Styling for Seasons of Her Soul Book Signing

Styling for Seasons of Her Soul Book Signing

It’s Day 341 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project and I haven’t blogged in a few days because I’ve been styling for the Seasons of Her Soul Book Signing! After two days of decorating my outdoor spaces (that’s another post) and a life coaching session this morning, I hit it hard and made a decent dent in the preparations. Styling for a celebration, event, party or special occasion is one of my absolute favorite things to do and the book signing feels like all of the above rolled into one. Knowing the devil’s in the details, I’ve put a lot of thought and time into them. Considering the book’s publication process spanned two decades, I had some years to ponder the look and feel of the final product. The fantasy consisted of pink, a feminine font, and flowers – preferably roses. The reality, though pretty, is more realistic. After all, as my publisher pointed out, the novel is not just sunshine and rainbows…Hence the darker font colors and flowers only on  the back image. Still, I got soft pink and a model who looks like she stepped out of the vision I had of the heroine, Lee, in my mind. She’s even wearing the pink dress from a one of the most romantic scenes! I bore all of this, along with my agency, Pink Collar Savvy & Chic, in mind while styling for my first book signing.

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Styling for the Seasons of Her Soul Book Signing. Shabby Chic ruffled table runner. Love how the Thanks card font mimics the novel’s! All Pink Starburst -Target. Other stationery Office Depot.

Some readers know I sing.  At age eight I performed my first solo at church. Eventually I received a partial music scholarship to attend college where our group traveled across the country to many church stages. Weddings, funerals, women’s events and speaking engagements are venues where I still sing today. My voice is not perfect by any stretch, especially because of asthma, but as long as the good Lord allows me to draw breath, I’ll raise it to point to Him. All that said, several years ago, in anticipation of publishing the book the way I envisioned it, I recorded a selection of songs that accompany the novel with a pink rose CD sleeve. Seasons of Her Soul Select (above) will play a part in Saturday’s event.

Here’s what to expect at Coffee and Connect:

Coffee

Star Quality, Fewer Bucks Coffee and any other drink or food preferences may be purchased at the regular retail price via standard payment methods.

Connecting

Connect with me, Pink Collar Coach, author of Seasons of Her Soul, and other readers and a few writers (?).

Book Signing with Personal Messages

  1. Readers who’ve purchased a paperback copy.
  2. Readers who have purchased ebooks will have a note card signed.
  3. Readers may purchase a paperback at discounted price (proof copy) and have it signed.
  4. Readers may purchase an ebook on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.com by using my laptop or their smart phone, iPad, etc. and will be given a signed note card.

Payment Methods

  1.  Paperbacks are $12 and may be purchased using cash or check. I’m in the process of getting a Square/ Chip Card Reader, but may not have it in time for the event. My apologies in advance.

2. Ebooks are priced on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com and may be purchased via                        the standard payment method.

Giveaways

  1. Pink Starburst will be complimentary for kiddos and their parents.
  2. Seasons of Her Soul Select CDs will be given away (Method TBD). They may also be purchased for $5 cash, check and possibly credit depending on above.
  3. “Ten Ps to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence”, a PDF resource, will be given to any who sign up on the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic Mailing List.

Pictures

  1. I’d love to take a picture with you, however, depending on how many are in attendance (coming in and out), it may be a selfie!
  2. Photo Release may need to be signed to post photos…More on that then.

As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose debut novelist, I can’t wait to see you! (Please click link below for info). This is special for me and I want it to be for those who attend. That’s why I’ve poured my heart and soul into styling this Seasons of Her Soul Book Signing.

Even if you can’t make it in person, I hope you’ll be Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose, and  please send up some best wishes, prayers and virtual love. Thank you!

Be savvy & chic,

~ Pink Collar Coach 

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To preview/purchase the print or Kindle version of my debut novel, Seasons of Her Soul, please visit Amazon.com at 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Coaching & Coffee – Small Businesses, Big Benefits

Coaching & Coffee – Small Businesses, Big Benefits

It’s Day 335 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project and my collaboration with a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic entrepreneur demonstrates how our ventures – coaching and coffee – are small businesses with big benefits. Lianne Nowak and her husband own our local coffee shop, Coffee Beans & Brew. I’ve been a regular customer from the time the doors opened in 2006, if I’m not mistaken. I could run across the parking lot and grab a cup when I worked next door in an entry level child care center position right after I became homeless. Back then, staff often sported “Star Quality, Less Bucks” shirts that proclaimed a truth customers still attest to. Now their cards read “Feels Like Home” and that statement is just as true. The shop is known for its comfy atmosphere as much as it is for the coffee. Over the years, CBB has remained a constant throughout my evolving career transitions.  When I’d worked my way up to Leadership Coach status, it was a great site to work on post and prep for sessions remotely. And being a director of a coaching program required a daily morning trip through the drive through for a huge Skinny Vanilla Latte. Today, I meet many of my coaching clients in this office away from home, located mere minutes the PCS&C headquarters. For Lianne, owning the shop and often serving as barista has afforded her the flexibility to be present for her son and to pursue her other interests – like Pure Romance and decorating gorgeous wedding cakes. Coaching and coffee have allowed both of us to build our best personal and professional lives. I’d say those are huge benefits from small businesses!

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Lianne and Me, Pink Collar Coach. Even when dressed down to serve as a barista, she’s naturally beautiful. I have on a mix of oldies – the shell sweater and black skirt, with a bright cardi I found on clearance at Macy’s a few years ago. The Calvin Klein pumps, though brand new and never worn, only cost $4 at Goodwill. Such. A. Score. Had been looking for bone for forever! Everything else Calvin Klein, too – TJ Maxx.

As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose life coach, author, and entrepreneur, I’m delighted to work with Lianne to host the first book signing for Seasons of Her Soul, my debut novel. She goes above and beyond to ensure Coffee Beans & Brew feels like home, including baking delectable pastries and the best chicken salad I’ve ever tasted. And because it feels like home, it’s an ideal gathering spot for the community, a Coffee & Connect Book signing, and coaching clients! The fact that I get to coach clients at a place that has served as a haven while I minimized my own barriers in order to maximize my best personal and professional life is not lost on me. Doing it over a great cup of coffee makes it even better. Another way the coffee and coaching small businesses go hand and hand and yield big benefits.

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To preview/purchase the print or Kindle version of my debut novel, Seasons of Her Soul, please visit Amazon.com at 
 
Be savvy & chic,
~Pink Collar Coach
Coffee & Connect Book Signing

Coffee & Connect Book Signing

It’s Day 333 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project and I’m excited to have a Coffee & Connect Book Signing for my debut novel, Seasons of Her Soul, scheduled at my local coffee shop. Earlier this week I sent out a request for feedback on the flyer I’d designed and had tweaked by my publisher. Thanks to everyone who weighed in! I incorporated the suggestions as best as I could…One discerning reader pointed out that the event was scheduled for Memorial Day weekend! Yikes! Fearing that would negatively impact attendance, but still wanting to fit this in before our school district – a source of steady traffic – breaks for summer, we decided to move ahead in just ten days! I hope you’ll click the link below to view the new and improved flier with the updated date and time, which has been extended to accommodate my Saturday morning Zumba friends. If you’re in the area, I’d love for you to stop by. And even if you’re not, I still hope you’ll check the flier out and be inspired to achieve a goal – like me hosting a Coffee & Connect Book Signing.

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As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose author, I’m beyond excited to host my first ever  event that is focused solely on Seasons of Her Soul and readers. It’s wonderful to receive calls, emails and texts telling me you enjoyed the book. And when such positive feedback is in addition to a review left on Amazon or Goodreads, it’s icing on the cake. Even so, I imagine neither will compare to meeting you face to face. The fact that some of the best coffee around will facilitate the process makes it a even better. With the electronic flier out on the web and the paper copy posted on the bulletin board and windows of the coffee shop, I’m ready for coffee, connecting, and signing the books of readers? Hello! Doesn’t get much better than that!

Will you be Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose and join us?

To preview/purchase the print or Kindle version of my debut novel, Seasons of Her Soul, please visit Amazon.com at 
 
Be savvy & chic,
~Pink Collar Coach
Book Signing Flier Feedback Requested

Book Signing Flier Feedback Requested

It’s Day 331 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project and since technical difficulties have prevented me from posting pictures the last few days, I’m requesting feedback on a book signing flier I created today. After a weekend with Zumba, church, more Zumba, and an impromptu lunch/coaching session with a client to address some challenges with her staff, I looked forward to a collaboration meeting this morning. I’ll probably share about that in another post…Following that, I met with the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic owner of our local coffee shop to finalize a date for a Seasons of Her Soul book signing. While I’m still on track to have a signing for my debut novel at a local bookstore, I’m just as excited about this opportunity. Coffee Beans & Brew –  www.coffeebeansandbrew.com – prides itself on “Star Quality, Less Bucks!” and feeling like home. And they deliver on both counts. Often my coaching sessions take place in the comfy space and it has been a long time remote working spot fave ever since I relocated to the area in 2006 – soon after their doors first opened. Because I would like the event hosted in the shop I love so well to be successful, I’d appreciate an feedback on this book signing flier.

As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose new author, I’m still learning things about the marketing side of things every day. That being the case, I sent my first version of the flier to my publisher who suggested some tweaks. When I sent the revised version, she still found room for improvement. Consequently, I’d love to know if you – readers and hopefully a few attendees – see anything else. I’m totally open and believe value is added with multiple perspectives. Writing and publishing the book really are only the first steps in the process. Engaging with readers, including getting your input is ongoing. And if you consider yourself a Seasons of Her Soul fan, the feedback is even better!

Will you be Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose and help a newbie author out with some much needed feedback? Thanks so much!

Be savvy & chic,

~Pink Collar Coach

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