Karyn Almendarez – Reaching Amazon Best Seller Status

Best selling author Karyn AlmendarezI’m trying something new today: a recorded interview with Amazon best seller Karyn Almendarez. We’ll be talking about her book, Tragedy’s Treasures: A Mom’s Journey Through Grief and what Karyn did to reach the Amazon #1 best seller spot for her book.

You can view the video or read the post that follows. The post is not a verbatim transcript, but the highlights of our interview.

Karyn Almendarez is a second-grade teacher, writer, and blogger. She lives in Colorado with her husband, Albert. When she is not teaching or writing, [Read more…]

Author with Myasthenia Gravis Offers Hope to Others

Donna Whittaker, author

Photo by Amy L. Whittaker

I wrote earlier this month about the things that drive us to write the books we do. This is especially true for author Donna Whittaker, who this month reaches a milestone of sorts,  60 years of having myasthenia gravis (pronounced my-as-theen-ee-a grav-us).

The word comes from the Greek and Latin words meaning “grave muscular weakness.” The most common form of MG is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that is characterized by fluctuating weakness of the voluntary muscle groups. It can be quite debilitating. There is no cure, and life with MG is [Read more…]

Renee Reid says lay your marketing groundwork early

Renee Reid interview Lay your marketing groundwork earlyI’m interviewing author Renee Reid today. Her debut book, The Courageous Woman’s Guide to Recovering Life’s Joy: Using Your Spiritual Weapons to Reach out to God, releases September 25.

No doubt, Renee is very excited and I’m glad to have her here today to help launch her book. Her mission is [Read more…]

Leaning on God for His Direction for Your Book

Leaning on God for His Direction for Your BookWelcome to this month’s Friday Feature Author Interview. Today I’m visiting with Dr. Stephanie M. Carter. She is an author, bible teacher, ordained minister, and women’s life coach of a ministry called Grace to Live Coaching. Her journey of God’s direction in writing this book is inspiring.

Grab your java or tea and then let’s dive in.

How do you keep yourself motivated to write? [Read more…]

Capturing life events for your book ideas: an interview with Melody Schaefer

Capturing life events for your book ideasI’ve got children’s author Melody L. Schaefer here with me today. I met Melody at my local writers group, and we’ve had a good time getting to know each other. Besides writing her books, she does all her own illustrating.

Melody’s newest release, Penny the Parakeet and the Solar Eclipse, is the perfect example of capitalizing on life events.

A total solar eclipse happens next month, and the best place for viewing it in its totality is none other than where we each live, St. Joseph, Missouri. Here in St. Joe this event has been a topic of conversation for over a year.

Melody realized early on this was an event she could tag onto by [Read more…]

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