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Misconceptions, Stereotypes and Empowering Journeys

Join Jeannie for a discussion about the power of the happily ever after. Drawing inspiration from her Long Island roots, Jeannie is a firm believer in the positive influence of romance novels. She will talk about how the genre can empower both readers and writers, and the part it has played in her journey to success as an author. Join us for a fascinating look at a genre that has been too often dismissed or overlooked,

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World Building

The setting of a novel is time and place. Seems simple enough, right? It’s not. In a novel, your setting is more than a location or an era. Setting requires you to layer in details that make the world pop for your readers. Vivid, living settings that evoke strong emotions are what make readers return to a place again and again. If you’re having trouble with your setting, Jeannie can help you draw out the meaningful details,

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Character Consultations

Are you struggling to build believable characters who grab your readers? As writers, we know characters are more than just a collection of physical traits, but are your imaginary friends proving to be more of a mystery than your plot? Jeannie can help you flesh out all those internal and external motivations, construct a backstory, and develop the nuances that will make the people on the page the drivers of your story.

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Author Coaching

Do you have an idea for a book, and you’re not sure how to start? Have you started a book and stopped? Scribbled notes? Is your book done, and you don’t know what to do next?

With almost forty years as an educator and two decades writing, Jeannie can help. 

It doesn’t matter if you have a completed manuscript or have yet to write a word; the plan for your book starts with a conversation. 

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Q & A with Jeannie

Want to give your patrons an opportunity to chat with an author? Jeannie is available for writing Q & A sessions or to talk about books or genre fiction. With decades of experience in education, Jeannie can design programs for adults, teens, or both! Please reach out if you want to discuss scheduling an in-person or virtual visit.

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