2014 Spring Big Apple Conference

New York, New York
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Author Panel and Book Fair Participants
in alphabetical order by first name

Anne R. Davidson
Finding Grace: Regaining My Vision and Soul
Genre: Memoir
CreateSpace, January 2014
Written as a tribute to the Black woman who raised and rescued her from her mother's abuse. At forty, she remembered the truths of her early childhood, regaining not only the vision in one eye but also the recognition that she had felt Black all her life.  


Cathleen O’Connor, PhD 
High Heels on the Hamster Wheel:  A Fable for the Modern Woman 
Genre: Self-Help/Self-Esteem/Personal Transformation 
September 2013, Balboa Press           
This book invites the reader along as its heroine searches for balance while navigating the mountain of advice aimed at women today. A fable within a practical self-help wrapper, the book shows the way to design yourself a life – one that works for all of who you are.


Elaine Wolf
Genre: Young Adult
Sky Pony Press (an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing), June 2012
Coming-of-age story about a high school girl who faces bullying at summer camp as she begins to discover the truth about her mother, who holds a dark secret. Appropriate for readers from teens through seniors. 
Genre: Fiction
Arcade Publishing, November 2012
Novel about a mother who risks her career and her marriage when she speaks out against bullying and homophobia in the explosive high school in which she works as a guidance counselor.


Emery Gewirtz & Katie Rha 
Genre: YA Dystopian Fiction 
CreateSpace, February 2014 
Fighting the system has never been more dangerous. Four unlikely heroes are taken under the wing of ex-government scientist, Wren Casterra, and are forced into exile when they prove immune to the mysterious government drug known as Extium. The group decides to flee the land, despite being taught that the world outside Laiden is dead. Together, they embark on an epic journey to discover the truth. But when Wren's connection to Extium is revealed, it threatens to destroy everything for which the group has fought.

Greta S. Nettleton
The Quack's Daughter: A True Story About the Private Life of a Victorian College Girl 
Genre: Family memoir/American history/Women's studies  
Self-published, Lulu Dec. 10, 2012; 2nd edition, June 1, 2014, University of Iowa Press 
This family memoir is based on the 1885 diary of my great-grandmother, Cora Keck. A music prodigy, Cora was sent to Vassar to rescue the family's scandalous social reputation, which had been damaged by her mother's notorious success as a self-made patent medicine millionaire in Iowa.


Nanette Hucknall
The Rose and the Sword: How to Balance Your Feminine and Masculine Energies (co-authored with Judith Bach) Genre: Self Help
October 2013, MSI Publisher 
This book is an innovative guide to improving both your inner and outer relationships. Lively compelling tales and commentaries guide you to understand your relationship to inner masculine and feminine energies and how they can work together to create a treasure of wholeness. The stories also have self-help exercises.
Higher Self Yoga
Genre: Nonfiction
July 2013, Inner Journey Publishing 
The Higher Self is the sum of all of your positive characteristics. The more you use your Higher Self to guide you, the more you become one with the higher energies. With stories and experiential exercises, this book can help you heal psychological wounds and open your heart to wisdom.

Sally Wahl Constain
The Keys to Fanny
Genre: Fiction/Historical (middle grade through adult)
March, 2014, CreateSpace
This epic tale of historical fiction tells of a brave Ukranian girl as she flees a life of servitude in her native Russian Shtetl, in pursuit of her ultimate dream: Attending school in America.

Tina Traster
Rescuing Julia Twice: A Mother's Tale of Russian Adoption and Overcoming Reactive Attachment Disorder
Genre: Memoir 
May 2014, Chicago Review Press
An international adoption story about a baby from Siberia wouldn't attach to her parents, until after years of despair and confusion, her parents identified Reactive Attachment Disorder as the problem. Then, with information, tenacity and endurance, their child truly became their own, and today the family is solid and 11-year-old Julia is thriving.


9:00 am - 10:00 am Author's Panel 
Our member authors will briefly discuss the process of writing and publishing their book.

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Author Book Fair & Lunch Break
Opportunity to purchase member books and chat with our authors.


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    Member Pricing
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    Full weekend - $275
    Saturday - $175
    Sunday morning: Author Panel and Book Fair, Mystery genre workshop, Pitch Perfect discussion - $100
    Sunday afternoon: Meet the Agents Panel and Pitch Session - $120

    Non-Member Pricing

    Full weekend - $350
    Saturday - $205
    Sunday morning: Author Panel and Book Fair, Mystery genre workshop, Pitch Perfect discussion - $115
    Sunday afternoon: Meet the Agents Panel and Pitch Session - $140
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