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Interview with Chaithanya Sohan author of America Deconstructed.

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You know those topics that are just difficult to articulate because they can be deliberated multiple ways? Yes, Astrid Ferguson dives into them and discusses how they shapes her writing. There are also guest appearances to discuss their journey as creatives and entrepreneurs. She is a firm believer in the underdogs and wants to share the authenticity of their stories while they're simply trying to make it. Follow her social media outlets IG: astrid_ferg; website www.astridfergson.com; twitter ferg_astrid; fb Astrid Ferguson _ Afergtale
NYC Poetry Festival Recap and Tips on Making Money At Vending Events with Astrid Ferguson
  by Astrid Ferguson Hey so you wanna make money huh? You want to secure that bag, hunty?! Yas! Well let me share with you what I learned during my observation at the NYC Poetry Festival and exhibits I have attended with my husband, Jerel Ferguson . He is a fine art oil painting artist so we are in vending and exhibitions quite often. Aside from that, many of you may know I am an introvert. Major surprise huh? So events where I have to sell myself is very uncomfortable for a fine gal like me. So if you are like me and you struggle with this too, I developed a Securing The Bag Checklist that you can take with you to any vending events. Yas girl! See I got chu! Visit www.astridferguson.com follow us on the gram https://www.instagram.com/imcwd.podcast Wanna be considered for our next episode? Leave a review and send us an e-mail at imcwd.podcast@gmail.com
12:51
August 1, 2019
When Instagram doesn’t let you shine! Fun interview with bookstagrammer Phylicia Luckett.
Fun and raw interview with Phylicia Luckett the founder of formerly known (curlsnbooks) now known as the curly prose on Instagram. In this interview we get to know what sparked Phylicia to start the curls and books movement, how she’s recovering after Instagram deleted her account, where you can find her now and have some fun conversations about book/poetry reviews. Phylicia was on the podcast before during the interview of Lyn Patterson author of Whisperings of The Wild and Wilting. So make sure to follow Phylicia and her bookstagrammer journey at https://www.instagram.com/thecurlyprose follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/imcwd.podcast find these show notes and grab a freebie on our site https://www.astridferguson.com/podcast
46:00
July 25, 2019
It may not be you it may be your business.
Have you been dealing with internal conflict and the branding of your business? Are you a freelancer, entrepreneur or writer whose been not feeling it lately? If so, Astrid Ferguson gives you some tips and recommendations with a solo episode responding to a question about internal conflict and business brand. To follow Astrid Ferguson on Instagram please visit https://www.instagram.com/astrid_ferg follow the podcast https://www.instagram.com/imcwd.podcast Website: www.astridferguson.com. Book recommendation The Latte Factor by David Bach
19:23
July 12, 2019
Empowering Solo Moms Everywhere with Dr. Marika Lindholm. Author of We Got This & founder_ESME.com
The mastermind behind the community ESME (Empowering Solo Moms Everywhere) has gathered stories from more than 75 solo moms for the We Got This: Solo Mom Stories of Grit, Heart, and Humor” (She Writes Press, September 10, 2019). She has diligently worked to break the stigmas surrounding solo moms and build a community full of resources and unity. This interview was a heartfelt interview where we discuss the difficulties faced by single moms everywhere. Be sure to look out for We Got This in stores on Sept or put in a preorder. Check out ESME.com follow their social media accounts (same esme_solomoms on all social media handles) instagram: www.instagram.com/esme_solomoms follow our Instagram and Facebook page https://www.instagram.com/imcwd.podcast and let us know are you a single mom in need of this community?
49:41
June 27, 2019
Discovering A New You Through Past Failures. Venturing The Past To Identify New Ways To Begin.
Astrid Ferguson shares how finding your purpose is no easy task. She discusses failure and triumphs. Even with triumphs she still felt unfulfilled and that is what led her to writing. She challenges the audience to do some inner work so they can align their purpose with their profitable business. Make sure to submit your letters with your responses via e-mail to imcwd.podcast@gmail.com follow us on the gram https://www.instagram.com/imcwd.podcast check out the website https://www.astridferguson.com
17:39
May 23, 2019
Top Five Must Haves as an Author and/or Self Publishing with Astrid Ferguson
Astrid discusses the need for a website, not dealing solely on social media, having a marketing launch strategy, and knowing your audience. Dive into this episode to gain some tangible tips on the must haves to establish an author platform. Go to https://www.astridferguson.com Get social with us on the gram https://www.instagram.com/imcwd.podcast
12:21
May 16, 2019
Afro-Latina Fashion and readings directly from The Serpent’s Rattle poetic memoir with Astrid.
Astrid Ferguson solo episode where she reads a few passages from The Serpent’s Rattle collection. She discusses the threading of the book and some book creation frustrations. She leaves a message for everyone who has dealt with abuse that life goes on and commands more of us to tell our stories. To read more about the serpents Rattle first chapter visit https://www.astridferguson.com Remember to subscribe and leave a review so others can find the podcast.
19:57
May 1, 2019
Banker turned thrilller novelist Carl Vonderau, author of Murderabilia, a mastermind of secrets.
Astrid interviews Carl Vonderau and delves into the composition of Murderabilia, a thriller novel publishing in July 2019. Discussions around pivoting from banking career into writing and how it’s never too late to pursue a passion. Get to know Carl Vonderau by visiting http://carlvonderau.com/ stay in the know especially if you’re into knowing secrets. Be sure to follow the imcwd tribe at https://www.instagram.com/imcwd.podcast or check out our host at https://www.astridferguson.com
37:25
April 23, 2019
Talking Sci-fi with Sayde Scarlett author and publisher of Clouds and Earth.
Astrid Ferguson had the pleasure of interviewing the antiwar and financial crime investigator, Sayde Scarlett. Who authored Clouds and Earth a story that dances between technology, morals and science fiction. Sayde can be found at www.sayde-Scarlett.com
37:44
April 9, 2019
Interview with Lyn Patterson, author of Whisperings of The Wild and Wilting and Phylicia Luckett
Interview with Lyn Patterson, author of Whisperings of The Wild and Wilting and Phylicia Luckett founder of curls n books. In this interview we get to know the juicy details behind the poetry book of Whisperings of The Wild and Wilting which can be purchased on amazon. We also get to know Phylicia who is a bookstagrammer and we get to here her thoughts behind forming curls n books. You can follow Lyn Patterson on her journey at https://Instagram.com/poetryntings and Phylicia at https://www.instagram.com/curlsnbooks
59:54
April 5, 2019
Getting to know the bookstagram world with one of our favorite avid readers Reggie Bailey.
In this episode (episode 17) we (Lyn Patterson and Astrid Ferguson) Interview one of the can we discuss poetry bookclub readers. We gain insight on what book readers/ book works are looking for. We also get to know Reggie Bailey better and how he pivoted from sneaker mobile genius to #2booksunder50reviews bookstagram creator. As for upcoming events please check out https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-serpents-rattle-poetry-and-open-mic-show-tickets-57279886683?ref=eios and the she will speak gender based violence anthology launch party at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/she-will-speak-series-book-release-party-tickets-56463351404?ref=eios see you soon!
1:13:19
March 12, 2019
Interview with Chaithanya Sohan author of America Deconstructed.
In episode 16 we talk about Chaithanya Sohan’s book, America Deconstructed. We talk immigration, preserving your culture while becoming more American and tips on becoming traditionally published. Chai shares some of the struggles she experienced finding a publisher and where she found the people necessary for the stories that went in the book. To learn more about Chaithanya click this link https://www.csohan.com to pre-order the book go to amazon or click this link America Deconstructed https://www.amazon.com/dp/1628655526/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_lCmDCbJEDGHGH
34:05
February 26, 2019
BONUS episode on staying creative.
Tips on staying creative as a writer and podcast recommendations by Astrid Ferguson. Subscribe, leave a review and follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/imcwd.podcast
06:32
February 20, 2019
Astrid’s tips to overcoming writers block and staying creative.
Astrid gives out a few tips to overcome writers block and keep the creative juices flowing. As writers we normally run into a wall in the middle of our stories and we become overwhelmed. Leading us to unfinished stories and stress. In this episode you’ll gain some great information on exercises, writing prompts, podcast recommendations and much more. Don’t forget to follow the imcwd tribe on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/imcwd.podcast and Facebook page. Share your thoughts with the imcwd tribe and get social.
15:26
February 20, 2019
Interviewing the author of Men Without Hearts Diron Duah
Getting to know the guy behind the words of Men Without Hearts. Lyn Patterson who also recently released her first collection The Whisperings of The Wild and Wilting interviews Diron. His book was a pick by the can we discuss poetry book club in Instagram for the month of January. Come get to know the guy from Ghana who plays soccer and writes poetry. Follow him on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kayduah Join the poetry book club https://www.instagram.com/canwediscusspoetry and find both Lyn Patterson and Diron Duah books on Amazon.
32:37
February 12, 2019
Interview with the author of Love Letters: A Collection Of Poems Terrance P. Elmore.
Episode 13 • Astrid Ferguson interviews Terrance P Elmore the author and king of Love Letters: A Collection of Poems. • Discussions of upcoming projects and more love poetry by Terrance. New book The Essence of Love coming soon! • Tips on Self-Publishing. Ingram vs. Amazon self-publishing platforms. Follow him on twitter and Instagram under The Brown Sugar Cafe and visit his blog at https://thebrownsugarcafe.blog Follow the Imcwd tribe on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/imcwd.podcast and Facebook.
38:56
February 5, 2019
New Diary Session With Astrid Ferguson and Upcoming Events.
Astrid describes some hurdles she’s been dealing with as a self-published author, gives some inspirational thoughts and shared some upcoming events in the New York area. Follow her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/astrid_ferg and the podcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/imcwd.podcast you can also follow https://www.instagram.com/laplumaylatinta and https://www.instagram.com/poetryntings for more details on the NYC upcoming events. Remember to subscribe, share and follow the movement.
10:23
January 22, 2019
The Unedited “Girl Talk” among friends.
Astrid Ferguson, Cheyenne Tylor Jacobs and Lyn Patterson discuss Instagram trolls, protecting our energy, gender biased comments, bussit open trap yoga and much more. There is some explicit and adult talk in this episode. Join in for a few laughs and ratcheted randomness. Follow Cheyenne @shewillspeak, Lyn Patterson @poetryntings and Astrid Ferguson @astrid_ferg on Instagram. Don’t forget to leave us a review or send us comments you may have on these unedited conversations.
31:59
January 15, 2019
Intimate interview with Astrid Ferguson over The Serpent’s Rattle poetic memoir surrounding abuse.
Intimate interview with Astrid Ferguson the author of The Serpent’s Rattle poetic memoir surrounding abuse. A discussion about how culture impacts the relationships we allow to how we mother our kids. Discussions surrounding Astrid’s experience living in domestic violence and how it lead up to child abuse, rape and overcoming it all. Cheyenne Tyler Jacobs the author of The Tragic Type of Beautiful and Lyn Patterson the founder of Can We Discuss Poetry bookclub take on the co-anchoring role in interviewing the host of IMCWD podcast, Astrid Ferguson. For more information on The Serpent’s Rattle visit www.astridferguson.com or purchase on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Follow astrid on Instagram @astrid_ferg, lyn Patterson @poetryntings and Cheyenne Tylor Jacobs @shewillspeak
58:40
January 8, 2019
A reflection on 2018. How Astrid began her podcast journey, thanking listeners and bringing in 2019.
Astrid Ferguson reflects on 2018. The beginning of her podcast journey. Discovering done is better than perfect. Her plans for 2019 podcast listeners and a Christmas giveaway for all her podcast listeners. Check out her site https://www.astridferguson.com for more details on freebie. Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday and a safe and prosperous new year. Thank you everyone for your support. :)
09:13
December 23, 2018
Astrid’s experience launching Molt and The Serpent’s Rattle. The Do’s and Don’ts of self-publishing.
Astrid gives tips and shares her experience using Amazon and Ingram as her publishing sites. She talks marketing, struggles of self-publishing and why you should or should not choose a publisher. She also discusses what motivated her writing for each book. Listen to her documentary session and hopefully gain some insight. Feel free to follow her on Instagram @astrid_ferg and follow the podcast @imwcd.podcast Feel free to check out Astrid’s website https://www.astridferguson.com and get your free copy of The Serpent’s Rattle first chapter.
24:15
December 18, 2018
Interview with author and poet of She’s Come Undone, Nia Mora.
During the interview of Nia Mora, alongside Lyn Patterson, founder of Can we discuss poetry club, we get into various topics. Topics including self-publishing, finding your passion after a 12 year break, the emotions behind Nia’s poetry collection and performances as a black woman, along with some marital conversations. It’s a relaxed interview amongst poets who developed a friendship over the gram. Be sure to follow nia mora on Instagram under @poetniamora and twitter and purchase her book on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Join the poetry club on Instagram @canwediscusspoetry for future poetry reads and become a part of a growing community. Remember to subscribe and leave a review to help others gain some insightful information from these interviews. Let’s root each other up.
55:49
December 4, 2018
Interviewing the founder and editor in chief of Genre: Urban Arts, Nakeysha Roberts Washington.
Genre: Urban Arts is an independent magazine platform for writers and artist to feature their work. You submit, purchase the magazine and inquire about future events on their website www.genreurbanarts.com and follow them on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube channel @genreurbanarts They are currently open for different contributing opportunities along with submissions for other anthology projects. They are based out of Milwaukee and host many events in the New York area. So listen up to listen to Nakeysha’s journey and how she is helping all upcoming creatives especially the black and brown communities.
43:22
November 20, 2018
Getting to know our host Astrid Ferguson. Life of a mom, wife, poet, author based out of Philly, PA.
What’s good in the life of our host Astrid Ferguson. Getting to know what our host has been up to as a mother, wife, poet, and author. She talks about her journey after publishing Molt, rolling out her next book The Serpents Rattle Dec 3, 2018, and admitting to simply not know what she’s doing. Also an Instagram page has been created @imcwd.podcast so make sure to give it a follow. Astrid can be found on Instagram under @astrid_ferg website www.astridferguson.com twitter @ferg_astrid and Facebook Astrid Ferguson - Afergtale
16:01
November 6, 2018
Interview with Lyn Patterson and author Dr. Tanya Manning-Yarde of Every Watering Word.
intro • Lyn Patterson and Book Club Announcement • Dr. Tanya Manning-Yarde Intro • Dr. Tanya Interview • Dr. Tanya Interview Part 2 • Patched In • Patched In • Patched In • Poetry Reading by Dr. Tanya • Follow Dr. Tanya on Instagram @every_watering_word_author and find her book on Amazon. Book club can be found on Instagram @canwediscusspoetry and good reads.
46:07
October 30, 2018
Discussion with Cheyenne Tyler Jacobs about sexual assault
Today we are talking to the author of the Tragic Type of Beautiful, Cheyene Tyler Jacobs. She discusses the reasons why she didnt report sexual assault. How she still struggles overcoming her trauma. How race plays a factor in reporting sexual assault. Read more about her story and follow her upcoming events on instagram @shewillspeak Astrid Ferguson the host also shares part of story that will be found in her upcoming book The Serpent's Rattle. Follow her story on instagram @astrid_ferg and her website www.astridferguson.com #sexualassault #rape #whyididntreport #poetrybooks #ptsd #trauma #womenwriters
1:05:39
September 29, 2018
Abandonment or Good Parenting? (Ep. 1)
I mean... can we discuss? Astrid takes a dive at describing a difficult time during her childhood. A time where her poverty forced her parents into making difficult decisions on whether to leave her behind or not. Also, sharing some spoken word poetry from her book Molt and raising the question to her audience. Abandonment or good parenting?
19:45
September 12, 2018
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