Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Contribute to the Continuing Short Story and Help The Women Veterans Project

MANA has a new Continuing Short Story that's ready for posts on its blog. Last year's short story was a huge success. There were over 260 comments As a result,  MANA donated funds to ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association. 

So, we want to do it again. This year, MANA has designated funds for The Women Veterans Project sponsored by Swords to Plowshares, a community-based, not-for-profit veteran service organization.  Through The Women Veterans Project, Swords to Plowshares works to improve its programs, including housing, benefits and health and social services, to meet the needs of women veterans most of whom have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

This is how the Continuing Short Story on our blog works: 

1. The first person to post should use the photo as a prompt. You can write five sentences or more. 

2. The next writer should add to the story of the first post. After that, every writer should add to the story of the previous writer.

For every 20 posts of five sentences or more, MANA will donate $10 to The Women Veterans Project.

So, get started today and help support women's veterans. Be the first one to post your comment below.


Monday, February 24, 2014

Congratulations to Elesia Powell, MANA's 2014 Poetry Contest Winner

Elesia K. Powell, 2014 MANA Poetry Contest Winner
MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) is proud to announce Elesia K. Powell as its 2014 poetry contest winner. For winning the Passion For Poetry Poet Contest, MANA will publish and provide digital marketing for a year at no cost to Ms. Powell. 

Ms. Powell is an adjunct instructor at Mott Community College (Flint, MI) who teaches freshman composition. She graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a Master's degree in Composition/Rhetoric. Ms. Powell is also the winner of the prestigious Hopwood award from the University of Michigan. The Hopwood Program administers the Avery Hopwood and Julie Hopwood Awards in writing. The program awards each year for creative non-fiction, fiction and poetry. 

Ms. Powell currently has a self-published CD of poetry and prose. Her travels throughout the United States, Europe, and the West Indies are reflected throughout her writings. 

Ms. Powell's work, Sweet Ache, will debut in May. Here is an excerpt of her work:


Has Been

The called him a has-been.
Has been loved,
Has been successful,
Has been admired,
Sought after and desired.
But has-been was never one
To let others have the las say,
So he replied, 
And you–have never been.




Monday, February 17, 2014

RDP Author Dr. Gregory Shafer Interview on "The Author's Show"

Robbie Dean Press (RDP) Author Dr. Gregory Shafer was a recent guest on "The Author's Show" radio program discussing his nonfiction book, Propaganda American Style: A Textbook For Critical Thinkers. RDP is the parent company of MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA). 

To preview the book, go to: http://marketingnewauthors.com/propaganda.html. 
Listen to his interview below.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

MANA Welcomes Intern Holly Taylor

Ms. Holly Taylor has joined the MANA Staff as an intern. She is an English and Greek major in her senior year at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. 

THE MANA SUNSET newsletter is the first of many projects to which Ms. Taylor will be contribute. She has redesigned all features of this newsletter and given it a new masthead. Ms. Taylor's first issue of the year demonstrates she is very capable and ready to work! 


THE MANA SUNSET is a newsletter for writers and anyone interested in becoming a writer. It comes out six times a year. THE MANA SUNSET is on the MANA website. 

If you are student and interested in an internship with MANA intern, contact us at info@marketingnewauthors.com for details. 

The Latest Issue of The MANA SUNSET is Now Available

The February edition of MANA's newsletter is out. Find out the latest news about MANA. 

To view the current and archived versions of THE MANA SUNSET go to: http://marketingnewauthors.com/newsletter.htm.