Virtual Live Panel Presentation

Monday, July 13, 2020  12:30pm - 2:30pm Pacific

Publishing a Book:

Insights from SDPCA Authors

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After the morning session by Dan Janal on how to write your book in a flash… let’s bring it home… with several of our SDPCA members who are Authors!

Self-publishing your book during the pandemic pause is a great time to feel confident in your passionate work, share your knowledge, thought leadership and expertise, AND make money!  You could probably re-purpose your blog posts right now into an eBook! 

This highly-requested topic panel addresses:

  • Your writing process
  • Book title/subject - how was it determined
  • Who is the ideal audience/reader for it
  • Printing / Publishing - tips and resources
  • Marketing – pre-launch, post-launch, ongoing
  • Social Media promotion
  • How a book fits into your overall business strategy
  • Using books with public speaking gigs
  • And more!


Sheryl Roush
Passionate about serving others with information and inspiration, Sheryl Roush has 17 books published, and still going… With over 45 years in graphic design, marketing, printing and publishing, she helps clients publish their work. Her Heart of a Military Woman book won “Best Inspirational” from the San Diego Book Awards and was endorsed by Montel Williams. Heart of a Toastmaster received “Best Anthology” from the International Book Awards. Her 12-title Heart Book Series was featured in Borders, an amazing feat for being self-published. Solid Gold Newsletter Design was featured in Toastmasters International global product catalog, and served as a marketing communication class course book at the University of Ottawa. Sheryl received the 2016 Author of Influence award and was recognized by the California State Senate and California Legislature Assembly.


Isabelle Fernandez 
Isabelle is a fiction author and an illustrator who artfully blends her coaching background and fantastic imagination with a playful sense of storytelling. She is most appreciated for her unique way of reaching both children and adults via her fables and humorous storylines incrusted with personal development insights. Isabelle writes in English, French and Spanish. She is currently busy translating The Three Little Pigs Move Out into Spanish and debating if she should turn her pigs’ story into a comic book or an animated movie!

Marilyn McLeod 
Originally coached by Ken Shelton, ghostwriter of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Marilyn McLeod has written and published several books herself and helped several others do the same. She is currently writing a book to help small business owners with online marketing. Marilyn has been a certified Stakeholder Centered Coach since 2004, and has worked behind the scenes with Gary Ranker and Marshall Goldsmith for a combined total of 25 years.



Tom Teague, Ph.D. 
Current President and VP Technology for SDPCA, Dr. Tom Teague is an online business success coach, a Certified High Performance Coach™ and author of the book Awaken To Choice, An Ungodly Approach to Creating Heaven on Earth. Writing and publishing his book in 2014 was the catalyst that helped Tom transition from his 30+ year corporate career into his current passion of working with coaches, authors, speakers and consultants to design and build interactive online business platforms that will generate more impact, more new customers and more income for his clients’ businesses.

Joni Wilson, is a 4-times best selling author, one of the world’s foremost Voice Experts and Creator of the 3-Dimensional Voice® Training System, THE Cutting-edge Voice Method that is Changing the Lives of Speakers, Singers, and Entrepreneurs Worldwide. In her 24 years of training voices, Joni has worked with executives from major corporations, business professionals, two “American Idol” and two “The Voice” finalists. Her training combines acting, speaking and performance skills; of which she is a master of all three. Joni can captivate an audience of one, one hundred or one thousand with her amazing, never-ending knowledge of the human voice and her “Show-Biz” expertise. She studied stage acting at the prestigious Pasadena Playhouse, earned a Professional Digital & Social Media Certification from San Diego State University, hosted a TV show, performed stand-up comedy at the Comedy Store,
sang at numerous hotels in Las Vegas, Reno and Lake Tahoe, has written 10 books (4 best-sellers), and was an opening act to Elvis, the real one! 


S’Marie Young, CPCC
With a background in commercial real estate, and ao degree in Business and Management, S’Marie Young brings decades of diverse experience building and serving successful enterprises, including as a Senior Vice President with a global firm.  She decided to take her passion for personal development and conscious leadership to a new career, helping others be more authentic and impactful leaders. She became a Certified Coach with Co-Active Training Institute, and certified by The Enneagram In Business in coaching, facilitation and consulting.  S’Marie infuses every client engagement with a powerful blend of presence-centered listening, creative insight and strategic guidance. On a path of meditation and self-development for 30 years, in her upcoming book, Emergence: A Path to Presence, she shares her professional, life and spiritual experiences and wisdom, as a guide for readers who want to stand powerfully in their truth, while living fully in each moment of their life.

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