Friday, February 13, 2015

~ 101 Tips on Writing and Selling Your First Novel & MUCH MORE from Prudy Taylor-Board

Prudy Taylor Board 
Also Writing As Prudence Foster
 One of my Absolutely favorite writing tools
About the author. . .

As a freelance journalist and editor. . .

Prudy is a project editor with Taylor and Francis Publishing, a leading publisher of technical, academic and scientific nonfiction headquartered in Boca Raton. Currently, she leads two critique groups in Palm Beach County and is the immediate past president of the Writers Network of South Florida. She has had 22 books (15 regional histories in Florida and South Carolina and 5 novels) and more than a thousand articles published in regional and national magazines.
She was a staff writer for the News Press, public information officer for the sheriff’s department; assignment editor and reporter for CBS and NBC TV affiliates on the other coast, and managing editor of two regional magazines — Lee Living and Home & Condo. She also edited The Fiction Writer, a magazine for writers distributed nationally. In Palm Beach County, before moving to Taylor and Francis, she was Managing Editor of  Dartnell Corporation’s sales publications and personally edited Sell!ng™ and Sales & Marketing Executive Report for which she won a national award as most improved from the Newsletters and Electronic Publishers Association.
Prudy writes about what she knows. For her horror novels, written as Prudence Foster, she has studied the occult for years, traveled to Haiti where she attended a voodoo ceremony in the woods outside Cape Haitien, attended a séance at a cenote where virgins were sacrificed centuries ago outside Chichen Itza, Mexico, and in Cartagena, Colombia, she had a Tarot card reading and befriended a 90-year old medium. Her mysteries, in particular the Recipes for Murder series, are based on her experiences as a television assignment editor/reporter and daily newspaper reporter covering the courts and police beats.
In addition, she has taught creative writing in Naples, Sanibel, Delray Beach, and Fort Myers and has lectured, appeared on panels, and conducted writers’ workshops throughout the United States and in Canada. Prudy Taylor Board is a native of Florida and a graduate of Stetson University in Deland and the University of Florida.

As a novelist. . .

Prudy Taylor Board’s most recent novel, titled Devil Eyes dealing with Seminole lore and legends, was published in by Wings ePress. Her previous novels include a paranormal mystery titled A Grave Injustice, published in hardcover by Archebooks. Her novel, Murder a la Carte, the first in the Recipes for Murder series, came out in hardback from Archebooks and was released in paperback by Harlequin’s Worldwide/Gold Eagle Mysteries and sold 17,000 copies. She is currently working on The Deadly Cleaver, the second in the Recipes for Murder series which takes place in Nassau at the Bahamian International Wine and Culinary Festival. Her previous novels, The Vow and Blood Legacy, were published in paperback by Leisure Books and Pocketbooks respectively. Prudy is also the author of 101 Tips on Writing and Selling your First Novel, which is now available at most bookstores and online.  In addition, she was a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul, Inspiration for Writers.  
From Donning Publishing Co.
A Pictorial History of Lee County, FL
Pages from the Past: Lee County, FL
The History of the Port Royal Club: One Man’s Vision, Naples, FL
Mending Minds, Healing Hearts: The Florida Sheriffs Association’s Youth Ranches: The First 40 Years, Live Oak, FL
Barry University: Dedicated to Love, Learning, and Leadership, Miami, FL
The History of the Dunes Golf and Beach Club, Myrtle Beach, SC
The History of Harbour Ridge Country Club: Where Eagles Soar, Palm City, FL
Belfair: Beyond the Avenue of the Oaks, Bluffton, SC
From The History Press
Murder Mysteries
Murder a la Carte,
Archebooks (hard cover); Harlequin Worldwide Mysteries (paperback), the first in the Recipes for Murder series
A Grave Injustice, Archebooks (hard cover)
The Deadly Cleaver, the first in the Recipes for Murder series – in progress
Horror Novels
(Writing as PrudenceFoster)
The Vow, Leisure Books
Damballah’s Disciple – in progress
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers 101 Motivational Stories for Writers (Contributor)