Author Chris Manion with 10 Tips for the Book Publication Journey

Today’s interview is with Chris Manion, author of God’s Patient Pursuit of My Soul.

Chris has 30 years’ writing and speaking experience and is passionate about using her God-given talents to help audiences worldwide overcome obstacles to their relationship to God or their leadership skills.

How do you keep yourself motivated to write?

First, I had to finally claim the vocation of writer as my own. That took a while, even though [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…]

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…]

Indie Publishing: One Man’s Journey, an interview with Dave Driver

Indie author Dave DriverToday, I’m visiting with author Dave Driver about his experiences with independent publishing.

Dave says, “I should probably start with a caveat. I am much more abstract in my approach to most things I do in life than concrete-sequential. So, what you read below might resonate with abstract thinkers and not so much with concrete-sequential thinkers. I do not believe either approach is superior to the other except as where it best serves each individual. I do believe all approaches can and should be handed off to the leading of the Holy Spirit.”

Learn more about Dave at his website.

What factors did you consider in your decision to publish independently? [Read more…]

Inside the writing life of Angela D. Meyer

I’m pleased to have author Angela D. Meyer with us today. Angela is the author of the Applewood Hill Series (CrossRiver Media), and lives in Nebraska with her husband of 25 years and their high school daughter. Their son serves our country in the military.

Angela enjoys hanging out with her family, reading, connecting with friends and encouraging women to grow in their faith. One of her dream spots to vacation is next to the ocean and someday she wants to ride in a hot air balloon.

Angela, have you always been a writer? If not, what was your previous occupation? How long have you been writing? [Read more…]

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