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Dropping GEMS With LaMonique Mac: The Authorpreneurship Podcast

Dropping GEMS With LaMonique Mac: The Authorpreneurship Podcast

By LaMonique Mac
Godly Entrepreneurs & Marketers (GEMS). Tune in weekly to pick up your gems for business, authorship, and marketing.
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What is a Podcast and How Does it Work? : Using Your Podcast as an Author, an Interview with Deshaun Williams pt. 2
In the last episode author and Leadership Coach, Deshaun Williams spoke with us about the very sensitive subject of suicide prevention through writing. In that interview, he gave us an account of his own experience with suicidal thoughts and how he overcame them and wrote his book The Greatness Within.  This week we are continuing our conversation with Deshaun Williams. I noticed during my talk with him that he was extremely enthusiastic about podcasting. That's when I decided it was time to help other authors explore, what is a podcast and how does it work.  Deshaun Williams Breaks Down for us How He Uses His Podcast Analytics and More Deshaun Williams is no stranger to podcasts. In fact, he has one of his own called Dose of Empowerment in which he encourages leadership in young men. Deshaun's Podcast knowledge of branding and analytics is extremely helpful to other podcasters and we will dive into that in this interview with him. As a reminder, Deshaun is featured in Volume 1 of  GEMS Magazine giving us insight into how to get your podcast show distributed to Amazon Music and Pandora. If you'd like to connect with Deshaun Williams you can do so on his Instagram account at https://www.instagram.com/itsdeshaunwilliams or on his website at www.leadershipempowerment.net Books by LaMonique Mac mentioned in this interview: The Mixed Girl Series ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ If you're an author interested in being a guest on Dropping GEMS make sure you're signed up on my email list, so you can be first in the know, when I call out for guests. Visit me www.lamoniquemac.com/contact.  Also, I'd like to remind all Indie Authors that Book Marketing doesn't have to remain a mystery. I have a special gift for you called, The Golden Book Marketing Roadmap. You can grab it at bit.ly/goldenroadmap Want to know more about writing, publishing, and marketing your book - Check out GEMS Magazine ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you'd like to see all my books as an Author you can visit my Amazon Author Page or visit my Author website at www.authorLaMoniqueMac.com Thanks for listening. Don't forget to rate and subscribe on the platform you heard this show on.
20:55
March 30, 2022
Suicide Prevention Through Writing with Deshaun Williams: Plus Amazon Best Seller Advice
Author and Leadership Coach Deshaun Williams talks to us about the very sensitive subject of suicide prevention through writing. In this interview, he gives us an account of his own experience with suicidal thoughts and how he overcame them and wrote his book The Greatness Within.  During our interview, Deshaun revealed to me that he would like to become a best seller. That inspired me to give him an impromptu consultation on techniques I've used to become an Amazon Best Seller in my genre.  Deshaun Williams is no stranger to podcasts. In fact, he has one of his own called Dose of Empowerment in which he encourages leadership in young men. Deshaun's Podcast knowledge on branding and analytics is extremely helpful to other podcasters and we will dive into that in a subsequent interview with him coming soon. He's also featured in Volume 1 of  GEMS Magazine giving us insight into how to get your podcast show distributed to Amazon Music and Pandora.  If you'd like to connect with Deshaun Williams you can do so on his Instagram account at https://www.instagram.com/itsdeshaunwilliams or on his website at www.leadershipempowerment.net Books by LaMonique Mac mentioned in this interview Overcoming Anxiety in The Hood and Cupcakes & Poetry 7 Life Lessons  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ If you're an author interested in being a guest on Dropping GEMS make sure you're signed up on my email list, so you can be first in the know, when I call out for guests. Visit me www.lamoniquemac.com/contact.  Also, I'd like to remind all Indie Authors that Book Marketing doesn't have to remain a mystery. I have a special gift for you called, The Golden Book Marketing Roadmap. You can grab it at bit.ly/goldenroadmap Want to know more about writing, publishing, and marketing your book - Check out GEMS Magazine ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you'd like to see all my books as an Author you can visit my Amazon Author Page or visit my Author website at www.authorLaMoniqueMac.com Thanks for listening. Don't forget to rate and subscribe on the platform you heard this show on. 
34:35
March 08, 2022
Creating Characters for Black History : An Interview with Author Matasa Davis
Author Matasa Davis helps us close out Black History Month 2022 with his book Highly Questionable Inspirational Tidbits: The Honorable Professor Rylo G. Gump.  Matasa has uniquely created a fictional character named Rlylo G. Gump who delivers life advice mixed with satire. He began using the character when he was invited to his old high school to teach Black History facts. As an author Matasa is fully committed to this character. He even dons a wig and faux mustache on the cover and in videos where the character Rylo shows up.  Matasa Davis has one of the more unique genres of books out there. He says his books are perfect for the coffee table, which I agree. I can definitely see them being given out as gifts. Matasa has started the gifting process by adding smiles to the faces of friends, family, and aspiring poets and writers with what he calls his love project.  "I don't care if I end up giving away more books than I sell, I did it for the love."~Matasa Da Poet Davis One thing is for sure Matasa's interesting way of delivering Black History will never be dull to the young or old. You can connect with Matasa Davis on all platforms under his social media handle Matasa Da Poet Davis ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ If you're an author interested in being a guest on Dropping GEMS make sure you're signed up on my email list, so you can be first in the know, when I call out for guests. Visit me www.lamoniquemac.com/contact.  Also, I'd like to remind all Indie Authors that Book Marketing doesn't have to remain a mystery. I have a special gift for you called, The Golden Book Marketing Roadmap. You can grab it at bit.ly/goldenroadmap Want to know more about writing, publishing, and marketing your book - Check out GEMS Magazine ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you'd like to see all my books as an Author you can visit my Amazon Author Page or visit my Author website at www.authorLaMoniqueMac.com Thanks for listening. Next week we will talk with author, Matasa Davis about having a book in a unique genre. Until next week GEMS, God Bless
45:20
February 28, 2022
Eugenics in America: An Interview with Author Laura Hunter
This may be my most controversial interview yet! I'm interviewing award-winning author Laura Hunter, who recently released her book, Summer of No Rain. Being southern herself, Laura eloquently captures the southern culture of the 1960s in this fictional book based on real-life events. During her research as a writer, Laura Hunter stumbled upon a case of eugenics in Alabama made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.  The government was using a secret drug to sterilize "certain" populations. As an author who endorsed this book personally, I found this information extremely eye-opening because the drug is still in use today, and I myself was offered it in the 90s. This is an interview you don't want to miss! Laura Hunter's interview is also available inside of GEMS Magazine. After interviewing Laura I felt it was important to add my editorial thoughts to both the magazine article and at the end of this Podcast interview because we touched on some controversial topics and used some terms that many may be sensitive to, especially during the time of the airing of this interview, February - which is Black History Month. I asked Laura Hunter the direct question, "How do you justify (as some may feel you need to) being a White author writing about Black topics?" And she gave me her very frank answer.  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ If you're an author interested in being a guest on Dropping GEMS make sure you're signed up on my email list, so you can be first in the know, when I call out for guests. Visit me www.lamoniquemac.com/contact.  Also, I'd like to remind all Indie Authors that Book Marketing doesn't have to remain a mystery. I have a special gift for you called, The Golden Book Marketing Roadmap. You can grab it at bit.ly/goldenroadmap ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you'd like to see all my books as an Author you can visit my Amazon Author Page or visit my Author website at www.authorLaMoniqueMac.com Thanks for listening. Next week we will talk with author, Matasa Davis about having a book in a unique genre. Until next week GEMS, God Bless! 
39:21
February 24, 2022
An Independent Author's Guide to Distribution: An Interview with Author D.M. Foley
Author DM Foley's series titled The Lyons Garden is making huge waves based on her "boots on the ground" marketing. She is dropping gems on some of her strategies that have been creating buzz for her books and brand. In this episode, DM Foley also breaks down how to create a PR Release. One of her boots-on-ground strategies was to get her books into small shops in her community. We'll be talking about that as well as taking a deeper dive in volume 2 of GEMS Magazine. Make sure you're connected with me by email to get all the info when it's ready. Go to  www.LaMoniqueMac.com and send me a message in the contact form. And if you're interested in getting your Book Marketing off the ground, book marketing no longer has to be a mystery. I have a special gift for you called, The Golden Book Marketing Roadmap. You can grab it at bit.ly/goldenroadmap ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you'd like to see all my books as an Author you can visit my Amazon Author Page or visit my Author website at www.authorLaMoniqueMac.com Thanks for listening. Next week we will talk with Author Laura Hunter who tackles the sensitive topic of being a white author writing about black issues. Until next week GEMS, God Bless!
52:08
February 16, 2022
Healthy Living for Women Full Interview with Dr. Indie F. Jones
Dr. Indie F. Jones has written a book called Healthy Living for Women: It's More Than Meets the Mind. Not only are we continuing our discussion on work life balance from last week, when I shared my behind the scenes work week with you but Dr. Indie is dropping the GEMS on some of the marketing for her book, as well as how she uses her book as a tool in her Coaching business. Dr. Indie F. Jones reminds us that a holistic lifestyle encompasses the mental, physical, and spiritual. You can find Healthy Living for Women: It's More Then Meets the Mind Here. Dr. Indie can be reached at her website www.mindfulhealthforwomen.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/indie.f.jones  She's dropping health GEMS on her Youtube channel Doc Indie. In fact, the GEMS that Dr. Indie F. Jones is dropping are so beneficial to the community that she has an article in GEMS Magazine Vol 1. Check it out! Let me know how you're doing with your Work-Life Balance drop me a line at www.LaMoniqueMac.com And if you're interested in getting your Book Marketing off the ground, book marketing no longer has to be a mystery. I have a special gift for you called, The Golden Book Marketing Roadmap. You can grab it at bit.ly/goldenroadmap ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ In the show, we talked about Dr. Gregor's book How Not to Die you can grab that here. And if you'd like to see all my books as an Author you can visit my Amazon Author Page or visit my Author website at www.authorLaMoniqueMac.com Thanks for listening. Next week we will talk with Author D.M. Foley who's fancy footwork marketing is paying off in her suspense serious. Until next week GEMS, God Bless!
22:05
February 13, 2022
Healthy Living for Women with Dr. Indie F. Jones: Work Life Balance for Independent Publishers Pt. 2
Dr. Indie F. Jones has written a book called Healthy Living for Women: It's More Than Meets the Mind. Not only are we continuing our discussion on work life balance from last week, when I shared my behind the scenes work week with you but Dr. Indie is dropping the GEMS on some of the marketing for her book, as well as how she uses her book as a tool in her Coaching business.  Dr. Indie F. Jones reminds us that a holistic lifestyle encompasses the mental, physical, and spiritual.   You can find Healthy Living for Women: It's More Then Meets the Mind Here.  Dr. Indie can be reached at her website www.mindfulhealthforwomen.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/indie.f.jones  She's dropping health GEMS on her Youtube channel Doc Indie.  In fact, the GEMS that Dr. Indie F. Jones is dropping are so beneficial to the community that she has an article in GEMS Magazine Vol 1. Check it out! Let me know how you're doing with your Work-Life Balance drop me a line at www.LaMoniqueMac.com And if you're interested in getting your Book Marketing off the ground, book marketing no longer has to be a mystery. I have a special gift for you called, The Golden Book Marketing Roadmap. You can grab it at bit.ly/goldenroadmap ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ In the show, we talked about Dr. Gregor's book How Not to Die you can grab that here.  And if you'd like to see all my books as an Author you can visit my Amazon Author Page or visit my Author website at www.authorLaMoniqueMac.com Thanks for listening. Next week we will talk with Author D.M. Foley who's fancy footwork marketing is paying off in her suspense serious. Until next week GEMS, God Bless!
34:16
February 07, 2022
My Work Week: Work Life Balance for Independent Publishers
Join my authorpreneur work week Monday - Saturday and see what it’s like to kick off a book launch, interview with a magazine & more this week. After Show Notes: In this episode I referenced author Lynessa Layne who is on the cover of the quarter 1 issue of GEMS Magazine. Author Lynessa Layne has her series, "Don't Close Your Eyes" at airport gift shops and Independent Bookstores throughout the U.S. She tells us step by step in GEMS Magazine just how she did that. You can grab GEMS Magazine here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09P1SL13B/ I also kicked off author Iesha Shaw's launch of her children's book The Bear Family reunion you can check that out for the children in your life here ------->  https://www.amazon.com/dp/1956653899/ Things did slow down enough this week for me to have a quick Q & A session with Tabatha Jones author of Musings: The Joy's Joy. Tabatha will be participating in my upcoming Book Marketing Class and I wanted to make sure I included anything not only what I wanted to teach but anything clients like her wanted taught in a book marketing class. You can check out The GEMS Book Marketing Course on Teachable here----> https://bookmarketinggems.teachable.com/ Tabatha Jones Poetry book, "Musings: The Joys Joy" can be found on Amazon here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DDCP4J4/ After speaking to Tabatha I realized I wanted to give you guys some GEMS of Marketing for your books for free. So if you shoot me an email on my website https://lamoniquemac.com/contact/ and request The Book Golden Book Marketing Road Map, i'll get that to you for free. The Golden Book Marketing Road Map the proven steps i've used to achieve Amazon Best Seller Status in my genre and achieve sales growth for my book series, The Mixed Girl Series / Poor Little Mixed Girl https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08PZ7MFX9 Thank you for listening and please consider leaving a review on the platform you listen on. Thank you. 
34:47
January 30, 2022
Arlicia Clark Launches La'For Beauty with Heart
Arlicia Clark released her beauty line of La'For Beauty products with heart. She's a godly entrepreneur and uses loving touches in all of her marketing and branding. Listen in and find out how to not just make a sale but build a relationship.  You can visit La'for Beauty on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LaFor-Beauty-103298201239138
19:54
January 23, 2022
Writing to Market
In its simplest form Writing to Market means to write what is wanted or needed by the customer or reader. It is building the marketing in before you even write or publish your book, thereby setting your book up for the highest chance of sales. In my opinion, Writing to Market means you're treating your Indie Author career as a business.  Most of the successful Indie Published Authors with six-figure incomes, I run across - Write to Market.  Today I'm going to share with you everything I know about Writing to Market. Don't forget to click on the links below for resources to help you do just that.  Thank you for listening and I hope that something you've heard in the Dropping GEMS Podcast helps your next Indie Published book sparkle.    After Show Notes Resource Links  20 Books to 50k Facebook Group Write to Market Master Class With Christ Fox at The 20 Books Vegas Conference 2021 Recorded  Write to Market by Chris Fox TVtropes.org - This website has a Wiki that lists out tropes by genre The Next Episode to Listen to After This My Top 7 Tips for Indie Authors Connect With Me Poor Little Mixed Girl - The first book in my series www.authorlamoniquemac.com - My Author Website Book Marketing GEMS - My Facebook Group Facebook - My Personal Facebook Page Biz Facebook  Instagram - Author LaMonique Mac *Some of these links are affiliate links. If you make a purchase I may receive affiliate compensation from the seller or platform.
34:26
January 08, 2022
My End of Year Top 7 Tips for Indie Publishing
I have a sneaking suspicion that many of you have either a book publishing or a book writing goal for 2022. Why not end the year out prepared and ready to roll up your sleeves in the new year and get that book out of your heart and mind and into a sellable format? You can! And I'm here to give you the tools to do it (including marketing). So kick back and take lots of notes, because you're gonna learn TODAY!  After Show Notes Resource Links Mentioned in the Podcast Poor Little Mixed Girl - The first book in my series   Publisher Rocket - To help you with keywords, genres, and book marketing research  Lynessa Layne's Interview - Explaining how her books are in airports and Indie book stores.  Write to Market by Chris Fox Save the Cat - Book on Screen Writing  Save the Cat Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody My YouTube Video on How I Use The Save The Cat Method to Outline Books  Book Marketing GEMS - The Facebook Group *Some of these links are affiliate links. If you make a purchase I may receive affiliate compensation from the seller or platform. 
39:05
December 30, 2021
How Author Lynessa Layne Uses Book Tours & Craft Shows to Build Her Brand & Sell Books
Author, Lynessa Layne has a series of books called, Don't Close Your Eyes. Her books are being enjoyed by travelers and turning up in airports and selling out at craft shows. Armed with her own, personal marketing guru (her husband AJ) - Lynessa can’t lose. Let's see what GEMS they have to share with us today. Order GEMS Magazine for Godly Entrepreneurs & Marketers https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09P1SL13B
54:46
December 22, 2021
Chapter 2: Part 5 The Writer’s Guide For The Creative Or ADHD Person- Batching Tasks
In this episode writers will learn how to use research and the pomodoro technique to batch tasks and write productively.
14:34
May 28, 2019
Chapter 2: Part 4 The Writer’s Guide For The Creative Or ADHD Person- Using The Pomodoro Technique
In this episode I offer a step by step writing hack to be more productive by using the Pomodoro technique to create writing sprints.
08:02
April 30, 2019
Chapter 2: Part 3 The Writer’s Guide For The Creative Or ADHD P erson- Writing 1000 Words Per Day
In this episode we are discussing how to build up to writing 1000 words per day and how to utilize secret hacks like writing sprints for productivity and publishing your book in record time.
09:47
April 17, 2019
Chapter 2: Part 2 The Writer’s Guide For The Creative Or ADHD Person- Mind mapping
Today we are discussing mind mapping to create themes, chapters and an outline for your book. Please subscribe and share. Thank you for listening and remember to always look for What’s Good?
13:56
March 26, 2019
CH 2: part 1 The Writer’s Guide For The Creative Or ADHD Person- Have A Writing Plan
In this episode we are discussing going beyond the artsy side of writing and positioning yourself through planning to make your writing a business strategy.
11:58
March 19, 2019
Ch 1: Part 5 The Writer’s Guide For The Creative Or ADHD Person-The Morning Miracle
This week we end chapter 1 by discussing how to use The Morning Miracle or Prayer Time to help pave our way to success. If you would like to get inspiration for your business and have prayer time, join my Facebook group, Godly Entrepreneurs& Marketers (G.E.M.S)
11:22
March 12, 2019
Ch 1: Part 4 The Writer’s Guide For The Creative Or ADHD Person-Your Words Have Power
In this episode we are talking about the specific affirmations we should speak daily as passionately creative writers. We are learning how to pave the day with our words and continuing to build our foundation for success.
10:44
March 05, 2019
Ch 1: Part 3 of 7 Days of Creation - The Writer’s Guide - THE GOD FACTOR
In this episode we learn about the God factor and how to relearn and rebuild a solid foundation for good success no matter what obstacles you are facing. Lacking focus and direction can be turned around by paving the way to success beginning with your words.
10:56
February 26, 2019
Ch1: Part 2 of 7 Days of Creation - The Writer’s Guide - My Extreme ADHD Story Part 2
In this episode we are continuing where we left off with LaMonique and Rosa in the story 7 Days of Creation The Writer’s Guide For The Creative Or ADHD Person.
10:09
February 20, 2019
Intro: 7 Days of Creation: A Writer’s Guide - My Extreme ADHD Story Ch1: Part 1
In this episode I introduce myself. We also talk about what to expect in this writer’s Podcast. We will have interviews with other writers & tips from Independent Authors. This podcast starts off however, as an audio book guide for creative or ADHD writers.
11:27
February 14, 2019