Sunday, April 28, 2019

Maritza M. Mejia at Spring Writer's Conference 2019 - Author for Authors

Author Maritza M. Mejia presents "Social Media Visibility and Marketing  Tools" at the Writers Conference along with other talented authors and speakers at the Spring Writer’s Conference on Sunday, April 28th, 2019 at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place
This year presentation: Social Media Visibility
Awesome interview with B Uneke Magazine.Thank you for your great job and opportunity to read one of my environmental poems.🌎 #LuzDelMes ðŸŒ 
Bilingual Author's Interview 2019

Meet the organizers Holly Fox Vellekoop, Marshall Frank, and Valerie Allen 
For more information: www.AuthorsforAuthors.



Last year participation:
Do you know the THREE Cs for Marketing promotion? 
Author Maritza M. Mejia discussed it at the Writer's Conference 2018 in Melbourne,Fl 
Thank you for your participation and support!

Author Maritza M. Mejia's Interview with Gene & Kathryn from Breward Authors Society at Spring Writer's Conference in Melbourne, FL. 2018. Thank you! #LuzDelMes.
Maritza Martínez Mejía
Mother, Author, Educator and Translator
Member: FWA, SFWA, SCBWI, Board of Advisors MCBD, Delegado ANLMI
FREE Reading Activities visit: www.luzdelmes.com
Received Crystal Apple, VCB Poetry, Latino Book Awards, Author’s Talk

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Maritza M. Mejia at the 10th Annual Family Reading Festival

Author Maritza Martínez Mejía has been part of The Family Reading Festival since 2012. This year, she presented her last poetry book: LuzDelMes. Profits of this event go to Environmental Campaigns.🌲Thank you for your support!😉#LuzDelMes🌠
 Author'a previous participation
Maritza Martínez Mejía
Mother, Author, Educator and Translator
Member: FWA, SFWA, SCBWI, Board of Advisors MCBD, Delegado ANLMI
FREE Reading Activities visit: www.luzdelmes.com
Received Crystal Apple, VCB Poetry, Latino Book Awards, Author’s Talk

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Conference and Workshop Benefits

Getting ready for my next conference 2019!

After attending a small and massive conference in the same week-end last summer, I would love to share my experience and encourage you to attend the next conference or workshop in your area. It’s a great way to learn, connect with people, and get a fresh perspective of writing. But before you make the decision, I would suggest to consider the following tips:
1. SELECT carefully: Conferences vary from regional and small ones to national and huge events. Are you preparing for one big event with thousands of people around you? Take this in consideration before committing to a conference that doesn’t fit your need. Focus on your convenient goals.
Florida Writers Association  
American Library Association










          
2.  PREPARE watchfully: Revise Conference Schedule, Workshops, Lectures and Locations. Use any App or Website information to plan your own schedule. Reserve in a hotel near the event or at the event. It sounds crazy, but taking a conference in the same hotel you are staying or driving to the venue makes a HUGE difference. Conferences are not only a great source to learn, but also an exhausting experience.

Hotel-Hilton Orlando
 Orange County Convention Center





           

               
3.  BRING SWAGS: if you are an author be sure to have business cards, enough books, promotional stands, and any swag (free stuff and giveaways offered by vendors at trade shows to encourage attendees to visit their booth). Swags vary according to your budget like bookmarks, pencils, buttons or bracelets. You can create your own Postcard using any Paint program in your computer. This is mine!
  4. FOCUS on your Goals: At the Conference, follow your pre-planned schedule, get on time to lectures and take at lot of photos. If you need brakes, take it! It is important to rest in order to enjoy the conference. Drink plenty of water and have snacks in your purse to avoid long lines. It also helps you save time and money.

Mini-Florida Writers Association 
-One Day-
American Library Association 
- One Week -

5. ENJOY your adventure: At home, prepare for the after-conference. Send thank you cards to people who helped your over the event. Or sent e-mails to appreciate the new friendships you made. Post photos and engage with your audience in Social Media. It’s amazing how the power of technology help you promote your books.
Enjoy your experience!

Maritza Martínez Mejía
Mother, Author, Educator and Translator
Member: FWA, SFWA, SCBWI, Board of Advisors MCBD, Delegado ANLMI
FREE Reading Activities visit: www.luzdelmes.com
Received Crystal Apple, VCB Poetry, Latino Book Awards, Author’s Talk

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

World Book Day ~ Día del Libro

April 23er is a symbolic and annual date for World Book Day ðŸ“• or Copyright Day that celebrate the anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: a Spanish writer who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the world's preeminent novelists, William Shakespeare: widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega: a chronicler and writer born in the Spanish Empire's Viceroyalty of Peru.
According to UNESCO  (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganizationWorld Book Day was first celebrated on 23 April 1995 to promote reading, publishing and copyright.

What can you do to celebrate this day?... Support an Author!

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READ -  READ - READ
Abril 23 es una fecha simbólica para celebrar la literatura mundial. Es el  día del libro o día de los derechos de autor para conmemorar el aniversario de la muerte de Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, William Shakespeare e Inca Garcilaso de la Vega.
Según la UNESCO (Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura), el Día Mundial del Libro se celebró por primera vez el 23 de abril de 1995 para promover la lectura, la publicación y los derechos de autor.

¡Apoya a un autor!

Maritza Martínez Mejía

Mother, Author, Educator and Translator
Member: FWA, SFWA, SCBWI, Board of Advisors MCBD, Delegado ANLMI
FREE Reading Activities visit: www.luzdelmes.com
Received Crystal Apple, VCB Poetry, Latino Book Awards, Author’s Talk

Monday, April 22, 2019

National Arbor Day ~ Día Nacional del árbol


Visit the site to find your area: https://www.arborday.org/celebrate/dates.cfm
National Arbor Day is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plan trees. According to history, it is always celebrated on the last Friday in April, but many states observe Arbor Day on different dates throughout the year based on best tree planting times in their area. 
LuzDelMes supports Arbor Day campaign by Rina Soldevilla in Peru.
 
#LuzDelMes ðŸŒ  apoya el proyecto ambientalista de Rina Soldevilla
 El Día Nacional del Árbol es un día festivo en el que se anima a los individuos y grupos a plantar árboles. Según la historia, siempre se celebra el último viernes de abril, pero muchos estados observan el Día del Árbol en diferentes fechas durante todo el año en función de los mejores tiempos de plantación de árboles en su área. Visite el sitio para encontrar su área: https://www.arborday.org/celebrate/dates.cfm
El Proyecto de Solidaridad #LuzDelMes sigue dejando huella más allá de las fronteras y apoya la campaña de reforestación de la poeta y ambientalista Rina Soldevilla. ¡Felicidades y bendiciones por ésta gran campaña.  
Maritza Martínez Mejía

Mother, Author, Educator and Translator
Member: FWA, SFWA, SCBWI, Board of Advisors MCBD, Delegado ANLMI
FREE Reading Activities visit: www.luzdelmes.com
Received Crystal Apple, VCB Poetry, Latino Book Awards, Author’s Talk

Write a Haiku for Earth Day by Maritza M. Mejia

April 22nd is Earth DayThis year’s campaign 2019 is all about PROTECT OUR SPECIES. According to history, the first celebration world wide was in 1970 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. In honor of our planet, I invite to write a Haiku to remember the beauty of this Earth. 

🌎Write a Haiku for Earth Day on April 22nd ðŸŒ 

Haiku is a Japanese poem in honor of Nature consisting of 17-syllable verse form
of three metrical units of 5/ 7/ 5 syllables. Example: 

Common House
Our Sanctuary
our common house need you
Don’t abandon it!

(Haiku, @Mejia2019)

El día del planeta se celebra desde 1970 cada 22 de Abril para tomar conciencia del cuidado del medio ambiente. Invitamos a escribir un poema o sencillo Haiku en honor al día de la Tierra. Tema 2019: Proteger nuestras especies.
Casa común
Santuario vital
Es nuestra casa común.

¡No la abandones!

(Haiku, @Mejia2019)

Activity ~ Actividad 
Leyendo un poema y haciendo el árbol de Gracias. @Mejia2019

Share your own Haiku as a comment. 

Escribe un Haiku para el Día de la Tierra y Comparte.
Thank you!

More poems: www.luzdelmes.com
Maritza Martínez Mejía
Mother, Author, Educator and Translator
Member: FWA, SFWA, SCBWI, Board of Advisors MCBD, Delegado ANLMI
FREE Reading Activities visit: www.luzdelmes.com
Received Crystal Apple, VCB Poetry, Latino Book Awards, Author’s Talk