Thursday, August 25, 2011

Writers just want to have fun

"But why would you want to help someone do
something that puts them into competition with you?"

I was recently asked that question after a stranger overheard my enthusiasm about teaching an upcoming writing workshop... but you see I don't see how helping other aspiring writers enjoy their craft is competition. I see it as helping to create a word of communication.

If you have a Kindle then you can subscribe to my weekly writing workshop,
Living, Breathing, Writing from Amazon blogs ~ there is a new lesson every Friday

Even if you don't have a Kindle, you don't have to miss out. You can download
Living Breathing, Writing: A Lesson a Day
for a full month of lessons, exercises and prompts

By the way, that writing workshop I was speaking so enthusiastically about is happening on September 21, 7pm, at the Suffern Free Library

Three Local Characters with Stories To Tell

7PM, Large Meeting Room

Mulit-published authors Charmaine Gordon, Janet L Walters and Chelle Cordero will present an interactive discussion for writers followed by a question/answer session.


  • Charmaine Gordon: Everyone Has a Story
  • Janet L. Walters: Packing For Your Literary Journey
  • Chelle Cordero: Marketing & Promotion

Books will be available for purchase.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

New version - UPDATED 2011 Sampler

Fall 2011 Chelle Cordero Sampler

Fall 2011 Chelle Cordero Sampler

By: Chelle Cordero | Other books by Chelle Cordero
Published By: Vanilla Heart Publishing
ISBN # 9781937227791

Word Count: 118500

Available in: Adobe Acrobat

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About the book

This Chelle Cordero sampler is free for your enjoyment. All of Chelle’s novels are available in both print and ebook editions for every reading device, through online retailers and in select bookstores around the world. Chelle's writing workshop, Living, Breathing, Writing: A Lesson A Day is available in both print and ebook for Volume 1, and Volume 2 in ebook.

Bartlett’s Rule
Bartlett's Rule shares the story of Lon and Paige's love affair; a romance filled with hardship, emotion, danger and triumph. Falling in love was never the challenge; being there for each other, knowing just what to say and making it work is the real test. Paige and Lon are real; they are human, they cry and they laugh. Paige has to learn to trust. Lon has to learn to be patient.

Hyphema: Bleeding in the eye caused by trauma… Matt Garratti, a paramedic from New York, moves his wife and son to North Carolina to work at his dream job as a flight medic. Pakistani born Sudah, his wife, receives frosty stares and insensitive comments from their new neighbors... Matt wonders if he is pursuing his dream or bringing his family into a nightmare from which they may never wake.

Final Sin
Deputy Sherriff Commander Jake Carson has his hands full... investigation of a brutal multiple homicide, a troubled son and a vindictive ex-wife. He meets young, free-spirited paramedic Julie Jennings. When Julie becomes the subject of an obsession, it puts both of them in danger...

His Lucky Charm
What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas... this time it follows Brandon and Caitlyn across the country and into a world of espionage and danger. The one thing that Brandon knows for sure is that he can't afford to lose his lucky charm, Caitlyn.

Common Bond, Tangled Hearts
Layne Gillette’s world is turned upside down when a man she has never met shows up to lay claim as the father of her 6-year old son. When Layne’s abusive “ex-husband” shows up, they are torn apart by danger, kidnapping and lies.

A Chaunce of Riches
Ben Johnson was hired as a bodyguard for a rich widow and her kid, but he never expected to be working for the woman who had abandoned him just when he had needed her the most. Damn it all, he still wanted her. Samantha Chaunce never thought she would have to explain why she married the rich man instead of Ben. Or that her husband had been murdered...and Ben was the prime suspect.

Hostage Heart
Life was hard after the hurricanes swept through, destroying her parents' home and livelihood... An errand for her boss - a chance encounter with a crew of bank robbers - a kind man who tried to help her ... a man who isn't all he, he is so much more.

Courage of the Heart
Courage of the Heart shows us that sometimes love is the only cure for the very deepest of emotional wounds. The story of the two lovers takes a series of unexpected and fast paced turns where lives, sanity and love are put in jeopardy. Their commitment to one another results in a spirit that binds them together and helps them to overcome physical and emotional dangers.

Within the Law
Tom gave up on ever falling in love again the day that he buried his high school sweetheart and fiancé. He started a career in law enforcement just so that he could find her murderer and rapist. Just when he is about to see justice done, he meets Alli Davis-the defense attorney for the murdering rapist who took his love from him.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mark the date ~ 2011 Deltona Authors Book Fair

2011 Deltona Authors Book Fair

October 15, 2010 ~ 11am-3pm

The Deltona Regional Library’s second Authors Book Fair: Celebrating Writers and Readers will take place Oct. 15, 2011, in the library. The doors open to the general public from 11:00 to 3:00 preceded by two workshops for authors from 8:45 to 11:00. The book fair attracted 70 authors its first year and served as an introduction to authors and poets in Florida or those who call Central Florida readers their audience.

2010 Book Fair

“This is an idea that took off,” said Melinda Clayton, author and co-chair of the event. The Deltona Library is the perfect venue with indoor space for authors and rooms for speakers and workshops, Clayton said.

“Our library receives many calls every year from authors who would like to do a book signing and this is the perfect opportunity to bring writers and readers together “ according to Suzan Howes, regional librarian.

A single table at the book fair is $50 or $25 for a shared table. “We want to keep our fees really reasonable for this fundraising event sponsored by The Friends of Deltona Library,” said Clayton.

The event is available for additional business sponsors to join those all ready committed: Ruby Tuesday, Holiday Inn Express and the Scrub Jay Café.

Workshops for Authors from 8:45 to 11:00 are: 7 Steps for a Wildly Successful Book Tour presented by Sarasota author, Liz Coursen, who will have just completed an 81 city book tour.

Pamela Starr, Regional Development Director for Constant Contact will be conducting a social media workshop entitled: How (and why) to incorporate social media into your marketing strategy.

Both presenters were enthusiastically received in other Deltona Library workshops

Look for the Vanilla Heart Publishing tables!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Welcome to my blog on BLOG JOG DAY

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Chris Redding Hosted Me ~ Stories That Reflect the Real World

I was recently hosted by Chris Redding, Author -
sure hope you'll stop by and leave a comment!

Stories That Reflect the Real World

"Subject matter should matter and
when it evokes strong feelings and
discussion, I believe that I have
done my job as a writer."
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