Friday, October 3, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Since the mid-1990s, media escort Kathy Landis has logged thousands of miles in the company of authors and actors, consumer advocates and CEOs, as they travel Northern California’s media circuit. You might not recognize Kathy, who’s behind the wheel and behind the scenes, but you’d recognize many of her guests who’ve appeared on television, spoken on radio, signed books, and drawn crowds at political, business and community events.
In her presentation, “Book Tours: Cover to Cover,” Kathy explains the media escort’s role, and the benefits of hiring a media escort for a book tour. She takes her audiences behind the scenes on a virtual media tour that begins with a radio interview and moves on to a television appearance. A series of bookstore “drop-ins” fill the gap between live media and an evening author presentation and book signing.
Along the way, Kathy provides tips for securing interviews, and suggests media outlets that welcome local authors. She offers preparation hints for radio and television interviews, shares the benefits of meeting local book sellers, and reveals what happens before the “curtain goes up” at a major book signing. Kathy concludes by sharing a few of her most amusing, unnerving and unforgettable author tour experiences.
During her a 30-year career, Kathy Landis has written for consumer, custom and trade publications. Her byline appears regularly in Boys’ Life and Road King magazines. Kathy also works as a media escort, coordinating special events, book, and media tours in the Sacramento Region. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
The public is invited. CWC membership not required.
Writers Network is held the first Friday of every month at the International House of Pancakes (IHOP), 2216 Sunrise Blvd., Rancho Cordova (just north of Highway 50) starting at 9 AM. Meetings are free. Attendees pay for their own breakfast. Get map
Questions? Contact Margie Yee Webb.
Members are urged to invite their writer friends to attend these sessions. CWC membership is not required. They may also want to consider joining CWC to enjoy the benefits of mixing with many experienced writers willing to share what they know.