
Psychology of a Book Proposal

Patricia's Calendar of Events 2012

November 3 & 4, 2012
Ventura County Writer's Weekend

Pleasant Valley Senior Center
1605 Burnley St.
Camarillo, CA
Book Marketing 101-panel
Saturday November 3
9:00-10:30 a.m.

November 1-3, 2012
Cat Writers Association Writers' Conference

Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel
9620 Airport Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
ABC's of Self-Publishing

October 30, 2012
Webinar on Platform Building

Author Marketing Club

July 14, 2012
Conejo Valley Writers

Goeble Senior Center
Thousand Oaks, California
12-1 pm
What You Need to Know About Your Platform

July 11, 2012
World University

107 N. Ventura Ave.
Ojai, CA
The Psychology of the Book Proposal

June 23, 2012
Ojai Writers Conference
The Well

214 W. Aliso St
Ojai, CA
noon to 1
Keynote Speaker for Luncheon
ABC's of Self-Publishing
$20 fee for lunch

June 23, 2012
Ojai Writers Conference
The Well

214 W. Aliso St.
Ojai, CA
2-3 Workshop
How to Write a Fiction or Nonfiction Book Proposal

March 24-31, 2012
Ojai WordFest

March 26
Bart’s Books

302 W. Matilija St.
Ojai, CA
10 – 11 a.m.
Subject: A Writer’s Journey:
From local writer to Internationally-known author.

March 27
The Ojai House

304 N. Montgomery St.
Ojai, CA
11 – 12 a.m.
Subject: Tips for how to become a career writer

March 28
Ojai Library

111 E. Ojai Ave.
Ojai, CA
1 – 2:30 p.m.
Subject: So You Want to Write a Book

March 30
Breakfast hosted by
Paula Spellman
805-640-0666 (for reservations)
9 – 10:30 a.m.
Subject: 25 Reasons Why You Should Write That Book

March 30
Well Red (Author Readings)

Ojai Women’s Club House
415 E. Ojai Ave.
Ojai, CA
7-10 p.m.

April 21-22
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

SPAWN (Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network)
Booth number 238
10-6 Saturday
10-5 Sunday

May 19
California Writers Club

Sacramento Branch
Tokyo Buffet
7117 Greenback Lane
Citrus Heights, CA
Topic: Freelance article-writing

Patricia's Calendar of Events 2011

February 27
Westlake Village Reads

Westlake Village's Community Room
Oak Crest Drive
Westlake Village, CA
2:00 p.m.
Publishing Panel

March 19
Ojai Wordfest Book Festival

Matilija Street
Ojai, CA
Patricia and SPAWN will have a booth

March 22
Ojai Wordfest

Ojai Library
Ojai, California
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Subject: Simple Steps to Successful Authorship

April 2
Carolinas Writer's Conference

Anson County Writers' Club
Lockhart-Taylor Center
Wadesboro, NC
Subject: Take Charge of Your Book's Success

April 30-May 1
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
SPAWN will have 2 booths

June 3-5, 2011
Ojai Writers Conference

Ojai Center for the Arts
Ojai, CA
3 to 4 p.m. Saturday (June 4)
3 to 4 p.m. Saturday (June 4)
Self-Publishing Panel

July 9, 2011
High Desert Branch
California Writers' Club

Apple Valley Library
Apple Valley, CA
10:00 a.m. to noon
Topic: Two Steps to Successful Publishing

August 6
Kern County Writers' Festival
Book Festival-11:30 to 4:00
Presentation: 1:15
Tehachapi Museum
310 S. Green St
Tehachapi, CA
Topic: Steps to Successful Publishing

August 11
Casa Glendale
Glendale, CA
Topic: Fostering Creativity in Your Senior Years

September 9-11, 2011
Alaska Writers Conference

Coast International Inn
Anchorage, AK
Keynote Speaker:
Opening the conference Saturday, September 10 talking on the theme of "Publishing is not an Extension of Your Writing."
Closing the conference Sunday afternoon (11th) talking about "The Psychology of the Book Proposal."

September 18
Central Coast Author and Book Festival

Patricia signed books from 10-4

September 29
Camarillo Library 7 to 8 pm
Camarillo, CA
CLAS Author's Workshop Series
Topic: Two Steps to Successful Publishing

October 15
Ojai Day/Author's Pavilion
Downtown Ojai, CA
Patricia will be signing copies of her books 10-5

November 5
Ventura County Book and Author Fair

Pacific Institute of Professional Writing
Pleasant Valley Community Park Auditorium
1605 Burney St.
Camarillo, CA
Patricia will sit on a self-publishing panel
She will be available to sign books and talk about SPAWN
(Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network) 10-4

December 3
Ventura College 9-12
Ventura, CA
Saturday, 9-12
Ventura College Extension Course
Topic: Writing Magazine Articles for Fun and Profit

Patricia's Calendar of Events 2010

May 22, 2010
Noah's Apothecary

Ojai, CA
1-3 pm
Book Signing, "Catscapades, True Cat Tales"

July 17, 2010
Ventura Book Festival

California Literary Arts Society (CLAS)
Crown Plaza Hotel
Ventura, CA
10-4 Panel Discussion: Book Promotion

September 4, 2010
California Writers Club

Motion Picture and Television Home
Woodland Hills, CA
2:30 - 3:30
Subject: Patricia's Top Ten Book Promotion Tips.

September 19, 2010
Central Coast Book and Author Festival

Mission Plaza
San Luis Obispo, CA

September 23-25, 2010
LA Book Festival and Conference
(Sorry, this event has been cancelled.)
Sportsman Lodge Hotel
Studio City, CA
Subjects: Marketing Your Self-Published Book
Build Salability Into Your Book

October 30, 2010
Redwood Writers Conference

Flamingo Conference Resort Spa
Santa Rosa, CA
Subject: Two Steps to Successful Authorship

November 19-21, 2010
Cat Writers Association Writers Conference

Crowne Plaza/White Plains
White Plains, New York
Subjects: Build Promotion Into Your Book
The Post-Publication Book Proposal

Patricia's Calendar of Events 2009

February 9, 2009
Women's Artistic Network

Simi Valley, CA
7:00 p.m.
Subject: Two Steps to Publishing Success

July 25, 2009
Ventura Book Festival and Conference
California Literary Arts Society (CLAS)
Crown Plaza Hotel
Ventura, CA
Subject: Your Publishing Options

August 15, 2009
California Writers Group
San Fernando Valley, CA
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Subject: Steps to Publishing Success

November 19-22, 2009
Cat Writers Association Conference
Crowne Plaza Hotel
White Plains, New York
Subject: Breaking Out of Your Writing Niche

Patricia's Calendar of Events 2008

January 25-27, 2008
Workshop Leader

San Diego State Writers' Conference
Doubletree Hotel/Mission Valley
San Diego, California
- Build Your Platform by Writing for Magazines
- Become a Successful Freelance Article Writer
- Where, Oh Where Are All the Good Article Ideas
- The ABCs of Writing for Magazines
- The Anatomy of a Nonfiction Magazine Article

March 29, 2008
Spring Book Show 2008
Seminar Leader

And Author-Publisher Seminar
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, Georgia
3 hour seminar—Write a Killer Book Proposal
1 hour talk—Two Steps to Publishing Success

March 31, 2008
Workshop and Book Signing

Borders Books-West End
2501 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN
Subject: Steps to Successful Publishing
Contact Patricia for time

April 26-27
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Los Angeles, California
Patricia will be signing books and consulting with authors in the SPAWN booths
(Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network)

May 2-3
Maryland Writers' Association Conference

Maritime Institute of Technology
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Subject: Write a Successful Book Proposal in 8 Easy Steps

July 11-13

West Coast Author Event
Ventura, California
Location TBA

October 10-12, 2008
Workshop Leader

Wizards of Words (WOW) Writers Conference
Days Inn AND Chaparral Suites
Scottsdale, Arizona
Subject: Steps to Successful Publishing

October 15, 2008
7: p.m.
Prescott Public Library
215 E. Goodwin Street
Prescott, Arizona
Subject: Successful Publishing

Patricia's Calendar of Events 2007

January 9

NightWriters Club
7:00 p.m.
San Luis Obispo, CA
Subject: The Right Way to Write and Publish Your Book

January 23, 2007

Ojai Valley Retired Businessmen's Club
Soule Park Banquet Room
Ojai, CA
Dubai presentation and slide show

January 26 - 28
Workshop leader

2007 San Diego State University Writer's Conference
San Diego State University
San Diego
Contact: Diane Dunaway
Subject: Article-writing

February 10

OC Writers
12:00 Noon
555 E. Memory Lane
Santa Ana, Ca
Contact Russell Traughber
Subject: How to Promote Your Fiction Works
Tips for Self-publishing

March 23-24, 2007
Atlanta, GA
Patricia Will present a workshop on "The Right Way to Go About Producing a Book in This Publishing Climate" at the Spring Book Show 2007 Author-Publisher Seminar. for more information.

July 20
Keynote Speaker

West Coast Author Premiere
Sidecar Restaurant
Ventura, CA
5:00 p.m.
Subject: How to Succeed in Today's Publishing Climate

July 21
Book Festival

West Coast Author Premiere
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Ventura, CA
10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

August 25

11:30 a.m.
2nd Annual Ventura Book Festival
10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church
5654 Ralston
Ventura, CA
Subject: Self-Publishing

September 8
Central Coast Book Festival

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mission Plaza
San Luis Obispo, CA

September 14-15
Workshop Leader

Central Coast Writers' Conference
Cuesta College
San Luis Obispo, CA
Contact: Cathe Olson
Subjects: Turn Your Words Into Cash-Write for Magazines
Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal in 8 Easy Steps

September (TBA)
Your Town

Ojai Museum
Ojai, CA
Subject: Early History of Ojai

Who is Patricia Fry?

Patricia is a full-time freelance writer and the author of 25 published books. She has been writing for publication for over 30 years having contributed hundreds of articles to about 200 different magazines. Her articles have appeared in Writer's Digest, Writer's Journal, Canadian Author, PMA Independent, SPAN Connection, Freelance Writer's Report, Writer's Weekly, NAWW Newsletter, Writing for Dollars, Authorship, Complete Woman, L.A. Times, Kiwanis Magazine, Columbia, Your Health, Cat Fancy, Entrepreneur Magazine, Pages and many others. She has been a regular contributor for The Toastmaster Magazine since 1994.

Her published books include, The Right Way to Write, Publish and Sell Your Book, How to Write a Successful Book Proposal in 8 Days or Less, The Successful Writer's Handbook, A Writer's Guide to Magazine Articles and Over 75 Good Ideas for Promoting Your Book. Several of Patricia's books are self-published through her 22-year-old publishing company, Matilija Press. Patricia also works with clients on their writing projects.

Patricia is the president of SPAWN (Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network— She contributes regularly to SPAWNews and she writes the monthly SPAWN Market Update. She has taught numerous classes and presented countless workshops online as well as in person. She was a featured author in 2004 at the National Association of Women Writers conference in Arlington, TX ; The Much Ado About Books event in Jacksonville, FL; Meet Me in St. Louis Book Festival in MO and the San Luis Obispo Festival of Books in CA. In 2005, she returned to St. Louis to participate in their 2nd annual conference as a workshop leader and she also spoke at the Write For Hope Conference in Thousand Oaks and a Toastmasters Regional event in Los Angeles.

In 2006, Patricia was the lead speaker at the SPAN Marketing Conference in San Francisco. She also conducted a workshop at the Northwest Regional Writers Association conference in Seattle; for the Pen Women's Conference in Honolulu; at a book festival and conference in Ventura, California; at the Book Publicists of Southern California meeting in Los Angeles, at the Central Coast Book Festival in San Luis Obispo, California and at the Wisconsin Regional Writers' Conference in Janesville, Wisconsin during this year. The highlight of her speaking tour in 2006 was an all-expenses-paid trip to Dubai where she spoke before 800 Toastmasters from throughout the Middle East at District 79's annual convention. She was the first woman ever to be invited to give the keynote address at this popular event. (Read about Patricia's adventures in Dubai in her new book, Once in a Lifetime, Adventures in Dubai.)

Those of you who have taken Patricia's classes, read her books, subscribe to her monthly Market Update newsletter and who have consulted with this knowledgeable author, know the scope of her skills and abilities. Learn from someone who has blazed the trail for freelance writers, authors and publishers everywhere. Let her help you experience the writing/publishing success you desire.

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