Mill Park Publishing of Eagle, Idaho was created in 2003 by author Elaine Ambrose.
The company facilitates fee-based book publication and marketing for local authors
and organizes writer's retreats.
Write by the River
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012
Garden Valley, Idaho
Writers are encouraged to register now for limited spaces available at the fifth annual Write by the River Writer’s Retreat in Garden Valley, only one hour north of Boise. This year’s theme:
Saturday, Sept. 29
9:30 am – Registration and Introductions, Coffee, Juice
9:45 - Speaker: Jennifer Basye Sander - Get Published: Facts about the New York Publishing Houses
Jennifer Basye Sander has been an author and book packager for nearly 20 years. She is the co-author of the best-selling book The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Published. Her career has spanned all aspects of the business, from retail sales and book acquisition to editorial and publicity. She co-founded the Big City Books Group, which develops book projects and she is the author, co-author, or ghost author of more than 50 successful books in print. Jennifer lives in Sacramento, California. Find details about her writing retreats at www.writebythelake.com
11:30 – Lunch on the Deck
1:00 - Speaker: Doug Copsey - Get Published: Facts about Local and Regional Presses
For more than 30 years, Doug Copsey has shared his unique brand of innovation and insight to film, television, and radio productions for satisfied clients worldwide. He is the author of four books, seven screenplays, and hundreds of magazine articles. He is a founder and leader of the Idaho Writers Guild, and he helped create and organize the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. He is the author of With our Good Will – 30 Years of Shakespeare in Idaho published by Caxton Press in Caldwell. Doug lives in Boise, Idaho. Find more details at www.dougcopseyproductions.com
2:00 – Break
Book Signing with Authors
Snacks and Conversations
3:00 - Speaker: Stacy Dymalski - Get Published: Facts about Successful Self-Publishing
Stacy Dynalski is an award-winning standup comic, filmmaker, and writer. She writes with humor and presents funny talks about the delicate balance between career and how to be a parent who doesn’t screw up one’s own kids. Her self-published book Confessions of a Band Geek Mom is a delightful collection of stories about one exhausted parent's take on carpools, room mothers, high school band, and hernias. Stacy lives in Park City, Utah. Find her blog at web.me.com/stacy_dymalski/Writer
4:00 – Postscript: Elaine Ambrose
Elaine Ambrose is the author of six books, and the co-author of two books, including Menopause Sucks and Drinking with Dead Women Writers. She owns Mill Park Publishing, winner of the 2012 IPPY Award. Her author and blog web site is www.ElaineAmbrose.com, and her business web site is www.MillParkPublishing.com
5:00 – Retreat Ends - Write On!
To keep costs down, this year’s retreat will be one day instead of three. Cost of $50 covers speakers, materials, lunch, and snacks. Authors will have books available for purchase. No refunds after Sept. 10.
Retreat activities will be at the cabin of Elaine Ambrose in Southfork Landing next to the river in Garden Valley. Directions: Drive north of Boise on Highway 55. Turn right at Banks onto State Highway 21. Go about 12 miles, turn right at Alder Creek Road and go over the bridge. Turn right on Freedom Ranch Road, turn right on Southfork Lane, and it’s the first home on the right.
Former retreat speakers include Alan Heathcock, Tony Doerr, Gretchen Anderson, and Amanda Turner. Seven past participants have successfully written and published books in the past three years.
Author Anne Mackenzie Dixon wrote this book as a class project during her undergraduate studies as she worked for a Master of Social Work degree. The book now is used as a therapy tool to help children become more passionate toward their peers with Autism.
This limited edition book is available for $22.00 from Mill Park Publishing.