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PWI Houston POWER Luncheon - Authorpreneurship Panel

  • Friday, October 07, 2011
  • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
  • Hotel Indigo, 5160 Hidalgo, Houston, TX 77056


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Powerful Women International PWI
Purpose ~ Power ~ Possibilities

"Empowering Women to Empower the World" 

POWER Luncheon
Friday, October 7
11a - 1:30p
Join us for extraordinary networking, leadership development and an empowering event

Authorpreneurship Panel
Everything You Wanted to Know About Writing, Publishing & Profits


Sandy Lawrence
Perceptive Marketing
Sharon Jenkins
The Master Communicator
 Vincent Alexandria
Published Author,
Actor, Producer

Are you ready to write your book?  Do you know how you will get it published?  What about distributing it? Is it already published?  How's the marketing going? Do you need help in getting more sold?

Bring these and all your questions!   Our expert panel will answer these questions and more.

Enjoy networking in a high energy environment - bring plenty of business cards....and a friend.

Mistress of Ceremony
Melaleuca - Executive Director V

About Sandy

Perceptive Marketing CEO and Founder, Sandy Lawrence, is the driving force behind the company. She is a marketing and promotions executive with over 20 years experience at some of the largest and most well-known corporations in the US, such as Digital Equipment and HP/Compaq.  Sandy recognizes the entrepreneurial spirit and creativity of her clients and develops programs that highlight the benefits for their customers and clients. Her assistance results in increased business growth, customer satisfaction and customer loyalty. Sandy is a "people person" who works passionately and single-mindedly to take her client's message to the world. Her marketing skills and wealth of knowledge are available to anyone who needs the competitive edge that only a truly perceptive marketing expert can give.  Sandy will be celebrating Perceptive Marketing's 10th anniversary in 2012.  Perceptive Marketing was named in the Houston Business Journal's Top 25 Marketing and Public Relations Firm in 2007, 2008, and 2010.  Sandy is one of the founders of the American Book Cooperative and created a program for authors in schools – Operation Storytime, is the creator of DIY Marketing Boot Camps and a current Board Member of God’s Money God’s Way (

Perceptive Marketing Services include marketing consulting or coaching, publishing consulting, and sales and marketing training. Sandy’s passions include mentoring, marketing, branding, creativity and faith.

About Sharon
Head Bean Counter and Fun-preneur Motto: “I love it when a plan comes together!” Hannibal Smith (The A Team)

Ms. Jenkins is an educator, author, motivational speaker and workshop facilitator who serves as the Inspirational Principal for The Master Communicator & Associates and is the mastermind behind the successful 2011 Authors Networking Summit. Ms. Jenkins is also the Tele-class Facilitator for Powerful Women International. She has also been a non-profit executive and served on numerous boards during her career.

She is also the “Head Bean Counter” for the new on-line training site, Cool Beans University which is designed specifically for people with disabilities. Known as The Master Communicator, author Sharon Jenkins is proficient in communicating in all forms of media: radio, newspapers, magazines, and the spoken word. She hosts Blog Talk Radio Programs called “Let’s Talk About It!” and The Literary Showcase. She is a freelance writer and has written for several local and national publications. Sharon is the author of Beyond the Closet Door and co-authored two other books, Songs of Three Sisters and Ready, Set, Succeed: Making Your Dream Come True. Ms. Jenkins is a graduate of Oral Roberts University with a MA in Education and is currently pursuing a PHD in Public Policy and Social Justice.

About Vincent
Vincent Alexandria is a nationally published author, actor, producer, director, composer, lyricist, screenwriter, ghost writer, children’s author, vocalist, and musician. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rockhurst College and a Masters degree in literature from Baker University.

He has completed four murder detective mystery novels and has signed national book contracts with Harlequin-Kimani-Sepia Press for the titles; “Black Rain,” “If Walls Could Talk,” & “Postal Blues,” and he is with Parker Publishing for his work, “Black Secret.” He has signed books deals with TJT Designs and Publications “Ain’t Nothing Like Loving an Ugly Woman, Black Heat & Black Vice.”  Vincent has completed his first film short for his novel, Black Rain and is currently shopping it for a major movie deal. You can view the short-film at and type in Vincent Alexandria.

Vincent has a children’s book series entitled, “Marvelous Martin and the Case of Mr. Bean,” and “Marvelous Martin and the Case of the Freckle Faced Bully,” which was released in May 2010 with Marimba Books (Just Us Books).  He has completed his first poetry book, “Poetry from the Bottom of My Heart” and is working on his second volume of work.  He is part of the anthology by Donna Hill, “On the Line,” came out in 2008 and “Crimes of Passion,” by Literary Wonders and Yolanda Johnson which was released October 2006. or

He is the founder of the Brother 2 Brother Literary Symposium. Its mission is to enlighten men and women in reading and comprehension in order to enhance their quality of life.   

About Jill
I worked in Corporate America for 13 years as an Electrical Engineer.  In 2000, I had the opportunity to take a buyout, leave Corporate America and to fulfill my dream of becoming a “stay at home mom.”  I loved being there for my daughter and husband, but I also wanted a way to contribute to my family financially and still have the flexibility for my family.  In 2001, I was introduced to an International Wellness Company, Melaleuca.  I quickly fell in love with the wonderful eco-friendly products that allowed me to create a healthier and safer home for my family. Shortly after that, I saw the potential to contribute to my family’s bottom line by building a business with Melaleuca.  I became my own boss and within 3 years I was able to bring my husband home from his job as an Electrical Engineer.  Now my daughter had a “stay at home dad” to go along with the “stay at home mom.”  

Over the last 10 years we have enjoyed helping other families achieve their physical and financial wellness goals. Let the next family be yours!

Hotel Indigo
5160 Hidalgo - Between Sage & Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX  77056

$27 for PWI Members who bring a Guest and 
$35 for their Guest with discount code

RSVP Today - Seating is Limited

$35 for PWI Members (without a guest)
$45 for Guests/Future Members
$240 for a Table of 8 ($30 each - bring your employees and contacts)

Exhibitor Tables - Includes Lunch

$50 for PWI Members

Become a new member and lunch is only $27 plus get a free Exhibit Table!   

Call 832-276-4153 for details.

POWERFUL WOMEN INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS (PWIC) envisions women as catalysts for positive change in the world, who are women taking on greater leadership roles, and causing a peaceful, harmonious world for our children's future.  Our mission is to connect, collaborate with, and educate women leaders to use their innate gifts and talents to transform and make a bigger impact in undeserved communities causing positive changes throughout the world. Our highest values are authenticity, life balance, compassion, and courage.

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