February General Speaker Meeting
The Importance of Research
Guest Speaker: DeAnn Lubell
Prize-winning writer, publicist, and a teacher of the arts, DeAnn Lubell, has lived in the Coachella Valley since 1991. She has produced seven well-known ballets and wrote one original. Many of her writings have been featured in the Palm Springs Life Magazine, The Desert Sun, Desert Charities, and The Desert Magazine. Her celebrity interviews have graced several magazine covers, over the years, including Suzanne Somers, Ann-Margret, Connie Stevens, Sonny Bono, Victoria Principal, and many more.
Published works include a novelette, historic and educational books for Little Folk Visuals, as well as a medical educational guide on the functions of the human body. Her 2010 historical novel, The Last Moon, has garnered five national awards and three international awards. Among her awards, she won a Gold Medal for Readers Favorite Awards and first place at the 2016 Amsterdam Book Festival in the category of historical fiction. In 2016, she was the unit publicist and an extra for the movie Do It or Die produced in Palm Springs.
DeAnn is a past Vice President for Palm Springs Women in Film and Television. She is or has been a marketing and media consultant for Angel View, Olive Crest, Coachella Valley Symphony, Cabaret Theatre West, the Indian Wells Art Festival, Read With Me, The McCallum Theatre, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley, as well as many other non-profits and private enterprises including the Westin Mission Hills Resort and Spa and the City of La Quinta.
She has consulted for the Salton Sea Authority, Southern California Writer’s Conference, Heritage Palms Development, Desert Youth Ballet, Rancho Mirage Public Library, Animal Samaritans, ARF, Rancho Mirage Rotary, La Quinta Historical Society, Palm Springs Community Concert Association, Palm Springs Women in Film & Television, Marywood/Palm Valley School, US Vets, Colonial Dames, Miss Universe Corporation, Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Project, and many more.
In 2001 she was honored as National Woman of the Year during a ceremony presented by the National League of American Pen Women. In 2005, she was honored as the Media Mavens Public Relations Person of the Year. In 2011, she was honored with the coveted Bob Brennan Award at the annual Desert Samaritans Faith 'n Begorra Annual Fundraiser. She has been featured in Desert Charities News as an influential Woman of Philanthropy. In 2018, Angel Light Academy honored DeAnn with their Above and Beyond Award as an Angel on Earth.
Description of talk:
Whether writing Historical Fiction, Science Fiction or Mystery/Thriller, the profound importance of research to add depth of location, character, architecture and technology to your story is undeniable. DeAnn Lubell will share an overview of the necessity, joy and adventure of research to inform your writing. She will provide tips on research sources, and how not to become mired and overwhelmed.
DeAnn’s international and national award-winning historical novel The Last Moon about the 1902 eruption of Mt. Pelee on the island of Martinique evolved out of an incredible story behind the story. This led her to obtain unpublished secrets and facts about the event while staying on the island not as a tourist, but as a guest of descendants of those who lived through the catastrophe. Nearly 40,000 people perished in 3-4 minutes, most of them could have been evacuated if not for the corrupt government.
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You will receive an invitation to the Zoom online meeting after you have registered and payment is complete. Meeting begins at 2:00 p.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Refunds are not available for this event.
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Event Contact: Kristina Hoffman