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Local in Brief: ‘How to self-publish’ topic of June 26 meeting

Writer Jerri Kay Lincoln

Writer Jerri Kay Lincoln

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, Jerri Kay Lincoln will speak to the Professional Writers of Prescott (PWP) about self-publishing. PWP’s monthly meeting will be in the Founders Suite at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.

Lincoln was reared in a family of writers and has been writing since early childhood. Her latest project is a mystery series. She has self-published more than 25 books in a range of genres, including children’s books, yoga books, romance, nonfiction, suspense and women’s fiction.

Lincoln will discuss her experiences navigating the complicated journey of self publishing, a process greatly influenced by Amazon and one that has grown into a rapidly changing, billion-dollar market.

Lincoln’s eclectic writing style reflects her life lived in many places across the United States, from California to Maine and places in between. Although most of her professional career involved working with computers, she has had many other jobs, as well. Her favorite employment is working with wild animals, she said.

PWP, a 30-year-old organization, also known as Prescott Writers, is a network of published and non-published writers and editors who live in Yavapai County.

Boys to Men hosts Connected Mentoring workshops June, 23-24

The Boys to Men Mentoring Network of Central Arizona presents Connected Mentoring — two days of workshops, open to the public, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 23, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, June 24, at Stepping Stones Conference Room, 6719 E 2nd St A, Prescott Valley.

A $50 admission fee includes lunch, but for mentors in the Boys to Men and Girls to Women programs, admission is free.

The program is designed to help parents, teachers and other mentors — whether men or women — to better communicate with teens, including boys and girls, with less stress and while becoming better role models.

The workshop will be interactive, fast paced and focused on the topics, approaches and knowledge found to be effective in working with, inspiring and influencing teens.

On the first day, participants will learn from local and regional experts about communicating with and mentoring teens. Topics will include the following: the listen/accept/encourage model; active listening; multicultural awareness; trauma and its effects on teens; and promoting teen resilience and healthy coping strategies.

The second day of the workshop focuses on tools and techniques for adults facilitating groups of teens in schools and youth groups.

Participants are welcomed to attend the workshop held either day or to attend both workshops.

Space is limited. To RSVP, send email to Charles@boystomenaz.org or call or text 928-499-0522.

Boys to Men Mentoring Network provides boys aged 13 to 18 the opportunity to experience healthy mentoring from men, so the boys can understand that their choices have consequences that can lead them to becoming the man they want to be.

For more information, visit https://goo.gl/r17x8b.

Information provided by Boys to Men Mentoring Network.

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