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    South Bay Local Writers Group: Guest Speaker, "How I Lost 100 Pounds and Became a Published Author"

    10:30 am - NoonRedondo Beach Main Library

    Shannon2Don’t miss Redondo Beach resident Shannon Hammer as she discusses “How I Lost 100 Pounds and Became a Published Author.”

    Published by Fairview Press in 2010, Shannon’s book Positive Portions Food & Fitness Journal is based on her experience of losing 100 pounds and keeping it off (now for over 12 years). Her appearances on TV, radio, web and print publications include Fox News, Talk One Radio, Prevention and Better Homes & Gardens.

    positiveportionsLearn how Shannon started from scratch and transformed into a published author, navigating the challenges of obtaining a traditional publisher, building her book's website, developing and maintaining a social media presence, generating blog topics, and turning her story into public speaking engagements… all while working a demanding full-time job.

    Calling all writers for an opportunity to get together with like-minded others in a casual setting to maintain motivation and productivity.

    Our monthly large-group meeting typically convenes on the 1st Saturday morning of each month at the Redondo Beach Main Library. It is free and open to the public, constrained only by room size.

    Explore writing topics that would help further your efforts as an author. Have thoughts on what you'd like addressed during 2016? Contact the organizer directly: .

    Group organizer Bo Folsom brings 18-years of aerospace experience in systems engineering and project management to the South Bay Creative Writers Group. Additionally, Bo is a self-published author and served as a magazine editor/publisher in two of the nations top 15 markets, as well as providing small business consulting expertise. Currently, his supportive writer workshops provide an opportunity to share knowledge & fuel his own creative work.

    Stanton Swafford, the local writers group's founder, is a Los Angeles native and world traveler, US Navy Veteran, former undercover intelligence officer and jazz musician. He successfully self-published an espionage thriller, China Sea, as his debut novel in the Summer of 2015.

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  1. March 23, 2016    

    Looking forward to Jennie’s presentation on April 2nd. Thank you!

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