April 16, 2015

Sara Humphreys: Publish, Perish or Persevere

Author and actress Sara Humphreys will be speaking at the SUNY Empire State College’s Nanuet location from 7-9 p.m., Thursday, April 28.

Author and actress Sara Humphreys will be speaking at the SUNY Empire State College’s Nanuet location from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, April 28. Photo/Supplied by the author

(NANUET, N.Y. – April 16, 2015) Author and actress Sara Humphreys will be speaking at the SUNY Empire State College’s Nanuet location from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, April 28.

Her talk, “Publish, Perish or Persevere: A journey to publishing,” chronicles her story as a writer and published author of science fiction, fantasy and romance novels.

"The best advice I ever received was from Nora Roberts,” said Humphreys. “Put your butt in the chair and write." Roberts is the nationally acclaimed and bestselling author of more than 200 romance novels.

The event is free and open to the public; those who wish to attend may R.S.V.P. to Bess Walker at Bess.Walker@esc.edu or 845-517-1294, ext. 3422.

About Sara Humphreys

The author of eight books, Humphreys began her career as a professional actress. Her television credits include appearances on A&E’s “Biography,” “Guiding Light,” “Another World,” “As the World Turns” and “Rescue Me.”

Her latest book is “Vampires Never Cry Wolf,” (Sourcebooks, Casablanca, 2015) and her novel “UNTAMED,” (Sourcebooks, Casablanca, 2013) won two PRISM awards in the “Dark Paranormal” and “Best of the Best” categories.

Humphreys’ interest in science fiction, fantasy and romance writing dates to her crush on the lead character of the TV series “STAR TREK:” Captain James T. Kirk.

In addition to being a published author, she is the owner of Taney Speaker Training, which provides corporate workshops and training in customer service and communications, public speaking, Facebook marketing, team building and leadership.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Theater from Marist College. Humphries married her college sweetheart, Will. They live in New York state with their four boys.

About SUNY Empire State College

Empire State College, the nontraditional, open college of the SUNY system, educates more than 20,000 students worldwide at eight international sites, more than 35 locations in the state of New York, online, as well as face to face and through a blend of both, at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s levels.

The average age of an undergraduate student at the college is 35 and graduate students’ average age is 40.

Most Empire State College students are working adults. Many are raising families and meeting civic commitments in the communities where they live, while studying part time.

In addition to awarding credit for prior college-level learning, the college pairs each undergraduate student with a faculty mentor who supports that student throughout his or her college career.

Working with their mentors, students design an individual degree program and engage in guided independent study and course work onsite, online or through a combination of both, which provides the flexibility for students to choose where, when and how to learn.

Students have the opportunity to enroll five times during the year.

The college’s 73,000 alumni are active in their communities as entrepreneurs, politicians, business professionals, artists, nonprofit agency employees, teachers, veterans and active military, union members and more.

The college was first established in 1971 by the SUNY Board of Trustees with the encouragement of the late Ernest L. Boyer, chancellor of the SUNY system from 1970 to 1977.

Boyer also served as United States commissioner of education during the administration of President Jimmy Carter and then as president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

More information about the college is available at www.esc.edu.

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