Speaking Engagements, Book Clubs Presentations
Pattie McKelvy (left) and Sheila Niles (right) of the Tuscan Village "Club Libre" book club, hosted Evans in February.
No fees for speaking, but please provide honest reviews of the novels on Amazon and Goodreads.
Pat Dunlap Evans enjoys speaking to book clubs, social clubs, and other organizations on the topic, "Truth or Fiction: Only the Author Knows For Sure." In this PowerPoint presentation, Evans uses examples from famous authors, as well as brief excerpts from her own works, to illustrate how authors have used the truth as a germ for creativity, and how some writers have found themselves in legal or personal trouble for using a bit too much truth or too little.
Evans is available to speak in person to book clubs (12 members or more) or other groups, located within 300 miles of Austin, Texas. For cities beyond that distance, Evans utilizes Skype, which can be an effective medium for both the presentation and two-way communication.
Book clubs or organizations who would like to preview a sample PDF of either novel, should contact Ms. Evans at the "Contact Pat" button below. If a book club decides to read the novel, discounted Kindle copies will be available from the Kindle Store at a rate of $0.99 (priced for one day's time). One print copy may be donated free of charge to your local library as well.
Evans has another presentation libraries. Called, "Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Writing," this interactive talk helps writers of all levels make their writing stand out, whether it's an important email, a special presentation, or a book or novel. Evans also is happy to donate copies of her novels to libraries. Simply contact her at the button below.
For Writers' Organizations
A higher-level presentation available to writers' organizations is "The Storyteller's Voice: Choosing a Narrator is a Novelist's Most Important Decision." In this PowerPoint presentation, Ms. Evans illustrates the major voices that tell our stories and how the choice of this narrator can makes or break a work.