Monday, December 8, 2014

Secrets of the Cancer-Slaying Super Man.
Win the fight by eating right.  

Helen and Joe Venurini were our hosts for a launch party at their lovely spa in the Westgate Mall, celebrating Benjamin Rubenstein,  author of SECRETS OF THE CANCER SLAYING SUPER MAN.
NOVEMBER 23, 2014.
Ben advanced his theories of eating, exercising and nutrition in his talk, BEAT CANCER’S BUTT at a brunch that might  change the way you eat and live. The menu was a healthy breakfast served with green drinks, omega fatty acid rich fish and whole grains.

Because Ben sets one day a month aside for NO VEGETABLES, guests contributed glazed doughnuts, Cheezits and Boy Scot Cheddar popcorn to the famous "Cheat Table" for fast food junkies. Green tea, red wine, hot coffee and Fernet Branca were served as well because Ben believes that caffeine and alcohol, in moderation, can boost performance.  

Cancer Survivor Benjamin Rubenstein, author of TWICE and SECRETS OF THE CANCER-SLAYING SUPER MAN with Kenneth F. Raniere, illustrator.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Ellen E.M. Roberts was a speaker November 8, 2014 at the Roe Jan Library Conference.

Nestled in the beautiful Hudson Valley right next  to Connecticut, the  Roe Jan Community Library serves Hillsdale, Copake, and Ancram, three little towns on the eastern side of the Hudson River in New York State. The building is  on Route 22, just south of Hillsdale. Only  three years old, the green building is a  comfortable, bright and airy space.The outstanding professional staff is supported by 200 volunteers which enables them to provide programming   from Toddler Wiggle Time, to book groups, yoga classes, art exhibits, concerts, author’s presentations, and workshops on gun safety and knitting.

Goofing off during a break. Ellen reads about Lyme Disease from the Library Book Sale.

Ellen E.M. Roberts was the keynote speaker at its inaugural writers’ conference, and gave an inspiring talk on writing for money, writing for love and just plain writing because you have to. She provided the audience with one=on=one conferences to discuss their works in progress.  At the final seminar, she spoke about the importance of a well-designed, competently marketed book to those who think they might like to self-publish.

Ellen E. M. Roberts keynote presentation on the relationship between money and fame in the skin trade, as publishing was once called, because early books were printed on vellum, calfskin.

At the end of a long and productive day in Claverack, NY after RoeJan conference November 8, 2014.

Monday, November 10, 2014

November 23, 2014: Meet Benjamin Rubenstein

The Spa at Westgate
2293 Schoenersville Rd.
Bethlehem, PA 18017


EATING WELL AFTER CANCER at a brunch that can change the way you eat and live by Cancer Survivor Benjamin Rubenstein, author of Twice and Secrets of the Cancer-Slaying Super Man.   

Benjamin Rubenstein battled bone cancer and beat it before he started college by believing he was a super man. When he developed leukemia in college, he used the same ploy - and recovered. It's thirteen years later and Ben is in remission. His secret? A fiber-rich, high protein diet that will be featured in this talk.

But wait! It's not all protein shakes and kale! Once a month, Ben sets aside a day when he eats no vegetables, only junk food. Guests are invited to bring their favorite "bad for you" dish to Ben's Cheat Table. The main menu will be healthy drinks and shakes for people who want to get healthy and stay healthy as Ben has, through diet.


A talk by Benjamin Rubenstein, Author of  Secrets of the Cancer-Slaying Super Man. Preorder the book now.

Sunday, November 23, 2014 1-4 pm The Spa @ Westgate
2293 Schoenersville Road Bethlehem/ Ample Free Parking/ $15 includes Brunch/ $20 at the door/ Autographing/ Soul College/ Cancer Massage/ Chalk Talk by Kenneth F. Raniere

Reserve your place   or call Ellen E.M. Roberts 484 274 6841

Monday, November 3, 2014

November 8, 2014: A One-Day Writer's Festival.

Roe-Jan Library
9091 Route 22
Hillsdale, NY 12529

Keynote Address - What Kind of Book Should You Be Writing? How to Choose the Right Form for You and Your Art - and Make Money Too! Workshops led by local authors. Panel - Getting Published. There will also be opportunity for individual manuscript reviews. Pre-registration is required. The early registration fee for the writer's festival is $40. After October 1, the fee is $50. Details about the workshops and other information is on the registration form. To register, visit website. This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc., with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ellen E.M. Roberts will be speaking November 8, 2014 at the Roe Jan Library Conference.

Ellen E.M. Roberts will be keynote speaker at Roe Jan Library Conference, Copake, New York on November 8 from 9 to 5. Sigh up now click here.

Join us in the beautiful Hudson Valley town of Copake for a day of good advice and great company exploring literary frontiers.

On Saturday, November 8, the Roe Jan Community Library in Copake, New York will host a one-day writers' festival entitled "The Write Stuff", featuring workshops in the areas of fiction, non-fiction, memoir, short story, and the creative process. The festival is designed for writers of all levels, including a workshop for new writers. Workshops will be followed by a panel on Getting Published and a wine and cheese networking reception. 

The keynote address, entitled "What Kind of Book Should You Be Writing? How to Choose the Right Form for Your Truth and Your Art - And Make Money Too!" will be delivered by author and publisher Ellen E.M. Roberts. In addition, Ms.Roberts will offer individual manuscript reviews for an additional fee for festival participants only. 

Roberts, who has worked as a trade editor at St. Martin's Press and William Morrow, a children's book publisher at Prentice-Hall and as a sales manager at Columbia University Press, believe that many writers have confounded the problem of making money with being heard. Since the popular press glorifies the attainment of riches through the pen, it is easy to get sidelined by the latest trends in writing. But in fact, the most successful authors have stayed close to their main genre. 

She helps you sort through your talents to determine whether you should be writing prose or poetry. She advises when a short piece is most effective and when it's time to commit yourself to a longer work. She explores the enormous question whether to write fiction or non-fiction. She explains why it is so hard to get a first novel published - and how dangerous it is to get published prematurely. Her four decades of working in book publishing in New York City will keep writers riveted. They will go home with a clearer sense of purpose and a renewed sense of inspiration.


Monday, October 27, 2014