The Chic Adventurer is now an Author!

 

Celebrating the publication of my new book, The Coffee Date Guide to Freelance Journalism.

Celebrating the publication of my new book, The Coffee Date Guide to Freelance Journalism.

I‘m excited to announce that I am officially a published author! My new book, The Coffee Date Guide to Freelance Journalism is now available on Amazon. Yes, I’ve self published and yes my book is only available in e-book format, but it’s thrilling nonetheless. I have three unedited historical novel manuscripts languishing on my hard drive, and I always thought one of those would be my first published book. But as it turns out, once my fiancé mentioned that I should write an e-book series teaching people how to become freelance writers, the idea stuck and I couldn’t get it out of my head. I spent the next few weeks hammering out the draft of the first book in the four book series, and finally hit publish about a week after we arrived in South Korea.

Here’s the book description:

As a freelance journalist published in Marie Claire, CNN, Travel + Leisure, Islands and Salon among many others, Leslie Patrick knows a thing or two about the writing business. For the past five years, Leslie has made a living as a working journalist (without a degree in journalism, mind you) and people are constantly asking her how they can do it too. Leslie’s answer? “Let’s go out for coffee and I’ll tell you all about it.”And that’s how The Coffee Date Guide to Freelance Journalism was born. For the price of a nonfat extra hot cappuccino, Leslie will delve into the details of the job and share the knowledge you need to get started as a freelance writer. From gathering ideas to pitching an editor and writing a query letter to sharing interview tips, Leslie will walk you through the process step by step to ensure you have all the tools necessary to forge a career as a freelance journalist.

What’s inside The Coffee Date Guide to Freelance Journalism?
– Questions and answers from real coffee dates
– The lingo of freelancing
– What types of articles magazines are looking for
– Writer’s websites…should you have one?
– How to find ideas
– What is a query and who to send it to
– Payment and invoicing details
– Sample queries
– Writer’s resources
– And more…

I’m hard at work on the second book, The Coffee Date Guide to Travel Writing, which is slated to release on December 5th. 

Leslie Patrick, author of The Coffee Date Guide to Freelance Journalism

Hard at work penning The Coffee Date Guide to Travel Writing.

Want to stay up to date on the latest Coffee Date Guides news? Head over to The Coffee Date Guides website for news, publication dates and free book days!

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5 responses to “The Chic Adventurer is now an Author!

    • Thanks Derek! I really hope you enjoy the book. And if you do, will you please consider leaving a review? The second one, The Coffee Date Guide to Travel Writing will be released this Friday! I plan to have some pricing specials before Christmas, so I’ll keep you posted if you’re interested! 🙂

      • I absolutely will write a review! In fact I’m starting another blog strictly devoted to writing and books! I started it this afternoon while the kid was asleep. Great info already and it got me fired up to write 🙂

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