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June 4 Virtual Book Launch Party For My Parent Plan & Other Authors

Photo Credit: Emily Scheinman @BananaSeedBooks

Last week, I shared information on my trip to Book Expo America NYC to announce the revised version of my book “My Parent Plan: How to Create a Family Project Plan to Organize Your Life and Kids” . At the Book Expo book signing, I enjoyed discussing the concepts of my book with enthusiastic readers. This experience confirmed why I wrote the book in the first place: to help parents find a system to manage their family – one of the most complex and rewarding examples of project management. I talked to brave military moms who need to manage their family while their husbands are on deployment for long periods of time. I talked to single parents, educators and nannies who want to learn family project planning tips. And I talked to many parents who shared their family management struggles.


My Parent Plan explains that a plan is a journey, not a destination. My Parent Plan empowers parents to step back and think about their daily, weekly, seasonal and yearly activities. This gives families the time to find the right information, identify budget-friendly options, consider the needs of each family member and make informed choices to create the optimal family plan. The planning process also gives families the freedom to live in the moment and engage in family time.



To celebrate the launch of “My Parent Plan” I am joining in with the other authors in the Best Seller In A Weekend program with a Virtual Book Launch Party June 4 from 1-3pm PST.


First of all – HERE IS THE LINK to “MY PARENT PLAN” on Amazon available NOW (CLICK HERE to buy) on JUNE 4 2013. 








Here is information about the Virtual Book Party:



Join me on June 4, 2013, for the long-awaited celebration of the (revised version) release of my book, My Parent Plan: How to Create a Family Project Plan to Organize Your Life and Kids. Organized  by Alicia Dunams, founder of Bestseller in a Weekend, we will hold a virtual book launch party and author spotlight for me and eight other amazing non-fiction authors ( (including Barb Gottesman of How to Slay A Pirate – Lessons on Success from Sailing the Pacific). You’ll get to be one of the first to order your copy of the books (my revised book), and you’ll get to hear all of the authors share their book-writing experiences! You’ll also get free information from every book featured, providing you with real solutions and tips you can use in your own life.





Those who attend the virtual book launch party between 1 pm and 3 pm PST on June 4th will be entered into drawings to receive their own autographed copies of the authors‘ books, as well as some special bonus prizes. It’s going to be a lot of fun, but I know the celebration won’t be the same without you. To attend, SIGN UP HERE: and you’ll be part of the fun. I can’t wait to see you there!




New Book: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur–How to Publish a Book

APE Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur--How to Publish a Book

Guy Kawasaki, the well known entrepreneur, author and investor, has been a role model of mine for many years. He is always at the bleeding edge of social media, taking the time to master an area and then share it with his community. Guy Kawasaki’s books, blog posts and social media feeds showcase the latest in social media thought leadership, technology, and information. I have been following his business suggestions for years. His advice on using Twitter as a Twool was a guiding light when I first started to develop my social profile and consulting practice.


His book Reality Check: The Irreverant guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging and Outmarketing your Competition is a very practical and actionable resource for the entrepreneur and has served me well through difficult business situations. I have also used his book Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds and Actions as guide for delivering high client value and inspiring others along the way. Those wanting to understand Google + should read “What the Plus!”.


I am thrilled to share that Guy has written a new book, on how to publish a book. APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur–How to Publish a Book is a clear and comprehensive review of the three roles a self publisher needs to fill (and the benefits of self publishing). The information in the book is an important must read for anyone thinking about or in the process of writing a book. Topics include traditional publishing, the self publishing revolution, and how to write, finance, and create a book cover that sells. Details about book distribution and marketing are also discussed.  Chapters on marketing have Guy Kawasaki’s tips on using branding and social media platforms to get the word out. The book uses both personal stories to illustrate key points as well as straight talk to help you get a true image of publishing a book. While the book is written in Guy Kawsasaki’s voice, it also benefits from the collective advice and tips from author Shawn Welsh. Welsh brings an additional and vital perspective to the topic of publishing. The book is accompanied by the APE website which includes tools such as a SPIT (Self-Publishing Intelligence test), a royalty calculator and over 350 Hyperlinks. It is great to have this type of resource available for anyone taking the big step to write a book.


BIO’S from the APE website:

Guy Kawasaki is the author of APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment, and nine other books. He is also the co-founder of, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.





Shawn Welch is the author of From Idea to App, iOS 5 Core Frameworks, and iOS 6 for Developers as well as the developer of several iOS apps. Previously he worked as a senior media-editor for Pearson Education. He also helped pioneer many of Pearson’s earliest efforts in iPad solutions. Welch has a BS from Kansas State University.