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Welcome to Season 3 of Inside of Minds of Authors! The program brings you fun conversations with popular and up-and-coming authors. We start the program with a short reading by the author from their feature book. Follow by a fun conversation to learn more the book, the author, and their journey. New episodes will be available each Sunday. Enjoy the program!
 
Your weekly romp through the baffling and ever changing business of being both an artist and entrepreneur in the world's most popular genre. With your hosts Eliza Peake and Adrienne Bell. The Misfit's Guide to Writing Indie Romance is a part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at frolic.media/podcasts!
 
The Writing Podcast was founded in late 2014 in the wake of The Self Publishing Roundtable’s final host stepping down from the show. Adam and Lindsay (the newest hosts of SPRT at the time) decided it would be best to branch off into a new show rather than continue with one in which all original hosts and owners were no longer involved. So what are the similarities and differences between this podcast and the old? I am glad you asked, convenient narrator. Like Adam and Lindsay’s prior show, t ...
 
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“B2B will set you free.” - Luke Jean-Louis Today’s bonus featured author is entrepreneur, and host of the Deep Voice Man Show, Luke Jean-Louis. Luke and I had a chat about his book, “Grow Your Business With Software”, why he decided to book cast his way into his current business model by publishing a book and running a podcast, and more!!! Key Thin…
 
“You may not control if you get all the answers right but you can control your readiness.” - Charles Schultz Today’s featured bookcaster is a father, husband, coach, and entrepreneur, Charles Schultz. Charles and I have a fun chat about his books, some of the characteristics of elite performers, and tons more!! Key Things You’ll Learn: 3 Traits tha…
 
Episode 144 / We’re answering your questions this week as we dig into launching prep and what to do after a launch plus more questions about direct sales, winter promos, and how to handle disruptions in your schedule. Submit your questions: https://forms.gle/Q1viJahz4o5dsqda8 Questions answered this episode: Planning your future releases After the …
 
“Find ways to be powerful and compassionate together.” - Charles Matheus Today’s featured bookcaster is adventurer, entrepreneur, mentor, TEDx speaker, and leadership consultant, Charles Matheus. Charles and I have a fun chat about his book, “Leadership & Masculinity: Embracing New Strength”, emotional literacy, and more!! Key Things You’ll Learn: …
 
“Humor is my drug of choice.” – Liz Alterman Today’s featured author is a mom, wife, humorist, and longtime journalist, Liz Alterman. Liz and I had a fun chat about her book, “The Perfect Neighborhood”, coping with rejection, and more!! Key Things You’ll Learn: How she became a writer The most challenging part about going from writing news articles…
 
“Your voice makes a difference.” - Eliana Gilad Today’s featured bonus international bestselling author is a TEDx presenter, motivational speaker, teacher, composer, healing voice mentor, and founder of Voices of Eden Ancient Wisdom and Healing Music Institute, Eliana Gilad. Eliana and I have a fun chat about her book, “Emerge Triumphant: Thrive Th…
 
“In my stories, there’s always more than one message because life has more than one message.” - Zsata Williams-Spinks Today’s featured author is a preschool teacher, mom, and wife, Zsata Williams-Spinks. Zsata and I had a fun chat about her book, “There Is A Rainbow In Everyone”, why she decided to publish a children’s book as her first book, and m…
 
“Keep going and don’t stop because you don’t know where you’re going to land.” - Pennie Crockett Today’s featured author is an educator, domestic abuse Survivor, mother of two, tea sommelier, health professional, and women's empowerment advocate, Pennie Crockett. Pennie and I had a chat about her book, “Dangerous Love: From Battered to Boss Lady”, …
 
Episode 143 / Tess Thompson, author of small town romances and American historical romances, joins us to talk about mindset changes she made that have helped her achieve career goals. We delve into resistance, limiting beliefs, and discoverability. Tess also shares tips for writing a small town romance series. Intro links: Subscriptions for Authors…
 
“You cannot fix what you don’t measure.” - Zach Westerbeck Today’s featured bookcaster is husband, Mental Health Professional Speaker, college success coach, and certified Mental Health First Aid professional, Zach Westerbeck. Zach and I have a chat about his book, “You're Not Alone: The Only Book You'll Ever Need to Overcome Anxiety and Depression…
 
Even though your past can be painful, it doesn’t have to be your identity. Today’s featured bonus author is father, husband, and Pastor, Mark Sowersby. Pastor Mark and I had a chat about his book, “Forgiving the Nightmare”, his process of dealing with the tough memories to write it, and more!! Key Things You’ll Learn: What led him to become a pasto…
 
One hundred years from now, you will never know the difference. Focus on what truly matters. Today’s featured author is the Founder and President of The Good Eggs Foundation, Sandy Ciaramitaro. Sandy and I had a chat about her book series, “The Good Eggs”, lessons learned from her students during her time as an educator, and more!! Key Things You’l…
 
“Confidence is key when it comes to being able to deliver your message, but you have to have a message that you believe in.” - Laura Templeton Today’s featured bestselling author is an international speaker, workshop facilitator, and communications consultant, Laura Templeton. Laura and I have a fun chat about her book, “30 Second Success: Ditch th…
 
Episode 142 / Karen McQuestion shares how she successfully writes across different genres and how that has contributed to her longevity in publishing. Show notes: Trusting your instinct when it comes to storytelling Marketing tips for authors who’d rather do online promotion instead of in-person events Following the story idea even if it takes you …
 
“Autonomy is one of the underappreciated aspects of well-being.” – Leanne Spencer Today’s featured bestselling bookcaster is keynote speaker, a multi-award-winning wellbeing consultant, a Bear Grylls Survival Instructor, and the creator of the Agile Business Athlete™ methodology, Leanne Spencer. Leanne and I had a fun chat about her book, “Cadence:…
 
“Don’t let your mistakes define your value.” - David Hollenbach III Today’s bonus featured bookcaster is US Navy Veteran, Retired Fire Department Battalion Chief, Consultant, Instructor, Coach, and Mentor, David Hollenbach III. David and I had a chat about his book, “Fireproof: Your Grand Strategy for Transforming Failure into Fuel for Your Future”…
 
“Diversify your ideas.” – Violet Lemay Today’s featured bestselling author is a mom, wife, and award-winning children’s book illustrator of 44+ books, Violet Lemay. Violet and I have a fun chat about her books, what to think about when looking for a children’s book illustrator, and tons more!!! Key Things You’ll Learn: How Violet became an illustra…
 
“Don’t wish away whatever stage of life you are in.” – Crystal Gilbert Today’s bonus featured author is mom, wife, and Whole Life Wellness educator, Crystal Gilbert. Crystal and I had a fun chat about her story from the book, “The Four-Fold Formula For All Things Wellness: True Stories of the Heart, Spirit, Mind and Body”, getting reacquainted with…
 
Episode 141 / Do you want to up your newsletter game? Newsletter expert Tammi Lebrecque joins us to discuss building an email list, automations, reader magnets, the unique value you provide to readers, and much more. Intro links: Kickstarter Accelerator - open until Nov 23rd (Affiliate Link) Show notes: Tammi’s definition of success How Tammi went …
 
“It’s important to have the practical with the biblical.” - Chip Nightingale Today’s featured bookcaster is a husband, father, pastor, leadership coach, and international conference and Bible teacher, Chip Nightingale. Chip and I have a fun chat about his book, “Ceasefire: Finding Peace When All You See Is Conflict”, leadership lessons from the pul…
 
“We need our discernment muscle.” - Sheryl Anjanette Today’s featured bestselling author is international speaker, transformational success coach, and mind guide, Sheryl Anjanette. Sheryl and I have a chat about her book, “The Imposter Lies Within: Silence Your Inner Critic, Tame Your Fear & Unleash Your Badassery”, what the healthy zone is, and mo…
 
“When you try to help everyone, you just help yourself right out of business.” - Tonya Eberhart Today’s featured international bestselling author is the founder of BrandFace® and Branding Agent to Business Stars, Tonya Eberhart. Tonya and I have a fun chat about her books, how to be a star in your industry, and tons more!!! Key Things You’ll Learn:…
 
Good writing and respecting the readers’ time are how great authors become great. Today’s featured writer is an instructor and award-winning author of over forty works for kids, teens, and adults, in a variety of genres, Natasha Deen. Natasha and I have a fun chat about her books, how to navigate the genre map when publishing books for a variety of…
 
“Only when you put yourself first can you be a blessing to someone else in a healthy way.” - La-June Persephony Today’s featured bonus author is a mom, world traveler, and a technical writer in the IT industry, La-June Persephony. La-June and I talk about her story from the book, “The Four-Fold Formula For All Things Wellness: True Stories of the H…
 
“Life is too big for us to micromanage.” – Lisa Boucher Today’s featured bonus award-winning author is a mom, wife, grandmother, speaker, and registered nurse, Lisa Boucher. Lisa and I have a chat about her new book, “Pray. Trust. Ride: Lessons on Surrender from a Cowgirl and a King”, why control is an illusion, and more!!! Key Things You’ll Learn:…
 
Episode 140 / Paranormal cozy mystery author Trixie Silvertale joins us to discuss secret pen names. This episode is part of our New Author series. Show notes: Marketing and promotion tips for introverted authors Holding back books for a rapid release launch Shifting from monthly releases to quarterly releases Benefits and challenges of a secret pe…
 
Dial into your passion and do it because it is worth it. Today’s featured author is a book editor and retired college creative writing and film professor, Luanne Smith. Luanne and I have a fun chat about her books, her journey from a blue-collar upbringing to becoming a collegiate professor, and more! Key Things You’ll Learn: How she became a write…
 
“We are where time comes from.” – Dana Williams Today’s featured author is a Gallup Certified Strength Coach, former Southwest Airlines Marketing Leader, and Purpose Doula, Dana Williams. Dana and I have a fun chat, if not a complimentary coaching session displaying her expertise as a transformational coach while learning about her journey into ent…
 
“If the bugs don’t want to eat it, I definitely don’t want to eat it.” - Dr. Rachelle Simpson Sweet Today’s featured author is Epigenetic Wellness Practitioner, and Lifestyle Medicine Coach, Dr. Rachelle Simpson Sweet. Dr. Rachelle and I have a fun chat about her story from the book, “The Four-Fold Formula For All Things Wellness: True Stories of t…
 
“The thing you’re afraid to say is very likely what your audience needs to hear.” – Tyler Foley Today’s featured bestselling author is a father, husband, son, accomplished performer, keynote speaker, and the Owner of Drop The Mic Speaker Agency, Sean Tyler Foley. Tyler and I had a fun chat about his book, “The Power to Speak Naked: How to Speak wit…
 
Connect before you correct. Today’s featured author is mom, life coach, and fellow podcast host, Alysia Lyons. Alysia and I had a fun chat about her story from the book, “The Four-Fold Formula For All Things Wellness: True Stories of the Heart, Spirit, Mind and Body”, the importance of love languages, and more! Key Things You’ll Learn: How we share…
 
“When we have emotional pain and we don’t deal with it, then it becomes physical pain.” – Heather Markel Today’s featured bestselling author is a corporate worker-bee turned full-time world traveler, motivational speaker, and remote work strategist, Heather Markel. Heather and I have a fun chat about her chapter in the book, “Voices of the 21st Cen…
 
“We live in such a group-think world that we forget we have to know what our personal happiness is.” – Pamela Gail Johnson Today’s featured bestselling author is Practical Happiness Advocate, award-winning sales professional, and the founder of the Society of Happy People, Pamela Gail Johnson. Pamela and I had a fun chat about her book, “Practical …
 
The more we share our stories, the more we give others permission to share their story. Today’s bonus featured bestselling author is a mom, wife, Executive Virtual Assistant, Certified Transformation Life Coach, and online radio show host, Martine' Emmons. Martine' and I had a chat about her chapter in the book, “The Four-Fold Formula For All Thing…
 
Episode 139 / Jami updates us this week, sharing about the difficult time her family has been through as well as how grateful she is to be an indie author, which allowed her to spend extended time with her sister before she passed away. Sara’s Kickstarter is over and it exceeded all her expectations! Sara shares what she learned from running her fi…
 
Avoid sleepwalking in your faith. Today’s featured award-winning bookcaster is a wife, former journalist, College Dean, and the founder of Positively Joy Ministries, Yvette Walker. Yvette and I had a fun chat about her books, why faith is important to not only have but strengthen, and more!!! Key Things You’ll Learn: What keeps her creative Why she…
 
“Open discussion is necessary.” - Nick Wettstein Today’s bonus featured author is poet and content creator, Nick Wettstein. Nick and I had a fun chat about his story from the book, “The Four-Fold Formula For All Things Wellness: True Stories of the Heart, Spirit, Mind and Body”, expressing yourself through poetry, and more!! Key Things You’ll Learn…
 
“Restaurants are not in business to make you healthy; restaurants are in business to have you come back again and spend more with them.” - Lynne Bowman Today’s featured author is a grandmother, wife, former actress, and speaker for Plant-based & Sugar-free Nutrition, Lynne Bowman. Lynne and I had a fun chat about her cookbook, “Brownies for Breakfa…
 
“Humility brings a miraculous life.” – Jeff Elkins Today’s featured award-winning author is father, husband, ex. Pastor, Chief Script Engineer, and fellow Baltimore Bookcaster (Author Who Podcasts), Jeff Elkins. Jeff and I had a fun chat about his latest book, “Inside Outside”, why it’s okay to question your beliefs to learn more about them, and to…
 
Other people’s opinions of your work are not ultimately as important as your own opinion of your work. Today’s featured award-winning author is an actor, award-winning screenwriter, audiobook narrator, college professor, and the 2021 Flannery O'Connor Award winner, Toni Ann Johnson. Toni Ann and I have a fun chat about her book, “Light Skin Gone to…
 
“Don’t fear the changes that life is going to bring. All of life is change.” – Pat Daily Today’s featured author is a Husband, Father, Grandfather, Pilot, serial entrepreneur, and US Air Force veteran, Pat Daily. Pat and I have a fun chat about his book, “SPARK”, embracing feedback from other writers, and more!! Key Things You’ll Learn: Why receivi…
 
It’s okay if you need to ask for help. Today’s featured fellow bookcaster is a mom, wife, kickboxing champion, cancer survivor, and outspoken advocate for mental health, Randi-Lee Bowslaugh. Randi and I talk about her book, ”Embracing Me”, how writing helped her to deal with her mental health issues, and more! Key Things You’ll Learn: What led Rand…
 
“Getting stuck is inevitable, staying stuck is a choice.” – Frank Zaccari Today’s featured international bestselling author is US Air Force veteran, speaker, Business Advisor, and ROKU TV Show Host of Life Altering Events, Frank Zaccari. Frank and I talk about his latest book, “Business & Personal Secrets for Getting Unstuck: Overcoming the Quagmir…
 
“To be open is the key to life.” - Dr. Shahrzad Nooravi Today’s featured bestselling author is organizational psychologist, keynote speaker, and master certified coach, Dr. Shahrzad Nooravi. Dr. Shahrzad and I have a fun chat about her book, “A Powerful Culture Starts with You: Cultivate a Thriving Workplace from the Inside Out”, building a solid c…
 
“Embrace the way your body communicates.” - Gina Lobito Today’s featured bonus author is Transformational Coach, Energy Intuitive, and radio show host, Gina Lobito. Gina and I had a chat about her story from the book, “The Four-Fold Formula For All Things Wellness: True Stories of the Heart, Spirit, Mind and Body”, her love for energy work, and mor…
 
“There are no new stories and sometimes that’s hard to hear. What is original and what is unique is your voice.” - Tracee Garner Today’s featured award-winning, international best-selling author is disability advocate, writing coach, professional speaker, and 20-year book publishing veteran, Tracee Lydia Garner. Tracee and I have a chat about her b…
 
Give back and give more. Today’s featured bonus author is an immigrant from Ghana with over 10 years of management skills and nonprofit owner, Nene Kodjoe. Nene and I have a chat about his story from the book, “The Four-Fold Formula For All Things Wellness: True Stories of the Heart, Spirit, Mind and Body”, starting a nonprofit, and more! Key Thing…
 
When you’re a woman brought up in Christian, and especially Catholic values, you’re exposed to two polar archetypes. One, is represented by the Virgin Mary while the other is epitomized by Mary Magdalene, who is vilified by Catholic tradition as a harlot and sinner. So as a woman, the patriarchy forces you to make a hard choice: either be a total V…
 
“You never know what could go right.” – Lorna Greyling Today’s bonus featured author is an international award-winning model, TV presenter, actress, mom, wife, and motivational speaker, Lorna Greyling. Lorna and I have a fun chat about her book, ”Kidnapped: A True Story”, her faith, how she became the 2017 Mrs. Transcontinental after starting her m…
 
Keep doing what you love to do. Today’s featured award-winning author is mom, book coach, Reiki Master, martial artist, and avid hiker, Diane Bator. Diane and I have a fun chat about her books, how she makes time to write, and more!!! Key Things You’ll Learn: How she became a writer How she keeps her stories organized when writing a new book in a s…
 
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