How to Work on Your Now and Write a Non-Fiction Book!

It’s that time of year again when we start making affirmations and resolutions of what we want to do in the New Year!

For those of you who’ve had a book inside of you for a long time, you may be in need of a nudge or even a shove to get it out of you in 2016! If you have a topic that is near and dear to you that benefits others, or information that can assist someone personal or professionally, then it’s time to start Working on Your Now to write that non-fiction book!

So, bring your tablets, cellphones, pen, pencil and paper (whatever device you choose) and get that non-fiction book out of you and into the world of publishing!

Where:  KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Parkway, Kennesaw, GA 30144, Room 300

Presenter: Lori Beard-Daily  

Empowered and accomplished aptly describes Lori Beard–Daily’s steady rise from corporate to entrepreneur to playwright, author and speaker. Lori began her advertising career at Delta Air Lines. After a two-year stint as an advertising director, she became the founder and CEO of her own marketing communications agency, Beard–Daily. This opportunity allowed her to build a diverse blue chip client list for 14 years. Her company was also selected by Turner Broadcasting System Inc. to be its sole protégé in an Atlanta based entrepreneurial program. Her leadership skills combined with her in-depth knowledge of advertising, marketing and communications led to the following successful client projects: creating brand awareness campaigns for the 30th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival; developing and implementing communications strategies for senior management and business units of Cancer Treatment Centers of America; customizing internal communications approaches for Macy’s corporate publication; and training a wide range of Delta Air Lines personnel in the areas of leadership, customer service, and Total Quality Management. While running her business, Lori continued her passion for writing and speaking. She has had three plays produced and also penned a travel column for Delta Air Lines. Additionally, Lori has coached C–level executives on internal communications and led diversity workshops. Her speaking topics include useful and effective tips for employees and individuals who have goals but run into set backs on the execution of their plans. In 2012 she created an online community for women entitled Working on Your Now. This engaging forum provides access to valuable and trusted resources that educate inspire, and empower women in the areas of finance, career, personal growth, spirituality, health and wellness. Lori has also been featured on 60 Minutes. She and her family were interviewed by the late Mike Wallace in a segment entitled “Going Home to the South.” Shortly after the segment aired, she began writing her first novel, Destination D, also based in the South. This long awaited novel was published by Boutique of Quality Books in 2011. Lori was also a nominee for the 48th Georgia Author of the Year Awards, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the nation and the oldest in the Southeastern United States. Her second book, Working on Your Now was published by WriteLife Publishing in early 2015. A graduate of Spelman College, she holds a bachelor of arts degree in English. Lori is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is married to Bryon Daily. They have three children.