Memorial Weekend Zoom Webinar - Writing the Celebrity Biography
IWOSC Westside Satellite Host Robin Quinn interviews Ray Richmond,
author of Betty White: 100 Remarkable Moments in an Extraordinary Life
Saturday, May 28
12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Pacific
Free to IWOSC members
$10 for nonmembers
Online using Zoom
Registration closes at noon, May 27
More info & RSVP: https://iwosc.org/writing-the-celebrity-biography/
Los Angeles | May 24, 2022 – Originally Ray Richmond was approached to write a Betty White biography to coincide with her 100th birthday, January 17th, 2022. Unfortunately the world lost Betty on December 31, 2021 – just 24 days after Ray’s book about her was released. Fans were drawn to the original hardcover edition of Betty White: 100 Remarkable Moments in an Extraordinary Life, and it outsold its first print run. A packed schedule of media interviews followed for Ray.
During IWOSC’s May Westside Satellite, Host Robin Quinn will interview Ray about his writer’s journey on the book and his experience of telling the story of Betty White’s life.
o How he got the job
o Choosing an approach to the book
o Selecting Mary Tyler Moore co-star Gavin MacLeod for the Foreword
o How he started the book
o Selecting material from all the options
o Getting to the person behind the image
o Interviewing other celebrities about Betty, including Carol Burnett and Candice Bergen
o Managing photo rights and credits
o Navigating the media attention when the book sold well
o How this experience was different than writing previous celebrity memoirs
o And more!
Westside Satellite Host Robin Quinn is an LA Book Editor and Coach, who has served the publishing community for more than three decades. Her recent editing projects include Amazon bestseller Everyone Is Psychic: How to Awaken Your Intuition to Improve Your Relationships, Enrich Your Life & Read Others by Ann O’Brien, the mystical novel The Hsien by Rehmannia Dean Thomas, and multi-award-winning Heroines of Avalon and Other Tales by Ayn Cates Sullivan. In addition to editing, she also provides copywriting services and ghostwriting. Her specialties include spirituality, self-help, health, memoir and uplifting fiction. www.writingandediting.biz