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Summer ’16 Writing Highlights

Ella attended the Nantucket Book Festival June 17–19, where she had the opportunity to hear best-selling and prize-winning authors describe how they practice and perfect their craft. National Book Award historian Nathaniel Philbrick, at right above, was a highlight. Also pictured, Beach read best-selling author Elin Hilderbrand; Alice Hoffman, author of The Marriage of Opposites; display of Festival authors’ books for sale.

In July her article, “From Grief to Joy: Rebuilding an Abundant Life,” was published by Women & Wealth Magazine.

In August she participated in a three-session memoir-writing workshop at the Nantucket Atheneum taught by Dr. Amy Boesky of Boston College, author of What We Have: A Memoir, Penguin, 2010.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking at Good Shepherd

Ella—an experienced public speaker, workshop leader and facilitator—welcomes the opportunity to speak to groups of any size within a day’s drive of Corpus Christi, as well as in the Metroplex and other cities in Texas as her schedule permits. Topics include:

  • Reclaiming Joy: Practical Advice on Moving from Discouragement to Joy—especially appropriate for faith-based groups. Click on the link to see the accompanying handout: 12 Keys to Reclaiming Joy
  • Resolved: To Live Life in Gratitude Mode—for general audiences
  • What Do You Say When There Are No Words?—for friends and family of those who grieve
  • Use It or Lose It: Laying a Foundation for Widowhood—for married empty-nesters
  • You Can’t Make Your Mother Happy. So What Can You Do?—for women in the sandwich generation

Upcoming: Driftwood Garden Club, Corpus Christi, January 10, 2017
Jeanette Hammer Guild, Church of the Good Shepherd, Corpus Christ, April 14, 2016, pictured above.

Feel free to contact Ella to book speaking and teaching engagements with your group.