Monday, September 20, 2010

Meet Jackie O'Neal in Our Host Appreciation

Jackie is one of our newer hosts to The Virtual Book Tour Cafe',  but she is appreciated just the same.  Welcome Jackie,  and thank you for joining us and helping us get to know you better.

As the news editor of Women's Online Magazine, she came in contact with entrepreneurs who were eager to keep their profiles high in the marketplace. As a result, she launched O'Neal Media Group a public relations consultancy that works with small business and non-profits. Her expertise in strategic planning, research and media relations has helped her clients get noticed by the media while realizing their communication goals and objectives. A journalist as well, who writes for ASSIST News Service, - she speaks the language of the media for effective pitching. Her commitment to the public relations profession, led her to engage in a year long course toward accreditation via The Public Relations Society of America In addition, she has been a college professor teaching advanced English composition courses, and holds an M.F.A. in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College.In 2007, she was nominated for an Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2007, Jackie completed a Masters in Sacred Theology at Agape Seminary in Clearwater, Florida. She continues her seminary studies as a Ph.D. candidate in Pastoral Counseling.

1.  What do you love most about blogging?
I love the freedom and creativity of blogging. I can share my insights, promote my clients and programs in a fun, conversational way.

2.  Do you have a most memorable post?
I blogged about an Italian chef and her newest book. Through the process, I learned some great recipes. I asked her about the message she wanted to convey, and she said:
"First of all, that you can make any meal into a special occasion with a special meal and don't have to wait for a Holiday to cook these recipes/menus. *Holidays should not be about the material gifts we receive but about the other gifts that we take for granted- having food on the table and friends and family and others to share the food with. These are the real gifts to be thankful for!"

3.  What is the funniest thing you have ever blogged about?
I had written an artilce for  about  "The Power of the Pen"- not only did the Miami Herald pick it up becasue it included an interview with Stefan Pinto, a Playgirl centerfold and budding actor from Miami, but   I blogged about the exposure. I had no idea my source was a Playgirl centerfold!

4.  What do you hope your readers will take away from your blog?
I'd like my readers to stay up to date on new books and updates.

5.  Where do you hope to take your blog in the future?
I'd like my blog to be a home for authors on virtual blog tours, more and more in the future.

6.  Do you ever have contests and/or giveaways on your blog?
I'm thinking about doing a giveaway offering a copy of my own book Woman Priest: A Collection of Spiritual Reflections and Commentary on Today's Issues

7.  In your opinion,  how would readers,  old and new,  benefit from your blog?
 Readers will go up on the learning curve about exciting authors promoting new books on a range of topics.

8.  Anything you would like to share,  thoughts,  events,  etc?
I have a reading coming with Free-range non- fiction in New York:

October 6 · 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Location The Cornelia Street Cafe

Created By

More Info I've been invited to read from my book WOMAN PRIEST by Mira, the founder of Free range fiction reading:

29 Cornelia Street, NYC 10014
I also teach PR tips  on WIZIQ  :

October 6 · 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Location The Cornelia Street Cafe

Created By

More Info I've been invited to read from my book WOMAN PRIEST by Mira, the founder of Free range fiction reading:

29 Cornelia Street, NYC 10014
I also teach PR classes on WIZIQ:

Jackie  Audrey O'Neal 

O'Neal Media Group

(609) 334-8621 (office) 


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Author of Woman Priest- A Collection of Spiritual Reflections And Commentary on Today's Issues

Author of  O'Neal Media Group: PR Case Studies, Tips, And Success Stories 

 As seen and heard on  The Huffington Post, USA Today, NPR The Women's Perspective, NPR Blog,Seattle, Ground report, The J.P. Godsey Show- WHKT 1650 AM, and  PBS

  Books editor in collaboration with KZSB 1290 AM,  Communicating Today, Channel 10, The J.P. Godsey Show  WHKT 1650

Thank you for sharing with us today Jackie and for all you do with hosting.  It's greatly appreciated.


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