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Kimberley Linstruth-Beckom
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  • New Britain, CT
  • United States
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Helen Rauch-Elnekave and Kimberley Linstruth-Beckom are now friends
Feb 16, 2011
Kimberley Linstruth-Beckom left a comment for Naia Haast
"Hi Naia!  This will be my first ever writer's conference too.  I'm glad we can learn together.  I look forward to meeting you!"
Feb 16, 2011
Naia Haast left a comment for Kimberley Linstruth-Beckom
"Hi Kimberley, Thanks for the welcome.  This venue is something I never tried before, so I have a lot to learn!  Looking forward to the meeting in May. Thanks again, Naia  "
Feb 16, 2011
Kimberley Linstruth-Beckom updated their profile
Feb 16, 2011
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Do It Yourself Publishing

This group is for those authors who want to publish their own books, want to find out how to lay them out, find and work with a printer, find markets, and all that goes with this process.
Feb 16, 2011
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BRAGS

Let people know about your successes and what, where and when you are doing your thing.
Feb 16, 2011
Kimberley Linstruth-Beckom might attend Peggy Gaffney's event
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Southwest CAPA Meeting at Plumb Memorial Library

March 9, 2009 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Connecticut Authors & Publishers Association (CAPA)Southwest ChapterMeetings held at the Plumb Memorial Librarylocated at 65 Wooster Street in Shelton at 6:30 p.m.Meetings are the second Monday of each monthSpeaker to be announced.See More
Feb 16, 2011
Kimberley Linstruth-Beckom commented on Peggy Gaffney's event April 18, 2009 - Gina Panettieri teaches about Writing Winning Query Letters.
"The email I received about the event said that this would be in March during the evening.  I'm a bit confused and would love some clarification.  Thank you in advance for responding to this comment."
Feb 16, 2011
Kimberley Linstruth-Beckom is attending Peggy Gaffney's event
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April 18, 2009 - Gina Panettieri teaches about Writing Winning Query Letters. at Sycamore Hills Park Community Center

April 18, 2009 from 10:30am to 12pm
Editors and agents will tell you, without a really compelling query letter, your project will likely never be read. Agents receive hundreds of queries a week, and typically can only request 2 or 3 percent of projects, so what makes a select few stand out from the crowd? Learn the secrets of crafting a great query, and picking the right agent or editor to send it to, and the top ten Do's and Don'ts that can make or break your query. Don't be overlooked and condemned to the unpublished list just…See More
Feb 16, 2011

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Are you an author, publisher or future writer?
Author and publisher
My Books..
The Puzzle Called Life (poetry)

Blue Water Baptism (poetry)

The Fibro Hand (self-help)

Fibromyalgia and ... (adult topic, self help)

The Mommy Times (Novelty and Gift)

Soon to be released...

Fibro and Fabulous (self-help)
My Website
http://www.kimberleylinstruth-beckom.com
My Blog..
http://fibroandfabulous.com
Are You a Speaker?
no

A Little About Me

When I was in third grade, I came to the horrible conclusion that math was not one of my strongest subjects. It was very hard for me to learn multiplication, I just couldn't understand the concept of it, so I did what any student would do at that point... I asked for help from my Mother. She, being a grade school teacher herself, was happy to oblige. She decided that memorization was the best way for me to comprehend my math facts. I tried and tried, but became very frustrated when I could not remember a thing. I eventually learned them, but it took forever (at least in kid time).

Fourth grade came around and all I heard from my Mother and teacher was how hard it would be. Miss McCarthy, my fourth grade teacher, told us that we were in grown up land now and that school would start to get tough. In fear of this unknown territory called The Fourth Grade, I decide to take up Miss McCarthy's offer of doing some extra credit for class. It was then, that I discovered my love of writing short stories and poetry, as well as, the thrill of seeing your name in print. For that year, my teacher, being the beauty of encouragement, sent in two of my poems to a local paper for publication.

In 1982, my first poem entitled, My Favorite Color Is Pink was published in the local news section of my hometown. I remember running to the local mom and pop food market to snatch up every single paper they had that day. A neighbor asked me for the Classifieds Section, and I let her have it because all I wanted was to see my name. As I stood outside the market, I opened it up to the local town section and there it was, my name in black and white. I couldn't believe it at first, and had to look at my name for several minutes. I thought the ink would fade, but it didn't. I still have that clipping and I take it out every once in a while just to make sure my name is still there.

I've since then, published a few books, blogs, and articles, but it still seems like a dream to me. Putting words onto paper is a very powerful job. I feel that all of your thoughts, hopes, and fears are conveyed in order to help others. Your words can help heal a reader's feelings about life, and at times, help them to better understand themselves. It's a very powerful thing, indeed, and it's something I do not take lightly. But I will say that if I am dreaming, I pray that I will never wake up.

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At 10:54am on February 16, 2011, Naia Haast said…

Hi Kimberley,

Thanks for the welcome.  This venue is something I never tried before, so I have a lot to learn!  Looking forward to the meeting in May.

Thanks again, Naia

 

 
 
 

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