Monday, February 18, 2013

March 2013: Hootsuite

Join us on Saturday, March 9th as we continue our discussion on Social Media.  Lena Nelson Dooley will be our speaker and will discuss "How to Save Time Online with Hootsuite." Lena will also touch on Pinterest and Goodreads. 

Award-winning author, Lena Nelson Dooley, has more than 700,000 books in print.
Helping other authors become published really floats her boat, with over 20 signing their first book contract after her mentoring. Three of her books have been awarded the Carol Award silver pins, and she has received the ACFW Mentor of the Year award. The high point of her day is receiving feedback from her readers, especially people whose lives have been changed by her books.

Her 2010 release Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico, won the 2011 Will Rogers Medallion Award for excellence in publishing Western Fiction. Maggie’s Journey appeared on a reviewers Top Ten Books of 2011 list. It also won the 2012 Selah award for Historical Novel. Mary’s Blessing released in May 2012. It recently appeared on a review site’s Top Five Reads in 2012 list. Catherine’s Pursuit is coming in February 2013.

In addition to her writing, Lena is a frequent speaker at women’s groups, writers groups, and at both regional and national conferences. She has spoken in six states and internationally. She is also one of the co-hosts of the Gate Beautiful blog radio show.

Lena has an active web presence on Shoutlife, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Linkedin and with her internationally connected blog where she interviews other authors and promotes their books.

Find her online here:

Upcoming Speakers:
April: Anne Green talks about "How to take your manuscript from good to great."
May: Dr. Richard Mabry joins us to share what he learned from conferences.
June: Becky Wade will discuss Advanced Writing.

Don't miss a meeting of DFW Ready Writers, the second Saturday of every month at 10:30am at the Bedford Library. Visitors welcome! 
DFW Ready Writers is the local chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).  For details, go to

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Our February Meeting

Oh what a blast! More than twenty-five of us monopolized the Bedford Library's Wifi.

We learned the ins and outs of Facebook profiles and pages.

We also enjoyed tips about setting up Twitter and encouraging Followers, and using Hootsuite.

Hard at work, we detailed our own pages and connections with others.