Welcome to Inspirational Journeys, where amazing things happen for authors, readers, creative artists and entrepreneurs alike, as we share our stories, one listener at a time. I'll share tips and aspects of my author journey, while inviting special cohosts to discuss certain aspects of the creative process with me Cover art photo provided by Nathan Anderson on Unsplash:unsplash.com/@nathananderson
Mary Rodman resides in Radnor, Ohio with her husband, Jim. Together they enjoy family, friends, farm life, and vacations. She is a farm girl at heart who discovered her niche as a Christian author and Christian speaker.
She is the author of the Bloom Devotional Book Series which includes Bloom Where You're Planted, and #1 New Release Amazon Best Seller, Live Life in Full Bloom. Her devotional books are filled with flickers of laughter and moments of tears as you relate to her daily life with Jesus. Her unique style of writing intertwines the gospel with life stories as she turns your path of the mundane and the mayhem into extraordinary living with Christ.
She is an active member of the Central Ohio Emmaus Community and her local church. Her greatest joy is helping others cultivate and grow their relationship with Christ.
As a speaker, Mary provides insights from her own life and challenges you to live an extraordinary life for Jesus. Her topics range from a season of grief where she made "Something out of Nothing" to "Bloom Where You're Planted" where she shares how to BLOOM through all of life's circumstances. Book Mary for your next event at maryrodman.com/speaking and learn more about her weekend retreat, "Who Are You? Discover the woman God created you to be." Connect with Mary at the following links:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16036691.Mary_Rodman. support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support. Leave voice messages that might appear as audio in a future podcast: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message. https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/annwritesthings is where you'll find my books at half price now through July 31. Time is running out, so get your copies, while the deals are hot. Coupon codes available at checkout.
My special guest is a self-published author, founder of the Lost Pen Magazine, a digital Christian art and lit publication, the founder of the Christian Creative Nexus, an online support and promotional resource for Christian creatives, and the founder of Focus Writing Services, a freelance writing and editing service. Her short stories, flash fiction, poems, articles, interviews, guest posts, and devotionals have appeared in various magazines, blogs, and anthologies. Please visit Dyane's websites to learn more:
- Focus Writing Services (FWS): https://www.fordewriting.com.
- Christian Creative Nexus (CCN): https://www.deliatalent.wordpress.com. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support. You can leave me a voice message from anywhere: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message. Visit my Smashwords profile page to get my books for half price until 7/31/2019: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/annwritesthings, coupon codes available at checkout.
This is a book review of the first novel in the Rosey Corner series. This book is available everywhere, but I strongly encourage you to get the Audible Version, because the narrator was excellent! Please support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support. My books are available for half-price during the Smashwords Summer blow-out sale: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/annwritesthings, coupon codes available at checkout. You can leave voice messages from anywhere: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message
If you remember my interview with Janine Wills on July 9, you will love this book review of her debut novel. Be sure to get all of my books for half price between now and July 31 by visiting: https://www.smashwords.com/profil/view/annwritesthings. Please support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support. You can leave voice messages from anywhere: HttpS://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message.
Today’s guest is the author of a Christian Romance series, set in Texas during the 1880s. Listen as we discuss her writing process and how she became inspired to write this western style series.
As far back as she can remember, Janine Mick Wills, a native of Columbus, Ohio, has loved the Lord and the written word. A former pastor’s wife, she now resides in South Carolina with her retired Air Force husband, where she heads the ladies’ ministry at her church and fills every spare minute writing for the glory of God. Janine considers a Child of the King to be her most important title, but she also enjoys being called a wife, a mom, and a mamaw to seven grandchildren. Purchase Cassandra and the Cowboy at the following link:
https://www.amazon.com/Cassandra-Cowboy-Texas-Treasures-Janine/dp/1946892246. You can also Connect with Janine at the following links:
Janine Mick Wills - Writing for the Glory of God (Facebook)
Janine Mick Wills - Author (Twitter)
Janine Mick Wills - Author/Writer (Pinterest). You can leave feedback about the show as a voice message from wherever you're listening: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message, support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support, and get my books for half-price https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/annwritesthings.
Jen and I talk about how dreams can inspire our writing. We also talk about how voicing our life-long dreams out loud will make them come true. Be sure to subscribe to Jen's podcast: https://anchor.fm/jen-lowry-writes and preorder her YA novels on Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Jen+Lowry. All four of my books are available for half-price during the month of July. Visit my Smashwords author profile to get these hot deals during the Smashwords summer/winter sale: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/annwritesthings. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support. Leave me a voice message that could end up as audio on a future podcast: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message.
Today's guest is a prolific author and a book publisher. You might want to have your journals, notebooks, the notes app on your smart phones or a document open in your favorite word processor, because, though a bit long, she'll have some valuable information to share. If you're listening on the go, be sure to favorite this episode or save it on your favorite app for future reference. Connect with Annie at the following links:
Amazon Author Page – Annie Acorn
Annie Acorn on Facebook. Please support this podcast by visiting: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support and as always, you can leave me a voice message from anywhere at: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message
Today's guest is an author, the host of the 1 Moment Wiser podcast, she does daily devotions on Facebook and YouTube, and she's a teacher and a song writer. Connect with her at the following links:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4nV86xJj-DNplDR2TRgeJA?view_as=subscriber. Please support this podcast at the following link: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support. If you have feedback, questions about the writing life or suggestions for a future show, as always you can leave me a voice message at https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message. Your message may appear as audio on a future podcast.
In this episode I share a personal update and a writing challenge. Please support this podcast by visiting https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support. If you have feedback about anything you’ve heard about in this episode, have questions about writing or questions for me, or you have a suggestion for a future show. Feel free to leave me a voice message from right where you’re listening. Visit https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message.
I had a very special conversation with Mark Antony Raines, author, podcast host and radio show presenter. This episode was a bit different, because not only was I interviewing him for my show, but I was also being a guest on his show called the Holsworthy Mark podcast show. To learn more about my special guest, visit his blog at
https://ghostmanraines.blogspot.com. Please support this podcast by visiting the following link: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support. If you have feedback or questions about any of my previous episodes or have a suggestion for a future show, feel free to leave me a voice message from wherever you're listening. Your message may appear as audio in a future episode. To leave me a message, go to https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message.
My special guest is Laura Legendary, who is an author, speaker, educator, owner of Elegant Insights Braille Creations and co-founder of the Fashionability channel podcast. To learn more about Laura and her handcrafted Braille jewelry and accessories, visit the Elegant Insights website at
www.elegantinsightsjewelry.com. Follow Elegant Insights on twitter at https://twitter.com/
ElegantInsights and on Instagram at
www.instagram.com/elegantinsights, and like Elegant Insights on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/Elegant.Insights. To learn more about the Fashionability Channel podcast, please visit www.fashionabilitychannel.com. If you'd like to leave me feedback or suggestions for future shows, you can leave voice messages from anywhere: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message. Please support this podcast at https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support.
For visually impaired listeners, the episode cover art is a photo of a set of three items, a bracelet, necklace, and earrings that match. They are all brass with shades of purple gemstones and crystals. The necklace says "I love you" in braille, the bracelet says "always," and the earrings are deliberately mismatched, so that one earring says "always," and the other one says "forever." This set is called "The Love Always and Forever Set".
In today’s episode I give you another fun writing challenge, take a fairytale and write why things happen in the story and make it your own version. If you have a suggested writing prompt you’d like me to share, please leave me a voice message by visiting: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message. Please support this podcast at the following link: https:/anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support.
In today’s episode, I pass on the same writing challenge to you that I did for another Facebook group. Please support this podcast by tapping the support this podcast button within your podcast app or by visiting the following link: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support. You can also leave voice messages to tell me what you thought about today’s episode or leave suggestions and questions for future episodes. Leave your message at the following link: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message.
Today I give you a bit of news about my publishing journey, and a little encouragement for aspiring authors when they’re finding publishers. Please support this podcast by visiting the following link: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support. If you’d like to give feedback on something you’ve heard about on the episode, have suggestions for future episodes, or have questions that you’d like me to answer on a future episode please leave your feedback as a voice message by visiting the following link: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message.
In today’s episode I give you four tips for strategizing and planning your next book series. Be sure to leave me a voice message at the following link: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message and please support this podcast by visiting the following link: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support
Although Wendy and I talked about her book yesterday, today I give a book review of her book the loudest meow a talking cat fantasy: book one of the cats of the after light series. If you have questions, suggestions, or thoughts you’d like to share about this episode please leave me a voice message at the following link: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message please support this podcast by visiting the following link: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support
In today's episode, I talk with Wendy Ledger, author of The Loudest Meow: a Talking Cat Fattasy: Book 1 of her Cats of the Afterlife series. You can purchase the book on Amazon at:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H7VNC58/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 and connect with her at the following links:
https://www.instagram.com/wendyledgerauthor/ If you'd like to make a suggestion for a future show, comment on something you've heard about on the show, or if you have questions, you can leave me a voice message from anywhere by tapping the following link on your device: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message Please support this podcast at: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support.
In this episode I give a review of the book walking by Innervision stories and poems by Linda McKinney Lambert. This book can be found in paperback book in audio format from Amazon. You can leave voice messages if you have any feedback questions or suggestions for future show at the following link: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-jurneys/message please support this podcast at the following link: https://anchor.fm/inspiratiol-journeys/support
In today’s episode, I describe how I found inspiration for one of my chapters in something as simple as an Uno game. I also encourage you to find inspiration in your simple activities. Don’t forget you can leave voice messages by visiting the following link: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message. You can also support this podcast by visiting the following link: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support.
In today's episode my special guest Kevin Morris and I talk about his love of poetry and his blog. Visit his website at https://kmorrispoet.com to learn more. If you have any feedback or questions about something you've heard on the show, or have suggestions for a future show, be sure to leave me a voice message from wherever youre listening. All you have to do is visit: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message. You may even appear on a future episode of the podcast. You can also support this podcast by either pressing the "support this podcast" button or visiting https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support. Your monthly contribution of $0.99, $4.99 or $9.99 helps me achieve my writing goals, while I share inspiration, tips and encouragement to help you achieve yours, through faith and courage. You'll also help me continue to provide a platform for creatives like you, to share their stories. Thanks for listening and have a blessed day
In today's episode I talk with Aspiring Christian Romantic Thriller author Claire O'Sulivan. Connect with Claire online for updates and information: https://cindy212.wordpress.com https://twitter.com/authorclaire1 and www.facebook.com/authorclaire1. Please support my podcast at: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support and leave your feedback, suggestions or questions as a voice message at: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message
In this episode, I talk with Memoire author Amy Bovaired about her writing her teaching, her work as a motivational speaker and her love of travel and adventure. To learn more about her new release and her other books, please visit her website: https://amybovaird.net
In today’s episode, I speak with guest author Meredith Burton about her writing, her latest book, and her work as a motivational speaker and a Sunday school teacher. Follow her on Amazon and goodreads for future updates.
In this episode, I am giving a book review for the happy renewal year challenge devotional: every day mom challenge book 3 by Dr. Jennifer Ikner Lowry. This book can be purchased at the following link:
In this episode I give a book review of the haunting and electric Eclectic book. Links will be found in the associated show notes blog post. To purchase this book, visit the following link: https:books2read.com/u/b576qG
In this episode, I start out by thanking everyone who has supported me. I also share the self discovery I made on Monday, along with something negative that happened to me, which God turned into a positive. I also give you encouragement and I say a special prayer along with a few verses to help you in your day-to-day walk with Jesus
In this episode, Edward Cohen and I talk about a unique calendar he has created for the visually impaired and a special product to go along with this calendar. To learn more about his innovative products, visit his website at:
I had a delightful conversation with multi genre author Phyllis Staton Campbell, who has written a variety of books and short stories for over 30 years. To learn more and to purchase her books visit her Amazon author page at
This episode is in response to the Jen Lowry writes podcast episode for today. You can find her podcast at https://anchor.fm/jen-lowry-writes . In this episode I talk about the importance of seeing dumps during your revision process.
This is not only a book review, but it also gives words of encouragement to the listeners as well as a couple of book recommendations. Book recommendations include the 21 irrefutable laws of leadership by John C Maxwell, and fly a little higher: how a moms small prayer was answered in a big way by Laura Sobiech.
I had a wonderful time chatting with the delightful Karina Kantas about her work and the book she has written alongside Karen J. Mossman. They have published two versions of the same book. To learn more about Karina, visit her website at http://bit.ly/BLOGKK - Website
find her on Facebook at http://bit.ly/FBFPKK - FB fan page
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and if you want to sign up for her mailing list you may do so at
http://eepurl.com/daKief - Mailing list sign up
Id you're learning how to build your podcast on Anchor, I share some tips that I have learned and give you some encouragement to elp yu along the way. If you're interested in learning about the brand mentioned in my promo add, visit Electric Eclectic books at the following link: