Georgann does editing and handles the marketing for Parachuting Publishing. She’s a retired teacher and is learning everything she can about the publishing and authoring business. Her website is www.ParachutingAssociates.com.
Director of Social Media
Melody Jones, owner of Melody Jones | Social Media Management Services, takes care of the day-to-day so you don’t have to. She’s your social media aspirin, here to make managing an author’s social media presence as painless as possible.
Working from a philosophy of partnership, Melody knows the most successful results begin with clear communication and offers an extensive initial consultation designed to gain a thorough understanding of client mission, goals, marketing strategy, social media efforts, frustrations, and successes. To connect with Melody, join her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/socialmediamelody.
Co-Author of the award winning book, Sexual Addiction—One Couple’s Journey to Discover the Strategies for Healing and the soon-to-be-released ebook: Think Different—Be Different: How Reframing Perceptions Can Change Your Life.
President of Non-Profit: Strategies for Healing Hearts—Restoring Individuals and Families Wounded by Addiction and Abuse
Vice-President of Strategies for Healing, Inc. A counseling ministry committed to integrating body, soul & spirit—employing innovative tools assisting individuals, couples and families seeking answers to complex issues with trauma, fears, compulsive behaviors, anxiety, and emotional roadblocks by exposing, educating and empowering.
Since becoming associated with Author U, Sharon and her husband Gary have learned the business of becoming authors and speakers–enhancing their abilities to reach people with their message. Author U has been a key part of that learning curve; without which the outcome would have been very different.
As a Colorado native with a bachelor’s in Speech Communication and a passion for the literary world, Ashlee Bratton joins the Author U team bringing with her a contagious sense of enthusiasm and her marketing background. Along with a master’s in business administration, Ashlee has over nine years experience in the sales and marketing field with a background in communications, event management, and promotions. This includes five years with Coors Brewing Company in building business plans, three years in international event management for corporate clients, and experience in website promotions through Blizzard Internet Marketing.
Throughout her sales and marketing career at Coors Brewing Company, Ashlee made presentations to executive management teams, managed half million dollar budgets, won top sales awards, managed staff members, and trained entire sales teams. Since graduating from the University of Redlands with a master’s in business administration, Ashlee has a strong academic background in business and marketing, a thorough knowledge of non-profits, and has worked with small businesses as well as fortune 500 companies. She enjoys working with the public, networking with the community, and has a deep passion for goal setting, connecting others, and motivating teams to complete events and projects.
Director and Editor of The Resource Newsletter
As the principal in Pen & Sword Publishers Ltd., Linda Lane expands and defines the editor’s role in today’s publishing marketplace. Pen & Sword Publishers Ltd.,www.PenAndSwordPublishers.com, came onto the scene to address the evolution in publishing. An outgrowth of Edit et Cetera Ltd. and Stepping Stones Press, it broadened their horizons to incorporate new technologies such as ebooks, readers (Kindle, etc.), and other innovations that promote reading and writing.
In addition to editing and layout, she offers book cover and interior design, writing and editing workshops, along with substantive editing and ghostwriting services and traditional editing services. She has served as editor of other publishing newsletters in addition to being on the ground floor to create The Resource.
Linda is also the author of Treacherous Tango.
Shannon Parish has worked with professional speakers, authors and writers, small businesses, and non-profits for over 30 years. She understands the needs and importance of providing a variety of services and loves working with authors and seeing their books flourish. View her artwork at www.IllustratingYou.com
Contact her directly at (720) 295-7409.
Nick Zelinger is the principal in NZ Graphics and a multi-award book and cover designer. He is also the author of Another Nightmare Gig from Hell, a compilation on stories from musicians across the country about funny, quirky, spooky recollections of gigs gone wrong. On weekends, you’ll find him in his roll as lead singer for the Thin Ice Band.