Patrika Vaughn

Biography

Spanning a 25-year career as a writer, editor, publisher, lecturer, author and literary agent, Patrika Vaughn understands the written word and how to market it. She is also armed with an arsenal of tools to propel the works of aspiring writers quickly through today's prohibitive publishing arena and into the hands of readers.

Awards: Order of Excellence, Who's Who in the 21st Century (Also listed in Outstanding People of the 21st Century and The International Authors and Writers Who's Who)

Her 25 years of experience include every aspect of the trade:

Professional Writer: Columnist and feature writer. Articles published in more than 100 national journals and magazines. Author of books, audio books and ebooks. (see www.acappela.com)

Ghostwriter: Books of both fact and fiction for industrialists, psychiatrists and psychotherapists, world travelers and international executives

Editor: Editor for national trade and consumer publications

Publisher: President of A Cappela Publishing

Literary Agent: Placed writers with Prentice-Hall (Simon & Schuster), McGraw Hill Publications, Harcourt Brace Jovanovitch, Cahners Publications, Conover Mast Publications, Advisory Enterprises, Inc., Larkin Publications and others.

Public Relations & Marketing Consultant: To business, industry and non-profit corporations; former media coordinator for Habitat for Humanity in San Diego / Tijuana

Lecturer, Seminar leader, On-line instructor: Adult education plus university and community college level presentations.

Also online courses at www.acappela.com

Where to find Patrika Vaughn online


Where to buy in print


Books

Everything You Need to Know to Write, Publish and Market Your Book
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,590. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
The writer's and author's guide to: - the craft of writing - successful publishing - self-publishing - book marketing - distributing your works

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Smashwords book reviews by Patrika Vaughn

  • Death's Promise on March 09, 2012
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    Book Review Death’s Promise by Cheryl Twoddle A complex mixture of romance, adventure and metaphysics, Death’s Promise is a romp through this dimention and others by Annabelle, her evil counterpart Jett, and Orin, her guide though the dream world. Think of this as the poor man’s Nora Roberts creation. The pace is a little slow but the plot is good, as are the details of place. The author puts the reader right into the scene, as well as into Annabelle’s heart and soul. The dialogue could be better, weighing in at the Young Adult level, The ‘mystery,’ set up as Orin and Jett vie for Annabelle;s affection and her future, is not compelling on an adult level. There is too much narration and repetition, slowing the book’s flow. To some extent, though there is a mix of genres, the book is formulaic. There is the obligatory fight scene at the end, with Orin, the good guy, wining, and love defeating hate. On a scale of one to ten, I’d give this one a seven. ###
  • Death's Promise on March 09, 2012

    Book Review Death’s Promise by Cheryl Twoddle A complex mixture of romance, adventure and metaphysics, Death’s Promise is a romp through this dimention and others by Annabelle, her evil counterpart Jett, and Orin, her guide though the dream world. Think of this as the poor man’s Nora Roberts creation. The pace is a little slow but the plot is good, as are the details of place. The author puts the reader right into the scene, as well as into Annabelle’s heart and soul. The dialogue could be better, weighing in at the Young Adult level, The ‘mystery,’ set up as Orin and Jett vie for Annabelle;s affection and her future, is not compelling on an adult level. There is too much narration and repetition, slowing the book’s flow. To some extent, though there is a mix of genres, the book is formulaic. There is the obligatory fight scene at the end, with Orin, the good guy, wining, and love defeating hate. On a scale of one to ten, I’d give this one a seven. ###