Wednesday, April 4, 2018

MANA's Dr. C Begins New Venture As A Consultant to ESL Business Professionals

Dr. Fairy Hayes-Scott, affectionately called, MANA's "Dr. C," has began a new consultancy service for English as a Second Language (ESL) business owners and professionals. 

Watch the video to find out more information about Dr. C's consultancy.





To find out more about Dr. C's consultancy services, visit her website at: http://marketingnewauthors.biz/consultation/.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Spring Brunch for ESL Professionals and Business Owners at Weber’s Inn on May 5

Dr. Fairy Hayes-Scott, MANA's Dr. C offers customized consultancy services to professionals, business owners, and students planning to become professionals who are challenged by the English language. 

Dr. C is inviting ESL professionals and students to a "Meet-and-Greet Spring Brunch" at Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Road in Ann Arbor, MI from 11:00 a.m.to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

View Dr. C's video to find out more information: 



The first six people who contact Dr. C and become a client will receive a significant discount on Dr. C's consultancy services. 

To make a reservation for the brunch, contact Dr. C at dr_c_consultant@aol.com. The deadline to make a reservation has been changed from April 21 to  April 29, 2018.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Are You Ready for MANA's Five-Day Grammar Challenge?


Would you like to test your knowledge of grammar? If so, then test out your skills in MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) "Five-Day Grammar Challenge." 

If you are able to meet and pass four challenges, you will get a free copy of the e-book version of MANA"s book on grammar, titled, Bare Essentials Bits—The Book. The book is based on a series of MANA's podcasts on grammar (go HERE to read our blog post about the book). 

You will also receive a $10 gift certificate to purchase any item on the MANA website. The certificate will last for six (6) months. 

The fifth challenge involves writing a 250-word short story for possible publication in the April or June issue of MANA's newsletter, The MANA Sunset.

Are you ready for the Grammar Challenge? 


Day 1 

INSTRUCTIONS: 

1. There are ten (10) grammatical errors in the paragraph below. Write the whole paragraph.

2. Under the paragraph, write the sentence and indicate the errors and explain why you feel such errors exist. 

3. E-mail the error to: info@marketingnewauthors.com.

PARAGRAPH:

When I pass from this life I want to be remembered for several things. Before you pass there might be many questions that others may want to remember. This question challenges many. This is an inquiry that periodically comes up in our minds. The number of people who mourn our life ending help up know how good of a life you have. Or that would be important to many of us. Important to many of us. 

Enjoy the challenge!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

MANA's Latest Released: "Bare Essentials Bits—The Book: Providing the Puzzle Pieces of Good Grammar, Precise Punctuation, and Accurate Word Choice

MANA's Latest Release!
When do you use:

Collective Nouns?
Replacer Nouns?
Singular Indefinite Pronouns?

We often use parts of speech, contractions, and other types of grammar in our writing and daily communication with others. Let’s face it, knowing how to use grammar correctly can become puzzling: 

“Did I use its correctly?” 
When do I use they’re?”
“Where do I put the comma in this sentence?” 

This can get confusing, and even embarrassing if you are a blogger, teacher, marketer or someone whose work goes public!

Last summer, MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) featured a successful series of weekly podcasts titled, “Bare Essential Bits.” (Go HERE to listen to the podcasts.) Because there appeared to be a substantial interest in the topic, Dr. Fairy C. Hayes-Scott, owner of MANA and its parent company, Robbie Dean Press, created Bare Essentials Bits—The Book: Providing the Puzzle Pieces of Good Grammar, Precise Punctuation, and Accurate Word Choice.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

MANA's African-African Authors' Books Exhibited at the 92nd Annual Black History Month Luncheon in D.C.

MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) is celebrating Black History Month with a display of MANA books by African-American authors at the 92nd annual Black History Month luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 24th at the Washington Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 

The luncheon is hosted by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the founders of Black History Month. In 1926, ASALH’s founder, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, created the annual Black History celebration, which highlights a theme of historical and current importance. 

“Black History Month is our time to focus national attention on the significant events and achievements of African Americans who advanced freedom and democracy,” ASALH’s National President Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham said in a news release
Since MANA's inception in 2002, MANA has maintained its focus on providing authors of all ages and genre the opportunity not to just have a work printed but exhibited in various conferences. 

So, in celebration of Black History Month, MANA has publications of several of the African-American authors it represents will exhibited at the 92nd Annual Black History Luncheon on February 24.

Prior to the luncheon, a featured authors’ event which is free and open to the public will allow individuals to interact with authors from across the nation who have written on a variety of issues related to African Americans and other topics. A variety of book types will also be represented, ranging from children’s books to scholarly works. 

MANA will have several books written by its African-American authors on display.  If you plan to attend the luncheon, check out MANA’s display of books. To view MANA's list of publications, go HERE

The books are available for purchase on MANA's website at MarketingNewAuthors.com.

Friday, February 9, 2018

MANA Announces Winners of the 2017 MANA Blog Short Story Series Contest

MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) is pleased to announce Jenny Harp, as the 1st Place winner of the 2017 MANA Blog Short Story Series Contest. Ms. Harp's short story, "Daisy," will appear as a five-part installation in MANA's Short Story Series on The MANA Sunriser Blog. Read "Daisy" by clicking on the title.

Maria Piork is the 2nd Place winner for her story, "Working Late." Ms. Piork's story will also appear as a five-part installation story in MANA's Short Story Series. Read the latest installments of "Working Late" by clicking on the title. 

Ms. Piork is a PRO member of Romance Writers of America and also treasurer of RWA/NYC. She has also served as president of the Phoenix Writers Club. When not writing fiction, Maria works as a technical writers. She resides in Queens, NY. You can visit her site at www.mariacox.net.

Last year, MANA put out a call for entries for the short story contest. The MANA Sunriser Blog features a Short Story Series as a “throwback” to the days when print newspapers and magazines published short stories that appear as a series. MANA has brought serials back to public life!. To read the short stories that are already posted, go to the right side of this blog to view the story list. 

Again, MANA congratulates Jenny Harp and Maria Piork for their first and second place wins, respectively. MANA also thanks other writers who participated. 

We hope you enjoy MANA's Short Story Series. 

If you have a short story that you would like to contribute to MANA's Short Story Series, contact MANA at info@marketingnewauthors.com. We will review your story and notify you if we accept your story for publication. You will maintain full copyright. 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

MANA's Latest Book Release: "Selling Memories: Poems and Tales for my Grandchildren When They Grow Up"


MANA is pleased to announce Rita Gitik's new book, Selling Memories: Poems and Tales For my Grandchildren When They Grow Up. This is Ms. Gitik's second book. The first is The Medici Heirs, also available on MANA's website. 


Gitik's new book of poems and tales touches every facet of life. Every tale and poem provide a special pathos that will touch the hearts and souls of many grandchildren who may think their grandmothers do not understand their many experiences with life. 

The following is a sample of her work title, Seven Septets:

I
I love you in more ways than you can count.
I'll always find new ways to love you.
A lemon-coloured butterfly
On the folds of my heart.
A purple-coloured butterfly
On the folds of my memory.
Can you measure my love fix for you, my lover?

II
One by one the guests arrive.
Invited and uninvited.
Carrying shreds of their lives
In battered suitcases.
Carrying shadows of their loved ones
In aching broken hearts.
Can we make them happy, my lover?

III
A queen.
A dancing queen.
A dancing queen taking chances for you.
A dancing queen taking chances for you, my lover.
Will I be your dancing queen taking chances for you?
A dancing queen...
A queen.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Contribute to MANA's 2018 Blog Continuous Short Story and Help "Humble Design-Fueled by U-Haul"

After enjoying much success over the past five years, MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) will continue its annual fundraiser that helps non-profit organizations provide services to those in need. MANA does not ask for monetary contributions, but asks instead for written contributions to MANA’s Blog Continuous Short Story. 

MANA and its parent company, Robbie Dean Press, have supported various charitable projects over the years through posts on "MANA's Blog Continuous Short Story.” Click HERE to read the 2017 Blog Continuous Short Story.

The designated charity for 2018 is "Humble Design-Fueled by U-Haul." U-Haul International and Humble Design have teamed up to create a non-profit organization that helps families transition out of homeless shelters and into homes, according to the non-profit's website. 

Humble Design-Fueled by U-Haul accepts donated household goods to provide furnishings and design services that turns an empty house into a clean, dignified and welcoming home. The non-profit has been featured on NBC Nightly News. Based in Pontiac, Michigan, Humble Design-Fueled by U-Haul has locations in Chicago and Detroit, and plans to open locations in San Diego and Seattle.