I am entering the children’s picture book market genre with ten completed titles (not yet published) from my stored ideas.
Recently researched and am developing a three-book-historical fiction series for young adults and have completed the first of these and half of the second California novels. The region is not written about for the Young Adult (YA) reader but was important enough to be visited by a President of the United States.
Over the past two years I have been testing and writing a peanut cookbook with a friend and it is almost ready to submit for publishing.
Recently retired from my 20 year self-publishing business with over 150,000 “Beautiful Weddings & Events” planning books printed and distributed. Developed seven regional titles, one audio book and a digital magazine for California about wedding regions.
In 1993, began promoting wedding professionals on a local website and by 98 moved the resource links throughout California. By 1999 expanded to links internationally.. Developed strengths in research and as a book and web marketer with both businesses.
My early writing history included creation of The Puppet Palace Players whereby It led to writing thirty half-hour puppet show scripts and performing hundreds of times for my twelve year business. My client base was everything between Service Clubs, County Fairs and Families.
While president of Sonoma County Mothers Against Drunk Driving In the late 80's, the CHP officer, John Mede and Ellen Draper and I created the guidelines for Safe and Sober Graduation Parties in Sonoma County. This led to my writing the legal guidelines for the National Mothers Against Drunk Driving "Safe and Sober Grad Night Project". The guidelines were sent to most communities in the US and Canada.
Recently completed a factual 1976 USA Bicentennial memory book of an eight-month journey taken with my family while teacher husband was on a sabbatical. We traversed 38 states and experienced America.
Have self-published teaching materials and taught portions of a California University Certification Class on Event Planning at three Universities yearly over a five-year period.
AFTER RETIRING ...
Recently wrote “Spirituality Of Writing” materials and taught classes for seniors interested in writing their histories.
Completed the materials for a Marketing Seminar.
Lived over 50 years in the Sonoma Wine Country of California where I am enjoying the writing of my "saved creative ideas" and having time with my amazing educator/editor husband.
Through all the years, I have LOVED being a MOM. Enjoyed raising two beautiful, talented and interesting daughters.
Keep in touch with Judith JudithRiversMoore@gmail.com