Inspirational Journeys

Special guest Interview with Kyla Sims (AKA Author KMJ)

An episode of Inspirational Journeys

By Ann Harrison-Barnes
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
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My latest book reviews
Today I discussed several books that I’ve been reading or listening to, on either Kindle or audible. Be sure to leave me feedback and/or sign up for my newsletter at the following links: email: annwrites75@gmail.com contact me via my website: https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact leave me a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/annwrites75 like me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annwritesinspiration and subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/annsmusic1
18:46
September 17, 2019
Special Guest Interview with Jen Lowry
Today’s guest is an author, educator, a home school mom, a life coach, an author coach, a dreamer and host of the Jen Lowry Writes Podcast. Today’s featured book is entitled The Raptor Revolution. Purchase link: https://amzn.to/2mcAsV3 YouTube book trailor: https://youtu.be/eYJjTFNqDrE Connect with Jen at the following Links: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenlowrywrites/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenlowrywrites Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenlowrywrites/ Website: www.jenlowrywrites.com Official Author Merch (every author needs a cool t-shirt): https://shop.spreadshirt.com/jenlowrywrites Daily Author Podcast to share my author journey and tips: https://anchor.fm/jen-lowry-writes YouTube (Jen Lowry Writes – where I share publishing tips!): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAQiNlUBqsnL3vnpFL97EqQ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support Leave feedback and connect with me at the following links: Email: annwrites75@gmail.com Website: https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact Voice messages from anywhere: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message Social media: https://www.facebook.com/annwritesinspiration https://twitter.com/annwrites75 Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/annsmusic1
1:19:06
September 16, 2019
3 recommended twitter chats for writers
In this episode I recommend three Twitter chats for writers. Log onto Twitter and search for the following hashtags: #MCChat, #WritersLifeChat and #PubChat. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support Leave feedback and connect with me at the following links: Email: annwrites75@gmail.com Website: https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact Voice messages from anywhere: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message Social media: https://www.facebook.com/annwritesinspiration https://twitter.com/annwrites75 Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/annsmusic1
14:05
September 6, 2019
Special Guest Interview with Kenneth Green
Kenneth L. Green is a native Atlantan and has lived in Atlanta, Georgia all of his life. He is a 1970 high school graduate of Henry McNeal Turner High School and attended the Atlanta Metropolitan College. Kenneth is a retiree of the Atlanta Public Library System and is a member of the Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia, a local storytelling organization of African American and people of color. This organization based here in Atlanta, Georgia is associated with the National Association of Black Storytellers which has other storytelling organizations all across the United States of  America. Kenneth Green is owner/puppeteer/manager of THE KENNY & FRIENDS PUPPET SHOW and also KLG CHILDREN'S THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS. He is a local playwright known in the local Atlanta creative arts community. Kenneth has been producing, writing and directing plays and productions for over twenty years. The passion for creative arts in this area for Kenneth began as child when he performed and participated in plays/programs/various events in the church. Later on in his life as an adult, Kenneth continued this passion when given the assignment to work with the children/youth as Creative Arts Director. Monthly, Kenneth would present and perform puppet stories for the Sunday School and twice yearly, he produced, playwrighted and directed Christmas and Easter plays in which the entire Sunday School and youth department would perform in. Kenneth Green's production company (KLG PRODUCTIONS) produces and presents children's and youth theatrical productions for the Atlanta-metro area communities. The production company presents variety showcases that consists of music, dance, drama and spoken word which are performed by youth cast in the productions ages, 5-17. The KLG PRODUCTIONS VAFRIETY SHOWCASE are presented twice annually to family/youth/mature audiences. To book a KENNY&FRIENDS PUPPET SHOW, variety showcase, storyteller or mascot actor, for your church's youth organization/events/programs, please contact Kenneth L. Green (404) 840-5777 or email me at kgreen877@gmail.com. To learn more about Ken and other members of the Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia, visit the following website: www.kuumbastorytellers.org. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support Leave feedback and connect with me at the following links: Email: annwrites75@gmail.com Website: https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact Voice messages from anywhere: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message Social media: https://www.facebook.com/annwritesinspiration https://twitter.com/annwrites75 Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/annsmusic1
24:13
September 5, 2019
8 Content marketing ideas for your blog
The eight content marketing ideas for your blog that I discuss in this episode are as follows: Number 1: Keeping your readers abreast of your writing process Number 2: Book lists and recommendations with purchase links Number 3: Run an Occasional Contest Number 4: Author Interviews/Guest Posts Number 5: Reader Q&A Number 6: Link to your favorite writing music playlist or your favorite podcasts Number 7: Reader reviews Number 8: Writing tips If you’d like to read the blog post that inspired this episode, you may do so at the following link: https://nicholasrossis.wordpress.com/2019/09/01/10-ideas-to-keep-your-author-blog-fresh/ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support Leave feedback and connect with me at the following links: Email: annwrites75@gmail.com Website: https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact Voice messages from anywhere: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message Social media: https://www.facebook.com/annwritesinspiration https://twitter.com/annwrites75 Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/annsmusic1
22:56
September 4, 2019
Special Guest Interview with Thea Ramsay
Thea Ramsay has been a Christian for a long time. As a member of the Baptist Denomination, she has undergone the believer’s baptism twice—the first time at the age of fourteen, the second time in the Pacific Ocean off Maui, with her late husband. She started writing before she could spell. She still remembers writing a short story in which she spelled magic “M-A-D-J-I-K.” She’s also a voracious reader, and still likes magic. Not witchcraft, but that of fantasies and fairy tales, which have delighted people for centuries. Thea was born blind, and she suffers from chronic pain, caused by a variety of conditions, and a serious mental illness called borderline personality disorder. Thea loves soft, romantic and beautiful things, which she writes about in her novels, because she feels that the world is lacking in these qualities. Learn more about Thea’s other books at the following link: http://dldbooks.com/thearamsay/ and visit her author website at: http://thearamsay.com/ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support Leave feedback and connect with me at the following links: Email: annwrites75@gmail.com Website: https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact Voice messages from anywhere: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message Social media: https://www.facebook.com/annwritesinspiration https://twitter.com/annwrites75 Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/annsmusic1
1:03:53
September 3, 2019
Special Guest Interview with Lisa Pinney
Lisa Pinney lives in Pittsburgh, Pa with her husband. She has two adult children and three grandchildren. She is the owner and operator of Pittsburgh Transformation Center, where she works as As a Christian transformation coach. She coaches the issues of the heart not the problem.    She helps to deepen your relationship with God and with others by Identifying negative beliefs and creating a pathway to communicate from the heart. She believes the pathway to the heart is as individual as each person’s experience and Jesus now the way. Book Title: Deeper Living the Christian Life In the Deep Down Description: In her book, Lisa writes about what it’s like for Jesus to reach the wounded place of the heart to bring about emotional healing, transformation, and spiritual growth. You’ll learn what emotional needs are. You’ll learn how important it is to have your emotional needs met in Christ and in relationships. You’ll see how unmet needs lead to self-medicating, self-protecting, and self-sabotaging behaviors. Lisa mixes her own personal journey of emotional healing so the reader can relate, and identify their own need for emotional healing. The book has contemplations or visual prayer exercises at the end of each chapter, however, this is not a how to book. Readers are invited to cultivate their own intimate relationship with the lover of their soul. Purchase link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1082073695/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_keyvDbDS047G5 Connect with Lisa at the following links: Website: https://www.pittsburghtransformationcenter.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/transformmysoul/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B09VCzMATm3/?igshid=yn1p7anu0imb Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support Leave feedback and connect with me at the following links: Email: annwrites75@gmail.com Website: https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact Voice messages from anywhere: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message https://www.facebook.com/annwritesinspiration https://twitter.com/annwrites75 Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/annsmusic1
33:17
August 31, 2019
Book review of Lucy by Thea Ramsay
Today’s episode is a review of a fabulous SciFi novel entitled Lucy, which was written by Thea Ramsay. Description: Ten-year-old Lucy and her parents live on Earth in the last throes of its final holocaust. Their only hope is being accepted as refugees on another world, but one rejection letter after another eats away at their hope, while death closes in on them. Hope revives when a stranger arrives with a letter of acceptance from the mysterious planet Andorpha. While Lucy, her best friend, Kim, and her parents wait to board the space ship, her parents are killed. Lucy faces danger and growth as she comes to grips with her parents' death and the strange customs of Andorpha. While Kim laps up Andorphian love like warm milk, Lucy wonders if it's all too good to be true. When Lucy learns the Andorphians believe their planet is under a curse, she begins to suspect there is a reason that she and her family were so readily accepted as refugees. Do they expect her to be the antidote to an ancient curse? When Kim urges Lucy to accept the Andorphians and their way of life, the only shot at life they have, Lucy is certain she's right. But all is not what it seems. Purchase link: https://www.amazon.com/Lucy-Thea-Ramsay-ebook/dp/B07FRGC8S4/ref=sr_1_3_twi_kin_1 Visit the following website to learn more about Thea and her other books: www.dldbooks.com/thearamsay/ Visit Thea’s author website at: www.thearamsay.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support Leave me feedback: Email: annwrites75@gmail.com Website: https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact Voice messages from anywhere: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annwritesinspiration And Twitter: https://twitter.com/annwrites75 Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/annsmusic1
11:00
August 29, 2019
My five step writing process
In today’s episode I give a special introductory update and explain the five phases of my writing process. If you’d like to do an author interview for free promotion, visit: www.awesomgang.com support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support. You can leave me feedback and three ways: email: annwrites75@gmail.com website: https://anwritesinspiration/contact and via voice message: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message
13:57
August 24, 2019
Special Guest Interview with Cynthia MacGregor
   Multi-published author and freelance editor Cynthia MacGregor can claim over 100 books of hers that have been published since 1993, when her first book came out. And that total doesn’t include books she’s ghostwritten for clients. She writes for both adults and kids; and oddly, while her books for adults are almost entirely nonfiction, her books for kids are predominantly fiction. She works 7 days a week, with time off for church on Sundays, and puts in long hours every day. People who know her call her “the Energizer bunny.” She just keeps going and going. Cyn, as she likes to be called, loves her work and her life and says, “There’s no one in the world I’d want to trade lives with.” Visit Cyn’s website at: www.cynthiamacgregor.com  and find her on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008501104899  (there is more than one Cynthia MacGregor on Facebook. This number string will get you to the right one.) Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-jpurneys/support There are three ways to leave me feedback: Email: annwrites75@gmail.com My website: https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact Leave me a voice message from anywhere: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message
39:38
August 15, 2019
3 tips for making your book babies shine
   Here are three tips for making your book babies shine: Don’t rush the publishing process, make sure you’re satisfied with your book before it’s published, and if needed, go back and edit your book, even if it’s already been published. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support For feedback, questions about the writing life or suggestions for a future show, you can contact me in three ways: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact or email me at annwrites75@gmail.com
13:48
August 12, 2019
Special guest Interview with Kyla Sims (AKA Author KMJ)
 Kyla Sims, also known by the pseudonym KMJ, is the author of children's literature, Duck’s  First Day of School and the young adult novel, Laws of Passion. KMJ has always had a passion for  writing. She penned her first book, featuring the popular character Duck when she was 7 years old. It was  not until KMJ turned 16 years old that she decided to pursue publishing under the advisement of her  mother Latrice.  Now at the age of 22 years old, KMJ continues to cultivate her craft and writing career. Currently,  she is in the process of releasing the next book in her Duck’s First Day series, which follows the theme of  teaching children to appreciate the differences of others. When KMJ is not publishing she enjoys  interacting with fans across social media and posting about books and publishing on her blog titled, KMJ  Book Reveals.  Social Media Links:  FB:  https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKMJones/?ref=bookmarks  Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AuthorKMJ  Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/authorkmj/?hl=en  Website:  https://kmjbookreveals.blogspot.com/  Support this Podcast: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support. There are three ways you can leave feedback about any of the episodes you’ve heard, answer questions I pose in solo episodes or leave suggestions for future shows. The links are as follows: Leave voice messages from anywhere: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message fill out the contact form on my website: https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact or email me: annwrites75@gmail.com
56:34
August 9, 2019
two writing challenges
   Today’s writing challenges are as follows: Write a story using these six adjectives: SHINY, SILVER COLD AND GREASY SCRATCHED AND WEATHER-WORN SWEET AND PUNGENT INK-STAINED SHRILL, PIERCING Writing exercise number two, Write a poem that contains one nine letter word and is inspired by the word “Misfit”. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support Leave voice messages from anywhere: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message Subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/annsmusic1
10:41
August 7, 2019
Special Writing Challenge with Kristi Bridges
   Kristi Bridges returns to share her inspiration for, and the story behind, our special writing exercise. You can hear my previous interview with Kristi at the following link: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/episodes/Special-guest-interview-with-Kristi-Bridges-e4euie Pick up your copy of Option Ocean: Navigating the Sea of Possibility from Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Option-Ocean-Navigating-Possibility-Month-ebook/dp/B07SHFG75V/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2YC2BSMI7I829&keywords=option+ocean+-+navigating+the+sea+of+possibility&qid=1560866159&s=gateway&sprefix=option+ocean%2Caps%2C181&sr=8-1  Connect with Kristi at the following links: Website: http://1MomentWiser.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1MomentWiser/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/1MomentWiser Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support Leave voice messages from anywhere: https;//anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message
17:04
August 6, 2019
Special Guest Interview with Sean Robins
   Today’s guest is an English professor turned author. His debut novel is entitled Crimson Deathbringer. Connect with Sean at the following links for updates about his upcoming novels: https://seanrobins73.wixsite.com/website https://www.facebook.com/seanrobins300/ https://twitter.com/seanrobins300 Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support Leave voice messages from anywhere: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message
28:21
August 1, 2019
listen to your characters
   To prevent writers block, listen to your characters and fix any plot problems they point out to you, at which point you can move forward in your story. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/support Leave voice messages from anywhere: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message My books are available for half price for a limited time. Visit my Smashwords profile to get your copies for $2.00 each until July 31. Coupon codes are available at checkout: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/annwritesthings
13:37
July 28, 2019
Special Guest Interview with Mary Rodman
   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:    Website: http://www.maryrodman.com/ amazon.com/author/mrsmaryrodman Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrsMaryRodman LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrsmaryrodman/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/MrsMaryRodman Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrsmaryrodman/ GoodReads: 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.
27:22
July 22, 2019
Special Guest Interview with Dyane Forde
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.
36:55
July 19, 2019
Book Review of Angel Sister by Ann Gabhart
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
08:26
July 16, 2019
Book review of Cassandra and the cowboy by Janine Mick wills
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.
09:36
July 15, 2019
Special Guest Interview with Janine Wills
   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:    janinemickwills.com 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.
22:01
July 9, 2019
How dreams inspire our creative writing
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.
28:30
July 4, 2019
Special Guest Interview with Annie Acorn
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:    https://annieacorn.com Amazon Author Page – Annie Acorn https://twitter.com/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
1:28:51
June 27, 2019
Special guest interview with Kristi Bridges
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:    Website: http://1MomentWiser.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1MomentWiser/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/1MomentWiser YouTube: 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.
1:28:21
June 26, 2019
Writing challenge: write a letter to your younger self
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.
14:01
June 24, 2019
Special Guest Interview with Mark Antony Raines
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.
1:07:32
June 22, 2019
Special Guest Interview with Laura Legendary
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".
1:15:48
June 18, 2019
Fractured fairytale writing challenge
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.
14:00
June 17, 2019
A fun writing exercise
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.
13:03
June 16, 2019
Special publishing news
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.
12:08
June 13, 2019
Four tips for planning your next series
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
19:59
June 11, 2019
Book review of the loudest meow by Wendy ledger
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
11:14
June 7, 2019
Special Guest Interview with Wendy Ledger
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:    Website: www.wendyledgerauthor.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/WendyLBooks Instagram: 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.
38:33
June 6, 2019
Book review of walking by Innervision by Lynda Lambert
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
10:20
June 2, 2019
Writing tip: find inspiration in simple activities
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.
11:24
May 30, 2019
Special Guest Interview with Kevin Morris
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
19:47
May 28, 2019
Special Guest interview with Claire O'Sullivan
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
41:44
May 25, 2019
Two writing exercises
In this episode I give you two writing challenges. You can also leave me feedback by sending voice messages at the following link: https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/message
10:54
May 21, 2019
Special guest interview with Mary L. Schmidt
Today my special guest shares her journey of the loss of her son due to cancer and her writing process. To learn more, visit her website at: https://whenangelsfly.net
1:08:26
May 20, 2019
Special Guest Interview with Amy Bovaird
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
30:42
May 17, 2019
Special guest interview with Meredith Burton
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.
58:41
May 16, 2019
Book review of happy renewal year challenge devotional
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: https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Renewal-Year-Challenge-Devotional-ebook/dp/B07M9X2S2F/ref=sr_1_kmrnull_3?keywords=jennifer+ikner+lowrynqid=1557772902ns=gateway&sr=8-3-fkmrnull
17:48
May 13, 2019
Three writing prompts
In this episode I give you three writing exercises and the stories behind them.
14:18
May 13, 2019
Book review of the haunting an electric eclectic book by Karen J Mossman
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
19:38
May 10, 2019
Symbolism as character description
In this episode I give you a better understanding of using symbolism in your character descriptions.
13:27
May 9, 2019
My self discovery
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
22:06
May 8, 2019
Seven tips for creating well rounded characters
In this episode I discuss traits and attributes of a well-rounded character. I giveyou seven tips for helping you develop stronger characters, and I will provide the steps in the show Notes blog post
30:11
May 7, 2019
New beginnings
This is an episode where I read one of my original poems and provide a prayer for those in need.
10:05
May 6, 2019
Special Guest Interview with Edward Cohen
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:    https://www.EZ2SeeProducts.com
30:16
May 3, 2019
Special Guest Interview with Phyllis Staton Campbell
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    https://­www.amazon.com/­Phyllis-Campbell/e/­B001KC40ZI/
59:23
May 2, 2019
Special guest interview with Joan Myles
I have a wonderful, Holy Spirit-filled conversation with guest author Joan Myles. to learn more about her work and to browse her blog, visit her website at https://jewniquelymyself.com
44:18
April 29, 2019
Marketing tip: create event announcements
This episode was inspired by my marketing virtual assistant, who created an announcement flyer for upcoming guests on my podcast.
15:02
April 27, 2019
writing prompt, umbrellas and chairs
IShare a story and a writing prompt with you in this brief episode.
09:15
April 27, 2019
Progress update in writing encouragement
In this episode I give you little progress update on my writing and I encourage you to keep writing and revising and let your characters pull you into the story.
12:09
April 24, 2019
Tips for revising your work
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.
15:26
April 23, 2019
Book review of the last lecture
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.
21:39
April 22, 2019
Interview with Karina Kantas
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 Follow her on twitter:  http://bit.ly/TwittKK - Twitter and on instagram:  http://bit.ly/INSTKK - Instagram Karina's goodreads:    http://bit.ly/KKGRE - Goodreads Karina's amazon author page:  http://bit.ly/KarinaKantas  - Amazon author page and if you want to sign up for her mailing list you may do so at    http://eepurl.com/daKief - Mailing list sign up              
27:06
April 19, 2019
A poem and a challenge
Today I share a poem inspired by a blog post which I will share in the show notes, and I give you a special challenge as a Takeaway.
09:17
April 18, 2019
Character interviews and writing encouragement
In this special episode, I talk about using charater interviews as a way to get to know your characters.
08:43
April 17, 2019
Tips and encouragement for aspiring podcasters
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:    http://bit.ly/visitEEbooks
14:29
April 17, 2019
Jen and I talk about our author journey and have a little fun while trying out the Zoom Software
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1:03:14
April 16, 2019
Encouragement for podcasters and a little introduction
I’m giving a bit of encouragement to new podcasters and aspiring podcasters, and telling others about what to expect from my podcast
06:16
April 15, 2019
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