Johnny Angel Wendell: The Liberating Force of Punk Rock LISA LOEB HEADLINES 11th DIY MUSIC FESTIVAL DIY FILM FESTIVAL NAMES WINNERS OF 11th ANNUAL COMPETITION Interview with David Farland, author of the novel “Nightingale”

2015 Beach Book Fest Honors ‘The Invitation’


SAN FRANCISCO_A tale of two women who ultimately learn from each other what’s important in life is the grand prize winner of the 2015 Beach Book Festival,  which honors summer’s hottest reads.

Dawn Kohler’s novel “The Invitation: A Weekend with Emma” (Balboa Press) is the story of Kate Edwards, who recently lost her job as a reporter. She receives an invitation to spend the weekend with Emma Dines, a retired professor and former US ambassador to Germany.
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Surviving the Mobile Storm


Your DIY business could take a drastic nosedive. That’s because Google is implementing new search criteria that will rank websites by whether or not their content is easily viewed on mobile devices. The changes will affect mobile search only – desktop search is unaffected.

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John Brubaker: Five Things I Learned While Doing Kickstarter

John Brubaker is an award-winning author and is looking to create a film based on his book, “Seeds of Success.”  Here are five lessons learned from his Kickstarter campaign, which is still active for the next week.
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DIY Always Starts as a Local Business


A Scottish city planner and social activist named Patrick Geddes is credited with coining the phrase, “Think globally, act locally” at the turn of the 20th century.
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2015 DIY Convention Explores Age Challenges


This is the 14th year for the DIY Convention: Do It Yourself in Film, Music & Books. In conference years, that’s middle-aged. So it’s appropriate that we take a look at the struggles of artists who are in the middle of their career on the DIY battle lines.
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Johnny Angel Wendell: The Liberating Force of Punk Rock


Johnny Angel Wendell has had a career as a musician, radio personality, actor and journalist. He’s now produced his first novel, “Looking for Lady Dee: A Punk Rock Mystery,” available through It’s an homage to his Boston punk rock roots. Wendell will be appearing at the 14th DIY Convention on March 7 at the Roosevelt Hotel (free and open to the public) on the 4 p.m. panel, “War Stories From the DIY Front.” We asked him a few questions in advance about his writing process…..

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