Luncheon — Michael Troyan

20th Century Fox: A Century of Entertainment

Saturday April 16, 2016 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Michael Troyan

Saturday, April 16, 2016, the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch proudly presents Michael Troyan at the Luncheon Meeting. His topic is “20th Century Fox: A Century of Entertainment”.

Mike is the author of three books: A Rose for Mrs. Miniver, a biography of actress Greer Garson, as well as a photographic history of the MGM studio, MGM: Hollywood’s Greatest Backlot, and a similar work on the Fox studio, 20th Century Fox: A Century of Entertainment—which he will address in detail in the hope of inspiring others to experience the thrill of “historical detective work.”

Mike’s day job is as Community Relations Manager for the Barnes & Noble Booksellers in the Birdcage Center in Citrus Heights. In that capacity, Mike has been a great friend to the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch. He has accommodated many members’ book signings, has hosted the monthly Open Mic program, and has been a prime booster of the aspirations of CWC writers and authors.

Among Mike’s many talents: he is a master researcher. He worked for six years on the Fox book, gathering photos, interviewing principals—including many of the stars of Hollywood’s Golden Era. His persistence in getting the facts and assembling all the elements for the book, despite what he says have been some “pretty scary obstacles,” has resulted in what the Fox studio has adopted as its official 100 year history.

On top of all that, Mike is one of the nicest people you will ever have the pleasure of meeting. His presentation is certain to give everyone who attends some good advice that will apply to their own work.

Luncheon Information

  • Monthly Luncheons are open to the public
  • Cost is $17 for members, $20 for nonmembers
  • The meeting fee includes lunch and beverage
  • Cattlemens Restaurant, 12409 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova, CA

The restaurant is located just east of Hazel Ave. at the northeast end of the Nimbus Winery complex along Highway 50. Cattlemens offers CWC a spacious meeting room with free WiFi, quality AV equipment, free off street parking and excellent food.


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Luncheon — Stephanie Chandler

Marketing and Monetizing: Online Promotion and Revenue Streams for Authors, Speakers and Consultants

Saturday March 19, 2016 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Stephanie ChandlerSaturday, March 19, 2016, the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch proudly presents Stephanie Chandler at the Luncheon Meeting. Her topic is “Marketing and Monetizing: Online Promotion and Revenue Streams for Authors, Speakers and Consultants.”

Many writers struggle with two major components of their businesses: marketing and revenue generation. In this content-rich presentation, Stephanie shares real-world strategies that you can use to build an audience online and add lucrative revenue streams to your author business.

You will learn how to:

  • Choose a niche and establish authority in your field
  • Grow your audience online with key foundational components (a professional website, blog and social media presence)
  • Leverage powerful tactics including guest blogging, podcasting, video and more
  • Create profitable revenue streams from corporate sponsors, online events, member sites and information products
  • Work less and earn more (really!)

Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been an author for many years, this presentation is jam packed with practical strategies that can help you achieve your goals!

Stephanie Chandler is the author of several books including The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan: Online and Offline Promotion Strategies to Build Your Audience and Sell More Books. She is also founder and CEO of Nonfiction Authors Association, a vibrant marketing community for trail-blazing writers. A frequent speaker at business events and on the radio, she has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, BusinessWeek, Inc.com, and Wired magazine.

Visit her websites:

  • http://StephanieChandler.com/
  • http://NonfictionAuthorsAssociation.com
  • http://NonfictionWritersConference.com/

Luncheon Information

  • Monthly Luncheons are open to the public
  • Cost is $17 for members, $20 for nonmembers
  • The meeting fee includes lunch and beverage
  • Cattlemens Restaurant, 12409 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova, CA

The restaurant is located just east of Hazel Ave. at the northeast end of the Nimbus Winery complex along Highway 50. Cattlemens offers CWC a spacious meeting room with free WiFi, quality AV equipment, free off street parking and excellent food.


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Luncheon — Chris Enss

Tips For Marketing Your Book

Saturday, February 20, 2016 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Chris EnssSaturday, February 20, 2016, the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch proudly presents Chris Enss at the Luncheon Meeting. Her topic is “Tips For Marketing Your Book”. She is a screenwriter and author of 30 nonfiction books about the frontier, including Entertaining Women: Actresses, Dancers and Singers in the Old West.

She has been successful in receiving press coverage in the Sacramento Bee, on Good Day Sacramento and more. Her savvy marketing tips will cover: Declare What You Want, Be Willing To Do What It Takes, Specialize, Ask an Expert, Measure the Power of Free, Have a Plan, and Take Action.

A New York Times Best Selling author, a scriptwriter and comedienne, Chris has written for television and film, and performed on cruise ships and on stage. She has worked with award-winning musicians, writers, directors, producers, and as a screenwriter for Tricor Entertainment, but her passion is for telling the stories of the men and women who shaped the history and mythology of the American West.

Some of the most famous names in history, not to mention film and popular culture, populate her books. She reveals the stories behind the many romances of William “Buffalo Bill” Cody who moved on from his career as a scout on the plains to bring the enormously successful performance spectacle of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West to audiences throughout the United States and Europe between 1883 and 1916. And she tells the stories of the many talented and daring women performed alongside men in the Wild West shows, who changed the way the world thought about women forever through the demonstration of their skills. Chris brings her sensitive eye and respect for their work to her stories of more contemporary American entertainers, as well.

For more on Chris, visit:

Luncheon Information

  • Monthly Luncheons are open to the public
  • Cost is $17 for members, $20 for nonmembers
  • The meeting fee includes lunch and beverage
  • Cattlemens Restaurant, 12409 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova, CA

The restaurant is located just east of Hazel Ave. at the northeast end of the Nimbus Winery complex along Highway 50. Cattlemens offers CWC a spacious meeting room with free WiFi, quality AV equipment, free off street parking and excellent food.


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Luncheon — Scott Thomas Anderson

Writing at its highest stakes – how prose, poetry and creativity will make or break the English language in the coming digital age

Saturday, January 16, 2016 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Scott Thomas AndersonSaturday, January 16, 2016, the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch proudly presents Scott Thomas Anderson at the Luncheon Meeting. His topic is “Writing at its highest stakes – how prose, poetry and creativity will make or break the English language in the coming digital age.”

Anderson – a professional crime, culture and travel journalist – will look back at Shakespeare’s concept of “the Duty of Poets” and how prophetic its meaning has become as the world’s youngest generations are taught linguistic ideals through fragmented, hyper-abbreviated platforms like Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. What is the future of English if today’s writers, poets, journalists and teachers don’t recognize a threat, as well as the importance of their own roles in the public sphere? And what is the duty of today’s adult writers who are now the last living people in the history of the world, who will remember the world, before the Internet?

Scott Thomas Anderson is an award-winning journalist who is the Chief Editor of The Roseville Press Tribune, Rocklin’s Placer Herald and The Granite Bay View. He has written for publications such as Sacramento News & Review, The Real Edition.com andThe Irish Independent, Dublin’s largest daily newspaper. He’s been interviewed about homicide investigations nationally on the Travel Channel and internationally on Ireland’s Radio 1:Drivetime. Between May 2010 and October 2011, a journalism fellowship out of Washington D.C. allowed Anderson to spend 18 months as an embedded reporter with California law enforcement agencies, partnering with officers on night patrols, accompanying detectives on warrant searches and probation sweeps, observing SWAT operations and spending hundreds of hours with attorneys and victims’ advocates in small-town courtrooms. During this time, he also traveled to different rural communities across the United States. The result was his first nonfiction book, Shadow People: How Meth-driven Crime is Eating at the Heart of Rural America, an exploration of nation’s modern methamphetamine crisis. In April 2015, Anderson’s newest nonfiction book was released, The Cutting Four-piece: crime and tragedy in an era of prison overcrowding.

Luncheon Information

  • Monthly Luncheons are open to the public
  • Cost is $17 for members, $20 for nonmembers
  • The meeting fee includes lunch and beverage
  • Cattlemens Restaurant, 12409 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova, CA

The restaurant is located just east of Hazel Ave. at the northeast end of the Nimbus Winery complex along Highway 50. Cattlemens offers CWC a spacious meeting room with free WiFi, quality AV equipment, free off street parking and excellent food.


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