Monday, May 16, 2011

APPEARANCE ON WOMENSRADIO, TUES. MAY 17 AT 9 AM E.T.

Hi folks,
Below is the press release sent me for my appearance tomorrow (Tues. May 17) on Jennifer Wilkov's program "Your Book Is Your Hook" program on WomensRadio at  9 am ET. It will air for the first time then and then be available on the site for a week and thereafter in her archives. Jennifer also had me contribute a blog post on writing tips to accompany the program. I'm also sending a chapter from my next writing craft book, A Writer's Workshop at the Bijou to those who email me and instructions on how to do that will be furnished during the broadcast and in the print material which accompanies it.

Hope y'all get a chance to listen! It was a lot of fun to participate.

Just click on this link (it won't have the program on until Tues. at 9 am.)

http://www.womensradio.com/episodes/Your-Book-Is-Your-Hook%21-Show--Les-Edgerton%2C-Bestseller-and-Writers-Coach/9520.html

Press release follows:


Bestseller & Writer’s Coach Les Edgerton on “Your Book Is Your Hook!” Show

Les Edgerton, a writer’s coach, a former university educator of creative writing and a best-selling author, will appear as a guest on the Your Book Is Your Hook! Show on WomensRadio.com. Mr. Edgerton will discuss why he became a writer’s coach, what he tells his students about their likelihood of getting published and how to write across various genres. He’ll also share advice for writers who want to write their first book. Mr. Edgerton will also talk about his recent book, Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One & Never Lets Them Go, why he feels fiction writers must master the art of hooking readers right from the start and how to do that, and how he’s using his books as his hook.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Les Edgerton, a writer’s coach, a former university educator of creative writing and a best-selling author, will appear as a guest on the Your Book Is Your Hook! Show Tuesday, May 17thth, 2011 at 9:00am on WomensRadio.com

NEW YORK, NY (May 17th – May 23rd, 2011): Les Edgerton, a writer’s coach, a former university educator of creative writing and a best-selling author, will talk with radio personality and host Jennifer S. Wilkov about how he became a writer, how he became a writer’s coach and some of the major challenges he sees other writers face..

He’ll also discuss what he tells his students about their likelihood of getting published, how he is able to write books in multiple genres and share advice for those who want to write their first book.

In a second interview immediately following, Les will also talk with radio personality and host Jennifer S. Wilkov about why he wrote his writer’s craft book, Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One & Never Lets Them Go, and how he wrote it. He’ll also reveal how he got it published with Writers Digest Books and how he’s using his book as his hook.

Mr. Edgerton will talk about why it’s essential for fiction writers to hook their readers right from the start and share insights into how to do it.

Host Jennifer S. Wilkov will discuss writing in multiple genres and the many authors who have successfully done it during her Education Corner segment during the show.

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The “Your Book Is Your Hook!” Radio Show airs weekly on Tuesdays at 9:00am on the WomensRadio Network at WomensRadio.com and is syndicated on Live365.com. The “Your Book Is Your Hook!” show was created to provide the opportunity to go behind the books and discover the process from thought to sales of how other authors have succeeded in getting published and how they use their book as their hook with someone who is successful in this field and experiencing the same journey herself.  Listeners also find out about industry professionals and resources to help them as a writer and author with their book projects so they can write, market, publish and make money with their books.

Ms. Wilkov is a best-selling, award-winning author, an award-winning freelance writer, a speaker and trainer, the creator of the trademarked “From Thought to Sales In 90 Days” book process and a book business consultant for other authors and writers. Her experience and knowledge of the book business and the people in it as well as her understanding of the author’s experience from conceiving the idea to getting published are vital parts of the experience of the show.  The show has left guests wanting to come back for more.

Some of Ms. Wilkov’s most prominent guests include Dominique Raccah (Publisher of Sourcebooks & Co-Chair of the Book Industry Study Group), Larry Goldbetter (President of the National Writers Union), Julia Cameron (International Bestselling Author), Debbie Macomber (#1 New York Times & USA TODAY Bestselling Author), Marci Shimoff (#1 USA TODAY, Amazon, Barnes and Noble.com and Publishers Weekly Bestseller & a NY Times Bestselling Author), Victoria Moran (Oprah-featured Author of ten books including an international bestseller), Suzy Welch (3-time NY Times Bestselling Author & Keynote Speaker at the WBENC 2010 Annual Conference), Brunonia Barry (NY Times Bestselling Multiple Award-Winning Fiction Novelist), Carla Neggers (NY Times Bestselling Romance Suspense Author), Gayle Forman (NY Time Bestselling Author), Phil Sexton (Publisher & Community Leader of Writer’s Digest), Deborah Brody (Executive Editor of Harlequin’s Nonfiction Program), Katharine Sands (Literary Agent with Sarah Jane Freymann Agency & Author), Peter Rubie (CEO & Literary Agent of Fine Print Literary Management & Author), Jennifer DeChiara (Literary Agent & President of Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), Michael Larsen & Elizabeth Pomada (Literary Agents at Larsen-Pomada Literary Agency and hosts of the San Francisco Writers Conference), Sarah Burnes (Literary Agent at The Gernert Company), Mike Sacks (Member of the Vanity Fair Magazine Editorial Team & Author), Joel Comm (4-time NY Times Bestselling Author and new media innovator), Mari Smith (former President of the International Social Media Association, author and dubbed “The Pied Piper of Online Media” by FastCompany.com), Ken Corday (Author and Executive Producer of NBC’s Daytime Drama “Days of Our Lives”), Kathy Kinney (Co-Author, Actress well-known as Mimi Bobeck from the “The Drew Carey Show”), Carley Roney (co-founder of The Knot Inc. and the author of 16 books associated with her websites TheKnot.com, TheNest.com and TheBump.com), Marianne Schnall (Author & co-founder of Feminist.com) Peter Shankman (Author & Founder of Help A Reporter Out), Barbara Henricks (President of Cave Henricks Communications), Jan McInnis (comedienne, author, professional speaker & humor writer who has written for the Tonight Show monologues) and other industry professionals including Hollywood producers, publicists, ghostwriters, social media experts, authors in various genres and many more. Photos and more information http://www.yourbookisyourhook.com.


Women’s Online Media and Education Network (W.O.M.E.N.) began with a very large mission: to give women (and other lesser heard voices) the opportunity to have a much larger voice over a great geographic area.  Today, W.O.M.E.N. publishes http://WomensRadio.com, a rich streaming content site; http://WomensCalendar.org, the largest listing of women’s events internationally and nationally; the WR Channel; http://WRMusicReview.com, and http://AudioAcrobat.com, a sensational tool anyone can use to produce and/or publish streaming audio, video and podcasts anywhere on the web.

8 comments:

Anne Gallagher said...

Okay, for the non-technologically inclined, does this mean I can go to womensradio dot com and listen to you speak? I'm assuming it does, but you never know. Is there something I have to click?

Les Edgerton said...

Hi Anne. I just got the link! It's at
http://www.womensradio.com/episodes/Your-Book-Is-Your-Hook%21-Show--Les-Edgerton%2C-Bestseller-and-Writers-Coach/9520.html

I'll post it at the beginning of this post. Thanks, Anne--hope to "see" you there!

Anne Gallagher said...

Hey, great interview! Nice plug for VC, too bad it doesn't exist anymore. The best 6 years of my life. ha ha

Really, great interview. I can tell you're from the midwest. Can't wait to read "...The Bijou"

Best, Anne

Les Edgerton said...

Thanks, Anne! Whaddya mean, "it doesn't exist any more?" You're joking, right? I'm still referring folks there! Did I miss a memo?

Anne Gallagher said...

As far as I know, Vermont College no longer exists under that name. It is now Union University. It's gone through a complete overhaul and I don't even think they have the same campus anymore.

Every year I get something from the committee for enrichment and the brochures now resemble something I would get from Phoenix. OR that other computer college in the southwest.

Believe me, I wish it still was the old VC. I'd love to do my MFA there.

JB Toner (euclid) said...

Very suave, Les!

Christine Danek said...

Great interview, Les.

Les Edgerton said...

Anne, I had no idea! I thought they kept the same name and the folks who taught there bought it. I don't know how it is now, but when I went there were about 16 in my class and it was extremely hard to get in, but definitely worth it.

Thanks, James. Although... suave? That's one word that's never been applied to me any more than "fights fair" has...

And, thanks, Christine. I appreciate your taking the time to listen to me rambling on.