Love is in the air this week as we approach one of the most romantic days of the year, Valentine’s Day.
For the majority of couples, this is the one time a year when women get treated like the princesses they are, and men get to experience a little extra romance — if you know what I mean. But seriously, this day isn’t always about love, romance and pure happiness. For those who are single and lonely, this can be one of the most dreaded days of the year. It’s almost like it’s rubbed in your face that no one is giving you one of those chalky, nasty-tasting hearts that say “Be My Valentine.”
And you know what? Who wants one anyway! I say, if you are in love and you’re happy then good for you. Enjoy the day, because it is meant for lovers. And if you are single, then you know what? Enjoy the day too! You know why? Because you aren’t the only one out there. Many people are in the same boat and it takes a lot of patience and persistence to find the right person. Believe me there is nothing wrong with that. So take that day to celebrate yourself, and I have just the right place.
Some of you may have watched the reality show Tough Love on VHI with hosts Steve and Joann Ward. Maybe I shouldn’t admit this, but I love that show. I love learning about the dynamics of people, especially women, when it comes to dating. When I found out that the pair was coming to town (at various Harrah’s Entertainment properties in Atlantic City Feb. 13-14) I couldn’t wait to share that information with you. On Saturday night, Feb. 13, the Wards are going to be hosting a “Speed Dating” event at Dusk nightclub at Caesars. Then on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, they will host a “Crash Course in Love.” The latter will be a series of interactive seminars and dating games on relationships, love and finding that special someone. It will be held inside the Harrah’s Concert Venue. There will also be related events throughout the weekend. For more information on this fabulous weekend, check out heartac.com to make your reservation.
Sound Literary Advice
On Valentine’s Day I am sure you will be receiving a sweet poem or some kind words from a loved one. But how would you like to learn about getting your great words published? It just so happens that right here in Atlantic County we have a multi-talented woman who is not only a professional poker player and a winner from Wheel of Fortune, but is also a well known literary agent and published author. Sheree Bykofsky has written, co-authored and edited more than two dozen books and she is going to share publishing secrets with you at her one-of-a-kind workshop called “Spend a Day with a Literary Agent.”
You will learn many things including the difference between a query letter, a pitch and a proposal; how to locate and work with the right agent; how to craft an effective book proposal; and even the difference between placing, publishing and marketing fiction and non-fiction. You can turn your writing dreams into a reality by joining Sheree on Sunday, Feb. 21, from 10am-5pm at Megan’s, located at Boardwalk and Indiana Avenue in A.C. Lunch and refreshments will be included. Admission is $120 through Feb. 18 and $180 thereafter. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a check or money order payable to Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc., P.O. Box 706, Brigantine, NJ 08203. The first 10 paid registrants will get a free copy of Sheree’s bestselling book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Published. See you there!
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