Ask her about her public speaking….

Lucy is a keynote speaker on "How to Get Published in the 21st Century." Audiences include the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Annual Conference, Norwalk Community College Annual Writers Conference, Barnard Networking Club, Princeton Club of NYC, National Association of Women Business Owners, University of Connecticut, Northshire Books - Manchester, VT; Water Street Bookstore, Exeter, NH; Harvard Business School Network of Women Alumnae, Cambridge Public Library, Bear Pond Bookstore, Norwich, VT and many others.

I. Greenwich YWCA, Panel on “How to Get Published in the 21st Century,” (in cooperation with Just Books, Greenwich)

We can’t wait to have these authors back! Lucy Hedrick and her colleagues M.J. Rose and Anne Rockwell, attracted more than 80 men and women to their program on Getting Published. They are compelling speakers, and the book-selling table was busy!

Wendy Blumenthal, Assistant Director, w.blumenthal@ywcagreenwich.com

II. Cambridge Public Library (in cooperation with Sundialbooks, Lexington, MA)

“How to get published in the 21st Century” drew a large audience of more than 40 writers. Lucy Hedrick, Lynne Heitman and Anne Rockwell offered valuable information for traveling the maze to publication. No one left early and most chose to buy books! We look forward to their return to CPL.

Marilyn Gagalis, mgagalis@ci.cambridge.ma.us

III. Buttonwood Books & Toys, Cohasset, MA

Buttonwood Books and Toys had "standing room only" for Hedrick and her panelists, and we've already asked, "Where's Part II?" We sold a LOT of books, and our patrons have told us their program was one of the best.  They're asking when we’ll do another program like it.

Kathleen McGonagle, totsie1029@aol.com

IV. Harvard Business School Women’s Association

Interest in "How to Get Published in the 21st Century" was high not only among our traditional alumnae audience, but also among current Harvard Business School students.   More than sixty people attended the insightful panel moderated by Lucy Hedrick. Post-event feedback was very positive for the authors’ clear-eyed, practical and encouraging program
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Terri Sevilla, Harvard Business School Women’s Association, sevilla@attbi.com

V. Water Street Bookstore, Exeter, NH

Authors Hedrick, Heitman and Rockwell were a “sell-out” at the Water Street Bookstore on October 8—every seat was taken. Aspiring writers left their program armed with helpful tools and information, along with new additions to their libraries.

Andrea Swift, kensingtonlibrary@attbi.com

VI. Barnard College Club of Fairfield County, Greater CT and Westchester

Lucy Hedrick and her panelists tremendously enlightened the Barnard Alumnae Network on the ins and outs of publishing today. The audience learned how to best put forth their works of fiction, nonfiction and children’s lit to the industry buyers, as well as how to publish on the Internet. The panelists are compelling speakers and gave us encouragement as well as their honesty.

Joanne Kabak, Vice President for Networking, clarity@optonline.net

VII. Darien Community Association, Darien, CT

You were all great teachers, with a love of writing, so enthusiastic, and a wonderful sense of humor, all of which make you dynamic speakers! You certainly held the audience’s attention!

Peggy Raleigh, Chairman, cda1923@optonline.net

VIII. Princeton Club of New York City, NY

Lucy Hedrick drew a large group of attentive aspiring writers to a lecture she gave on how to get published at the Princeton Club of New York.   She gave them, succinctly and clearly, a comprehensive list of tips centering on finding an agent and the all-important book proposal for the agent and later editor.  The audience was satisfied and even grateful.

Turhan Tirana, alumnus, TURHAN.TIRANA@banking.state.ny.us

IX. Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, VT

Lucy Hedrick and Lynne Heitman attracted a large group of would-be authors to Bear Pond Books. Their tips and pointers on getting published were full of knowledge and encouragement, and Lucy truly is organized--working with her to put on the event was a breeze. 

Pat Lyon-Surrey, Events Coordinator, pmylon@juno.com

X. New Haven Public Library, New Haven, CT

Thanks for your insider's look at book publishing--as you saw from the response to your seminar, New Haven has a lot of potential new writers looking for a publishing opportunity.  You provided excellent insight based on your own experiences in the field, and I appreciated your willingness to explore individual questions with thoughtful advice and suggestions.

Carol Brown, Adult Programming, nhfplevents@gmail.com

XI. Greenwich Library, Greenwich, CT

I truly enjoyed the “Getting Published” program at Greenwich Library.  Each panelist offered a unique and authentic approach to the process of writing, selling and promoting a book.  The program was informative and provided honest perspectives from real women who have done it.  Lucy Hedrick’s step by step approach to the book proposal gave me a true understanding of the process of writing and promoting a book.  The program attracted a large number of attendees and provided valuable information to our community.

Kate Petrov, Public Relations Officer, kpetrov@greenwichlibrary.org