MEDIA RELEASE: A Free Seminar on Writing Memoir or Fictionalizing Your Own Story


For Immediate Release

Contact: Patrika Vaugh


Author and Publisher Team to Offer Free Teleseminar on Bringing A Writers’ Dream to Life

Author advocate Carolyn Howard-Johnson and publisher Patrika Vaughn are teaming up to present a free teleseminar to writers who want to tell their own stories, as memoir or as fiction. Thus it is for genealogists, journalists and story tellers everywhere.

The teleseminar titled “How To Write Your Life Story” will be moderated by award-winning speaker and author, Allyn Evans who is also the author of Grab the Queen Power: Live Your Best Life, based on her own experiences.

Howard-Johnson will share her experience of turning her family’s genealogy and stories in her award-winning novel This Is the Place and using the leftover stories from that effort in a book of creative nonfiction short stories, Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered. Her experiences will inform those inclined to publish their stories but who need more information about how that might come to be. She even used family memories in her chapbook of poetry, Tracings. All three books are multiple award-winners. She is also working on a memoir, Here’s How I Don’t Cook.

Vaughn, author of How to Write Your Own Life Story or Your Family’s Saga, will talk about how to turn this material into a book, covering:

1) why you should write it

2) how to go about it (even if you’ve never before written anything but emails)

3) how to make it interesting to others

Writers are invited to listen and come prepared with their questions at noon on July 12th EST . Call 1-218-936-7999. When prompted use this access code: 390175. If asked participants may need this pin number: 2823.

The teleconference will be available as a podcast afterward at :

Those with questions may contact Patrika at

The seminar is offered as a service to the writing community through the auspices of Authors’ Coalition ( and Vaughn’s publishing firm, A Cappela Publishing (

Media material available on request.


Author: Sassy Brit, Author Assistant

Founder and Owner of author personal and virtual assistant. Editor and reviewer for #altread since 2005.

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