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Carroll County Chapter: 7 ways to Raise your Author Platform through Social Media.

November 10, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

In this presentation, Mindie will describe what an author's platform is and what it isn't, why you need one, and how to build an audience without bragging or advertising. She will also discuss the different media outlets, give us some tips, and tell us how to get started. 



Mindie Burgoyne is a storyteller from a long line of storytellers. She uses that capability today as a travel writer, blogger, author, tour operator and speaker.  Her focus is traveling within the context of a story to mystical – magical places that stir the heart, mind, and spirit.  Her tour company, Travel Hag Tours, LLC has three subsidiaries  – Chesapeake Ghosts – a cluster of 11 regional ghost walks on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Thin Places Mystical Tours – annual tours and travel services to mystical/sacred sites in Ireland, and Travel Hag Adventures – a travel club for girlfriends. Mindie is the past president of the Eastern Shore Writers Association and has written six books on regional travel. Her writings and photographs have been featured in the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, CBS News, National Geographic Television Network, the Today Show, Maryland Life Magazine, What’s Up? Magazines, Coastal Style, the National Catholic Reporter, Guideposts, the Vancouver Sun, Metropolitan Magazine and Notre Dame Alumni Magazine as well as numerous business and travel websites.  Mindie currently runs four blog sites – three focusing on travel and one is an opinion blog. More information can be found on Mindie's website at:


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