Live Events & Appearances

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 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 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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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 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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Southern California Writers’ Conference

»Posted on Feb 23, 2010 in BLOG, Live Events & Appearances | 0 comments

The red taxi drove away, leaving me there, alone, for three days of writing, lectures, read-and-critique workshops, author panels, editor insights, networking, and the nerve-wracking one-on-ones with literary agents. Already, I wanted to board the plane back to San Francisco. Only days before, my memoir, DROP DEAD LIFE, a pregnant widow’s poignant, heartfelt, and often comic journey through death, birth, and rebirth, had been rejected, via email, by yet another literary agent. Like most rejections, there wasn’t much commentary on the actual writing, but I conjured up plenty of imaginary bashing on my own. Not feeling very poignant or comic, I dragged my horse-sized brown suitcase up to the hotel lobby check-in and gave my name. The front desk manager...

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