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Roberta is delighted to talk about books and the writing life to book groups, libraries, business groups, golf associations, women's groups, and psychology or community service organizations. Her previous experience has included over one hundred libraries, golf organizations, psychology conventions, bookstores, business associations, and radio/TV appearances. Where I've Been
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RAISE YOUR SLEUTHING IQ!
Clinical psychologist and mystery writer Roberta Isleib talks about giving your crime fiction characters believable motives, secrets, pasts, and pathology.
"BUFF UP YOUR MYSTERY"
Psychologist/mystery author Roberta Isleib talks about how to avoid the top pitfalls that will strangle your mystery including cardboard characters and moribund motives.
TURNING YOUR PASSION INTO PROSE
Clinical psychologist and author Roberta Isleib talks about how she turned her passion for golf into a new career--mystery writer. She will discuss the process of writing, switching careers, marketing books, the books themselves, and golf, of course. And she will reveal the five steps that brought her dreams to life--and could do the same for yours!
JUMPSTART YOUR WRITING: HOW TO GET YOUR BUTT IN THE CHAIR AND YOUR WORDS ON THE PAGE
Clinical psychologist/mystery writer Roberta Isleib talks about setting goals and priorities, and planning tactics and incentives to jumpstart your writing.
HOW BAD GOLF CHANGED MY LIFE--AND HOW WHAT I LEARNED CAN CHANGE YOURS!"
Clinical psychologist and author Roberta Isleib talks about how she turned her passion for golf into a new career--mystery writer. She will discuss the process of writing, switching careers, marketing books, the books themselves, and golf, of course.
Here is some of the feedback Roberta has received:
From Laurie Masciandaro, President, Southern New England Women's Golf Association, November 7, 2009:
“Roberta, thank you again for speaking to us yesterday. You were just terrific, and perfect for our meeting. It was the last meeting of my two-year term and I was hoping that it would be fun. Thank you for your contribution in making it so. Our ladies, every one of them! just loved it. ”
From Gladys Tucker, president of the University of Connecticut League Fall Luncheon, September 26, 2006:
“What a wonderful presentation. You captivated our group. You helped make our Fortieth Anniversary celebration a success.”
From Joan DeStaebler of the Princeton Country Club Women's Golf League, December 7, 2004:
“I have been the happy recipient of much praise for inviting you to our luncheon. The credit goes to you and Cassie. The Princeton Country Club Women's Golf League winter luncheon was great fun, a spirited beginning to the holiday season. Your commentary was certainly entertaining and we even came away with some super golf tips. Many thanks for your wit and wisdom.”
From the Friends of Library Mystery Event in Kennebunk, ME,
Sept. 18, 2004:
“Thanks to Roberta Isleib, the Friends of the Kennebunk Library (Kennebunk, Maine) enjoyed a mystery-writers panel to die for. Joined by fellow New England writers Jessica Speart and Sarah Stewart Taylor, Roberta gave us a behind-the-scene look at today's most popular genre--and inspiration for several would-be writers. It was the high point of the year for mystery readers here in Kennebunk.”
Friends of the Kennebunk Library
From the Writers' Digest Great American Writing Road Trip event,
July 13, 2004:
“Roberta Isleib and Nancy Hall made a great pair as they took turns imparting a wealth of writing advice from two schools of thinking.
Roberta Isleib writes fiction, mysteries with a golfing theme to be exact, and gave the audience lots of great advice about the practice of writing and methods of going about getting published. She advised that writers should be persistant, that it is important to set goals and to write what you love.”
From Sheila Purdy, IWWG "Meet the Authors" 10/12/02:
“Thank you for your presentation at the International Women's Writers Guild this weekend. It was so positive and fun-we all got a real lift from hearing you speak.”
From Susan Froetschel, Adjunct Professor, SCSU, 11/6/03:
“I wanted to express my appreciation for your visit to the magazine writing class at Southern Connecticut State University on November 6 (2003.) The class enjoyed hearing about your experiences as a writer. The students described your talk as both sincere and entertaining, and all agreed that they admired how you approached the career with both persistence and flexibility. They particularly enjoyed the story about how you started the game of golf, which ultimately led to the career in writing.”