Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) October 21, 2006
Friday, December 8 through Sunday, December 10, 2006:
Friday, 12/8: VIP Reception
Time: 6pm to 10pm
Where: Rosss Hooked & Cooked, 1301 East Broadway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85040
Cost: $ 30 per person in advance (open to the public). Books will be sold.
RSVP: Seating is limited to the first 150 people who RSVP by November 30th by calling 877-255-4218.
Overview: This intimate evening features a seafood soul buffet, networking with contributing authors, book signings by contributing authors, vendors and live music.
Saturday, 12/9: Literary Experience and Book Signing
Time: 4:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: South Mountain Community College Performing Arts Center, 7050 S. 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85042.
Cost: FREE and open to the public of all ages; seating is limited. Books will be sold onsite.
RSVP: Seating is limited to the first 375 people who RSVP by December 4th by calling
Overview: This intimate evening features the 30 contributing writers in attendance who will read or recite their Chicken Soup stories, networking with contributing authors, book signings by contributing authors, vendors and new writer introductions from the around the state.
Sunday, 12/10: Book Signing and Buffet Luncheon
Time: Noon to 5:00pm
Where: Rosss Hooked & Cooked, 1301 East Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040
Cost: Vendors and networking are FREE and open to the public of all ages.
A special buffet will be served for $ 14 per person with limited seating. Books will be sold onsite.
RSVP: Seating is limited to the first 125 people who RSVP by December 4th by calling 877-255-4218.
Overview: This intimate brunch, in celebration of women, will feature the 30 contributing writers in attendance who will sign books. Vendors and live jazz on the patio are also included. An International Chicken Soup Buffet featuring special menu items will be available.
Event Hotline and RSVP: 877-255-4218
About Lisa Nichols, Co-author: She is a dynamic international motivational speaker and powerful advocate of personal empowerment. She is the Founder and CEO of Motivating the Teen Spirit, LLC which is recognized by many as the most comprehensive empowerment skills program available today for teen self-development.
Despite being labeled as one of the worst writers by her English teacher, shes landed three major book publishing deals with the best selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Shes appeared as an expert Life Coach on NBCs hit show Starting Over as well as one of the 27 leading teachers featured on the international hit DVD, The Secret.
Lisa has been recognized for her work and dedication nationally and abroad. She has received the 2006 Rising Star award, 2003 Trail Blazers Entrepreneur award, Lego Land Heart of Learning award, Emotional Literacy award and November 20th is Motivating the Teen Spirit Day as proclaimed by the Mayor of Henderson, Nevada.
Lisa has been featured on FOX News, KTLA, Foreword Magazine, Detroit News, Jamaica Observer, KIIS FM and many other media outlets.
About Bari-Ellen Ross, Contributing Writer: In 1980, she began her ten year career at Chase Manhattan Bank and was the first African American Vice President in the Global Trust Division. Her outstanding experience and credentials led her to the doors of Texaco, who recruited her in 1990 to join the Finance Department as a Senior Financial Analyst.
In March of 1994, Ms. Roberts became the lead plaintiff in the largest discrimination suit in history. In November of 1996 after the release of the “black jelly bean tapes,” Texaco was brought to its knees in the face of ROBERTS VS TEXACO and agreed to pay $ 176 million to approximately 1,400 African American employees nationwide. Her book, “ROBERTS VS TEXACO, A TRUE STORY OF RACE AND CORPORATE AMERICA,” published by Avon Books in hardcover and paperback, has received high praise from such notables as Henry Louis Gates, Gloria Steinem and Julianne Malveaux, as a compelling testimony of the fight against discrimination and the courage, candor and grace of one woman who took on Corporate America and won.
She is the President of Bari Ellen Roberts, Inc., a management consulting firm that focuses on diversity, sexual harassment and violence in the workplace. She speaks Spanish fluently and has traveled extensively. She was a member of the faculty at Fairfield University in Connecticut, teaching “Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity” in the Dolan School of Business. Ms. Roberts is the proud mother of two daughters Brooke and Staci. She and her husband Charles currently reside outside Phoenix, Arizona and are owners of the unique seafood/soul food restaurant Rosss Hooked & Cooked. In January of 2006, her book Roberts vs Texaco was given a grant from the Paul Robeson Foundation for use in making it into a documentary.
She is a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, and a former member of Black Women in Publishing and the Author’s Guild Inc. Bari-Ellen has appeared on 60 Minutes, NBC Dateline, EXTRA, Good Morning America, C SPAN Forum, CNBC Power Lunch, Court TV, Burden of Proof, Bloomberg Report, MSNBC Night Talk, Black Entertainment Television, Ted Turner Trumpet Awards Show, PBS Working Women 2000 and Beyond amongst numerous others.
INTERVIEWS: Lisa Nichols will be available for over the phone media appearances/interviews on both Thursday, December 7th and Friday December 8th. Television appearances can be scheduled for Friday, December 8th and Saturday, December 9th. Phoenixs contributing writer Bari-Ellen Ross, is available at any time for any media interviews.
MEDIA: To schedule interviews with Lisa Nichols and/or Bari-Ellen Ross, please contact Yvette Craddock or Cary Ballou of Click Marketing Solutions at 480.968.3354.
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