Jen Lowry Writes - Authors and Readers Together

My New Challenge - Publish A Book Each Month

An episode of Jen Lowry Writes - Authors and Readers Together

By Jen Lowry Writes
Follow to catch interviews with best-selling authors, tips, and writing challenges daily! Dr. Jennifer Ikner Lowry is a best-selling author, literacy coach, English teacher, homeschool momma, and dreamer! She has been in education for the past twenty years from K-12 to the university level. She loves UFC and all things horror! Join her on the daily journey of discovering what this writing life is all about. Her new YA Horror release, The Hartwell Chronicles: Teenage Exorcist, will be arriving on the scene Friday the 13th (9/13/19)! She has four challenge devotionals on Amazon.
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Why Am I Writing At A Slower Pace?
Researching and world building and 80s rock!
July 16, 2019
Wow - What A Change In Direction For My MG Contemporary Fantasy
Listen to what happened over my breakfast of champions / fried noodle brain power!
July 16, 2019
Steps To Take Between Chapter 1 & 2
My way!
July 15, 2019
My New MG WIP - Harmonic Bridge to the Galaxies
On July 15th, I started my new WIP!
July 15, 2019
Oh, That’s How I Uploaded My Children’s Book - And It Works
I’ll keep you updated on the children’s book upload with Draft2Digital!
July 15, 2019
What I Learned From Draft2Digital Print & Kindle Unlimited
Love that I’m learning this stuff!
July 15, 2019
So blessed to share a “God Thing” Testimony from my Author Speaking Engagement
I hope you know God is with you, even on this author journey! He loves you and wants you to prosper. Amen.
July 14, 2019
Barnes&Noble Press And Draft2Digital for Dear God, Please Take Care of Rambo
Love that my first children’s book is being processed today for release tomorrow - July 13, 2019!!!
July 12, 2019
My Job Interview!
Thank you for your prayers
July 11, 2019
Share Your Heart
July 11, 2019
Challenge - Be The Feet - Build Your Author Calendar
I dare you! This challenge comes right back at me! I’m continuing to schedule fall dates but need to do more. Especially in the months of November-December. I’m going to make a flyer today to send out to churches!
July 11, 2019
My Children’s Book - Dear God, Please Take Care of Rambo
I have surprising and amazing news - I felt the Spirit lead me to write Dear God, Please Take Care of Rambo yesterday. It’s a work in progress but the first draft is done with beta readers and edits already in place! I’m so excited with what God is doing in my life!
July 11, 2019
Please Help - What Did I Do Wrong On Page One?
If you know my answer, please email me at
July 10, 2019
nErD Camp & Other Events - Prayer & Prep
Please pray for me!
July 9, 2019
Just Opened My IngramSpark Proof Copy of The Lightbearers Series
Love it! I made so many improvements on my 2nd try!
July 7, 2019
Make A Website For Your Book Series
I’m having fun building worlds on Wix
July 7, 2019
Tina and I Talking Christian Communication and Gossiping (sHe Speaks Podcast Episode)
Hey guys,  This episode is not about my daily author journey or about writing. It's about Christian friendship, communication, and gossip. I hope it is a blessing to you!  Here is the link to Tina Dunham's podcast - sHe Speaks - 
July 6, 2019
Checking In After First Draft
What to do when the first draft is done
July 6, 2019
I Finished My Boyfriend’s Back - Angels In Love Series - In 4.5 Days!
My new record! Hooray!!!! Now I’m sad it’s over. I love Graceland Johnson, Noble Chavis, and Jamie Locklear so much.
July 5, 2019
Didn’t Meet My Secret Challenge - But Made It To Chapter 20
I was really hoping I could do the RLS - 3 day challenge I secretly set for myself. It’s day 4.5 - I’m still under my 7 day ultimate goal so I’m happy about that. Checking in with you guys really helps with my focus and goal attainment! Thank you from the bottom of my Elvis singing heart right now!
July 5, 2019
Cover of Blessings by Laura Story
I do not own the rights to this music - this is a song I’m singing along to from a YouTube video of Blessings by Laura Story in honor of my family. Please whisper a prayer for them today.
July 4, 2019
Save the Cat Tip
Go check it out, all my plotter friends!
July 4, 2019
Jen & Ann Hanging Out Talking About Dreams, Writing, & Author Friendship
If you haven't checked out Ann's podcast, Inspirational Journeys I'm challenging you today!  She's got a deal on all of her books right now - Surprise! Ann gave us all the scoop! 
July 3, 2019
Wow! Educator Scholar for 19-20 & Writing Conference
I’m so honored that I received an Educator Scholar award for my state, along with a week long writing workshop all expenses paid! Plus, I get 250.00 to buy books for my classroom!
July 3, 2019
On Chapter 7 of my new WIP
Right in the thick of it!
July 3, 2019
My Process & Prep For Chapter One of My Boyfriend’s Back
My new series is underway! How did I get from a blank page to a complete chapter (with 2 rounds of edits?)? Listen to find out my strategies. It may help inspire you!
July 2, 2019
Where Was I One Year Ago Today?
Sitting at a blank page (Episode 37) to begin The Hartwell Chronicles Teenage Exorcist.
July 2, 2019
Limit Social Media While Writing
Watch out! If you are like me you can get easily distracted and pulled away from your writing.
July 2, 2019
RLS Challenge
My goal is to write three books in the month of July - first drafts and rounds of edits! Who is joining me on the RLS Challenge - in honor of one of my favorite authors - Robert Louis Stevenson who wrote Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in 3 days! I want to write a 55,000 word novel in 7 days! What’s your goal?
July 1, 2019
My 4 Books Are Alive & Ready For Preorder
So excited that I met my goals! 4 books listed on IngramSpark and Draft2Digital for Preorder! 4 more books to bank!
July 1, 2019
Cover Design Heaven - The Magic Quill Graphics on Facebook
I have found my cover designer for LIFE! Jessica, of The Magic Quill Graphics is truly a phenomenal talent who was so easy to work with and let me say - when I saw my new cover I cried with pure joy. Seriously, if y’all need a cover or know someone in need - send them to Jessica on Facebook @themagicquillgraphics. She doesn’t know I have a podcast or that I’m bragging about her right now. This is truly a blessing in my life and an answered prayer. Thank you, God. Amen.
June 29, 2019
Editing Tides On My Birthday!
Working on my third novel in The Lightbearers Series!
June 28, 2019
Happy 300th Episode Week!
Happy, Happy Day of Celebrating! Send me your questions or topics I can talk about during my evening podcast video celebrating 300!
June 27, 2019
Does Your 🧬 DNA Story Match Your Writing?
I think it does. I have my proof.
June 27, 2019
Fabulous News - New York, Here I Come
Praise Jesus. Psalm 37:4 - “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart,”
June 27, 2019
What’s Next After You Assign Your ISBN?
Bowker - ISBN
June 27, 2019
Wow! Expanded Distribution Happened on KDP
So excited!
June 25, 2019
Challenge - Song of the Day
Will you accept?
June 25, 2019
Don’t Forget To Run A Word Check
Reminder episode!
June 25, 2019
Lord, I Can’t Size My Covers For IngramSpark
Another roadblock I’m covering with prayer.
June 25, 2019
Cover Disaster Story
What a stressful weekend I’ve had over cover designs!
June 24, 2019
About to Walk Into My First Author Panel Experience
Say a prayer 🙏
June 21, 2019
BISAC Subject Heading List
It’s good to spend time studying this list. It will help you narrow down your specific categories and give you a great way to speak about your book.
June 21, 2019
Cover Design from Fiverr for The Lightbearers Series
I can’t wait to see my new cover tomorrow!
June 20, 2019
We Were Right About Building Templates
Love this Idea! It has saved me tons of stress!
June 20, 2019
Busy Editing My New YA Series
June 14, 2019
Challenge - YouTube Author Platform
I’m challenging you to find Jen Lowry Writes on YouTube / subscribe today!
June 14, 2019
Season 3 Reflections - My Students are Graduating!
Graduation day brings back memories of teaching freshman and how they are part of my author story! 
June 12, 2019
My New Challenge - Publish A Book Each Month
I can do this!!! I hope! I’m at least going to try my best to publish a book each month for one year - starting September 13, 2019 with The Hartwell Chronicles!
June 10, 2019
Aunt Dot and Character Names
My Aunt Dot is my biggest supporter and fan for life!
June 8, 2019
Queried for my Children’s Book
Thanks to my writing friend for sending me a new agent looking list I queried my Myrtle’s Garden!
June 8, 2019
How Many Books Should I Order?
I’m ready to figure out my book shipment and wanted to share the questions I considered when making my decisions. I also created a Google Sheet to help me calculate the better deal.
June 6, 2019
Your Cover for IngramSpark and Draft2Digital
What I learned about the cover upload experience.
June 5, 2019
Inspired by a Message from Stan Lee
Don't let an idiot talk you out of your dream! Love it! 
June 5, 2019
Create a Website and Logo for your Book Series
The ASPS have their own logo and website for The Hartwell Chronicles: Teenage Exorcist. It will be a place to discuss the book, genre, have merchandise, and more!
June 4, 2019
Create Ebook and Print Templates for all your Future Books
I was so busy I forgot to publish this episode! So, if it is out of order or my timeline, that’s why. I am waiting on my proof now for my print version. When it’s in my hand, I’ll correct my template and save it as an IngramSpark template, then have an ebook template for Draft2Digital. Hopefully, this will save me two weeks of straight formatting issues I had to wrestle with this go around.
June 4, 2019
After IngramSpark Approval - Check and Order 1 Proof Copy
I’m so ready to get my print copy in my hand! Video is coming! I’ll do a live!
June 4, 2019
Pick a Character - Now Write a Poem or Song!
The challenge is on. Will you accept?
June 3, 2019
I Just Submitted to IngramSpark
Welcome • Thanks for Supporting Jen Lowry Writes • IngramSpark submission • Anchor Voice Messages • Thank you!
May 31, 2019
How to change image size to 300 ppi for IngramSpark
I also have a YouTube tutorial for this episode!
May 31, 2019
Challenge - Author’s Note - Hotline Numbers
Consider adding an Author’s Note
May 30, 2019
Learn From My Draft2Digital Upload Mistakes
Love this platform! Click on my affiliate link to Draft2Digital to open up your account!
May 29, 2019
How to Make a Book Trailer
I’ll be making a YouTube video as soon as my book trailer is finalized to show y’all what steps I took to create a book trailer!
May 28, 2019
I’m Uploading to Draft2Digital & Learning Format Tricks
I’m making formatting YouTube videos!
May 27, 2019
Celebrate & Throw a House Party
May 24, 2019
Dialogue Tips
Ramblings on the way to work about dialogue!
May 23, 2019
Research Draft to Digital
I read an interesting article yesterday on the Draft 2 Digital website that has me rethinking ISBN use for ebooks. What do you think?  Here is the IngramSpark podcast on ISBNs for their service -  I'm praying for clarity on which way to go with my ebook format! I know I want to print with IngramSpark! 
May 22, 2019
Formatting? Try This Trick
Create a spreadsheet and start taking notes in a library near you!
May 21, 2019
Find Me On Amazon
 Find Dr. Jennifer Ikner Lowry’s best-selling challenge devotional series on Amazon today! They are available FREE with Kindle Unlimited! Share the challenges with your family, friends, church, and coworkers! I dare you! 
May 21, 2019
Editing Challenge - Don't Lose Your Style
It's a challenging process to self-edit. You need to be mindful of the balance of the force. 
May 21, 2019
Challenge - Have a Conversation with your Characters
Pull out your tags. Read only the dialogue. Practice with a family member or friend. Record yourself. Ask for character feedback to determine if your dialogue contributes to their character traits.
May 20, 2019
Editing With ProWritingAid
I am so thankful for this tool and wish I would have found it sooner!
May 20, 2019
Editing Challenge - Kill Passive Voice & Become Active
ProWritingAid helps with catching your passive voice. Learn the state of being verbs today to advance your editing process. Let’s stop making novice writing mistakes, and improve our skills today! Here is the link to the chart I used:  
May 17, 2019
Editing Challenge - Record Your Book
Thanks for letting me brainstorm this out! I finally have a plan. Now, it's time to set your goals! Email me at and let me know your editing goals and how I can pray for you today! 
May 17, 2019
Editing Up To Chapter 17 - What I’m Learning
I hope you can glean some editing tips from my ramblings of my experience editing up to Chapter 17. As of today, I have 7 chapters left so I felt it was time to do a check up on progress.
May 16, 2019
Challenge - Try Pixabay and Creative Commons for Free, Commercial Images
I really liked Pixabay, and I challenge you to give it a try
May 15, 2019
Challenge - Take Your Camera With You Wherever You Go
The challenge is on! We need images for my upcoming book and book trailer! My husband volunteered to be my photographer and take his camera with us wherever we go.
May 15, 2019
Nonfiction Tips on Content, Structure, Layout & More
Now that I’m planning to update my four challenge devotionals this summer, the Lord is providing me with insight on how to do just that! Today, I share with you my author process and give you the start you need to write for your business or life! 
May 15, 2019
Special Best-Selling Author Interview - Dan Buri
It is my honor to introduce Dan Buri on the Jen Lowry Writes podcast today! He is the best-selling author of Pieces Like Pottery, a collection of short fiction that explores heartbreak and redemption. The book is uniquely heartfelt and explores the depths of the human struggle and the search for meaning in life. Dan's second book, 40 Tips on Creative Writing, provides a fresh look at how to become published and find readers.  Blog for Indie Writers: Nothing Any Good  Author of Amazon #1 Best Seller Pieces Like Pottery and Newly Released 40 Tips on Creative Writing Pieces Like Pottery - Twitter: @DanBuri777  Goodreads: Dan Buri
May 14, 2019
My First Monthly Supporter
Amen and amen! I was so blessed to see the email notification this morning that I received my first monthly supporter for the podcast. Blessings to you and your family. Thank you for supporting my dreams and being a part of my author journey.
May 14, 2019
My First Review of Happy Renewal Year Challenge Devotional
I’m so excited to share my first review by Ann Harrison-Barnes, fellow author, podcaster of Inspirational Journeys, and friend!
May 14, 2019
Setting Up Your Preorders
It’s my first pre-order experience and so far it has been painless! I have an active PayPal button on my website for pre-order sales for signed copies and will release wider distribution pre-orders in June 13th!
May 13, 2019
Set Your Price for Books
Today, my publicity plan called for the final decision on the YA Series book price. I have researched the market for days and stand by my $13.99 price for The Hartwell Chronicles: Teenage Exorcist. My Bible devotional are $12.99 based on market research for non-fiction work similar to my content.
May 13, 2019
Another Donation - Yoo-Hoo Thank You, Jesus!
I am so thankful to the Lord for his blessings and answered prayers. Thank you, Lord, for connecting me with people that support my dreams and want to help me in this author life. I pray that all of my work brings honor to you, Lord! Thank you for the gracious giving hearts of those around me. Amen and amen
May 13, 2019
Author Challenge: Research ProWritingAid and Grammarly for Editing Novels
The challenge is on! I have an announcement to make! I've been challenged by a listener on the Jen Lowry Writes podcast to try ProWritingAid. After research, I decided that ProWritingAid and Grammarly are getting married. Yes, it was a fast courtship, but I believe they belong together. Especially since The Hartwell Chronicles: Teenage Exorcist has a personal plan deadline to be complete by June 1st.   If you haven't subscribed to Kindleprenuer, you need to do it today! Hit the bell because you don't want to miss their videos. He does a super video on ProWritingAid vs. Grammarly, and until I can make my own for you, let's go with his video review to learn more about the comparisons of programs.    ProWritingAid   Soon enough I'll have my own review as to what I thought about both tools, but until then, you should check out this video: by Kindlepreneur, who does a great job at comparing the two programs!  Hugs, Jen Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website (Pre-orders and Signed Copies of my Books are Available) : Sweet Potato & Co Etsy Shop: Podcast: YouTube:
May 13, 2019
Lessons Learned from Speaking Engagement
From planning, packing, and presenting - I talk about the experience and what I learned!
May 13, 2019
God Answered a Prayer - 100 ISBNs
Thank God for opening doors for My author career to advance! Amen 🙏
May 10, 2019
Preparing for Mother’s Day Speaking Engagement
More coming soon!
May 10, 2019
Challenge: Author Learning Center
 Hey guys, Go check out Author Learning Center  to sign up for a free author webinar!  Jen Lowry Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Sweet Potato & Co Etsy Shop: Podcast: YouTube:
May 9, 2019
Editing Tip: Put on your Drill Sergeant Hat
Go check out my Jen Lowry Writes author pages today! Subscribe to my YouTube channel, hit the bell, and don't miss a video!   Blessings,  Jen Lowry Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Sweet Potato & Co Etsy Shop: Podcast: YouTube:
May 9, 2019
Author Loops on Instagram to Build Community
I challenge you today to join an author loop and grow your community on social media!
May 8, 2019
Writing Exercise - Poetry on the Spot
Happy writing!
May 8, 2019
Setting Up Series Plans & Dates
Setting series dates now! Preplanning helps set you up for the quick release!
May 8, 2019
Special Author Interview - D. R. Bucy - Historical Southern Fiction Novelist of The Dark Side of Dixie
 So honored to have Southern Historical Fiction Novelist D. R. Bucy on the Jen Lowry Writes podcast today! She is a retired nurse of 33 years and has an author story that we should all listen to for encouragement and inspiration.  The Dark Side of Dixie is her debut Southern Historical Fiction novel, and she has more novels in store for us.   Find The Dark Side of Dixie on Amazon    Author Page D.R. Bucy   Facebook Author Page D. R. Bucy   Twitter, D. R. Bucy   Linkedin Dianne Bucy    website- 
May 8, 2019
Rude Live Comments on Setting Up Podcast Tech on a Budget
I hope this NEVER happens in the future to you, but if it does never give up!
May 7, 2019
Challenge - To ISBN Purchase or Not?
My decision to purchase ISBNs and why!
May 7, 2019
New Cover for The Hartwell Chronicles
Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! I’m beyond excited right now!
May 3, 2019
Editing Tips - 7 Tips from my Chapter One Ramblings
I share editing tips I'm learning as I go!   Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Sweet Potato & Co Etsy Shop: Podcast: YouTube:
May 3, 2019
Wanted: Street Team and YA Beta Readers for The Hartwell Chronicles
Email me at or find me at my Facebook author page to join our secret street team - The ASPs
May 2, 2019
Editing Challenge - Kill Words Chapter One Talk Out
Talking out the fun I had putting on the drill sergeant hat for chapter one!
May 2, 2019
Special Author Interview - Greg L. Turnquist - Speculative Fiction Author of Darklight
It was such an honor to have Greg L. Turnquist, the author of a speculative fiction novel, Darklight! He also has four nonfiction books on Java, Spring Boot, and Python. Greg had so many tips to share about newsletters, Book Funnel, and more!  Follow Greg L. Turnquist on Twitter - @gregturn ( Get TWO free fantasy e-books when you join Greg's newsletter - Buy Darklight today at Amazon - Greg's website can be found - We have to get Greg's wife Sara Turnquist on the show, the author of nine historical romance novels! Follow her on and check out her novels on Amazon - Blessings,  Jen Lowry
May 1, 2019
Challenge - Sweet Potato is now 2020 - Always Have a Plan
When opportunities arise - TAKE THEM and watch God Work it all out in His time!
April 30, 2019
Challenge - Research and Create an Author Newsletter
Wow! My subscriber list is growing! That meant I had to figure out how to send out an email blast newsletter! I'm not 100% comfortable with it yet, but I encourage you to RESEARCH and start your first campaign. I used the GoDaddy platform with my website, but I would also recommend you check out MailChimp! Even though I'm not 100% sold, I feel comfortable with my newsletter blast (with HURRAY instead of hurry found as an error - LOL! But I could correct it really fast in the edit management) So, Hooray! I sent out my first newsletter. It can only get better from here.  You can go check out my newsletter because I saved in on my Pinterest board to document my first attempt or check out my Facebook page, Jen Lowry, Author - I've added the link there as well to entice others to subscribe for future mailings.  Hugs,  Jen Lowry 
April 29, 2019
Special Q & A with Best-Selling Author, Jen Lowry
 Thanks for sending in questions for our Q & A Author Talk tonight! If you want to check out the YouTube video I made for this episode, go over to my channel. Don't forget to like and subscribe! Comment and let me know how you listen to the podcast!  Hugs, Jen Lowry Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Sweet Potato & Co Etsy Shop: Podcast: YouTube: Sweet Potato Jones – Release date September 10, 2019 – Check out my girl on Goodreads!
April 29, 2019
Challenge - Share A Quote
I challenge you! My quote by Stephen King that I shared out on all of my author pages - "You have to stay faithful to what you are working on." As soon as I discovered the quote, it reminded me of a conversation that I just had with a young author. When we mentor young adults, it's always good to have quotes by easily recognizable authors they know to encourage them. It also encouraged me.  Read more on my Jen Lowry Writes author blog, "Author Talk: 7 Tips for Sharing a Quote on Social Media " Hugs,  Jen Lowry   Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Sweet Potato & Co Etsy Shop: Podcast: YouTube: Sweet Potato Jones – Release date September 10, 2019 – Check out my girl on Goodreads!
April 26, 2019
Special Interview with #1 Best-Selling Author, Sheri FInk
 It was such an honor to have Sheri Fink on the show today. I pray that you will be as blessed and encouraged as I was listening to her author journey, tips, and words of inspiration for all of us. I challenge you to check out Sheri Fink online and follow her. She is an excellent model for us all!  Website:  Instagram:  @Sheri_Fink    @WhimsicalWorldBooks Twitter:   @Sheri_Fink  (must include underscore)   Facebook:   @SheriFinkFan      @WhimsicalWorldBooks Blessings,  Jen
April 25, 2019
Challenge - Create an Author YouTube Channel
Will you accept the challenge?
April 25, 2019
Special Guest Interview - 9-year-old London Loree of London's Read-a-thon
What a delightful young lady with a heart for service and a love of books! I am so honored to have London Loree on the Jen Lowry Writes Podcast where she tells what inspired her to start London's Read-a-thon at the age of 9 years old! Never underestimate the power of youth with a book in their hand!  To follow London's Read-a-thon journey and donate to help provide books to children who are homeless or not able to access books, click the links below:  Website: YouTube: Instagram:  Facebook: Twitter: I challenge you to share out this podcast with every family, teacher, church, and friend you know! Let's help London reach her goals! Blessings,  Jen Lowry
April 25, 2019
Challenge - Create a Facebook Event Today!
Will you accept the challenge? Go check out my Jen Lowry, Author Facebook Event page to use as a model when creating an event.    Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Sweet Potato & Co Etsy Shop: Podcast: YouTube: Sweet Potato Jones – Release date September 10, 2019 – Check out my girl on Goodreads!
April 24, 2019
Speak Your Wants and Needs Out Loud!
Claim it. Aloud. You never know who is listening. I challenge you today.
April 24, 2019
Challenge - Say Author First
I challenge you
April 24, 2019
Challenge - Do an Author Facebook Live
I challenge you!
April 23, 2019
Learn Editing Techniques to Improve Your Writing
I challenge you to research editing techniques to cut and shape up your work prior to the query or publishing process.
April 23, 2019
Q & A: When to start social media and tips for Twitter growth
I was asked when should you start building your social media platforms? The answer is NOW! I also talk about ways to grow your Twitter platform.
April 22, 2019
Poets - Does This Happen To You? Do People Around You Think It’s A Mirror?
Anytime I post to my personal pages, my friends and family automatically think that something is wrong it I write a poem that might take on a negative or gloomy tone/topic. Does this happen to you?   Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Podcast: YouTube: Sweet Potato Jones – Release date September 10, 2019 – Check out my girl on Goodreads!
April 22, 2019
Planning a Tea Party!
Gratitude!    Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Podcast: YouTube: Sweet Potato Jones – Release date September 10, 2019 – Check out my girl on Goodreads!
April 22, 2019
Special Guest Interview - Lydia Collins - Author, Educator, Creator of Write Around the Block Facebook Group
What a phenomenal inspirational leader we have at Write Around the Block, a Facebook group for writers! Her name is Lydia Collins, and I was fortunate to catch her for an interview before her sweet little girl makes it on the scene! Join us as we talk about the importance of having a strong writing community for encouragement, critiques, and author support. She also gives us some great insider educator tips about readers today! Click here to check out the group! If you are a writer and would like to be a part of this awesome community, join us!  Blessings,  Jen   Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Podcast: YouTube: Sweet Potato Jones – Release date September 10, 2019 – Check out my girl on Goodreads!
April 20, 2019
Reaching Out to be on Podcast Shows
If you are a writer and want to share your story, reach out to podcasters and ask to be featured on their show. Here are some things to think about before you do!   Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Podcast: YouTube: Sweet Potato Jones – Release date September 10, 2019 – Check out my girl on Goodreads!
April 19, 2019
Special Guest Interview - Tina Dunham of sHe Speaks
My dear friend, Tina and I, talk about Christian friendships, speaking dreams out loud, and supporting one another! I am so thankful for my colleagues! If you want to watch the full video version of this podcast find the link below to my YouTube channel! Here is where you can find TIna Dunham:  Podcast: Blog: Instagram: Follow Jen Lowry Writes: Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Podcast: YouTube: Sweet Potato Jones – Release date September 10, 2019 – Check out my girl on Goodreads!
April 19, 2019
Book Review - The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
My review of Randy Pausch's book, The Last Lecture! If you haven't read this book yet, take this as your personal invitation.   If you want to read my review, go check out my new author blog - Jen Lowry Writes on Wordpress for the written review -  Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Podcast: YouTube: Sweet Potato Jones – Release date September 10, 2019 – Check out my girl on Goodreads!
April 19, 2019
How to Overcome Writer's Block
How can you overcome writer's block? I give you seven steps that could work for you! Stop thinking you are alone with a blank page (see that Google blank page on my video - there for a purpose)! The stall can happen to us all. But we can't just sit in it, wallowing and worrying. Write anything. Write something. You can work on all of it later. Just start writing. I challenge you!  Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Podcast: Email me at for any author questions! If you need a life coach to help you get your writing life in order, contact me at or visit my website, Monarch Educational Services, L.L.C. at because my summer client calendar is filling up fast for 2019! 
April 18, 2019
What I Struggle With As An Author
Author talk today about what are some of my top challenges or struggles I face as an author and ways I overcome them.
April 17, 2019
Special Author Interview - Pooja Chilukuri - Unveiling Jesus Through His Passion
Thanks for joining me on the Jen Lowry Writes Podcast! We had technical difficulties today so ended up zooming right along! I am so blessed to call the author, Pooja Chilukuri, my friend! We discuss self-publishing and Pooja gives ya'll a bunch of tips! We also talk about author challenges, growth, promotion, and more.  Links to Pooja Chilukuri's latest book, Unveiling Jesus Through His Passion:  Follow Pooja on Twitter and help build her author community: Pooja's website: Blessings, 
April 16, 2019
Plan Your Virtual Launch Party Early
1. Time to promote 2. Time to coordinate 3. Time to add party authors as co-hosts 4. Time to script your party
April 16, 2019
Tips on Organizing a Successful Book Blog Tour
Go ahead and mark on your publicity plan that you need to organize a book blog tour! Today I talk about Tips I’ve learned and what my plans are for Sweet Potato Jones.
April 16, 2019
Two Podcasters Figuring Out Zoom & Talking About Our Author Experiences
In this special episode, Ann and I are figuring out Zoom. That’s right. She challenged me to take my podcast to the next level - recorded videos on YouTube! You can find the unedited version of our discussion on YouTube because I boldly put it up on my channel - as is - for you guys to see two authors figuring it out together!  Congratulate Ann on starting her new podcast this week!  Ann's link to her podcast - Ann's link to her Amazon page -  Jen's link to her Amazon page - 
April 15, 2019
Thank You From My 💜 For The Message To My Son
When my 16 year old son asked me to tell a UFC fighter that he had been praying for him - the famous fighter messaged my son back. I want to thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for giving my son that memory. The first time he asked me to ever message someone and tell them we were praying, the Lord connected us and somehow in your famous world, you took the time to notice and respond to my sweetheart. Thank you. When I become famous ... let me have the same heart for youth and for helping those around me. The challenge is on. Let us repeat, “When we become famous ...” and spend time with the Lord. Journal down your list. Keep it. Amen. 🙏
April 15, 2019
Question - When Do You Find Time To Write
I was asked the questions, “What are your daily author goals? Can you share them because I don’t know when you get the chance to write?” I share what my typical day looks like during the week, compare it to what yesterday looked like when I have my time, and plans for the future. Welcome • Question - When Do You Have Time To Write? • Anchor • Find Me on Amazon • Thank you!
April 14, 2019
Challenge - Sign Up For A Webinar
I’m on Author Learning Central checking out all of their webinars! I’ve already signed up for two! My first one is on April 17th by bestselling author Sheri Fink called Advanced Author Secrets and Strategies for Success - so RSVP today! It’s free! I'm considering joining this site:  Welcome • Challenge - Sign Up for a Webinar • Anchor • Find Me on Amazon • Thank you!
April 13, 2019
Student Volunteer Internship Opportunities for Author Services 2019
Are you looking for a student internship opportunity with a Christian-based business? Do you like to read? Are you a writer? Do you love digital media? Do you have leadership strengths and organizational skills? Would you like an internship that is all digital and tailored around your schedule?  Monarch Educational Services, L.L.C. Author Division is accepting applications for Summer/Fall 2019 with the focus on the YA Release of Sweet Potato Jones. If you would like to apply for this opportunity, please email for your packet which includes: an overview, application, and if you are under the age of 18, a parental agreement. After your materials are submitted and reviewed, you will be notified if you have been accepted for the volunteer opportunity. Monarch Educational Services, L.L.C. website: Email: for more information  *This audio recording is the direct video download from my YouTube channel, which provides a step by step on how to apply:  Blessings,  Dr. Jennifer Lowry 
April 13, 2019
Writing Exercise - Capturing Sounds Poem
Record sounds inside or out! Write a poem inspired by what you capture!
April 12, 2019
Challenge - Create an Author Publicity Plan & Tips how to do it
I talk about what you should consider in advance to your launch date or your anniversary date!
April 12, 2019
Calling All Authors - Contribute to Sweet Potato & Co and Give to the Raleigh Rescue Mission
Over 3,900 Wake County Public School children are homeless. What can we do to help? We can donate a Cookbook Bible Devotional to the Raleigh Rescue Mission where 100% of the proceeds go to their homeless shelter. Please send your poetry, devotional, verses, prompts, and recipes to me at for consideration for this Bible Devotional Cookbook! Blessings, Jen
April 12, 2019
Poetry Challenge - Waves Crash Like ———
Will you accept the challenge?
April 11, 2019
Unveiling Jesus - Pooja Chilukuri’s New Book is Out & I’m Reading it
Check out the kinks on how to get your copy or Pooja’s new book, Unveiling Jesus, and accept the challenge today! A note from Pooja Dear Friends, I am so excited to announce that my newest book, Unveiling Jesus Through His Passion, is now available in both paperback and digital format. If you are looking for a devotional/meditation or reflection book for Passion Week (the last week of lent!) be sure to grab your copy before SALE ends on Sunday, 4/14/2019. It is on SALE on Amazon Kindle (Kindle APP is free to download on your computer or gadget) for $ 0.99 $3.99 for Paperback book (KINDLE version is FREE with Paperback book purchase) and FREE for a LIMITED TIME ONLY for other digital platforms such as NOOK, SCRIBD. The Nook APP is free to download. Please feel free to share forward with anyone you know who may be interested in a daily reflection for the week of Palm Sunday through Easter. As always, I am deeply grateful for your love and support.🙏🙏❤️
April 11, 2019
Challenge - Blackout Poetry
You can modify this challenge for what works for you. The idea is to take away the words to reveal a secret poem waiting to be shared.
April 11, 2019
Special Guest Interview - Kay Turner of Kay Turner Today
We are blessed to have Kay Turner of Kay Turner Today with us  on the podcast today for a special author interview. This is an interview that is inspiring, encouraging, filled with tips, but so much more than that - just a hug through the podcast is all I can say. Follow Kay Turner to see what God has in store for her next:  Website/Blog -  Instagram -  Facebook -  Bible Verse: "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11  Share this interview with everyone you know! It will be an inspiration to all!  Link to the book Mrs. Kay recommended, The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman -  Link to the wonderful article by Diana Pho,  Representation in Fiction: How to Write Characters Whose Experiences Are Outside of Your Own as featured in Writer's Digest online March 25, 2019 -  Blessings,  Jen
April 10, 2019
Microfiction Challenge Turned to Poetry
If you want to accept this fun microfiction challenge  go to   Check out the full poem on my new author blog -  Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: YouTube:
April 10, 2019
The Hobbit Review by me and Sam, my 11-year-old!
We talk Bilbo, Harry Potter, games, and fantasy!
April 9, 2019
Sorry I Don’t Have a New York Times Review Yet ... Yet
Prayers for opened doors. Amen!
April 9, 2019
Author Events and What I Observed
My biggest takeaways were story, research, and quotes! I am working on my Mother’s Day brunch presentation and will definitely take some of this learning with me.
April 9, 2019
Recording of a New Writer - This is why I do this work
It all started as a mentor text poetry assignment. Now, we welcome a new writer into our community. I am beyond thrilled to read her poem to you!
April 8, 2019
Decision to Start a New Author Blog
After seeing the missing link on my Jen Lowry author site on Goodreads I knew that I needed to solve that problem quick. Now, I’m brainstorming new ways to advance the blog. If you have any ideas, I would love to hear them! Email me at Follow me and share the love: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Podcast: YouTube: Sweet Potato Jones – Release date September 10, 2019 – Check out my girl on Goodreads!
April 8, 2019
A Little Celebration Never Hurt Nobody!
Let's have a spirit of celebration, joy, and thankfulness! I challenge you! Go check out what I am celebrating:  My new Goodreads listing for Sweet Potato Jones:  My new cover and author bio on my publisher's website - Go follow my author Facebook page to follow up to date news:  Jen Lowry Writes Instagram:     Jen Lowry Writes Twitter: 
April 5, 2019
Check Goodreads & the Author Bio
It’s real!
April 4, 2019
Challenge - Kindle Create & New Teacher Challenge Devotional
My latest edition of the 30 Day Teacher Challenge was uploaded using Kindle Create - I challenge you to check it out!
April 4, 2019
Special Author Interview - Chad Stewart - Author of Britfield & The Lost Crown
It was truly a blessing to interview Chad Stewart, author of Britfield & The Lost Crown. We talk about his writing process, inspirations, tips for authors, interesting facts about the book, and more! Britfield & the Lost Crown is a fast-paced adventure novel that transports the reader from the smoldering crags of Yorkshire, through the heart of England, and finally to the magnificent shores of Dover. Creating an interactive world of mystery and adventure, culture and education, Britfield is about friendship, family, loyalty, and courage. This fresh approach entertains the reader with accurate geography, history, and architecture throughout the exciting narrative. Check us out at: Engage us at: Review our Institute: Britfield is more than a Book; It’s a Movement.
April 3, 2019
What I Learned from MG Sports Series Author, Fred Bowen
Welcome • Brandless • Author Event Fred Bowen • Find Me on Amazon • Thank you!
April 3, 2019
In Honor of Momma - all my Ebooks are Free!
Happy Birthday, Momma!
April 2, 2019
Writing Exercise - “Author” Poem
Thanks, Poetry Fox!
April 2, 2019
Lovely Author Event with Lester Laminack
The word that comes to mind from my evening of desserts and coffee with Lester Laminack is LOVELY.
April 2, 2019
Challenge - YouTube for Authors
Screencastify, Playlists, and Research - Share the Everyday Mom Challenge channel with your author friends, and find my new videos on writing - Jen Lowry Writes!
April 1, 2019
New Idea - Launch Team Expansion
Thank God for new ideas
March 31, 2019
Busy Weekend! What’s Up!
A lot of accomplishment and excitement this weekend! Please help me by honoring my mother for her birthday celebration on April 2nd by hitting Amazon and get all of my ebooks for free!
March 31, 2019
Q & A With Jen Lowry
Thanks so much for sending me questions for our first Q & A show! Email me at for any additional questions and yours might be featured on the April Q & A! Share out the podcast with a writer friend - I challenge you today! Help us to continue to build our author tribe! The more we add, the more knowledge we can acquire, and the more we can grow together! Thanks for joining me on this author journey. Ya'll are a tremendous blessing in my life, and I just can't thank you all enough! My mother's birthday is April 2nd, and in honor of her, all of my devotionals are free for April 2-3, 2019. Share it with everyone, and grab your copy! Help me to honor my mom!  Connect with Jen:  Facebook:  Twitter:  Instagram:  Blog:  LinkedIn:  Youtube: 
March 29, 2019
Any Questions About Me or Writing for Tonight’s Special Q & A Show?
Email me at by 9 pm tonight. Find me on my social media sites, give me a follow, and send me a message!
March 28, 2019
Don’t Get Overwhelmed
Prayer, Gratitude, Planning
March 28, 2019
The Story of the Pineapple
True story!
March 27, 2019
Business Cards for Author Contacts and Tables - Tips
You need them! How to best utilize them at events!
March 27, 2019
Book Clubs and School Ideas
Welcome • Brandless • Book Clubs and School Ideas - Challenge! • Thank you!
March 27, 2019
A YA Launch Team Is Born!
How wonderful the Lord is! He answers every need!
March 26, 2019
New Tips For Your Author Tour
I challenge you today to step forward in what God has called you to do!
March 26, 2019
Courage To Hit Send - Never Give Up!
If you start the comparison game or feel like you are not good enough, stop that thought and turn to the Lord in prayer. Work hard each day to go after your dreams, and know the Lord is with you every single step or the way. You are not alone in this author journey. Share your concerns with someone around you. Get encouragement from others, too. It can help you move forward with the courage you need to take your next author step, whatever that may be. Email me At if you want to share your moment, need prayer, or have a question for the Q & A session this week! Blessings, Jen
March 25, 2019
Why I Need a Book Publicist - Ideas, Tips, and What’s Next!
Thank the Lord for my book publicist! I am so grateful!
March 21, 2019
Special Author Interview - Kimberly Joy Morgan - Woman of God, Health Coach, Author
It was truly a blessing to interview a phenomenal woman of God who is on a mission to inspire others. Kimberly Joy Morgan is a health coach, author, mother, wife, and entrepreneur! Please check out her book, Share the Joy, and begin to learn ways to a healthier YOU! Let's start taking care of ourselves and live our life in harmony! Kimberly would love to hear from you - check out her website and social media links below!   Website -   Amazon Link for Share the Joy  Facebook Group   YouTube Channel 
March 20, 2019
Challenge - Set Up An Author Panel
Will you accept the challenge?
March 19, 2019
Your Cover Letter for Tours and Events
Tips about how to structure your cover letter, what to include, and how to send it out! Email me at if you would like to add to the discussion!
March 19, 2019
Be Ready to Answer Your Top Five Books
Are you ready to list out your top five books for each target audience?
March 19, 2019
Hobbies (UFC) and the Balance
What are your hobbies? We need to find enjoyment in our everyday and not neglect the things that make us happy! My happy place is being in pjs, appetizers all around, and watching UFC with my family on Saturday evenings! That is what I consider a hobby because it helps me to clear my mind and calm the world around me. That is the point of a hobby - to spend time doing what you love! UFC does that for me!
March 15, 2019
Character Profile Balance Challenge
I can't wait to try out this challenge! I have one week to create or improve a character profile based on my new learning. I am so thankful that one of my previous students has the willingness to teach us her strategies for successful character profiling! Now, I am sharing them with you! 
March 15, 2019
Show, Don’t Tell - Writer Tips and Challenges
I see this so much in our author world! How can we show and not tell? Aren’t we telling it all? Part One and Part Two are separated by a day of business, so bear with me if I am repetitive. I wanted to tell you the story and the challenge first, then give you the tips you need to be successful at this and improve your craft! This is my goal, and I am striving to be more showy in my writing, and move away from the tell all mentality! What’s your goal? Email me at if you have a question or need an area researched in your author life. Blessings, Jen
March 14, 2019
Special Author Interview - Ann Harrison-Barnes - Christian Author
What a blessing it was to interview Ann Harrison-Barnes today on the show! She is a wonderful writer, support system, and encouragement to others. Ann tells her story, we discuss her books, challenges, and her next steps! Go follow Ann and check out her books on Amazon - Inner Vision, Stories Outside the Box, Journey of Faith, and Maggie's Gravy Train Adventure.  Ann's Amazon Author Page:  Website:  Electric Eclectic Website:  Facebook:  Twitter:  Ann's favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:28, " And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."  Thanks again for listening to the Jen Lowry Writes podcast! We will have Ann back again at a later time to discuss her books, projects, and what's happening in the author world!  Blessings,  Jen
March 12, 2019
Special Guest Interview - Ricardo Fayet, Co-Founder of Reedsy
It was a blessing to have Ricardo Fayet, Co-Founder of Reedsy, on the podcast today to share more about what Reedsy is all about! Ya'll have to check out this site! It is a wealth of research and knowledge we can depend on - right at our fingertips!  Will you accept the challenge? Go over to and live there for awhile! There is a fabulous, trusted marketplace to find the perfect expert for you! You can take free courses, find experts on their vetted marketplace, use their free editor tool, and even submit your upcoming book to their new service, Reedsy Discovery! If you want to be a reviewer, send in your application today! Trust me when I tell you that this will be worth your time! I love it!  @ReedsyHQ  Instagram  Facebook Email Ricardo with any additional questions -  Blessings,  Jen
March 12, 2019
Chapter Color Intensity & Chapter Lengths
I love it when you guys email questions - I’m talking about chapter lengths, page numbers and word count. Then, right in the middle of the podcast, like many times before I get this epiphany I should have always done! As I talk and connect with the Holy Spirit, the Lord has a way of inspiring me with a new idea. Thank you, Jesus! I love the color intensity idea for beta readers and will be using it my next beta round! Welcome • Brandless • Challenge - Chapter Intensity Color Chart & Lengths • Thank you!
March 12, 2019
Challenge - ID It and Research It
I challenge you today to identify an area and go out to research it. Find a free online course, webinar, or watch free videos! With such a plethora of sources out there today we have no excuse to advance our knowledge. What are you learning? Share it with me at today!
March 11, 2019
Fortune Cookie Writing Challenge
Let our actions speak louder than words! Accept the challenge today!
March 8, 2019
Who Has Inspired You Challenge!
Our challenge is to let those know who Inspired is how much they meant to our literacy development! They have become a part of your author story! Let them know today! Write a blog, send a message, tweet it out - show gratitude!
March 8, 2019
What the Genre
Marketing Tips! Let's talk genre and knowing your audience! 
March 7, 2019
Special Author Interview - DJ Shaw - Author, Speaker, Encourager!
What a blessing it was to interview Mrs. Doris Shaw, DJ, and have her share her story. She published her first children's book, Do Angels Take Naps in Heaven? on March 5, 2019 - illustrated by Anna Gary. To connect with Mrs. DJ, please check out her blog - and her Facebook group -  Reclaiming Me and Care for the Caregiver  Get your copy of Do Angels Take Naps in Heaven? today at Amazon - 
March 6, 2019
My Taxes Experience for Author Self-Employed
I am not a lawyer or CPA. This is not advice based on any consultation or lawyer services. It’s what happened to me personally while I completed Turbo Tax (which I love) and my takeaways on organizational skills in Google Drive (which I love). Continue to research, connect with the Spirit, contact experts, and have the courage to step into your career calling. Welcome • Brandless • My Tax Prep Experience for Author Self-Employed Work • Thank you!
March 6, 2019
Editing Exercise - Write Out A Movie Scene
We acted out and recorded Chapter 5 today! What fun we had! What memories! Now it is time to do the same with our own work.
March 5, 2019
Praying for Opportunities - God Answered
As ya'll know, I've been in constant prayer for guidance and wisdom on marketing and book promotion. God answered my prayers. I am continuing to pray for doors of opportunity to be opened for all of us. Amen! 
March 5, 2019
Writing Exercise to Evaluate & Edit Chapters
Why didn’t I think of this before? What are you packing in your suitcase?
March 4, 2019
Add a Signature & Links to Your Email
Why haven’t I done this before????
March 4, 2019
Next Steps for your Author Media Kit
Contacts and Courage are the focus of this episode, and mistakes I made along the way that you can avoid!
March 4, 2019
To Pen Name or Not
I’m praying for the listener that reached out about choosing a pen name for their next book. I hope this podcast has helped! Continue to pray about it, and then own your writer identity. Welcome • To Pen Name or Not • Brandless • Thank you!
March 2, 2019
Bleed Ink Writing Exercise Challenge
Inspired by one of my ninth grade students as she was paying me a compliment
March 1, 2019
Challenge - Create an Author Media Kit Today
Thanks to Pooja for sending us this site - - great article on how to create our author media kits. I challenge you to build yours today. Ya'll know I'm using Canva to put my PDF pages together. If you have any additional tips, please email to share out with all of us how we can create a professional media kit today. 
March 1, 2019
Datasprout Extension & Booksprout Review ARC Experience
I found this really cool extension on Chrome when I was reviewing Jo Ho's Twisted Saga book on Booksprout! It is called Datasprout, and it is free, easy to see data, and now I can evaluate trends better. My marketing plan is going to use this service, because I need a baseline reporting system to then track my efforts. 
March 1, 2019
Exercise for Imagery with Dr. Jekyll
Try this exercise with chapter one of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, then apply it to your own work!
March 1, 2019
Focus and Goals for What’s Next
If you are feeling a little overwhelmed, now is the time to step back, take a breath, and refocus! Anchor • Welcome • Part One • Part Two • Part Three • Thank you!
February 28, 2019
Did You Know About The Kindle Create Add-In?
I just learned about this today!
February 27, 2019
Be Careful with Author Scams
Stay alert!
February 27, 2019
Ideas to Hold Contests with Schools and Community
Tips on how you can run a successful school, library, or community contest!
February 26, 2019
Wonderful News - The Sweet Potato & Co Cookbook is Approved!
Thank you, Jesus. Let’s help the Raleigh Rescue Mission. Please donate a recipe, pray, or donate on their website!
February 25, 2019
Writing/Revising Exercise - Roller Coaster Positive And Negatives
Create a roller coaster diagram for timing.
February 25, 2019
Challenge - Keep Your Themes a Secret
Instead of writing your theme statements in your summaries, find places where your themes emerge and develop for talking points with educators.
February 25, 2019
Your Author Table for Book Signings and Events
Tips, Ideas, and Talk
February 24, 2019
No Guilt Asking for Sponsors
Courage! Connection! Contacts!
February 23, 2019
Talking to Schools About Independent Reading
I’ve already challenged you to start contacting school media specialists, literacy coaches, and teachers about guest speaker engagements to promote your work - now I want to provide you with some talking points! This article is a great research starting point, and I challenge you to read it! Anchor • Thank you! • Welcome • How to Talk Independent Reading K12
February 23, 2019
Challenge - Educational Resource Guide for Teachers
Tips for researching, connecting, and contacting for expertise and freelance work for the development of a teacher resource guide to accompany your books - modify this for adult fiction for book club kits - Welcome • Challenge - Educational Resource Guides for Teschers • Anchor • Thank you!
February 21, 2019
Try Kindle Unlimited - Free Trial
Research Kindle Unlimited - I know it will be beneficial for me because I read so much, and there are many titles on my list that I want to read that are available on Kindle Unlimited - I just purchased Right Text Wrong Number by Natalie Decker and The Boyfriend Whisperer by by Linda Budzinski Welcome • Try Kindle Unlimited • Anchor • Thank you!
February 20, 2019
When Are YOU Most Productive? Conduct Reaearch
I challenge you to conduct research on YOU!
February 20, 2019
Side Character Tips
Tips on how to fully address your side characters so they are consistent and seen!
February 20, 2019
Challenge - Author Calendar
I challenge you to create a Google calendar for your author life connected to your author gmail account.
February 19, 2019
Song Challenge - Crisis Help
Write for those who can’t speak. Add helplines and hotlines under your songs or lyrics / go to the NAMI website for resources. Welcome • 1 • Anchor • Thank you!
February 15, 2019
Author Friendships
I challenge you! If you need a Facebook writer's group, you can find me on Write Around the Block. 
February 14, 2019
Challenge - Self Care
Take care of yourself. I dare you! Happy Valentine’s Day
February 14, 2019
Special Guest Interview - MacKenzie Phillips, 13 year old Christian Artist - Singer/Songwriter
What a blessing it was to have MacKenzie Phillips on the show! Share out with all of your friends, family, churches, and social media sites to show our love for what this young lady is doing to share the Gospel!   MacKenzie Phillips is a 13 year old singer/songwriter of contemporary Christian music. Residing outside of Houston, TX she frequently plays local gigs on the weekends and is a special musical guest speaking and preaching about God’s love through her music. She is an active member at The Woodlands Church where she sings in The Student Ministry. MacKenzie has been honored to have original songs nominated to the long list of the Grammys on 3 occasions thus far and just released her 6th single in early Winter of 2018. You can check her out on Spotify, iTunes, Youtube, Instagram, and all other social media and music streaming sources.   Website:  Instagram:  iTunes:  YouTube:  Spotify: 
February 13, 2019
Challenge - Write a Book Blurb
Latest episode of Jen Lowry Writes - Authors and Readers Together
February 13, 2019
How to Write an Author Bio
There is no “perfect” model or one right way to write an author bio. Hopefully, this writing exercise will help if you are stuck!
February 12, 2019
Create a Character Cookbook & Donate to Charity
I challenge you!
February 11, 2019
Challenge - Write a Song
I dare you to accept this challenge - Write a Song! Choose either a love song or a worship song and drop that bucket! Welcome • Challenge - Write A Song • The Infatuation • Share It Today! • Anchor • Thank you!
February 11, 2019
My Sparrow Launch Team
Email me at with any words of wisdom on launch teams - I would appreciate it! Welcome • My Sparrow Launch Team • The Infatuation • Thank you!
February 10, 2019
Challenge - Creating Contracts for Collaborations
Create your framework before collaborations begin! This podcast shares tips on how to do that and what to include! 
February 10, 2019
Happy 200th Episode!
Pay it Forward Contest! Listen to find out how you can enter someone who has inspired you!
February 9, 2019
Share Your Gifts - Freelance Writing Reaearch
Research, Connect, Contact, Courage
February 7, 2019
Fiverr Research
I'm doing research on digital media and professional resources. I've checked out and have heard about a positive experience using Fiverr! Maybe this is something I should consider, too! 
February 7, 2019
Speak for 10,000 Even if it is 1
I challenge you! I hope you are listening and know that you are valuable, what you have to say matters - and go change the world one person at a time!
February 6, 2019
Special Guest Recording - Chris Leippi, Owner of Booksprout
If you haven't researched Booksprout - that is your challenge today! Get ready for your ARC life, and allow Booksprout to help you take care of all of the details! Thanks, Chris - for sharing your words of wisdom with our listeners. He discusses his “why,” app development, the Booksprout ARC process, newsletters, subscribers and more!
February 6, 2019
True Story - My New Series Confirmed
I challenge you to pay attention because God shows up in miraculous ways in our everyday. He just showed up in mine, and I’m so excited to share it with you.
February 6, 2019
Episode 194 - Challenge - Write Nonfiction
The challenge is on - tips and ways to put out a short nonfiction piece of writing to writing your first nonfiction book over time. Work smarter, not harder, and do not procrastinate. Today is the day!   “Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:” 2 Corinthians 3:2
February 6, 2019
How To Get Fancy Fonts!
I found these resources today, and I wanted to share - - -
February 5, 2019
Research Opening Up Your Author Business Or How To Improve Your Practices
Welcome • The Infatuation • What The Image Means To Me • Research Opening A Business For Your Author Life • Thank you! If you want to check out my business world - you can find Monarch while you research - or my Etsy Shop at 
February 5, 2019
What I Learned From Writing My First Fantasy Short Story
I challenged myself to write my first short story, and try my hand at fantasy writing! It is complete! I am beyond thrilled that I accomplished this once thought impossible goal. My Pinterest board for The Faye can be found here if you would like to see the images I used as inspiration - 
February 4, 2019
Challenge - Create a Pinterest Board for Every Novel - Sweet Potato Jones Inspired Go and follow my Pinterest Board and check out the board that I created just for Sweet Potato Jones - Start your own novel board for each project you are working on! So many of us are visual learners, and this will be a great way to connect your brain to your readers!
February 3, 2019
Free Ebook Today and Tomorrow - Share Out!
30 Day Everyday Mom Challenge Ebook Free Today and Tomorrow - My Valentine’s Gift to YOU!
February 3, 2019
Challenge - Try Booksprout
I challenge you to research Booksprout today and check it out to see if it could help you connect with readers! 
February 2, 2019
Celebrate 7,000 - Tonight 7 pm Facebook Live Party
Join me on Facebook tonight on my official author page - Jen Lowry, Author at 7 pm to celebrate our 7,000 milestone listeners! You don’t want to miss it!
February 2, 2019
My Critique of a Facebook Book Launch of Best Selling Authors
I participated in a Facebook Launch with best selling authors last night - here is what I learned! Take notes! Welcome • Critique of Facebook Book Launch Party • The Infatuation • Thank you!
February 1, 2019
Challenge - Create a Bucket List & How I Learned to Sing
Love each day and life a bucket list life!
January 31, 2019
Create an Audio Version of Your Book
I challenge you to research how to turn your books into audio versions! This is one great article that I found and saved in my Google Doc notes that I wanted to share with ya'll -  I want to record ACX in the future -  Blog gives great start up advice -  YouTube video I liked -  Hope these resources help! If you have anything you would like to share about audio recording, please email me at
January 31, 2019
Challenge - Write a Short Story
Don’t say this challenge is not for you - give it a shot! We are an endless well of creativity! Draw your bucket!
January 30, 2019
Challenge - First Ten Pages
Our why and tips on how to work your first ten pages!
January 30, 2019
Challenge - Write a Dear Future Readers Letter
I challenge you!
January 29, 2019
Challenge - Write Yourself a Love Letter
I challenge you!
January 29, 2019
Reviews Are Thank You Cards - Write One Today!
Imagine a review of a book you read as being a thank you card to a writer. Spread kindness and be thoughtful of the author at the other end of the review! Thank them for writing their work! We know how much goes into this career - let us start to show our appreciation by being more mindful to complete reviews! Welcome • Review Challenge • The Infatuation • Thank you!
January 28, 2019
Poetry Live Challenge - So Many Ideas - No Excuses + Contest!
Listen to the very end as I challenge you with a poetry live event - there are so many ways you can accomplish this challenge and I give you many ideas! At the end, listen for the latest news! We’ve reached 6,000 listeners TODAY so you know what that means - contest time! At every thousand - I have a special gifting!
January 27, 2019
#11 of 70 Book Challenge - The curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon
I’m switching orders - Churchill & Orwell will be my mid- Feb read with Solomon - right now I have time to add books I’ve always wanted to read.
January 27, 2019
Sweet Potato Jones Spring Release Date - Thanks to Aunt Dot!
During a wonderful conversation with my Aunt Dot today she told me how she found out my book was being released and the date! I was so excited and blessed beyond measure! Praise God!
January 26, 2019
#10 of 70 Book Challenge - Churchill & Orwell by Thomas E. Ricks
I challenge you to join me at set a goal to read ~~ books for 2019! My goal is to read 70, and I am already on #10!
January 26, 2019
#9 of 70 Book Challenge - Letting People Down
I challenge you to get your copy with me and join me on the Jen Lowry Writes Book Club - where I challenge you to find a book outside of what you would typically read and dive right in with me!
January 26, 2019
Special Author Interview - Don Alesi - Letting People Down
Don Alesi has worked in cemeteries for the past thirty years. He also served in the Army Special Forces unit - thank you for your service. Don shares true stories, the day to day workings of the cemetery, and a call to action for every reader! You can find Don Alesi’s book on Amazon - Letting People Down Memories of a Cemetery Worker: And ghosts written by those I buried, 1989 - 2017. Find Don on Facebook at Don Alesi books and more. After you read his book, he would love for you to contact him either on Facebook or email at Don asked for an excerpt to be read from the poem, For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon, in honor of those he served with in the Army,   "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:  Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.  At the going down of the sun and in the morning  We will remember them." Welcome • Recording with Don Alesi • Recording with Don Alesi Part Two • The Infatuation
January 26, 2019
Build A Soundtrack And Write Original Songs For Your Novels
I challenge you to include a music component to every novel you write, and I talk about ways you can do just that!
January 25, 2019
Talking Out Writing Strategy
I challenge you to try it the next time you need a boost in creativity or when you are working on a project.
January 24, 2019
Opening Up An Author Etsy Shop
I challenge you to research creative ways authors are on Etsy, and start planning ways you can be on there, too!
January 24, 2019
Finding the Writing Balance In Short Term Planning
Do you need a balanced life between writing and promotion for peace and joy? I’ll talk you through how I manage writing and marketing in the daily chaotic happiness of my life!
January 23, 2019
Linking Your Social Media Accounts for Easy Management
Linking for ease! What’s your style? Mine might be a little weird. It’s what I do on a daily basis, and it works for me!
January 22, 2019
Sweet Potato & Co Jewelry Line - It’s Coming!
I am so excited to share my story about crafting my first goal of 2019 - a character driven jewelry line for my upcoming Spring 2019 release of - Sweet Potato Jones. I challenge you to create your vision board, and then try something new! The Infatuation • Thank you! • Welcome
January 22, 2019
#8 of 70 - The Hobbit - Book Challenge
If you are joining me in the Jen Lowry Writes Book Club Challenge - grab your copy of The Hobbit, #8 of #70 for 2019! The Infatuation • Book Challenge #8 of 70 - The Hobbit • Thank you! • Welcome
January 21, 2019
Writing a Foreward - What an Honor!
Listen to tips on writing a foreward!
January 21, 2019
My Sample Query - Unsolicited Manuscripts to Publishers
I read aloud my query I used to send my manuscript to publishers! I hope it helps! Check out the website, Book Fox - he has some super, great stuff on there for authors! 
January 21, 2019
Hide Easter Eggs In Your Work
Welcome • Hide Easter Eggs • The Infatuation • Thank you!
January 20, 2019
Special Author Interview - Eve Culley - The Adventures in Barn Town Series
It is a wonderful honor to have Children’s Literature author, Eve Culley on the show today! Listen as she shares her inspiration for her delightful, Adventures in Barn Town series! You don’t want to miss it (even with connection issues - stay with us!).
January 18, 2019
Because of a sweet gifting, I can now purchase the jewelry kits to learn how to craft Bible verse necklaces! Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness, and for sharing how the Lord put it on your heart to give. Blessings!
January 18, 2019
Challenge - Be Present
Be present and listen. Coaching techniques you can use in your daily life! It will change you and the people around you! I dare you.
January 18, 2019
#7 of 70 - Sam and I Discussing Eragon Book Review
Join me and my 11 year old son as we discuss Eragon together - It’s his first book review! If you are reading along with us we begin The Hobbit tomorrow! We got sidetracked talking about Harry Potter! Intro Forever • Recording with Samuel - Book Review of Eragon • Thank you! • The Infatuation
January 18, 2019
Challenge - Take a Class
The world is a class. Take one.
January 17, 2019
Create a Team
Intro Forever • Part 1 • The Infatuation • Part 2 • Thank you!
January 16, 2019
Stop Comparing Yourself - Grow Instead
I challenge you to research models but be careful - don’t compare other authors and creative artists to where you are! Learn from them and then do what you can to improve yourself with the resources and tools you have available to you.
January 16, 2019
Celebrating 4000 Listeners - Giveaway - Email Now!
The first person to email me at - can choose either one of my special guest ebooks or my challenge devotionals as a special gift to a lucky winner! Tell me what has been your favorite episode or do you have something you would like me to research? Send me an email!
January 16, 2019
Special Author Interview - Pooja Chilukuri, And Then There Was Jesus
Pooja Chilukuri is an author, nutritional therapy practitioner, and health coach. Her memoir, And Then There Was Jesus is a must read, trust me. You can find her on Amazon. Her Facebook author page is titled, And Then There Was Jesus, so go like her page. Pooja’s website is Intro • Special Author Interview with Pooja Chilukuri • The Infatuation
January 15, 2019
Book Challenge #6 - Adventures in Barn Town by Eve Culley
Adventures in Barn Town is next on my Jen Lowry Writes Book Challenge for this week!
January 15, 2019
Start Contacts for Your Tour - Claim It!
Claim it! You have a tour coming up. Start reaching out and contacting people aligned to your audience. The Infatuation • Start Emailing for Your Tour • Thank you!
January 15, 2019
Special Author Interview - Simons Acquah, Children’s Book Author
Special Guest Interview with Children’s Author, Simons Acquah - I love to hear from parents and teachers reading my books to kids. Please send a personal email to: or For more information and more stories visit
January 14, 2019
Challenge - Volunteer
I challenge you today! Plant seeds.
January 14, 2019
Build LinkedIn Today!
Build your LinkedIn! Listen to tips!
January 13, 2019
Book Challenge #4 - Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
If you are joining me on the Jen Lowry Writes Book luv adventure - then this is our next read! Book Challenge #4 Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel • The Infatuation
January 13, 2019
Create an App - No Excuses!
Faith can move mountains - and you can build an app from scratch! I challenge you to begin researching and connecting today.
January 12, 2019
Build Your Website
Steps to consider while building or maintaining your websites.
January 11, 2019
Challenge - Sign Up For Events Today!
I challenge you! Will you accept?
January 11, 2019
Challenge - Research, Connect, Contact, Courage
I challenge you! Will you accept?
January 10, 2019
Celebrate with me - 3,000 Listeners!! Free Ebook Giveaway Now!
The first listener to this podcast that emails me at will receive a free gift of Happy Renewal Year through Amazon gifting services! Hooray for 3,000!
January 10, 2019
3D Cover Art
Check out Book Brush for 3D cover art! I love it! Get your copy of Happy Renewal Yea