My local genealogical society, Livermore-Amador GenealogicalSociety, asked two of us to be speakers for the May meeting. The topic was Self-Publication Process. Jane Southwick and I both have books that we wrote, but we both went about publishing two different ways. The gist of our presentation was showing the audience two different routes to get to the same end result (although Jane’s was much nicer looking!).
I enjoyed speaking and I have to say that I felt like I was in my living room talking to family. It’s such a warm, loving, supportive group and I love sharing with them. Jane did a terrific job sharing how she worked with Stories to Tell Books. What most impressed me about Jane was her speaking style. She used a full written speech, but didn’t read it. She was just wonderful with eye contact and clear speaking. I was very proud and in awe. Top that off with the amazing book she wrote and all I can say is that she is my hero.
The editor of our newsletter, Roots Tracer, asked Jane and I to write an article of our speeches for those that don’t attend. Once I do that, I will link to it here.
Here are Jane and I speaking: