Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Women Who Dare Salon

Wow! The Women Who Dare Salon announced on 9/18 sold out in less than a week. (Think we're onto something here?) I applaud each and every women who signed up for this event and look forward to frolicking with you on October 7.

For those who contacted me after the salon sold out: If you'd still like to be a part of the salon experience, please let me know and I will be happy to schedule a second event in November.

For my faithful EMNM readers: The October 7 salon is designed to expand the EMNM message to those who haven't yet read the book. But many of you have asked to join in the salon. I would be thrilled to host a special salon expressly for those of you who already have a copy of the book. Simply respond to this email and let me know that you're interested . . . if you dare! (Of course, you do!)

Just now hearing about the Salon? Email me to learn more:

Cheers, Gina

Friday, September 25, 2009

Catch me tomorrow in Cranberry!

Join me tomorrow!

The Book Place

Saturday, September 26
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Piazza Plaza
20550 Route 19
Cranberry Township, PA

I’m thrilled to be signing and reading excerpts from EMNM right in my own community! Come check out this new bookstore that serves northern Allegheny County and Butler County.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Monroeville rocks!

A big hug to everyone who came out to my talk last evening in Monroeville. With so many events happening around the G-20 in Pittsburgh this week, it was a privilege to see such a robust turnout for this program. I had a blast. Hope you did, too.

Next on the calendar, a book signing this Saturday at a brand new bookstore right in my community! I salute you, book lovers! Visit my book site for details of all upcoming events:

Blessed Autumn to you,

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Join me this Tuesday @ Monroeville Library

Join me Tuesday, September 22, for:

Everything Matters, Nothing Matters: How to Live with Exquisite Calm, Euphoric Creativity and Divine Clarity—Especially During Challenging Times

Tuesday, September 22, 7 to 9 p.m.

Monroeville Public Library,

As we progress through life, our soul’s desires can become shrouded, squelched, devalued or ignored altogether. Especially in times of emotional and economic crisis, the tendency is to shut down, lose faith, think small. Forced to choose between our heart’s desires and everyday practicality—or necessity—we deny that most authentic part of ourselves or put it on a shelf to be looked into "some day" when things are "better." This talk will challenge you to consider that now is the exact right time to begin to live your higher story—in spite of what "outer circumstances" might be happening.

Best always!

Monday, September 14, 2009


First of all, thanks to everyone who stopped by my author table at the Bridgewater Book Fest this weekend. What a gorgeous autumn day here in the Northeast! And books only added to the beauty! I'm joined in the photo to the right by Dave Hanson of "Slap Shot" fame.

Are you ready NOW . . right now! . . . to do something with your book idea? If so, I invite you to listen to an audio recording I just did for Pittsburgh Professional Women. In this interview, I share details about the process for getting your book published, working with agents and publishers, and how to know whether you should self-publish or work with a traditional publishing house. Respond to this post and I'll send you a web link to the podcast!

All the best, always!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Bridgewater Book / Literary Fest: THIS SATURDAY

Meet me at the Bridgewater Bookfest in Bridgewater, PA on Sept 12, 2009!

Bridgewater Bookfest
Saturday September 12, 2009
9:00 - 3:00
Bridge Street
Bridgewater PA 15009-3040

Only minutes from Pittsburgh.

I will be signing copies of "Everything Matters, Nothing Matters". This is sure to be a fun party!
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

It's all about emotion

Cheryl Klein, senior editor at Arthur A. Levine Books (an imprint of Scholastic) recently shared with Writer's Digest the best publishing advice she's ever received. "It's all about emotion," she said. "First, the emotion the author can create in me, the reader. Then the emotion I, as an editor, carry into the house, passing my excitement on to our sales staff so they'll carry it forward to booksellers and thence to readers. And then the readers discover the emotion in the book all over again."

Emotion is GOOD!

For query tips and more, visit Cheryl's website