In my post of last Friday, I introduced two of my Ambassadors--my team who volunteered to help me patrol the A to Z sign up list and spread good will throughout the Challenge participants. Today I bring you the other three members of my team.
|Arlee Bird meets Yvonne Lewis in Los Angeles in 2012|
When I first started the A to Z Challenge in 2010, I had nearly 100 bloggers sign on within the week I had announced my intentions to blog through the alphabet. The very first to join up was Yvonne Lewis who now blogs at The Written Word of Yvonne Lewis. Later, Yvonne would become one of the handful of bloggers I have met in person when she vacationed in Los Angeles last year.
Yvonne is from the United Kingdom and began blogging in 2006. She has had two books of her delightful poetry published: Negative V Positive, with a portion of the book blurb written by her idol, Irish singer Daniel O'Donnell, and Written from the Heart, with part of the blurb written by A to Z co-host Alex J. Cavanaugh.
|Jaimie Ramsey and her husband|
Alana Garrigues at Writercize is a Challenge veteran. She is a freelance writer, journalist, and all around creative hand at all things writing and otherwise. Alana played a big role in promoting last year's Challenge and she was a natural for me to call on to assist me with this year's Challenge.
I'll be visiting with Alana and Nutschell "The Writing Nut" on March 30 when I go speak to their writers group about blogging and of course the A to Z Challenge. Here is an excerpt from Alana's blog:
I have very special news for bloggers in the Los Angeles metro area. Lee (Arlee Bird) agreed to be the guest speaker at the Children's Book Writers of Los Angeles (CBW-LA) March meeting, just before the A to Z Challenge kicks off! On March 30 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., he will speak to a group of writers and bloggers at the El Segundo Library about the merits of blogging and social networking as it pertains to the author's platform.
CBW-LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and inspiring writers on the road to publication. It is the brainchild of another local mastermind, the fabulous Nutschell Windsor of The Writing Nut, and she dedicates countless hours and passion to sharing her knowledge of the publishing industry with writers, aspiring and published alike.
For more info about this workshop visit Alana's blog at:http://writercize.blogspot.com/2013/03/blogging-with-bird-atozchallenge-host.htm
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My sincerest thank you to the entire Ambassador Team!