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Teachers, Simplify Your Lesson Plan: The Story Behind My Educator Guide

This summer, I placed the finishing touches on my website’s new Education tab. It focuses on assisting teachers, both as an author and public speaker.

Are you an English, history, biology, or art teacher? I have created an educational supplement to facilitate learning in your classroom!

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Author Event on the Historic Woodstock Square July 23

Hi, friends!

Mark your calendars! I have some exciting news to share.

I’m going to be speaking at a quaint independent bookstore in Woodstock on Saturday, July 23rd at noon. I’ll share how I navigated the publishing industry at a young age with a presentation at Continue reading

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An Author Walks into a Bookstore: How I Got My Book into Barnes & Noble

I strolled along the shore of the Michigan peninsula – Mackinaw City, to be exact – waiting to board the boat to Mackinac Island for the first time since I was an infant. I had just bitten into the juiciest burger when my phone buzzed.

It was the manager of Barnes & Noble in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

To say I wasn’t expecting it is an understatement. Continue reading

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12 Simple Steps to Design a Killer Trailer for Your Novel

1. Make it Lively

Although video would be ideal, sometimes it’s not possible to provide funding for actors, costumes, and sets. For me, it just wasn’t feasible to outfit actors with medieval attire – nor to set up a bubonic plague street scene Continue reading

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Barnes & Noble Debut Book Signing Recap

My debut book signing eveSarah Natale 1st B&N Book Signing 072nt held on Tuesday, August 18th at the Barnes & Noble in Crystal Lake, Illinois was a huge
success! Many attended, and Barnes & NoblSarah Natale 1st B&N Book Signing 031e sold out of books immediately following my presentation. People were placing orders for more! I was amazed by the crowd and long line of people waiting to meet me and get their books signed.

To make my event a success, I drew upon my public speaking and event planning skills. I was in charge of handling all the
marketing in drawing attendees.

Creating press coverage for The Kiss of Death was invaluable in drawing a crowd to my event. For reference of the kinds of media relations authors could pursue Continue reading