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Drop Dead Life on Kickstarter

»Posted on Aug 8, 2013 in BLOG, Coping With Loss, Dating For Widows, Death Of Spouse, DROP DEAD LIFE, Featured, Memoir Excerpts, Parenting & Loss, Publicity, & Interviews, Sudden Death | 0 comments

For the past ten years, I have been advocating for widows, women, defibrillators in schools, and a treatment for Brugada Syndrome—the sudden death cardiac condition both of my daughters, unfortunately, inherited from from my late husband, Erik. And now, I am reaching out for help to reach 100% of my Kickstarter funding goal by 8/19 so that I can publish my forthcoming memoir, Drop Dead Life: A Pregnant Widow’s Heartfelt and Often Comic Journey about Death, Birth, and Rebirth. This is more than a story about widowhood. Drop Dead Life dives deep into the worlds of online dating, hereditary depression, finding humor, parenting, afterlife connection, and the belief that each of us—regardless of our circumstances—can create the love and happiness we...

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Scribd Love Affair at Southern California Writer’s Conference

»Posted on Feb 10, 2011 in BLOG, Live Events & Appearances, Publicity, & Interviews | 0 comments

My Scribd love affair continues to deepen month after month. This weekend, I’m honored to return to the fabulous Southern California Writers Conference where I’ll be speaking about Growing Your Readership with Scribd.com. You’ll know why I love telling other writers how I’ve built my writing platform when you read what Michael Steven Gregory, Executive Director of The Southern California Writers Conference, wrote about my phenomenal Scribd.com journey: “(Hyla’s) first time attending a writers’ conference was last February’s SD24.  Net result, three agents requesting her memoir, Drop Dead Life: A Pregnant Widow’s Heartfelt and Often Comic Journey through Death, Birth,  and Rebirth.  Then a funny thing...

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Hyla Molander in The Mama Monologues

»Posted on Dec 21, 2010 in BLOG, Dating For Widows, Death Of Spouse, DROP DEAD LIFE, Live Events & Appearances, Publicity, & Interviews, Sudden Death | 0 comments

Last month, I had the honor of reading in “The Mama Monologues” at Corte Madera Book Passage, along with NY Times best-selling author Kelly Corrigan and many other talented Writing Mamas. Special thanks to Dawn Yun, founder of The Writing Mamas, for making this laughter and tear-filled event possible. We raised over $5,000 for Abelina Magana, a Northern California mother of three who was shot 15 times and lived to tell. If you would like to make a contribution to Abelina and her children, all of whom are still very much in need of our help, please send a check to: Attn: The Magana Family Fund, Bank of Marin, 1450 Grant Avenue, Novato, 94945. Please enjoy this video of my piece, “You Think You Know,” which I hope will remind you to embrace...

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Jane Friedman Interviews Me For Her No Rules Column In Writer’s Digest

»Posted on Aug 20, 2010 in BLOG, Publicity, & Interviews | 0 comments

  This past February, I went to the Southern California Writer’s Conference in San Diego—a conference I highly recommend for writers. I spent weeks preparing advanced submissions and query letters for the three different literary agents and one editor with whom I scheduled to meet there. When it came time for my SCWC Advanced Submission Critiques, all three scheduled agents raved about my manuscript, declaring things like “People need to be inspired by stories like yours” or “You’ll be great at speaking engagements” and “Loved the sex and humor.” I returned home to San Francisco with enthusiastic interest from three different agents. Or so I thought. Two of the agents did actually help me put together my book proposal, which was extremely...

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The Age Of The Entrepreneurial Author

»Posted on Aug 20, 2010 in BLOG, Publicity, & Interviews | 0 comments

Michael Steven Gregory, Director of the Southern California Writers’ Conference, had some cool stuff to say about me. Read all about it here.

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See Me Speak In Newport Beach, CA At The SoCal Writers’ Conference

»Posted on Aug 20, 2010 in BLOG, Live Events & Appearances | 0 comments

I’ll be leading a workshop entitled: Scribd Success: How to Accumulate Readers on Scribd.com at the Southern California Writers’ Conference in Newport Beach. The conference runs from September 24th – 26th, 2010. There’s still space available, so get your tickets and let’s hang out at the best writing conference in...

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