Marketing Your Book to Local and Regional Businesses

Last summer I interviewed children’s book author Melody Schaefer here on the blog. She was in the process of preparing for the 2017 total solar eclipse that was to occur, and St. Joseph was a major city for viewing. Using her Penny the Parakeet children’s book series, Melody created a book specifically for and about the eclipse.

Today’s post is a follow up to what she did and the level of success in her endeavors. I hope you can glean ideas for your own books and regional/national events that can tie into your topics. [Read more…]

The Accidental Podcaster – How to Start a Podcast

Today’s post about podcasting is by Vickie Petz Henderson.

Podcast Vicki Petz HendersonAfter delivering 5,000 babies, Dr. Vickie Petz Henderson woke up on the other side of the sheets. Her disabling turned her life right side up and enabled her to pursue her heart’s desires. She encourages women to look beyond their circumstances and find God’s blessings through speaking, writing, and podcasting.

You can find her here:
Her website


I’m a doctor, not a podcaster. I know far more about delivering babies than producing a show, yet I call myself experienced; that is if you listen to Oscar Wilde’s notion, “Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.”

How I accidentally became a podcast host…

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Use Mind Principles to Succeed at Your Resolutions

Another new year, another new resolution…well, maybe not new. Maybe you’re still reaching for that goal of getting published.

I stopped making resolutions eons ago because I never succeeded reaching them anyway.

Then I turned to creating SMART goals. They helped, but I always fell short—way short.

Have you done the same in your effort to get published, but met with no success?

That’s because we didn’t understand how the brain works.

Or how to merge biblical principles with how the brain works.

Today, I’m offering a better option for reaching your dream of best-selling author.  [Read more…]

Producing a Quality Self-Published Book – with C. Austin Tucker

Behold the Lamb book coverThat’s a bold title I’ve given this post, and I’m sure that most people who self-publish desire to create a quality product. But that’s just not what happens all the time.

People get scammed. Or those who just don’t know better put their books out there before the book is ready for publication.

But author C. Austin Tucker spent the time to learn the realities of publishing. She shares some of that with us today.

That said, it’s December and we’re all immersed in preparing for and celebrating Christmas. What better time to discuss Tucker’s book Behold the Lamb: A Harmony of the Gospels (The Chronological Word Truth Life Bible).

I’ll be the first to admit, I often get confused because the Bible [Read more…]

Share Your Successes and Disappontments

If you read last week’s post about the kind of year I’ve had, you know it’s been a wild ride.

What has your year been like? What successes have you had? Any disappointments?

Since it’s the end of the year, share in the comments your achievements and [Read more…]

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