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Cyber Dating Expert Julie Spira to Appear at Singles Brunch

Although summer is nearing an end, the Summer Singles Brunch events at LA Singles Society are continuing into the fall. It’s with great pleasure and an honor to be invited to speak to the group on Sunday, September 19, 2010 at 11:30 am in Tarzana, CA.

Tickets are $8.00 and include 45 minutes of networking, light lunch, and then singles will learn the art of how to create an irresistible online dating profile.

There will be a book signing of The Perils of Cyber-Dating at the event. It’s a terrific way to meet other singles and get expert dating advice. Come with your questions and online dating profile screen names and leave enriched and ready to embark on your successful journey in cyberspace.

To purchase tickets visit LA Singles Society

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Julie Spira to Appear at Romance and Reality Event

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Romance & Reality – An Evening of Romance, Literary Treats, Fine Wine, and Delectable Gourmet Chocolates

Join Cyber-Dating Expert and bestselling author Julie Spira along with an illustrious group of women romance authors and experts for a chick night of fine wine, artisan chocolates, and gourmet delights while learning about the secrets, fantasies, and realities of romance.

LOS ANGELES - On SEPTEMBER 8, 2010 from 7-9.30 PM at FANCIFULL GIFT BASKETS, 5617 Melrose Blvd., Los Angeles, bestselling romance authors Jessica Barksdale Inclan and Syrie James join renowned dating experts Julie Spira and Sascha Rothchild in an exciting exploration of the secrets, fantasies, and realities of romance today. Whether you are a hopeless romantic, a hopeful romantic, or romantic-turned-cynic, you will learn about your chances to meet your perfect match online, in another world, in a second marriage, over 30, over 40, and find out why every woman needs a vampire. To sweeten the selection of stimulating reads and discussion, the knowledgeable staff at Fancifull Gift Baskets will guide your taste buds into an exploration of fine wines, scrumptious chocolates, and other gourmet treats to romance your soul! Books will available for purchase at the event through Book Soup.

Tickets are $15 (includes all samplings of wine & food) and are available for purchase here: www.fancifullgiftbaskets.com/winetaste.php

The purchase of a ticket also automatically enters you into the Romance Raffle for a chance to win an amazing Fancifull Gift Basket of goodies that will make your heart melt.

Participant Bios:

Jessica Barksdale Inclan: A queen of otherworldly romance, Jessica is the author of twelve novels, including two paranormal romance trilogies. Her latest novel Being with Him, the first book of the Being Trilogy, tells the dreamy and surreal love story of reclusive artist Mila and financial whiz Garrick who find themselves at odds with ordinary life because they both have superhuman talents. Jessica’s debut novel Her Daughter’s Eyes was a final nominee for the YALSA Award, and many of her novels have been published in several languages. A recipient of the CAC Artist’s Fellowship in Literature, Jessica teaches literature, creative writing and mythology at colleges, universities, seminars and workshops throughout the U.S. A full-time writer, Jessica lives in Oakland, California. For more information on Jessica, please visit: www.jessicabarksdaleinclan.com

Syrie James: Hailed as the “queen of nineteenth century re-imaginings” by Los Angeles Magazine, Syrie James is a bestselling author of historical fiction. Her critically acclaimed recent novel Dracula, My Love, reveals the untold story of Mina Harker’s secret: a passionate romance with the most famous vampire of them all. Her novel The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë was selected by the Women’s National Book Association as a Great Group Read of 2009, and The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen, an international bestseller, was named a Best First Novel of 2008 by the Library Journal. Her novels have been translated into many languages. An admitted Anglophile, Syrie lives in Los Angeles. To book her as a speaker or for a book-signing engagement, visit: www.syriejames.com.

Julie Spira is known worldwide as a dating expert and media personality. She regularly appears on television and radio on the subject of online dating. Julie has been featured and quoted by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Crain’s New York Business, Glamour, Woman’s Day, Men’s Health, ABC News, BBC Radio, CBS News, CNET, Cosmo Radio, Cyberguy, E! Entertainment, FOX News, KTLA-TV, and WPIX-TV. She is a regular featured dating and relationship expert on Date Daily, GenConnect TV, Your Tango, and Zoosk. Julie is the author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online, a romantic tell-all memoir spanning over 250 online dates in almost 15 years. Visit her at www.cyberdatingexpert.com where you can sign up for the Weekly Flirt and receive dating advice.

Sascha Rothchild is a regular relationship/lifestyle blogger for Politics Daily and Psychology Today Magazine where she keeps readers entertained with her unconventional views of relationships and marriage. She is also a regular relationship/lifestyle columnist for LA Weekly, Playboy Magazine, Women’s Health, MSN and the LA Times and has written about sex and relationships for Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Showtime, ABC, and Soapnet. Sascha is the author of How to Get Divorced by 30: My Misguided Attempt at a Starter Marriage, a witty and honest look at what exactly “Til death do us part” means today for women in their late 20’s. Sascha is currently adapting How to Get Divorced by 30: My Misguided Attempt at a Starter Marriage into a film for Universal. For more information about Sascha and her new book please visit: www.sascharothchild.com.

Fancifull Gift Baskets is a Fine Foods store, committed to quality and personalized service in an era of mass production. Fancifull creates artisan gift baskets with real food and unusual finds, searches the globe for new exciting products, carries green, natural, and organic foods and seeks to cultivate a meaningful relationship with customers through in-store tastings and events. Fancifull has catered for the Motion Picture Academy, the Emmys, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Image Awards, and many more. The Food Network, surely picky about their food, chooses Fancifull for the many gift baskets they send out. Visit www.fancifullgiftbaskets.com or call 323-466-7654.

J Squared Public Relations is a cutting edge literary publicity and marketing company that specializes in niche marketing campaigns for broadcast, print and the internet, as well as innovative book events, and author publicity materials, including websites, book trailers and reels. Visit www.jsquaredpr.com.

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For further information about this event please contact Julia Drake at J Squared Public Relations: julia@jsquaredpr.com or 323-304-2433.

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For Immediate Release: Online Dating Expert Julie Spira to be Featured Speaker at Internet Dating Conference

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LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – June 15, 2010) –  Online dating is changing the social lives of millions. This week, Internet dating executives and industry experts will join together to discuss the rapid growth of the online dating industry.

Julie Spira, a real-life Internet dating expert, dating advice columnist, and bestselling author, will present Dating 2.0: Using Social Media to Increase Brand Loyalty at the iDate 2010 Conference, to be held at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.

“It’s an honor to be selected as a featured speaker at the Internet industry’s largest event,” said Spira. “With social media and Web 2.0 strategies changing on a daily basis, online dating sites need to create the best experience for singles looking for love online.”

Spira, a popular media guest, has been featured on ABC, CBS, FOX News, E! Entertainment, Glamour, Men’s Health, Woman’s Day, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Crain’s New York Business, CosmoGirl, KLOS, KTLA, Cyberguy, and WPIX. As an early adopter of Internet Dating, she created her first online dating profile in 1994.

Founder of Cyber-Dating Expert® and Social Media and More, Spira’s online dating advice has appeared on eHarmony Advice, Huffington Post, JDate, Match.com, and social dating site Zoosk, where she is a featured dating expert.

Spira, author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online and host of “Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show,” has been a featured author and presenter at the New York Public Library and panelist at the 140 Characters Twitter Conference. Her presentation will take place on June 17, 2010 at 3:30pm.

The Internet Dating Conference will take place concurrently with the Social Networking Conference on June 16-18, 2010. Other companies presenting will include Match.com, Google, Perfect Match, Online Personals Watch, and Zoosk.

For more information, visit www.CyberDatingExpert.com and www.socialmediaandmore.net.

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Author, Julie Spira Appeared at the New York Public Library

Juliehrsmall 150x150As part of the first-annual New York Book Week, Julie Spira, bestselling author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online, was selected as the first of ten authors to be featured in the Library’s Meet the Author Series.

Spira talked about why she wrote her book on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 and read excerpts from two chapters. Following her presentation, she answered questions from the audience about the Internet dating industry as well as provided dating advice and tips for singles looking for love online.

“It was an honor to be selected by the New York Public Library at their “Meet the Author Series” during New York Book Week and to engage with the readers,” said Spira.

bookcoverlr1 194x300Spira donated a copy of her book to the New Amsterdam branch. She also signed copies of her book at Book Expo America on May 26, 2010.

New York Book Week was created by Book Expo America (BEA) to coincide with the publishing industry’s largest conference in North America.

New York Book Week included public “main stage” author programs at venues such as Times Talks, the 92nd Street Y, and the main branches of the New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library, as well as smaller events at other libraries in the NYPL system and chain and independent bookstores throughout New York City and its boroughs.

New York Book Week embraces all literary and book activity, and expands the awareness of authors, books and publishing.

To purchase a copy of The Perils of Cyber-Dating, click here>>>

For media appearances and interviews, visit CyberDatingExpert.com/contact

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Sex and the City 2 Midnight Madness in New York

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How would you like to be one of the very first people to see Sex and the City 2 on opening night?

On Location Tours in New York will help you live your fantasy with their Midnight Madness party tour package that will make you feel like you’re living your very own Sex and the City with your girlfriends.

Their tour in Manhattan will includes stops to places seen in the television show and movie,  pre-theatre dinner, and a private showing of the film at midnight.

For tickets, visit  ScreenTours.com/satc2-midnight-madness

  • Sex and the City Hotspots Tour featuring 40+ locations
    • Enjoy a cupcake like Carrie and Miranda
    • Quench your thirst with a cosmo from Scout, a bar used on the show
    • Have a cupcake at the bakery where Miranda stuffed cupcakes into her mouth
    • Shop at the store where Charlotte bought her “Rabbit”
    • See the restaurant where Carrie and Big had their engagement party
    • See the furniture store where Aidan works
    • Get the behind-the-scenes scoop on the show.
  • Enjoy dinner with your group before the movie at Fresco by Scotto
  • Tickets to Sex and the City 2 midnight screening on May 26th at midnight (Wednesday evening)
  • Admission to Marquee nightclub after the film
  • Special Appearance by Willie Garson, aka Stanford Blatch!
  • I look forward to seeing you there!

    For tickets, visit  ScreenTours.com/satc2-midnight-madness

    But hurry. It’s very limited and will sell out. Save 5% on your 5/26 Midnight Madness tickets with promo code SATCMIDNIGHT

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    Shecky’s Girls Night Out in Los Angeles

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    Going out with the girls is something I always look forward to. The power of the “girlfriend network” is something that I cherish on a daily basis. Girlfriends help you get ready for a date, plan your wedding, hold your hand during a break up, and tell you the truth if your outfit looks good on your or not.

    This week, grab your favorite girlfriends and head over to the annual Shecky’s Girls Night Out at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, CA. You’ll have 5 hours to sip on wonderful cocktails, see the latest in fashion and beauty trends, receive dating advice, and go home with the famous Shecky’s VIP Goody Bag, worth over $100.

    Tickets can be purchased for $25 in advance and $35 at the door. As a Shecky’s Socialista,  I will be coordinating a group of stylish Los Angeles ladies on Thursday, May 20, 2010.

    Click here to purchase tickets: Shecky’s Tickets

    Choose “Socialista” from the “We’re very curious! How did you hear about this event?” drop down menu on the checkout page and write in my full name to be part of our group. It’s guaranteed to be a fun night.

    Not in LA? Not to fret. Shecky’s events are held in these cities as well:

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    Dating Expert and Columnist, Julie Spira to Appear at the New York Public Library

    julieheadshotsmall 150x150Julie Spira, a worldwide authority in online dating and a dating advice columnist,  has been selected as a featured author in the New York Public Library’s Meet the Author series. Spira will be speaking at the New Amsterdam Branch on May 25, 2010 at 1:00 pm about her online dating book.

    Online dating has grown to be the second largest industry on the web. A recent Match.com study showed that one out of every six people meet through online dating sites.

    The author will read excerpts from her book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online, as well as provide dating advice and online dating tips to help singles become more successful in their quest to find love on the Internet. A book signing will follow.

    Spira’s book reached bestseller status on Amazon.com on its launch date. She highlights her 15-year romantic journey of looking for love in cyberspace.

    “It’s an honor and privilege to be asked by the New York Public Library to participate in their well-respected series,” says Spira.

    Spira, known worldwide as The Cyber-Dating Expert®, is a dating coach and columnist. She helps singles create their irresistible online dating profiles and created her first Internet dating profile in 1994. She is a frequent guest in the media with her online dating advice and has appeared on and quoted in:

    • The New York Times
    • Los Angeles Times
    • FOX News
    • E! Entertainment
    • Cosmo Radio
    • Glamour
    • Men’s Health
    • ABC News
    • CBS News
    • Cyberguy
    • Woman’s Day

    Julie Spira is a contributor on The Huffington Post. Her dating advice also appears on eHarmony Advice, JDate, Your Tango, and Zoosk. She is the host of “Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show.”

    Spira was a recent presenter at the 140 Characters Twitter Conference in New York on the first-ever dating panel and appeared on WPIX, where she talked about cyber dating safety tips.

    Julie Spira will also appear at Book Expo America on May 26, 2010 in the authors autographing area at 9:30am, table 21, where she will be signing copies of her book.

    Praise for “The Perils of Cyber-Dating”

    • “It’s Like Sex and the City in a Web 2.0 World” ~ E. Jean Carroll, Elle Magazine
    • “Hilariously Funny! Singles of All Ages Need to Read this Book” ~ Joan Rivers
    • “The Perils of Cyber-Dating gives hope to singles that they can successfully meet someone online.” ~ Dr. Pat Allen, bestselling author, “Getting to I Do”

    For more information or to book a media appearance, contact info at cyberdatingexpert dot com.
    http://www.cyberdatingexpert.com

    Click here for full press release or printable copy>>>

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    I’m a Character, You’re a Character – The 140 Conference in New York

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    It’s with great excitement that I share with you that I’ve been selected as a character in the upcoming 140 Characters Conference – Exploring the State of Now,  to be held in New York City on April 20-21, 2010. The panel will focus on dating and is called, “Experiencing: Love, Dating and Romance in the Real-Time web.”

    According to Jeff Pulver, “This event is shaping up to being the largest worldwide gathering of people interested in the effects of the real-time Internet on both business and “we” the people.”

    When I attended the 140 Characters Conference in Los Angeles in 2009, I had a conversation with Jeff about the 2010 New York event. I told him the importance of including a first-time dating panel at this conference. I explained the huge growth of online dating and the popularity of dating in real time with people hooking up on Twitter, Twitter marriage proposals, and the huge growth of mobile dating. I promised him it would be a fun panel. I didn’t want to disappoint those in the Twitterverse.

    I am pleased to announce that on the panel I will be joined by my friends and colleagues Thomas Miller of Your Tango, known for his column Tomfoolery, and dating coach Scot  McKay. Both Tom and Scot have been guests on Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert radio show and I have met both of them in real life.

    The 140 Characters Conference will feature some of the most important people in social media and on Twitter. I will be in good company along with Gary Vaynerchuk, MC Hammer, Ann Curry, Shelley Palmer, Ivanka Trump, Alexis Maybank, and Donny Deutsch. Over 140 characters will share the stage at the 92nd Street Y.

    If you have a Twitter dating story to share, please let me know.

    For a complete list of characters visit http://nyc2010.140conf.com/characters

    Tickets are only $100 through March 6, 2010. To purchase your ticket in the presale, visit 140conf.com

    I hope to see you there, IRL.

    Julie Spira is known worldwide as The Cyber-Dating Expert. She is the author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online. Visit her at CyberDatingExpert.com

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    Lock and Key Events Valentine’s Party

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    Are you looking to meet other singles just in time for Valentine’s Day?

    Join Cyber-Dating Expert Julie Spira on Saturday, February 13, 2010 for a personal appearance and book signing at the Lock and Key Events party in Santa Monica, CA

    Spira will be signing copies of her book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online and will provide expert dating advice and relationship tips for singles attending the mixer.

    The event will be held at Dakota Live Music Lounge, 2941 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405

    Tickets are available at LockAndKeyEvents

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    Cyber-Dating Expert Julie Spira to Appear on KFWB

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    Julie Spira, bestselling author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online will be a featured guest on the radio show, The Rules of Engagement hosted by Amber Kelleher.

    Spira will be providing her dating advice and relationship tips for singles who want to successfully date online as part of her Valentine’s media tour. She will be providing her secrets on how to create an irresistible online dating profile and give tips for men on how approach women on the Internet.

    Kelleher is an internationally renowned relationship expert and the nation’s top matchmaker. Her show airs every Saturday on KFWB from 5:00pm – 6:00 pm.

    Spira’s appearance will be on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 5:00 pm/pacific time on  KFWB – 980, Los Angeles.

    To listen to the show go to KFWB.

    For a list of  Julie Spira’s media appearances visit CyberDatingExpert.com

    Click here to book Julie Spira as a guest as an online dating expert for Valentine’s Week.

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