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  • 17 Jul 2017 9:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Special features: All the past presidents of NCPA and our forerunner, SPA

    July 2017

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  • 03 May 2017 4:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    April 2017 news from NCPA

  • 02 Apr 2017 2:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Reserve your ticket for the Book Awards & Scholarship Banquet now! No tickets sold at the door. Only $25.

    March 2017

  • 15 Feb 2017 11:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Part one came out early because of the book awards deadline:

    Part 1

    part 2

  • 25 Jan 2017 10:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    January 2017 Newsletter

    In addition to NCPA meeting info (page 1)  ~  President’s message (page 2) ~ Book Awards info  (page 6)  this month's newsletter (N/L) contains the following:

    • 2016 Memorials: Ken Umbach, Phil Silver, Laurie Hoiirup .......................(pages 3 & 4 with pictures)
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    • 9 Feb meeting Guest Speaker, & NCPA  member, Frances Kakugawa (page 5, top)
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    • 2016/17 Book Awards Entries So Far : Authors & Titles  (page 5)
    • Stephanie Chandler info : August Guest Speaker (page 7)
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    • NCPA Members Corner :  Why I Write in the Dark ~ June Gillam  (page 8)
    • Industry Scale for Advances on Books (Page 8, bottom)
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    • Sharon Darrow: What Can Meeting a Stranger at an NCPA Meeting do for You?  (Page 9)
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    • Members Corner, Upcoming SPEAKERS info and more (Page 10)
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    • Making Connections Corner, with our Local Sister Writing Organizations, CWC * Cap Crimes *  Sac Suburban * SVR * SCBWI *  If you know one not here, let me know    (page 11)  
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    • Local Upcoming Writing Events : Conferences, meetings & More (page 12)
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    • Donor items & contact info 2017 Awards Banquet/ Scholarship Silent Auction (page 13)
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    • NCPA Board of Directors & other info relating to NCPA (page 14)


  • 09 Dec 2016 11:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Click here for Dec 2016 Newsletter 

    Thank you to all who showed up for the Book Display meeting; we had a great, entertaining meeting, and it was nice the way Prez-Sharon had each of us talk about the titles we brought when we introduced ourselves, and to see the books that we’ve heard so much about..

    On a somber note, Sharon also passed around a card to sign for Ken.  Our hearts and prayers go out to the Umbach family at this trying time. 

    NO WED LUNCHTIME MEETING THIS MONTH ~ that day is too close to Christmas.

    In addition to NCPA meeting info (page 1) * President’s message, plus B&N News (page 2), and NCPA DONOR, Author Brenda Novak’s Fundraiser for Diabetes info (page 13)  this month's newsletter contains the following items, some from award-winning published guest authors:

    • Frances Kakugawa : Guest Blogger Columnist : A Literary Afternoon at Borders with Frances H. Kakugawa  (page 3)
    • Members Corner : Book progress for 3 authors  (Bottom page 3) 
    • Book Awards Info  (page 4)  
    • Rachel Chu, NCPA Youth Member:   The Impact Of Cheating  (page 5)  
    • Challenge to other Youth Members  (page 5)  
    • Reneau Peurifoy, Get It in Writing  (page 6)
    • Industry Scale for Advances on Books (page 6)   
    • Matthias Mendezona  One Man’s Experience on Taping an Interview (page 7)  
    • All-Things-Book Awards/ Banquet Update (Bottom page 7)  
    • Spotlight on a Member: TOM KANDO ~ (pages 8 & 9 
    • NCPA Members Corner (Bottom page 9) 
    • Members Corner: Robert Pacholik Writers Digest Review on NIGHT FLARES (page 10) 
    • Thank you for Submissions & More (page 11)
    • Editorial on why we need to Thank & Appreciate our Guest Speakers (page 11)  
    • Contact Info on Guest Speakers Jan thru May + (page 11)  
    •  Making Connections Corner, with our Local Sister Writing Organizations, CWC * Cap Crimes *  Sac Suburban * SVR * SCBWI *  If you know one not here, let me know  (page 12)   
    • Local Upcoming Writing Events  Conferences, Contest, Meetings & More (page 13)  
    • Donor items & contact info 2017 Awards Banquet/ Scholarship Silent Auction (page 14) 
    • NCPA Board of Directors & other info relating to NCPA (page 15)

    Click here for Dec 2016 Newsletter 


  • 15 Nov 2016 9:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Get it here!

    THURSDAY 8 DECEMBER * Save the Date * SPECIAL DECEMBER MEETING * OUR BOOK DISPLAY & MORE * Bring your published books to show, share & sell!

    In addition to NCPA meeting info (page 1)  ~  President’s message (page 2) ~ Book Awards info &  NCPA DONOR, Author Brenda Novak’s Fundraiser for Diabetes info (page 3)  this month's newsletter (N/L) contains the following items, some from award-winning published guest authors:

    • Bitsy Kemper : "How to Ensure Your Picture Book Doesn't Suck  ~ A 13-point checklist "  (pages 4-6)
    • Kim Edwards :  Gives a Short Spotlight on NCPA member Ray Blaine (page 6)
    • Spotlight on a Member :  Frances Kakugawa (page 7)
    • Frances Kakugawa : Blogs on her book "Teacher You Look Like a Horse"  ~ Internationally Published (page 8)
    • NCPA Members Corner :  Book Signings & Releases (page 9)
    • Joyce Mason : Excerpt from her Blog : “Writing on the Run ~ Evolving Our Writing Habits to Fit Changing Times  (page 10)
    • Making Connections Corner, with our Local Sister Writing Organizations, CWC * Cap Crimes *  Sac Suburban * SVR * SCBWI *  If you know one not here, let me know    (page 11)   
    • Local Upcoming Writing Events : Conferences, meetings & More (page 12)
    • Thanks given to Member-Author Submissions (page 12)
    • Meet the Authors recap * (Coordinated by member Norm Miller ) (page 12)
    • Writing Tid Bits & Odds & Ends (page 13)
    • Donor items & contact info 2017 Awards Banquet/ Scholarship Silent Auction (page 13)
    • NCPA Board of Directors & other info relating to NCPA (page 14)


 
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