Thursday, January 29, 2009


FWA Ancient City Chapter Meeting Notice for February/March

Hello Ancient City Writers,

Below is information regarding our happenings in February and March:


There will be NO meeting in February. Tax people have the room the entire day.

MARCH 21 at 10:15am

Rik Feeney

We are back in March with a double program (to make up for February), and are pleased to have with us Rik Feeney. Please see details of his program below. There will be a break between programs. Refreshments will be served.

Developing Author Web Sites -

Writing a book is a phenomenal achievement, but that’s only ten percent of the process on your road to success as an author, critically or financially. Your true success will come from the effort you put into marketing your book. An author web site is a good complement to other marketing, but how do you choose the right domain name? How can you attract the media to your site? How do you build the site if you are a novice? How much does it cost? How effective are web sites? Is there an easier way? Learn the answer to these questions and many more during this session.

The Right Way to Publish? –

Are you working on a manuscript for publication? Do you have a book ready for publication now? Are you looking for an alternate, perhaps more lucrative method of publishing for your next book? What are the benefits and potential drawbacks of traditional publishing, print-on-demand, and self-publishing? In this presentation, author, book coach, and speaker, Rik Feeney will discuss the different methods of publication available so you will have the information necessary to determine which method is best for you.

Rik Feeney is the author of the “Back Handsprings: The Secret Techniques” and several books on the sport of gymnastics as well as the new “Cheerleading: Conditioning for Back Handspring & Tumbling Success!” available online at: Rik is also a Self-Publishing Coach, consulting with authors to write, publish and promote books, and develop web sites. He has done several talks at writing events throughout Florida and is finishing his new book, “Writing for Fun, Fame, & Fortune." Email Rik at or visit

Looking forward to seeing everyone in March.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009


FWA Ancient City Chapter Meeting Notice for January 2009

Ancient City Chapter/FWA
January 17, 2009 Meeting, Main Library, 10:15 AM

Marshall Frank

“Turning Fact into Fiction (and non-fiction)”

Join us on Saturday, January 17, for guest speaker Marshall Frank as he tells you how to turn fact into fiction. This talk is for fiction and non-fiction writers as Mr. Frank has published in both areas.

Marshall Frank is a retired captain from the Metro-Dade Police Department in Miami, Florida, where he served in many law enforcement capacities during a thirty-year career, including sixteen years in Homicide where he testified in over one hundred murder investigations and supervised nearly three thousand murder cases. He also served as commander of CSI for five years.
In 1980, Frank was called to testify before the U.S. Congress concerning the problems of violent crime in America.
A former symphony violinist as well, Frank is now the author of five suspense novels and four books of non-fiction. Besides writing books, he is a freelance editorial columnist with over four hundred of his articles appearing in various newspapers and magazines. He also maintains an on-line blogging site where he shares articles on a myriad of topics.


-The Latent
-On My Father’s Grace
-Dire Straits
-Beyond the Call
-Call Me Mommy

-From Violins To Violence, is a memoir about growing up with the mob on Miami Beach and his life as a cop.
-Criminal Injustice In America is a collection of essays that offers a critical look at a failed justice system, and what can be done about it.
-Frankly Speaking: A Collection of Published Short Stories and Articles with a Provocative Twist on Today’s Hot Topics.
-Militant Islam In America unveils disturbing revelations about the surreptitious invasion of the United States by Wahhabi Islamic forces from the Middle East hell-bent on replacing the Constitution by the Quran.

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