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Gold Coast Writers' Association Meeting

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Guest speakers, book launches, book promos and more in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Meeting followed by afternoon tea and networking... and then drinks at the local club.


Becoming an Expert – The Book, The Journey and The Lessons

In 2008, author and speaker Sally Thibault set a goal to write a book, after the encouragement of friends at a dinner party.  After the second bottle of wine, it sounded like a great idea, and five years on and three books later, the journey can only be described as exhilarating. From speaking at Rotary clubs on freezing winter nights, sometimes to an audience of five people – to appearing on National TV and Radio, featuring on a global telesummit with over 2,000 people, developing a career as a recognised professional speaker and recently being interviewed on American television, the road has been both challenging and extraordinary.

Whilst writing a book was an achievement, learning to master various social media platforms, self promotion and marketing was the key to establishing credibility and expertise.

Sally Thibault is a professional speaker and author specialising in inspiring people to live happy, healthy and conscious lives. She is the author of three books, David’s Gift, Aspergers, Life and LoveAspergers Bullying and School and Wise Mothers, Raising Children in the Social Media Era, currently the basis of her new progamme – How to be Happy, Healthy and Free.

She is passionate about raising awareness of families living with Autism through her role as Guest Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland and Research Partner with the Centre for Autism Studies, Bond University.  She has featured regularly on National Television, Radio and Print media and is currently the Parenting Expert on 96.5FM’s, Live Well, Be Well Radio Show. She is a Trustee of the Goda Foundation and current Committee Chair of the annual Goda Foundation Gala Ball.


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  • Adam E.

    It was worth the trip up from Ballina. Friendly group and Sally is an inspirational woman

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks so much, both speakers gave me more confidence to move forward with my writing......

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative meeting, most enjoyable.

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be announcing the publishing of my new book MIAMI P.I. in Paperback and on Kindle.

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    See you there......

    May 12, 2013

  • Adam E.

    Looking forward to this. Sounds like a great speaker. Looking forward to meeting everybody.

    May 10, 2013

  • Adam E.

    Unfortunately something came up and I was not able to attend the last meet but looking forward meeting you all this time. Does anybody know if/what the topic/speaker is for this one?

    April 27, 2013

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