This week we welcome poet, writing coach, magazine editor, musician, and dancer Alice Osborn to the Lulu offices.
When she’s not writing poetry or editing the regional quarterly magazine Wake Living, Alice teaches writing workshops for aspiring fiction and memoir authors ranging in age from 9 to 90. Alice firmly believes everyone should write as it’s the best way “to share their life, hardships, lessons and to leave a legacy. Writing a book should not be all about the ego; it should be about what a writer has inside of them that can serve, educate or change someone’s life.”
Today, Alice shares advice on planning and publicizing an effective book launch event at your local bookstore and other venues. She also has some tips for incorporating photos and video from the event into your press kit and social media campaigns.
Alice Osborn’s education (MA in English, NCSU and BS in Finance, VA Tech) and work experience is unusually varied and now feeds her work as a poet, singer/songwriter, book coach and editor of Wake Living magazine. Heroes without Capes is her most recent collection of poetry. Previous collections include After the Steaming Stops and Unfinished Projects. Alice is also the editor of the anthologies Tattoos and Creatures of Habitat, both from Main Street Rag.
When she’s not editing or writing, Alice is an Irish dancer who plays guitar and violin. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, two children, four loud birds and Mr. Nibbles, the guinea pig. Visit Alice’s website at www.aliceosborn.com