Roberta Isleib has been an enthusiastic and entertaining speaker at book
clubs, AAUW luncheons, and library programs.
Roberta's presentation will be tailored to your needs, but here is a sample program:
"Turning Your Passion into Prose"
Clinical psychologist and author Roberta Isleib talks about how she turned her passion for golf into a new career--mystery writer. She will discuss the process of writing, switching careers, marketing books, the books themselves, and golf, of course. And she will reveal the five steps that brought her dreams to life--and could do the same for yours!
Here is some of the feedback Roberta has received:
From the Friends of Library Mystery Event in Kennebunk, ME, September 18,
"Thanks to Roberta Isleib, the Friends of the Kennebunk Library (Kennebunk,
Maine) enjoyed a mystery-writers panel to die for. Joined by fellow New
England writers Jessica Speart and Sarah Stewart Taylor, Roberta gave us a
behind-the-scene look at today's most popular genre--and inspiration for
several would-be writers. It was the high point of the year for mystery
readers here in Kennebunk."
Friends of the Kennebunk Library
From the Writers' Digest Great American Writing Road Trip event, July 13,
"Roberta Isleib and Nancy Hall made a great pair as they took turns imparting a wealth of writing advice from two schools of thinking.
Roberta Isleib writes fiction, mysteries with a golfing theme to be exact,
and gave the audience lots of great advice about the practice of writing and
methods of going about getting published. She advised that writers should be persistant, that it is important to set goals and to write what you love."
From Sheila Purdy, IWWG "Meet the Authors" 10/12/02:
"Thank you for your presentation at the International Women's Writers Guild
this weekend. It was so positive and fun-we all got a real lift from hearing you speak."
From Susan Froetschel, Adjunct Professor, SCSU, 11/6/03:
"I wanted to express my appreciation for your visit to the magazine writing
class at Southern Connecticut State University on November 6 (2003.) The
class enjoyed hearing about your experiences as a writer. The students
described your talk as both sincere and entertaining, and all agreed that
they admired how you approached the career with both persistence and
flexibility. They particularly enjoyed the story about how you started the game of golf, which ultimately led to the career in writing."
Roberta will come by herself or arrange a panel of mystery writers from Sisters in Crime.
Mystery Author Luncheon benefiting the Scranton Memorial Library, Madison CT.
Authors L to R, Hallie Ephron, Roberta Isleib,
Jessica Speart, Steve Hamilton,
Mary Ann Tirone-Smith, Susan Hubbard
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