Silber, Lee T. 1965-

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Silber, Lee T. 1965-

PERSONAL:

Born January 4, 1965, in Westwood, NJ; son of Harvey (an entrepreneur) and Annette (a bookkeeper) Silber; married August 7, 1994; wife's name Andrea (a department store manager). Ethnicity:"Caucasian." Education: Art Institute, certificate, 1988. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Jewish. Hobbies and other interests: Surfing, scuba diving, boating, drums.

ADDRESSES:

Office—Creative Lee Speaking, 822 Redondo Ct., San Diego, CA 92109. Agent—Toni Lopopolo, 8837 Schoolhouse Ln., San Diego, CA 92019. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Writer. Lee Silber Designs, Lahaina, HI, founder and owner, 1986-87; Waves 7 Wheels Surf-centers, San Diego, CA, founder and owner, 1987-92; Tales from the Tropics Publishing Co., Del Mar, CA, founder and publisher, 1992-2004. SkillPath Seminars, lead trainer, 1995-2000; Creative Lee Speaking, founder, principal, and lecturer, 1998—; Environmental Lee Speaking, founder and principal, 2002—. Member of Surfrider Foundation, BayKeeper, and Mission Beach Town Council.

AWARDS, HONORS:

San Diego Book Awards, Theodore S. Geisel Award and citation for best business book, both 2002, for Self-Promotion for the Creative Person, and citation for best fiction, 2003, for Summer Stories.

WRITINGS:


Successful San Diegans: The Stories behind San Diego's Most Successful People both Past and Present, Tales from the Tropics Publishing (Del Mar, CA), 1993.

Time Management for the Creative Person, Three Rivers Press (New York, NY), 1998.

Career Management for the Creative Person: Right-Brain Techniques to Run Your Professional Life and Build Your Business, Three Rivers Press (New York, NY), 1999.

Aim First! Get Focused and Fired Up to Follow Through on Your Goals, SkillPath Publications (Mission, KS), 1999.

Self-Promotion for the Creative Person: Get the Word Out about Who You Are and What You Do, Three Rivers Press (New York, NY), 2001.

Summer Stories (fiction), Tales from the Tropics Publishing (Del Mar, CA), 2002.

Money Management for the Creative Person: Right Brain Strategies to Build Your Bank Account and Find the Financial Freedom to Create, Three Rivers Press (New York, NY), 2002.

Organizing from the Right Side of the Brain: A Creative Approach to Getting Organized, Thomas Dunne Books (New York, NY), 2004.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

A novel, Angel.

SIDELIGHTS:

Lee T. Silber told CA: "Aspiring writers always ask me the same question: ‘How do I get an agent?’ The question I feel is more important is this: ‘What is the secret to a successful career as an author?’ The truth is, it's no secret. I tell anyone who will listen the reason I have been able to have a successful career as an author and lecturer is the result of one thing and one thing only—goals. When I first started out, I created a very clear image (and description) of what I wanted to achieve and then formulated a plan to make it happen. Little by little and step by step, I followed the path I put down in my plan and focused on building a body of work that I could be proud of. Then I worked on it every single day. As a result I was focused, motivated, and optimistic. When things seemed bleak or impossible, I would review my goals. These included a mockup of my books on theNew York Times best-seller list, a description of what a typical day would be like when I have ‘made it,’ and a board filled with images of all kinds."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:


PERIODICALS


Booklist, April, 1998, Mary Whaley, review of Time Management for the Creative Person, p. 1288.