“Bring Out the Gutsy in You.”
A Free Book Launch Event with “Gutsy Traveler” Marybeth Bond,
Keynote Speaker, National Geographic Author, Contributor to LA Times, USA Today, PBS, CNN and Guest on Oprah.
What: Sonia Marsh, founder of the “My Gutsy Story®” series, launches the first My Gutsy Story® Anthology together with our special keynote speaker, Marybeth Bond, and a panel of indie authors who have contributed their inspiring stories to the My Gutsy Story® Anthology. This event is offered at no-cost to the community, and will inspire you to step out of your comfort zone, take risks, and follow your passion. We are offering a no-host bar and raffle prizes from our sponsors.
When: Thursday, September 26th, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Regency South Coast Village movie theater,
1561 W Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704
Who: Moderator: Marla Miller, Author and founder of The Marketing Muse workshops
- Sonia Marsh: Award-winning author and founder of the My Gutsy Story® series.
- Linda Joy Myers: President of the National Association of Memoir Writers and co-president of the Women’s National Book Association, SF.
- Jason Matthews: Hosts a weekly Indie Authors Google+ Hangout, and is an e-publishing expert.
Theme: To inspire everyone to be gutsy and not postpone their dreams. We shall share our own “My Gutsy Story®” and answer questions related to why we decided to step out of our comfort zone, how we changed, would we do it again, does being gutsy entail danger, and so much more. We encourage audience participation.
A percentage of the proceeds from book sales will be donated to WomanSage, which provides opportunities, experience and education to enhance and empower all women.
Sponsors: We shall announce our sponsors and raffle prizes as we get closer to the event date.
RSVP: Go to http://soniamarsh.com and add your name to the list.
Questions: Send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
When & Where
Sonia Marsh is a “Gutsy” woman who can pack her carry-on and move to another country in one day. She’s a motivational speaker who inspires her audiences to get out of their comfort zone and take a risk. She says everyone has a “My Gutsy Story®”; some just need a little help to uncover theirs. Her story, told in her travel memoir Freeways to Flip-Flops: A Family’s Year of Gutsy Living on a Tropical Island, is about chucking it all and uprooting her family—with teenagers— to reconnect on an island in Belize.
Her memoir has received 8 Awards at the:
- 2014 Readers' Favorite Awards
- 2013 London Book Festival,
- 2013 Los Angeles Book Festival,
- 2013 Great South West Book Festival,
- 1st Place, Gold Medal in “Autobiography/Memoir E-Lit Awards 2012/13
- 2nd Place, Silver Medal in “Travel Essay” category E-Lit Awards 2012/13
- 2013 Paris Book Festival
- 2013 Hollywood Book Festival
Sonia has lived in many countries – Denmark, Nigeria, France, England, the U.S. and Belize – and she considers herself a citizen of the world. She holds a degree in environmental science from the University of East Anglia, U.K., and now lives in Southern California with her husband, Duke, and their rat terrier Cookie.