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February Insider Workshop: “Novel Research and Completion: Seven Steps for More Effective Results" with DeAnn Lubell

  • Sunday, February 07, 2021
  • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Zoom online meeting


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March Insider Workshop

Novel Research and Completion: Seven Steps for More Effective Results

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 movieDo It or Dieproduced 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:

This entertaining and inspiring three-hour workshop on novel research and completion is based on author DeAnn Lubell’s sometimes unexplainable, unbelievable, and dangerous experiences during travels to faraway exotic lands while gathering additional information and in-depth research for her two historical novels.  The goal of the workshop is to show attendees how to create a vivid, realistic, and exciting experience for their reading audience as the direct result of proper investigative research.

  • What was the initial inspiration for your novel or historical novel – what triggered the interest?
  • Read, listen, observe - books, online sites, audio tapes, documentaries, movies, museums
  • Interview historians and descendants regarding the subject matter of your historical novel 
  • Travel, exploration, and first-hand experiences – become important contributions to your story
  • Character identification and development – balancing real life historical characters with fictional ones
  • Basic outline and timeline for historical novel – when it is time to start writing (When is it time to stop researching and to start writing?)
  • Keeping it real — the art of blending fact with fiction
Unable to attend, no problem, all paid registrants will receive a video replay of this presentation. In addition the first 10 paid registrants will receive a free signed copy of DeAnn’s book The Last Moon.


To receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation processing fee, attendees must cancel their registration 5 days before the event. No refunds will be given after that time. To cancel your registration, go to and click on the "Login" button, click on the blue icon that appears. Enter user name and password and click "LOG IN". On the next screen click "My event registrations". Select event and cancel registration. 

You will receive an invitation to the Zoom online meeting after you have registered and payment is complete. Meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. 

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Event Contact: Kristina Hoffman

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