These wonderful professionals will help you promote your book and your platform creatively and effectively.
With over four decades of helping organizations and individuals reach their strategic visions and funding goals, Rod Robison guides authors who wish to offset their book production expenses with 1) an online crowdfunding platform and campaign, and 2) setting up a launch team to help spread the word about their book. His background as a network broadcast executive, Grammy award-winning lyricist, book author, speaker, and marketing/fundraising consultant offers a diverse and vast depth of experience to you and your project.
Rod will work with you to build your online crowdfunding platform, write all crowdfunding page copy, strategize your donor benefits strategy, and write your video script. He will also provide you with a campaign strategy and tactical “how to” manual so that you can push out your page to potential supporters. In addition, Rod will provide a regular analytics review of the crowdfunding campaign with adjustments to the strategy as needed, write support scripts for you to send to your email, social, and text contacts, and provide a launch team strategy manual to help you spread the word about your book.
Finally, Rod also offers broad-based fundraising and strategic planning consultation to help you take your author platform (non-profit or for-profit) to the next level of funding and long-term vision.
Using her wealth of experience as a groundbreaking aerospace engineer at NASA, an innovative director at a major engineering firm, and encouraging independent certified John Maxwell leadership coach, teacher, and speaker, Dr. Amanda H. Goodson will train and coach you as a professional speaker in support of your author or ministry platform using her detailed knowledge and innovative speaking methodology.
The first African-American woman to ever hold the position of NASA Director of Safety and Mission Assurance out of the Marshall Space Flight Center, her coaching will show you how to captivate audiences and present your book content in an inspirational way.
Author of over 18 books including Astronomical Leadership, How to Unlock Your Full Potential: 11 Keys to Leader Success and Authority of a Leader, Amanda is also pastor at Trinity Temple CME Church. She lives and serves with her family in Tucson, AZ.
Evan brings his passion – telling emotionally connecting visual stories that inspire understanding and action – to authors by creating compelling promotional videos that tell the story their book and their vision for writing and publishing it. In addition to creating his own international independent feature documentary films, Evan has partnered with hundreds of businesses, nonprofits, and causes to help them tell their story…including the videos you see on this website featuring Adam Colwell’s WriteWorks authors. In addition, Evan can help authors create an effective social media campaign to advance your book and platform.
With nearly 30 years of experience, Evan’s proficiency in all aspects of production, including conceptualization, project management, writing, cinematography, design, post-production and distribution, is enhanced by his broad team of industry professionals (designers, artists, animators, composers, aerial/drone pilots, etc.) who are highly specialized in their areas of expertise. Learn more.
Devin Hanson is the owner and chief visual storyteller at Devin Hanson Design Co. With 10 years of experience as a graphic designer and photographer including time spent as an agency digital art director, Devin brings a diverse skill set of creativity, vision, and leadership to his work. He uses a systematic and personalized approach in working with you to develop your author platform online presence so that you will present your services with excellence and sell books. He’ll also maintain the website for you and troubleshoot any issues. As a photographer, he will help you present yourself professionally and artistically. Learn more about Devin and see his portfolio of developed websites and photography.
Suzette brings her marketing expertise as Founder and Marketing Guide of ShowUhow2.com to help make your book marketing easier and effective. She provides consultation and creation of media kits, promotional postcards, bookmarks, and business cards, and event displays as well as a variety of advertising specialties to market your book to your readers. Suzette can also provide work with you to use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to effectively engage readers and grow your audience. Learn more about Suzette and her array of services.
Julianne Colwell serves as social media content manager for Adam Colwell’s WriteWorks, and is also available to assist you to create and distribute content (such as memes and short articles), post videos, and monitor engagement. She also writes and posts social media content for The Nash, a premier jazz performance and education venue in Phoenix, AZ, while teaching music through the Phoenix Conservatory of Music and embarking on a career as a professional musician and music educator.
Julianne has a bachelor’s degree in jazz studies and saxophone performance from Arizona State University. She developed a passion for jazz, first inspired by the Dave Brubeck Quartet, and started playing alto saxophone before switching to baritone sax when she was asked to join the Ellington Big Band at the Tucson Jazz Institute. With her at lead baritone sax, it won first place in its division at the Essentially Ellington and Next Generation Jazz Festivals and performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. Julianne has studied with Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Brice Winston as well as with Kelland Thomas, and has studied at ASU under Michael Kocour, Bryon Ruth, and Jeff Libman.
Alex Duffy is an innovative social media professional who has created and managed digital social media initiatives for both non-profit and for-profit organizations for more than five years.
She joins Adam Colwell’s WriteWorks to provide authors with consulting calls and ongoing training on digital, online, and social media strategies for brand awareness, book sales objectives and author recognition. Her specialized training sessions focus on using social media as both a mechanical and marketing tool, covering chosen channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, or website) for the purpose of organic social media branding and engagement that leads to top funnel book sales, increased reader interest, and name acquisition.
Alex began her career helping organizations develop robust social media strategies, then seamlessly moved on to marketing and development roles, serving as an advisor to cultivate digital and social brand presence for a variety of agencies, organizations, and smalls businesses. Soon after that, Alex became an account executive at a business-to-consumer PR firm while simultaneously working as an independent digital entrepreneur for her own social consulting agency, Duffy Dossier.
Follow Alex on @iamalexduffy
As an award-winning, inspirational story author and regular contributing writer for Guideposts publications, Andrea is passionate about helping people and companies tell their stories and hit a grand slam with their book, article and marketing content. As a professional copywriter, she can help clients establish authority and achieve impact through website, email, B2B, and direct mail content. Ghost blogging and LinkedIn article writing are also on her list of
specialties, as is blog writing training.
Andrea was the first female gymnast from the State of Hawaii to be awarded a four-year athletic scholarship to a university. She also uses her professional health and fitness-provider background and ordained chaplain license to help people live better lives physically, emotionally and spiritually. Born in California and raised in Hawaii, she dreams of one day dividing her romance and ukulele-playing time between those two states.
Robin Peel has been helping Tucson, AZ-area authors and small business and professional practice owners reach their target audiences, expand their community presence, build their customer base, and increase revenues with the right mix of marketing and public relations activities since founding Robin Peel Marketing & Public Relations in 2002. Authors hire her to schedule and promote their book launches, signing events, and presentations.
She has put over 25 years of business development, marketing, and public relations experience to work helping local authors achieve writing success. Robin particularly enjoys working with authors who want to showcase their expertise and acquire readers for their books. She created the Southern Arizona Author’s Series in 2014 for author presentations and book signings; it continues in 2018 with regular “Coffee with The Author” events at Unity of Tucson.
Clients have called Robin their “Marketing Mother” for her unconditional support coupled with practical advice for achieving writing success. A seasoned marketing consultant, she tailors time-tested planning, promotion and public relations activities to the unique needs and budget of each client. She is a featured speaker at local writer’s groups. Learn more about Robin Peel Marketing & Public Relations.