Nancy celebrates the release of her latest books with Baker and Taylor at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference.
“The publisher has just finished reviewing pages for your book and he loves it!"--Pam Rosenberg, Editorial Directions
“Thank you so much for the fabulous, inspiring and empowering performance you put on for the 3rd – 5th graders at Cooper Elementary!” –-Andrea Montecinos, Georgetown ISD
"Nancy visited my school (grades 3-5) and T-M Primary (grades 1 and 2). I cannot recommend her enough--she was fantastic and everyone loved her. Very inspirational and entertaining. I am still quoting her to my students."--Libby McGee, Tuloso-Midway, CCISD
Nancy visits with Carlie, a fifth-grade fan who is eager to read Nancy’s stories that are included in Shadow Street.
“You are one of the best teachers I have ever encountered."--Pam Patterson, Stephenville, TX
Elementary kids learn to take off and fly high with Nancy during a recent Visiting Author Day program.
A Letter of Praise for Nancy Robinson Masters
“Last week I had author Nancy Robinson Masters to speak to grades 2-8 at Garner ISD. She may not be known to you, but our paths have crossed several times over the past 15 years. I highly recommend her as a visiting author.
Nancy has a great message, "Freedom to Read'em", with the younger ones based on the philosophy "If you can read and write, you have power!" This message is carried over with the older ones also, but she includes a variety of personal experiences.
She is easy to host because she has a positive attitude toward life, and her first priority is the students. Her fees are very reasonable, and based on all the feedback I received and my personal evaluation, she is definitely worth the money!” Sandra Moore, Librarian, Garner ISD
Nancy at the Kiwanis Club
"Recommend Nancy and you'll make someone's day!"
Nancy is right at home with first graders who love her books and her visiting author presentations
"She speaks to every individual as if they are one on one."
I have on two occasions had the opportunity to attend Nancy's presentations and was most impressed. I find her very enthusiastic, and engaging, blending life lessons and humor. She is great with audience participation.
I recommended her to an elementary school for a presentation with her children's books, and the staff enjoyed her so much she was asked to return for a staff motivational presentation for the entire district. They, too, were very impressed.
I don't think it makes any difference with Nancy if she's speaking to 6 or 600, she speaks to every individual as if they are one on one. Nancy is a rare Texas find.
In the Spirit of Texas,
Past President General
The Daughters of The Republic of Texas
Nancy autographs Trainers of World War II for one of her favorite fans.
"The best motivational speaker I've ever heard."
"Nancy is the best motivational speaker I've ever heard. We have had Nancy speak at our annual OWFI Writer's conference 2 different times. Both times, I have heard the most enthusiastic responses to her presentation and have received many messages to have her back. I have already invited her to return to our conference in 2010. She certainly can get our crowd of 400 pumped up. I'm sure she can do the same for 600. I can heartily recommend Nancy Robinson Masters for any speaking engagement."
Dan Case, President
Oklahoma Writers Federation.
With Friends at the Kroger's Book Signing
Endorsement from Ruth York, Workshop Coordinator.
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Details of the Recommendation: "Nancy Robinson Masters has been on my highly-admired list since I followed her columns on flying in the Abilene Reporter-News. Her books, including "All My Downs Have Been Ups" and "Devoted to Writing" with Maurice Parsley Mallow, have also been a source of inspiration and information for me.
It has been a privilege to work with Nancy through the Cisco Writers Club. She has assisted our writing group both as judge in our annual writing contest and as featured speaker for meetings and workshops. She was outstanding in both capacities. Her knowledge, professionalism, clarity, enthusiasm and ability to inspire are traits I particularly appreciate.
I've caught glimpses of a private person I can admire, too. Nancy is highly devoted to her family and faith.
When you need a writer, editor, inspirational or instructional speaker, call on Nancy Masters to ensure success for your project.
Nancy Robinson Masters and the Grocery Store Gig
I’ve written about Nancy Robinson Masters before. (See the article “Eat the Fried Chicken Before You Sign Books”) I’ll probably write about her many more times because she is one of the most successful and innovative book promoters that I know. So I was only mildly surprised when I walked into the grand opening of a huge grocery store in Denton, Texas on Saturday and found her at a small table nestled in between a clown making animal balloons and a Dallas Cowboy linebacker who was also hawking books. Across from her at the Starbucks coffee stand was a live band. Nancy had six different books displayed on her table and she stood out like a beacon amongst all that glitter and noise.
Just to give you a little background, Nancy is the author of over 42 books and 3000 articles for both adults and children, published by such notable companies as Scholastic, Franklin Watts, Cherry Lake Publishing, and AWOC.com Publishing. Three of her books are self-published. The Horrible Halloween Costume and The Fabulous Flying Flag Farm are both hardback children’s books with color illustrations. She has sold over 30,000 copies of each book. All My Downs Have Been Ups, a hardback collection of essays about people, places and planes she has known in her career as a writer and pilot, has sold over 60,000 copies. Nancy knows how to sell books.
Nancy does school visits; motivational speeches and workshops for teachers, clubs, and corporations; and speeches and workshops for writers’ groups and conferences. One of the topics of conversation I had with her this weekend was the fact that she had so many speaking and school visits planned the next two weeks that she wouldn’t have any time for writing. I’m sure she will figure out how to juggle her time for what she needs to do. I’ve never known her to miss a deadline or fail to complete the terms of a writing contract.
Now, back to our story. You might ask, “How did Nancy stand out with all that was going on at the grocery store grand opening?” For one thing, Nancy dressed the part. She was attired in a blue straw hat, dangling red-white-and-blue earrings and vest. Her entire appearance said, “God bless America, apple pie, Yankee Doodle Dandy, and My Country ’Tis of Thee.” When people approached, she greeted them with, “Hi, I’m Nancy Robinson Masters and I’m the author of all these books.” That Dallas Cowboy linebacker only had one book to sell. He didn’t stand a chance.
I think this was the first “grand opening” that Nancy did, but she has done book signings in several of the grocery store chain’s outlets throughout the state of Texas. She managed to sign up as one of the chain’s “preferred authors.” Her goal is always to sell at least 30 books at a store and so far she has managed to do that while sitting next to the special, “buy 10, get $5.00 off on Rotel Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chiles.”
So the moral of this story is—look for places other than bookstores to sign books—it just might pay off.
BTW. Nancy sold 54 books that Saturday.