Doug Lawrence went from being a Canadian Mounted Police to a mentor which led him to writing a book on mentoring. He has spent his time with various groups being a mentor and teaching others about mentoring. Ken Blanchard is Doug’s favorite author: He buys most of his books digitally, but does like Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca… Continue reading Episode 42A – Doug Lawrence – The Gift of Mentoring
This is a very different podcast than normal. This episode was actually recorded for my other podcast, Relentless Geekery, so you’ll hear my co-host – Alan Baltis – on here. We chatted with Ted for quite awhile about many things, most of which weren’t book or publishing related. I edited the episode so that it… Continue reading Episode 41 – Ted Sikora – Bloom
Brooke and Stephen continue their discussion but this time they are talking about getting your book done. Brooke is a wellness coach, so it would be easy to neglect her writing while working her day job. We discuss what authors can do to ensure they get their writing done. Brooke has supplied everyone a copy… Continue reading Episode 40B – Brooke Davis – Getting to Done
Besides being an author, Brooke is a Life and Career Strategist . She enjoys hiking and photography and lives in Colorado. She started writing because it gave her a chance to get feelings out, like journaling. This grew into the thought that she wanted to write a book. You can find Brooke at:www.rootsofabundance.comwww.facebook.com/rootsofabundance One of… Continue reading Episode 40A – Brooke Davis – Adventures of an Urban Homesteader
Judy talks about what she has learned with setting a daily goal as a top priority. She’s also learned that she can’t take 17 years to write her second book, and had it being published the day we recorded the podcast. Being a new author, Judy struggles with getting her book in front of readers… Continue reading Episode 39B – Judy Moffit – Starting out without a list or money
Judy Moffitt lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia and has lived there most of her life. At Longwood college, she majored in Political Science and minored in mathematics. She is now retired from a career in Data Analyst (which she did for the Navy), but has also been a sewer planner amongst other jobs. Currently she… Continue reading Episode 39A – Judy Moffitt – A Line in the Sand
Kevin and Stephen talk about how to market fantasy stories in today’s world. Kevin doesn’t like writing typical fantasy, and this makes marketing even more difficult. Publishing poetry also adds interesting elements to trying to market. Kevin talks about not following marketing advice and why the general advice doesn’t work for his books.
Kevin has lived all over the U.S. but currently lives in the southwest. He has daughters and loves to read. When he had a heart attack, he realized he needed to work on his writing if her ever wanted to get his books out. He is published with Modern Folklore Press, where his current book… Continue reading Episode 38A – Kevin Fellows – At the end of the world
Kim and I continue talking, but we switch from her book to talking about communities. Specifically, author communities and how they benefit writers. We have both been in different groups and met in a great mastermind group. Everyone has different experiences and all groups are different, but there are good and bad to look for.
Kim has the best job as a writer – she works in a library! Besides writing, she enjoys drums, dancing and aikido – which she has practiced for 17 years. She writes and shelves books at her local library in Tucson, Arizona. Her first book was about Aikido, but she has written her first fiction… Continue reading Episode 37A – K.S. Barton – Warrior and Weaver