Author Wendy Walker is TIES keynote

Women TIES, Women Together Inspiring Entrepreneurial Success, announces national author Wendy Walker, as its keynote speaker for its first annual conference to bring regional women entrepreneurs together for a day of inspiration, education and strategic economic networking.

Wendy Walker, is a former commercial litigator who has been a stay-at-home mom for eleven

years. She began writing as a hobby several years ago and wrote her first novel, Four Wives, in the back

of her minivan. She recently edited Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms which was released in March. Her second novel, Social Lives, was just released by St. Martin's Press on September 1st, and her two new Chicken Soup for the Soul books, Thanks Mom and Thanks Dad, will be available spring 2010.

The producers from the popular Twilight series are packaging a film deal to bring Social Lives to the big

screen, adding a new notch to Walker's accomplishments.

Tracy Higginbotham, President of Women TIES, asked Walker to be the keynote speaker after working with her on the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms book. "Wendy has an impressive and diverse professional background. She has done a lot of the right things to gain national attention and propel herself to the public stage. I asked her to share her success strategies with Central New York

women entrepreneurs to inspire them to higher levels of national recognition."

Walker's speech will include the importance of focused strategic networking. "Networking is essential. From my work with Chicken Soup for the Soul to promoting my novels, there is nothing more powerful than personal relationships. The truth is, you never know where these relationships will lead. Some are dead ends, and others turn out to be the key to success. I also believe that you have to be creative in your thinking.

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