Author: "$alespower through $uccessful $eminars (1984-out of print). Upcoming in 2012: "Betterchange: 12 Keys to Personal Growth and Fulfillment"
Paul McNeese, BS, CFP (Ret.), is an author and and an author services provider who runs his own company, OPA Author Services, through which he coordinates literary creative services and book production logistics for authors, aspiring authors, public speakers, and entrepreneurs who wish to bring their knowledge and expertise to the public through the power of words. He is also the managing editor for an author web portal, The Author's Roost, which is a platform for authors, speakers, coaches, consultants and other communications professionals to reach out to local, regional and national media and to event planners and corporate training departments.
Personally, Paul has more than four decades of experience in educating and motivating individuals and groups as a broadcaster, seminar/workshop leader, author, publisher and speaker.
He has begun work on a new book, Betterchange: 12 Keys to Personal and Professional Growth, which will see publication in mid-2012. He has also recently completed a CD set based on the newest version of his “Betterchange” seminar, which he will soon begin offering in the Phoenix area, mainly through churches and other spiritual organizations.
An honors graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, Paul earned simultaneous undergraduate degrees in marketing and music and has done graduate work in psychology, economics and public policy at UCLA.
A Certified Financial Planner (CFP) for many years (1982 – 1993), he is a graduate of the College for Financial Planning in Denver. In pursuit of other interests over the years, he also completed a two-year associate degree curriculum in counseling at Cypress College in Los Angeles and an advanced management program in not-for-profit financial management at California State University, Fullerton.
Today he most enjoys editing good writing, designing book interiors, and assembling and directing creative teams that take books from concept to cash register.
Boston, MA USA
11350 East Sahuaro Drive Suite 139
Scottsdale AZ 85259-4011
OPA Author Services
A creative partner for authors and would-be authors at all levels and at all stages of book product development (includes E-books, Audio Books). We work with no more than five clients at a time and give personal attention to every detail of the creative and production processes. Although we do extensive market planning with authors before and during the development of their books, we do not do book marketing in-house; rather, we maintain a consortium of trusted marketers and marketing firms and make them available for our authors early in the development process so that intelligent and effective marketing strategies and tactics can be employer to introduce the book and bring it to sales success.
The Author's Roost
A web portal for authors, speakers, coaches, consultants, educators and trainers -- anyone who is a professional communicator. As a primary activity on behalf of our members we reach out to mass media and to event planners on a regular basis.