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Zoom Into Books!

Interactive Presentations, Workshops, Author Readings!

Headline Books invites you to meet the best of  the best of award-winning authors up close and personal from the comfort of your own home!

Join our Headline Authors for a fun and educational video presentation during the stressful times our country is going through. Staying at home can be challenging for some, so take a time out and meet our award-winning authors, close up and at home!

We have a wide variety of programs by age or by subject. Using video Zoom, you can interact with the authors, ask questions, and even do crafts!

You will also have an opportunity to purchase an autographed book if you wish, and watch the author personalize it to you or your child.

 

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Click on Author Name to register for Zoom Events

Facebook Live!  Events on Author’s Facebook Pages – no need to register

 

April 5

12:00 p.m. EST Melinda Chambers   Facebook Live!  The Day the Snapdragons Snapped Back–Children’s Book about a mother beagle explaining to her pup about the importance of being the best he can be.

2:00 p.m. EST  Barry Kienzle  Heart of a Lion – the story of Willie Burton, the high school wrestler who suffered with cerebral palsy and how his story has motivated others to overcome their own obstacles

2:00 p.m. EST Rachelle Wilfong – Facebook Live Event!

4:00 PM EST Sabrina Runyon   Facebook Live!  Reading plus how to help students get books before they enter school.

April 6

10:00 a.m. EST Melinda Chambers Facebook Live!  Fraidy Cat--Children’s Book about a kitten born on a shelf in the barn and didn’t want to get down because of the “what if’s”. Story about facing your fears and getting out of your comfort zone

12:00 p.m EST  Joel Burcat   Writing a Novel: Ten Things you can and Should do (Whether you are a Beginner or an Experienced Writer)

2:00 p.m. EST Tony Hylton Former Newspaper Publisher turned author tells story of crusading small town publisher whose paper is burned to the ground after he exposes corrupt political machine.

4:00 PM EST Karl StewartThe Legend of See Bird: Devil’s Backbone. Second in the See Bird Western series dealing with the Hatfield-McCoy family feud. Background and reading

7:00 p.m. EST  Barry Kienzle  The Crossings and The Indian   – the stories behind these two novels as well as the challenges of writing historical fiction.

April 7

10:00 a.m. EST Melinda Chambers Facebook Live!  Chilly Billy--Children’s book about lamb who saved the other lambs from trouble. Teaches about peer pressure and importance of being your own person.

12:00 p.m. EST Eliot Parker BEING THE “EXTROVERTED INTROVERTED WRITER”: DEVELOPING YOUR AUTHOR PLATFORM

2:00 p.m. EST  Eileen Cooley   Facebook Live!  Why do my feet say YES when my head says NO?

4:00 PM EST Karl StewartThe Legend of See Bird: Kiamichi – The final novel in the ‘See Bird’ Western trilogy. Background and reading

7:00 PM EST – Tony HyltonFormer Newspaper Publisher turned author tells story of crusading small town publisher whose paper is burned to the ground after he exposes corrupt political machine.

April 8

10:00 AM EST – Julia BlackFacebook Live!   Charlie and The Vine Street Gang: Meet Charlie/ Charlie and The Vine Street Gang: Highlawn Days

12:00 p.m EST  Don Helin      Newspapers, Magazines or Television:  Stories ripped from the headlines. You’ve got the idea, the one that won’t let you go.  But how do you grow that kernel into a compelling story?  This class will help you find the tools to turn a good idea into a great novel.

2:00 p.m. EST Heidi Ruby Miller  Write the Book They Can’t Put Down 

4:00 p.m. EST  Eliot Parker BEING THE “EXTROVERTED INTROVERTED WRITER”: DEVELOPING YOUR AUTHOR PLATFORM

7:00 p.m. EST  Barry Kienzle  The Crossings and The Indian   – the stories behind these two novels as well as the challenges of writing historical fiction.

April 9

10:00 a.m. EST Melinda Chambers  -Facebook Live! And We Helped–Children’s book about the science and math that goes into making bread in the kitchen with kids of all ages. Great way to teach at home.

2:00 PM EST –Jeff Weber– The Biggest Lies of the Music Business – and other nonsense, flights of fancy and especially, how to survive and thrive in music!

7:00 p.m. EST Not Fake News! Weaving facts into fiction and why it’s so important for thrillers that work. Your host: Author and former journalist Dennis Hetzel

April 11

10:00 a.m. EST Heather Dugan   The Friendship Upgrade | Date Like a Grownup with author/speaker Heather Dugan: Join author/speaker Heather Dugan for a conversation on writing and relationships. We need connection, but loneliness makes fools of us all. Preview her roadmap books that have guided so many to more happy, fulfilling, and connected lives. Humor, compassion, wisdom, and truth—supported by research and the stories of men and women just like you. Excerpts may include “What’s Your SAT Score?” and “A Facebook Window on the World.” Bring your questions to the conversation!

April 12

2:00 p.m. ET -Rachelle Wilfong – Facebook Live!

April 13

4:00 PM EST – Bucleigh Newton Kernodle – Facebook Live!

7:00 p.m. EST Rick Robinson Top Ten Things I’ve Learned in over a Decade of Writing for Headline Books

April 15

12:00 p.m EST  Don Helin  Flawed or Too Perfect.  How to Develop Spellbinding Characters – Character is arguably the most memorable element of a great novel.  How do you create a protagonist who leaps from the page?  How about secondary characters?  This class will help you eliminate those cardboard cutouts and create something fresh and new your readers will love.

2:00 PM EST –Jeff Weber – The Biggest Lies of the Music Business –and other nonsense, flights of fancy and especially, how to survive and thrive in music!

4:00 p.m. EST A thriller writer’s search for his birth parents. How Dennis Hetzel solved a lifelong puzzle and what he learned that can help others.

April 16

2:00 p.m. ET  Bucleigh Newton Kernodle Facebook Live! I Would Love You Even If You Were A Pickle -Reading, Q&A, and Activities

4:00 PM ET – Heather Dugan -Pause, Reset, Connect with author/speaker Heather Dugan (The Friendship UPgrade, Date Like a Grownup) COVID-19 has imposed a massive global pause on life as we knew it, but within horror we can always find hope. This will change us. Who will you be? Use this time to improve your corner of the world and build better relationships with yourself and others. Bring your questions and comments to the conversation!

April 18

10:00 AM ET –Heather Dugan -Pause, Reset, Connect with author/speaker Heather Dugan (The Friendship UPgrade, Date Like a Grownup) COVID-19 has imposed a massive global pause on life as we knew it, but within horror we can always find hope. This will change us. Who will you be? Use this time to improve your corner of the world and build better relationships with yourself and others. Bring your questions and comments to the conversation!

April 22

12:00 pm, ET –Don HelinFirst Sentence, first page, first chapter.  How to hook your reader? – Your novel should start fast and keep moving.  Learn to balance back story with compelling story telling.  In this interactive workshop, you’ll find the secret of structuring a novel that will keep your readers awake at night and coming back for more.

April 23

7:00 pm ET- Heather Dugan  Single and Sequestered with author/speaker Heather Dugan (The Friendship UPgrade, Date Like a Grownup)It’s the new long-distance relationship: virtual dating. But, is it a good idea? How are singles using dating apps during isolation, and how can you use this time to prepare for dating in real life again? Bring your questions to the conversation!

April 24

7:00 PM EST – Raymond Keller – Venus Rising, details the interactions over countless millennia of varied intelligences from the planet Venus with the inhabitants of Earth. Dr. Raymond Keller, a.k.a. “Cosmic Ray,” will help you determine your E.Q., or “extraterrestrial quotient.”

April 25

7:00 pm ET – Heather Dugan Single and Sequestered with author/speaker Heather Dugan (The Friendship UPgrade, Date Like a Grownup):  It’s the new long-distance relationship: virtual dating. But, is it a good idea? How are singles using dating apps during isolation, and how can you use this time to prepare for dating in real life again? Bring your questions to the conversation!

April 28

7:00 PM EST – Heather DuganSingle and Sequestered with author/speaker Heather Dugan (The Friendship UPgrade, Date Like a Grownup):  It’s the new long-distance relationship: virtual dating. But, is it a good idea? How are singles using dating apps during isolation, and how can you use this time to prepare for dating in real life again? Bring your questions to the conversation!

April 29

12:00 pm ET – Don HelinPoint of View and Dialogue.  Who’s telling the story and what are they saying? –          Point of View is not only the camera that shows what your characters see, it also determines how close readers can get to your characters.  The distance between your characters and your readers helps determine the intimacy of the story.

During this interactive workshop, we will discuss the three POVs:  First Person, Second Person and Third Person then how each can help tell your story.

April 30

7:00 PM EST – Heather Dugan– The Friendship Upgrade | Date Like a Grownup

May 14

7:00 PM EST – Heather Dugan-Better Dating for Grownups: Relationship Readiness

May 21

7:00 PM EST – Heather Dugan-Bridges to Friendship and Community-Building

 

 

Adeline Schneid
Angie Wilson

Bucleigh Newton Kernodle
Colleen Driscoll
Cookie Schultz
David Selby
Diana Pishner Walker
Don Helin
Ed Michael
Frank Pandora

Heather Dugan
Jeff Weber
Joy Held
Karl Stewart
Lee Doty
Lisa McCombs
Lynn Salsi
Matt Browning
Melinda Chambers
Millie Snyder
Ray Keller
Rick Robinson
Rusty McQuade

Sabrina Runyon
Susan Harper
Tim Packman

Tony Hylton