“Your Book Is Your Hook!” – Write On! For Literacy & Bestselling Author & U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel’s Tips – Never Fly Solo

More about Dallas Woodburn
Dallas Woodburn
, 22, is the author of two award-winning collections of short stories and a forthcoming novel. She has been interviewed on The Early Show on CBS and the nationally syndicated PBS book talk show Between the Lions and was recently honored as a 2010 Glamour Magazine “Best of You” award winner for her volunteer work. Dallas’s short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in Monkeybicycle, Cicada, Flashquake, and The Newport Review, among others.

She has also published more than 70 articles and essays in numerous national publications including Family Circle, Writer’s Digest, MotherWords, The Los Angeles Times, and eight Chicken Soup for the Soul books.

In 2001 Dallas founded Write On! For Literacy, a nonprofit organization that encourages young people to discover confidence, joy, self-expression and connection through reading and writing. She organizes short story and poetry contests, teaches fun writing workshops for kids, and holds an annual Holiday Book Drive that has donated more than 11,100 new books to disadvantaged youth.

Her latest endeavor is starting a publishing company, Write On! Books, that champions young writers. The first Write On! anthology, due to be released summer 2010, features more than fifty young writers from all across the U.S. and even abroad, including Canada, Singapore and New Zealand.

Dallas studied Creative Writing at the University of Southern California and at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. This August, she is entering the renowned MFA program in Fiction Writing at Purdue University.

More about Lt. Col. Rob “Waldo” Waldman
Rob ‘Waldo’ Waldman – The Wingman – is a professional leadership speaker and author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Never Fly Solo.  He teaches organizations how to build trusting, revenue producing relationships with their employees, partners, and customers while sharing his experiences as a combat decorated fighter pilot and businessman.

Waldo overcame massive claustrophobia and a fear of heights to become a fighter pilot and believes that the key to building a culture of trust lies with your wingmen – the men and women in your life who help you to overcome obstacles, adapt to change, and achieve success. In business and life, you should never fly solo! The solution to winning when the heat is on lies in the ability of every wingman in your organization, regardless of their role, to support the team and be 100% committed to the mission.

Audiences connect with Waldo not only because of his extensive business background, but also because he truly speaks from the heart and has an infectious passion for helping people. He makes a striking parallel that is memorable and exciting and brings fighter-pilot energy into each engagement. Waldo’s captivating personal stories combined with dramatic jet fighter video footage and inspirational music will encourage you to prepare diligently for every mission, face challenges with courage, build more meaningful relationships, and maximize your potential both in business and in life.

Waldo is a graduate of the U.S Air Force Academy and also holds an MBA with a focus on Organizational Behavior. A Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), his clients include Hewlett Packard, New York Life, Nokia, Home Depot, Aflac, and Johnson & Johnson. Ranked one of the Top 40 under 40 Business Leaders in Georgia, he’s been featured on Fox & Friends, CNN, Investor’s Business Daily, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and Business Week.

About Jennifer S. Wilkov

Radio show Host Jennifer S. Wilkov is a #1 international best-selling award-winning author and the creator of the From Thought to Sales in 90 Days™ Book Process. Jennifer has supported first time and seasoned authors and writers with the writing, getting published and marketing of their book ideas and projects as well as the building of their platform to raise their visibility to readers and the media.

She is also an award-winning freelance writer (2009 Silver Eddie Award for an article featured in Marie Claire April, 2009 issue) who has been quoted and whose writings have appeared in national magazines and newspapers.

Jennifer has sat on Boards of Advisors and spoken at major industry events including the New York Center for Independent Publishing, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, RT Booklovers Convention, Writers for New Orleans, Self-Publishing Book Expo and BookExpo America.

Through the years, Jennifer’s works have been endorsed by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Robert Allen, Barbara De AngelisTreehugger.com, publicists, literary agents, publishers, many in the field of green book publishing, her martial arts Senseis in Shintaido and Aikido, and many more.

Jennifer is also the Host and Executive Producer of the Your Book Is Your Hook! Show on WomensRadio. Your Book Is Your Hook! is designed to serve and support authors, writers and readers of books and other writing mediums. It showcases industry professionals and authors who share insights, experiences and wisdom about writing, marketing and publishing your book and beyond including Hollywood film, television, radio and more..